Duncan Wheels Long-Spin Yo-Yo

Duncan Wheels Long-Spin Yo-Yo

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Description (Brief)
This plastic "Duncan Long-Spin" yo-yo was made by Flambeau Products in the 1980s. Made to resemble tires and rims, Duncan's "wheel" models were popular due to their long spin times.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
yo-yo
maker
Duncan
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
string (part material)
Measurements
overall: 1 1/2 in x 2 1/4 in; x 3.81 cm x 5.715 cm
ID Number
2007.0158.23
accession number
2007.0158
catalog number
2007.0158.23
Credit Line
Gift of Stuart F. Crump
subject
Children
Sports and Recreation, general
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Yo-Yos
Sports & Leisure
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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Comments

On page 94 of Lucky's Collectors Guide to 20th Century Yo-Yos "History and Values" by Lucky J Meisenheimer, my Duncan Wheel Yo-Yo is featured, as it is featured throughout the guide. My wheel Yo-Yo designs are sold to this day by the Duncan Yo-Yo Company of Baraboo, WI
I am the inventor of the wheel yo-yo design for Duncan and I invented it in 1970 and Duncan took it over in 1975. I was introduced to WR (Bill) Sauey the owner of Flambeau Plastics in Baraboo, WI in January 1975 by Clyde Mortensen. Flambeau owns Duncan. If you want more info I can produce that to you.

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