Duncan Butterfly Yo-Yo

Duncan Butterfly Yo-Yo

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Description (Brief)
This wooden butterfly yo-yo was made by the Duncan Toys Company from 1958-1965. It is painted with a light blue glitter enamel paint, and has a stamped gold butterfly design with the words “Duncan Butterfly Yo-Yo.” Butterfly yo-yos have beveled rims tapering inward toward the axle to improve its string catching ability. Although the Duncan company lost its trademark on the term “Yo-Yo” it retains the trademark for“Butterfly.”
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
yo-yo
Date made
1960s
maker
Duncan
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3 cm x 5.5 cm; x 1 3/16 in x 2 3/16 in
ID Number
2002.0246.23
accession number
2002.0246
catalog number
2002.0246.23
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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"I remember, when I was young, that the wooden Duncan yo-yos had a very distinct scent that lasted for a few weeks after the package was opened. Does anyone know the name of the company that supplied this paint?"

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