Metal Flip Over Top (Tippie Top) by Gyroscope.com

  • Sale Price: $11.99
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$11.99

Feature

  • Highly polished metal top
  • Flips over seconds after spinning
  • 29mm in diameter ( 1.14 inches )
  • Spinning top

Product Detail

  • Product Dimensions: 1.97 x 1.97 x 0.79 inches;
  • ASIN: B004U3SPF0
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Product Description

These are highly polished solid metal flip over tops. They have a chrome like finish and are excellently machined. Simply spin it as normal and watch it suddenly flip over and then continue to spin upside-down. Flip over tops (often known as a The Tippe Top) were originally invented in 1950 by the Danish engineer Werner Ostberg. His inspiration can from a visit to South America where he had seen local people playing with a small, round fruit. When they turned it by the stalk like an old-fashioned spinning top, it would spin for a second and then invert and spin on the stalk. However some credit should be given to Helene Sperl who in 1891 patented a "Wendekreisel" in Germany. However the patent ran out and it was never mass produced.

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