Top and Launcher
Launchable top ca. 1830.
Museum of New York City
From Antiques of American Childhood
By Katharine Morrison McClinton
Modern children call our TOP & LAUNCHER a "19th Century Bey Blade" and are always amazed when our version soundly beats theirs with lots of spin left! This is one of our most popular items so…order early!
Our Partner Cyril Hobbins in England writes...
Next, use the pencil to divide one disk into 7 equal segments then colour each segment with the 7 colours of the RAINBOW. They are VIOLET, INDIGO, BLUE, GREEN,YELLOW, ORANGE and RED; use the funny word VIBGYOR to help you to remember them; it is made up from the initial letters of each colour.
Can you guess what clour this disk will be whilst it is spinning?
The result will amaze you....HAVE FUN experimenting with disks with spiral patterns and others with edge marks; view these spinning under a flourescent light.
Enthused by the top and launcher
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