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Our old thread for nifty stuff that had nothing to do with marbles has fallen into the back pages and has probably lost pictures because of the photobucket fiasco  ... so here's another one. I'll start it with this ... I'm pretty sure this was my mother's.  Not totally 100% sure that it came from her childhood, which would have been the 40's but pretty sure it's the one she had when she was showing me how they used to wrap a string around the top and then throw it to make it spin. 

She also showed me how to play jacks.  She was very proud of her jacks playing skill. :) 

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I don't practice with my mother's.  But I do have other tops that I occasionally practice with. 

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More fun with unpacking, almost two years after we moved in to our "new" house. This booklet is from 1953. Which is perfect since our house is from 1951.  :P

 

 

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I like the look of it.  Hmmm ... the wings appear to lift away from the body. 

A key hider?

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Yep the wings do pull up. It is an ashtray. Made out of brass in Italy in the 50s or 60s possibly may have dates wrong.

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