~THE TOP MUSEUM CATALOG~ buying spinning tops, ordering spinning toys, gyroscopes, buy spinning toys Spinning Toy Top & Yo-Yo Museum 533 Milwaukee Avenue, Burlington, WIsconsin 53105 USA (262) 763-3946 ~ Buying Tops and Spinning Toys for sale: ~ GIFT SHOP of hundreds of tops, yo-yos, gyroscopes, & related items in downtown Burlington, Wisconsin; close to Lake Geneva, WI ~ Call for Gift Shop HOURS: 262 763-3946 ~ This page shows just a few of the items from the gift shop ~ Or use this CATALOG if you can't make it to our gift shop ~ Shop This page andAlso see Catalog p.2 (more fun & interesting things!) ~ ORDER FORM scroll to near the bottom of this page. ~ P.S. You can combine an order with items from our Logic Puzzle Museum catalogto meet the minimum, more fun stuff! ~ Oh, oh.. we are not Amazon.com, so call and ask questions, we will help you to get these great toys & gizzzmos! Orders then must be submitted by email.
~"My Grandson's Top has arrived (from the Spinning Top Museum.) He was just a year old. I wanted to give him " a real toy" The young people who work in the toy stores didn't know what a top was when I was out shopping for it. We are so pleased with it. I'm sure we will all have pleasure seeing him play with the top. Wishing you a Merry Christmas. Thanks again!" S., Reading PA.
Hark! Minimum order: $25 plus shipping/handling All sales are final. We check items over before shipping. Items are good quality when used in intended manner.
Full details at end of this page for these items in the white area: #1: $40. # 2: $40 #3: see #3A now #4set: $19 #5set: $20 # 6: $40 #7set: $50 # 8:sold out #9: sold out #10:sold out #11: similar set now available #12: sold out #13: order 1 postcard $2 #14:see below #16set :$58 #19 set: $10
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Hark! Minimum catalog order: $25 plus shipping/handling 1-B. 5.5" tall Classic Humming Pump Top $8.50 each Smaller than #1 above. A great classic top with action pumping and then the humming fun! Metal body, plastic handle & tip. 5.5" tall, approx. 5" wide. Assorted designs. All same size, though picture makes them look different sizes.
3A Super Fun Turnover Tops, set of 2 for $7 or 3/$10 set of 2 great fun, wood tops that surprise everyone as they turnover when spinning fast. Start like the one on the right in the photo, ends up like the one on the left! ..with a bit of practice . We use these in the Spinning Top Museum and everyone loves them! Perfect hostess gift, table magic & fun, presents for all at a wedding reception, stocking stuffers, science challenges! Tell someone they "are tops" with this unique top set! Best for ages 7-107! About 1.5" x 1.5"
15A. Top Set:16 finger spinner tops! $50 Colors and designs vary in sets. Includes wood & plastic: 4 optical illusion wood classic tops in back row (about 3.25" diameter each), Dreidel game (square far left) with directions on bottom, plastic two-tone color flip-over top, handmade wood top/natural wood, 2 egg tops (one design, one you design), far right top has a physics surprise, ad top + 5 other tops! (set #15 in above white area is no longer available) This set is a GREAT school set, family set, a serious & fun science fair project, children's games and favors, or keep in a bowl in the living room! Start someone's top collection (or even your own!) Grandma likes this set at her house, too.
20. Wire Roller $4.95 Classic toy for kids & grown-ups! Hold the handle, tilt and shift, causing the wheel/top to ride and roll up and back around on the wire. A bit of an illusion fun. The wheel colors vary. Length: approx. 8" (photo is of a longer length than the ones we now have)
21. Classic Metal Gyroscope $9.50 All Metal Gyroscope, box, 1 string, plastic stand, instructions. Do classic balance Tricks and amazing science! Gyroscope is almost 4" tall
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MORE MORE MORE -> Click here for MORE Tops for Sale on Page 2! #22. Spin Art Kit $10 Sturdy top, blanks paper disks, paint tubes. The box becomes the "tray" with sides to spin the top inside of, while dripping & dropping paint on the blank disks. Iinstructions included. Top can be used separately, too, for endless spinning fun. Top approx. 3.9" wide. Box approx. 7" x 5" x 2". Get several & have a party!
#23 Optical Illusion Spinning Set $6 Sturdy yellow, well balanced plastic top with 4 interchangable paper disks(& 5 patterns), each with a classic optical illusion. Information on disk backs about the illusions! See growing & shrinking illusions with the black & yellow spiral Disk. B&W Disk on left spins and produces other colors! Red & Blue Disk needs to be viewed under floresecent lights for surprising & puzzling results. Spoked pattern Disk has a second pattern on its reverse side with even more illusionary fun. Top & disks are about 4" diameter.
#23-A Silver Optical Disk Tops $13 each Metal disk top with special surface of thousands of groves causing constantly changing rainbow colors, awesome color patterns and and reflections. Try it under different lights for endless fun. Flat disk, about 2.5" diameter. Patterns change as they spin. We nly have a very few left, so all choice are not available.... all are awesome!
#23-B Open-Cut Optical Spinners: Set of 4 for $50 Made in USA. Set of 4 wood optical open-cut spinners. Rare tops: no longer being made and we only have a few sets left. When spinning, some of the shapes spiral in, others look like concentric shapes that are floating independtly of the outer rim! Very unique. Almost 4" diameter. Sold as a set. Collectible tops. Made in America.
For similar tops, less expensive, see catalog page 2 item: 226. 4 open cut tops for $22
Hark! Minimum catlaog order: $25 plus shipping/handling #23-D Book Tops $10. each Made in USA. Unusual shape, and fun because it says "Books are TOPS! Give Reading a spin!" When the top spins it becomes quite a sight with concentric circles and areas that seem airy, turning this shape into circles. Photo shows one top sitting still and the other top spinning. Great gift for anyone and extra fun for the reader you know, and your library! They could spin this everyday, and for sure on International Top Spinning Day every year. It would inspire students next to the science books, too. Almost 2.75" wide, almost 2" tall along edge. Not being manufactured anymore, very limited number available. Collectible tops. Made in America.
#23-E A Spiral Revolution Top $20 Metal spinner, No longer being manufactured. Rare. NEW item. Excellent flat metal disk with small pointed tip for axle and a well done spiral. Really creates effects and optics, spinning fast or slow. Very well balanced. Info on experiments included. About 5.75" wide. .
Minimum order from our catalog $25 plus shipping/handling. Smart to order many items at the same time, spreads the shipping/handling cost over many items rather than just one item.
#24. Unique Metal, whistling, rewind top, Canada $35. each Near mint store stock from the 1950's. Made in Canada. String is attached, so when you pull it and let it go quickly, the string rewinds itself. No lost string! The string is original and aged, may have to replace after awhile. Great, long hum/whistle! Two colors available. Let us know your choice: Yellow/red or green/red. Excellent Collectibles. Approximately 2.25" x 3.5' tall.
25. Top that levitateswhile spinning! $50 Yes, it really can levitate! Tap into the unseen forces of the universe! Float the top and weights in space! Science experimentation that keeps you coming back for more as you manipulate starting method, space between, and weights. Advanced design includes adjustable legs for ease in leveling the device. This scientific demonstration of magnetic forces is both mesmerizing and addictive! Now includes bonus Self Starter! Comes with Floating top, Magnetic OMEGA Base, Assortment of adjustable weights, Clear plastic lifter cover, Adjustable leveling legs , Instructional sheet, Levitron physics guide, Not for the weak of heart, it takes determination and patience: all is well rewarded when the balance is found and levitation happens! Great for adults and teens! Box approx. 7.5" x 7.5" x 3.25"
#26. Holographic Optical Top $26. Optical & light patterns: Awesome! Top base with changable parts! Spins for up to 7 minutes! Wow ! Great desk toy or living room conversation piece. For grown-ups, college age, teenagers! Base top approx. 4.25" diameter. Changable rings and circle are card stock weight. Note: One smaller round disk is no longer part of the set shown here. These cool tops are no longer being manufactured, so limited number left. Patterns vary.
#27. Spanish wood game top $14 A put & take game, like the dreidle game, great family fun! This is the Spanish version. "Toma Todo, Toma 2, Pon 1", etc. Metal tip. Instructions included. Approx. 3.25" tall, approx. 2" width. Paint colors & design vary.
Hark! Minimum order: $25 plus shipping/handling #28 Game top, 4 sided wood top $6.50 Wood top, folk toy. Comes with directions. Great intergenerational game. Play like the dreidle game. Made in the USA. Shapes & Sizes vary: approx. 2.5" to almost 3" tall Made in America.
#30. Handle Top $15 (see #306 below for another version of this style) Pull the cord fast and release the top,lifting handle away. Fast spinner. Comes with handle, wood top, string & puller. Fast spinner. White stars on blue, white strip, red body. Handle approx. 7" long, top 3.75" tall, 2.25" wide. Just a few left of these.
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#31. Very rare Duncan Award Patch- Bronze Award- Bang-a-Ball $325.00 very very very rare, unusual, Duncan Collectible. Fabric patch with stitching, circa 1962. Approx. 3" x 4 5/8". . Free shipping USA continent, insured.
___________-___________________________________________________________________ Sets of wood peg tops______ Classic throwing tops, with variety of metal tips. Vintage, used, solid wood tops with metal tips. No strings. Condition varies. Occassional slight rust on a few tips, paint worn and missing on those used alot. Not intended for slamming onto concrete, but for traditional play & fun & skill. Most range approx. 2.5" to 3" tall. Compact size is approx. 2" tall. If you need strings order #16 set also, which comes with strings or ask about string/button costs.
#2766 Four peg tops $ Range approx. 2.5" - 2.75" tall
#1803 Three wood peg tops,metal tips. Set $48 Green colors. Each tip different. Ball tip is rare
#2270 Five wood peg tops. Set $74 Brown is more rare more rounded head with fancy sharp tip, left blue has rare ball tip.
#2757 Three peg throwing tops: set $46 Rare tips: one ball, two French pointed tips. Far right top tip is rusty, probably could be cleaned up
#2759 Three peg throwing tops: set $48 Rare tips: one ball, one French pointed tip. Small red top is an unusual compact size:
#2763 Green/blue set 3 pet thowing tops. Set: $48 Three different tips, rare ball and rar right green flat head tip:
#2776 Four wood peg tops: set tba Left one has rare french metal tip, third top tip may need a bit of centering:
# 2782 Four tops, blue set. Set $58 Far left top has taller, more unusual profile. Far right top with white stripe is unique compact size with rare French metal tips.
103. Pair of New, Classic Wood Peg Tops with metal tip, strings & Buttons $29/pair Each with a string and button! plus a little sheet of instructions/set. The strings with buttons are professional quality. These are the types of tops we used to teach the stars & extras on the movie set of My Summer Story (sequel to A Christmas Story with Ralphie!) Approx. 2.5" high x almost 1 5/8" at widest width. Best for ages 7-107. This is a skill toy that requires a throwing action and practice. These are great for normal use, as intended, with normal action & fun throwing and doing tricks. (Do not slam on concrete.)
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VERY Large wood tops, with cord and button
205. Giant, huge, impresive wood top $85, signed by woodturner, dated. Almost 8 inches tall, approx. One of a kind. This is the one you will receive. This is for display only. If you throw it, you accept all liability. Top must be handled carefully. All sales are final 206. Giant, huge, impresive wood top $85, signed by woodturner, dated. Almost ... inches tall, approx. One of a kind. This is the one you will receive. This is for display only. If you throw it, you accept all liability. Top must be handled carefully. All sales are final . 204. $85 205. $85 206. $85
207. A, B, C, D Large Wood Top $50 each Handsome, unique one-of-a-kind peg tops. About 4.25" tall, about 2.5"wide, with string & button. Dated and signed by the maker. Top can be spun, but takes skill, and can split, as it is wood. Only one of each available ..
303. Long Spinning Top $15 This silver top will spin for up to 7 days straight! Really!!!! Comes with top, base and info on "how it does that!" Great executive toy! Impresses everyone! Base almost 3.5" wide at bottom, top approx. 1" tall. Engineers, accountants, CEO's, scientists, teachers, retired folks, gadget lovers and those who love a puzzle or gizzzmo will thank-you for this unusual spinner! (looks classy on the desk), and for someone who already knows it all... Comes with everything needed to take a spin! Just a little twist with your fingers: a mystery in motion. Not for young children, really for adults, college age & teens.
Item 304 Illusion Science Kit
Sturdy spinning toy top, approx. 4" diameter, with 4 different illusion patterns to spin, heavy duty booklet with 20 classic illusion tricks, 3-D glasses, and more. For ages 8+ An excellent set of materials for someone who likes illusions & fun (grown-ups or kids!), Science air projects, or a birthday party theme, or a gift for your science teacher. Kit Box approx 6.5 x 2.25 x 8.5"
305. Spin Your Coin Bank!
$8.50 Deposit a coin in slot and it spins like a top on the platform right before you eyes. Tip the bank and it falls into bottom, then spin another coin! Spin and save! Great science fair project or for a fundraising event! Pennies, nickles & dimes work great! Bank is about 4" tall. Colors vary.
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306. Wood Handle Top $19 Made in the USA. Pull string fast while holding large handle with your other hand. Top spins fast and drops out of handle. Great fun on the table or even better on the floor! Handle 7"- 8" long. Shapes vary.
307. "Button-style" spinner $6.50 wind it up, pull and release and listen to it hum and buzz, like the old fashion button-spinner. Wood wheel 3" diameter. Ageless fun! Easy to replace with your own string when strings wear out or break 308. Top Guy:7 tops! $10 A set of seven separate wood spinning tops, displayed or stored together as the TopGuy. Each top spins, plus it's a puzzle to put them back together to make TopGuy! Approx. 4.25 inches tall. Classic wood look, or use permanent markers to design your own folk-art look 306 307 308.
309. Awesome Large Flip Over Top! $35.00 Wood, 2 piece top with cord. This is great fun & challenge, with awesome visual results! Magic & physics at its best! Pull the cord, lift the handle, and stand back! The impressive wood top spins and then flips over to spin on its stem! Upside down!. Beautiful wood designs, which vary, some have less contrast in wood tone than one shown. Handle approx. 7" long, top approx. 4" tall. Works for either right handed pull or left handed pull.
Minimum order: $25 plus shipping/handling. Smart to order lots at once, spreads the shipping/handling cost over many items rather than just one item.
310. Color Spin Pump Top $20 Pump top with amazing moving optical illusion as the 3 wheels turn at the same time the top body turns. Hums. The optical effect impresses even us adults! Metal & plastic. Approx. 10.25" tall, x approx. 7" wide.
311. Sky Flier Toy! 3/$7 Roll stem between palms for an up in the air spinner, great outside! Have a competition, add fun to the picnic, create interest in your event.Colors vary. Read note below to see what imprint reads. Stem approx. 7.25" long, prop approx. 8" wide. Set of 3. Assorted colors, shown & others not shown. :
312. TWISTER YO-YO ball bearing $25 For ages 8-108, not younger. Smooth spinner, long sleeper! (a bit of practice of course!) Excellent, long spinning, ball bearing with special featured bearing seats. This is the yo-yo people receive in our classes, and we use everyday as well as for shows! We test it before shipping. Extra Parts are not sold separately. This is a take-apart yo-yo. Attention to slight tightening regularily required, like all such yo-yos so parats are not lost. A contestant used their Twister Yo-Yo in a major yo-yocontest here & got 58 rock-the-babies from one throw! Metal ball bearing, bearing seats, metal axle, one string, plastic body. Smooth spinner, long sleeper! (always with a bit of practice of course!) All sales are final.
#313. Order extra yo-yo strings right away: 5 quality yo-yo strings/$2.50
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314. Spinning Top Generator $14.00 A fun learning & spinning kit ! Discover how a simple spinning top can produce light with this incredibile generator. No Batteries, just amazement! All parts & instruction included. You will need your own crosshead screwdriver. For ages over 8 Box is approx. 8.5" x 6.5" x 2.15" .
315. Classic Diabolo $35.00 for one Great for tricks and performances. Each one comes with a pair of sticks as shown. Let us know your color preferences, otherwise we will decide the color to ship. One-way bearing diabolo with 5" (130mm) diameter bells. One-way bearing technology makes learning fast and easy! 19" pair of sticks in colors as pictured with knot-locking string technology. Bigger bells make it easier to use.
316. Miniature pewter top $12.00 each Enjoy as is, or paint. Spin OK, look great on the shelf or in a miniature display Approximately .75" wide x .75" high.
317. Set of 3 Black & White Tops $12 for set Look great on your end table for eveyone to play with!
318. Autographed Collectible Magazine $12 with tops and collector pictured on cover. One article about the Top Museum, collector and tops on 6 pages with 6 B&W photos. Cover is color, article is black and white. Newsprint pages, heavier cover. Many other articles in 90 page magazine. Magazine is about 8" x 10.5"
500. MY SUMMER STORY MOVIE DVD $30 Signed by the Tops Expertfrom the movie and who is listed in the credits! New, sealed DVD, but in order to sign it the outer shrink wrap will be removed to sign it just before it is packed for you! We also send along a 2 page story about the museum, etc. The cover of theis DVD is a different image than the one used on the VHS. There are a few of the tops pictured on the back of this DVD. There are several different plots in this sequel (to the famous and loved) A Christmas Story movie: Ralphie wants the Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas and his mother keeps telling him "you'll shoot your eye out!). In My Summer Story, the mother is collecting her dishes from the movie theater visits, the dad has fishing adventures, the Bumpess are up to something, and of course, the boys are on a quest for the best Spinning Top! We made these tops here in Burlington, and Judith Schulz, the Top Lady, was the Top Spinner and Tops Expert for this movie. Director: Bob Clark, Producer: Rene DuPont, Story: Jean Shepherd, Actors include Charles Grodin, Mary Steenburgen, Kieran Culkin. Visit the Top Museum in Burlington to meet the Tops Expert in person.
402. Magnetic Top set 3/$14, or 9/$36, or 12/$40
Super fun! Concept invented in the late 1800's. Plastic tops, metal snake rotates around the spinning top's tip, makes everyone smile! Simply intriguing science fun! Assorted colors. Top is about 2" in diameter.
~ ORDERING ~ ~ ORDERING ~~ ORDERING ~ Spinning Top & Yo-Yo Museum 533 Milwaukee Av, Burlington, WI 53105 (262) 763-3946 All prices subject to change. We are not a high-tech ordering center, just helpful volunteers at the educational museum. We ship either USPS or UPS in most cases. We are not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged goods. All packages to USA addresses will have delivery confirmation & tracking. Insurance, signatures, etc. are best and are additional costs. We do not ship international. ~You may pay by Paypal, money order, postal order, or cashier's check, or certified check only. ~Sorry, no personal checks & we do not accept credit cards at this time. ~Minimum order is $25, plus shipping & packing/handling charges, + electronic payment fee ~ SAVE MONEY: If you order just one item, it is like going to the grocery store for just one thing: a more expensive trip cost per item. By ordering many items in one order, the base/main cost of shipping/handling is spread over many items ~Shipping is based on shipping distance, size and weight ~Packing/handling is a min. of approx. $5 - $8 per carton for small orders & small size tops; larger orders and larger items are higher packing/handling costs, and if there are any special needs of an order. ~RUSH ORDERS?We can rush orders with an additional charge.
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Item descriptions .
Choral pump top, classic, changing cords The choral top plastic base is not a suction cup, just a base. The base is part of the design and functioning. The top moves around a bit while pumping, but not freely all over the floor. The base can be lightly touched with one hand, while pumping the top with the other, and it is easier to get it going full speed, rather than the top's tip slipping away while pumping. The base also is nice when not using the top, as the top can be put on a shelf or table to display beautifully and does not roll away. Plastic handle, tradtional shape.Metal rod. Approx. 9" tall, about 10" wide.
Circus pump top, batteries included. (see information on base in Item USA description above.) Approx.9" high, approx.8"wide.
Not available, see # 3A now.
Set of 4 bug tops, combination may vary
Set 4 wood optical finger spinner tops Approx. 3" wide x 1.25"
Train pump top, train travels track and several sounds, gates move, too. Batteries included. (see informatin on base in Item USA description above.) Apprx.9" high, approx.8"wide.
set of 4 tops, same as item 23B. These are almost 4" in diameter. Not being made any longer, limited number left.
NO LONGER AVAILABLE AS SHOWN BUT ANOTHER SET IS Great set of wood tops: (not in a box) NEW SET includes wood flipover, 4 optical illusion finger spinners, egg shaped wood top, wood dreidle
SORRY OUT OF STOCK No longer availble.
Set of plastic fun tops, upper red & blue one have surprise wings that appear with a fast, balanced twist; upper left top has inside spinner design moving independent from outer surface (designs vary)
Classic Wood Duncan Yo-Yo SOLD OUT Sorry.
ONE POSTCARD Spinning Top Museum full color post card showing tops, yo-yos, gyroscopes. Sheet with brief comments, details and a bit of history for about 38 of the items. Postcard size 4.25" x 6".
Not available as a set any longer, sorry. BUT...SEE ITEM 26 to order the holographic top with set of changeable parts, pictured in photo 14.
not available but SEE PHOTO 15A for the new set of tops
Set of 4 classic, solidwood peg tops, each with a string and button!, plus a little sheet of instructions. The strings with buttons are professional quality, ready to use, and one comes with each top. These are the types of tops we used to teach the stars and extras on the movie set of My Summer Story. Approx. 2.5" high x almost 1 5/8" at widest width. Best for ages 7-107.Colors may vary. Do not throw or slam on concrete or other such surfaces, as this will destroy the tops. These are great for normal use, as intended, with normal throwing power, not excessive force. 19. Set of 12 assemble-them plastic tops, plastic (similar to credit card size. Approx. 3.5" x 2 3/8" ) card is flat to send along with birthday & get well cards. Best for ages 8-adult. ..... A dime store collectibleWhirley Whistle from around the 50’s, works like the old-fashion button toy. Recommended for collectors, not for general play! Original package. 51.Whip top with unusual metal starter winder, wood top, 18” stick/string. Marked Made In Germany, old “new” store stock, colors vary