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Bird in Hand Model 22 - lacquered blue
Exhibit #3365
TypeProduction
ShapeStandard (-)
AxleFixed
FinishPainted
ColorLacquered blue
PackagingNone
ConstructionThree piece wood
ResponseNone
Diameter58 mm
Width34 mm
GapFixed
Weight56 gm
ConditionMint
Date1988
OwnerRick Brough
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Bird in Hand's Model 22 fixed axle yo-yo. This boxy, tournament-style yo-yo has a gloss blue lacquered finish. Wood unknown.

Bird in Hand is an eclectic store in downtown Chico, California that sells clothing, games, and an assortment of toys and gifts. So, what's the connection to yo-yos? In the rear section of Bird in Hand is the National Yo-Yo Museum. It contains a fantastic, public display of all things yo-yo. It is also home to Chico Yo-Yo Club, the longest running yo-yo club in the USA. The museum–run by Bob Malowney–is the place to be every year on June 6: National Yo-Yo Day.

Bird in Hand sold a variety of award, stained, and lacquered wood yo-yos between 1988 to about 1995. The yo-yos themselves were handcrafted by Steve Smith of Chico. By 1993, Bird in Hand contracted with Hummingbird Yo-Yo of New York to create yo-yos for the National Yo-Yo Contest such as these from 1993, 1994, 1996, and 1997.

Original retail price: $unknown
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