Gorham Silver Yo-Yo

Gorham Silver Yo-Yo

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Description (Brief)
This metal yo-yo was made by the Gorham Manufacturing Company in the 1970s. It has flat sides and a sterling silver shell. The yo-yo features an ornate repousse leaf pattern and is engraved at the center. The Gorham Manufacturing Company was originally founded in Rhode Island in 1831 as a sterling silver maker.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
yo-yo
Date made
1970s
maker
Gorham
Physical Description
steel (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 5 cm x 6 cm; x 1 15/16 in x 2 3/8 in
ID Number
2002.0246.07
accession number
2002.0246
catalog number
2002.0246.07
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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"I was recently given one of these yoyo's and there was a corresponding top, actually a spindle. The surface looks just like the yoyo except each little division has an option like "play golf", "buy low", "sell high", "hire an assistant ". Anyone know anything about this? I would assume it is also from 1970"

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