Wood, brass, steel, paper, ceramic, string
Overall: 5 1/2 x 4 1/8 in. ( 14 x 10.5 cm )
Spinning top made of brass with eleven bent wire extensions that, when attached to spinning top, produce a variety of virtual images (goblet, vase, human profile, etc.); several colored paper disks are also included along with printed instructions and a circular white ceramic base for supporting spinning top.
Gift of Dr. Sydney H. Carney, Jr.
hand written: in faded red ink: "1868"
hand written: on label: "391/79/C [with "c" in a circle]"
printed: on heading on printed instructions in French, English, and Spanish: "TOUPIE CAMELEON FIGURATIVE EXPLICATION DESFIGURES"
hand written: in ink on bottom of original box: "Sydney H. Carney, Sr/Lowell, Mass-/1875"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.