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Hasbro Top-a-go-go
Exhibit #2150
TypeProduction
ShapeStandard (-)
AxleFixed
PackagingBubble Carded
ConstructionMulti-piece plastic
ResponseStarburst
GapFixed
Estimated Value$25
ConditionMint in Package
Date1965
OwnerRick Brough
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Hasbro's "Top-a-go-go" (3-in-1 toy; gyro, yo-yo, whirly-gig).

At the time, Hassenfeld Bros. (known officially as Hasbro since 1968) was also known for making the Yo-Yo pencil, and the Glow-Action Yo-Yo. As Hasbro, they also manufactured Furby yo-yos.

This yo-yo was covered by the following two U.S. patents:

Patent 2645881, issued July 21, 1953 to Everett W. Frangos of Lynn, MA for a "Top". This patent was initially filed March 8, 1949.

And patent 2794294, issued June 4, 1957 also to Everett W. Frangos of Lynn, MA for a "Gyroscopic top". The patent was initially filed February 24, 1954.

This interesting and innovative toy is a great lesson on persistence by its inventor: It took Everett more than 16 years before it finally came to market!
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