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Spinning top

Spinning top
Title
Spinning top
Date 
ca.1875
Medium 
Wood, brass, steel, paper, ceramic, string
Dimensions 
Overall: 5 1/2 x 4 1/8 in. ( 14 x 10.5 cm )
Description 
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Sydney H. Carney, Jr.
Object Number 
1932.150a-t
Marks 
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"
Gallery Label 
According to accession records, this spinning top was used by Dr. Sydney H. Carney, Jr. as a boy in Lowell, Massachusetts.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group