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Duncan Whistling tin Yo-Yo Top (holes)
Exhibit #3535
TypeProduction
ShapeStandard (-)
AxleFixed
FinishPainted
ColorOrange
PackagingNone
ConstructionMulti-piece metal
ResponseNone
GapFixed
Condition8
Date1948
To1951
OwnerRick Brough
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An orange Genuine Duncan Whistling Yo-Yo Top, made out of tin and likely from the late 1940s to very early 1950s. Tournament-shaped. As with all Duncan tin whistling yo-yos, there are four holes on one halve and two holes on the other halve. Only side A had the Duncan imprint; the opposite side was blank.

Green and orange are the most common colors you find of this yo-yo today. Less common colors include red, yellow, and brown.

A couple of things to check with Duncan tin whistlers -- or any tin yo-yo for that matter -- is to ensure that the halves are securely attached to the axle and do not rotate on the axle. Also, because these were tin halves mounted on a metal axle, there was a tendency for the string groove to be narrower -- or wider -- on one area of the yo-yo due to the halves being bent on the axle.

These solid color yo-yos from Duncan were retailed out of a counter display box.

See also a Genuine Duncan Whistling Yo-Yo Top in red.

Of interest...
To see all yo-yos with holes in this museum, in the left panel, click Exhibits.
In the right pane, in the Name/Model field, type holes, then click Browse.
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Side A, angled, large
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