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Whip & Top - SKU0061

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Tall Top Natural + 1 whip + chalks
Age: 3+
SKU0061/0 £3.75
($6.04) (4.46)
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Tall Top Blue or Pink + 1 whip (no chalks)
Age: 3+
SKU0061/2 £3.45
($5.55) (4.11)
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Tall Top Blue or Pink + Tall Top Natural + 1 whip + chalks
Age: 3+
SKU0061/3 £5.90
($9.50) (7.02)
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Tall Top Blue or Pink + Tornado top + 1 whip
Age: 3+
SKU0061/5 £5.90
($9.50) (7.02)
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Tornado Top Natural + 1 whip
Age: 3+
SKU0061/7 £3.45
($5.55) (4.11)
boy and top image A centuries old traditional wooden toy. The top is set off using the whip and then chased and whipped along to keep it going.
First thing to do is to wind the string of the whip around the the top. Then, either kneel down and hold the top upright with one hand (e.g. press a finger on the top of the top) and release the string by pulling the whip away from the top, thus spinning it round, or 'throw' the top onto the floor whilst swiftly releasing it from the whip.
When the top is spinning, try to keep it going by hitting it with the whip.
Hard to describe how to do it, but anyone can do it after a few attempts.

Adults who remember playing with this toy (first half of the last century) often used to decorate the upper surface of the tops with chalk patterns.
"When the leather wore out, we used to replace it with an old shoe lace or some string from dad's garden shed. When the string started to fray we would tie a knot at the end."

Top heights: Tall Top 2''/6cm, Tornado Top 3''/7.5cm
Whip has string made of various colours fabric or sometimes leather, depending on supplies.
See below for combinations available, sets are from different manufacturers. NOTE: The coloured tops are supplied at random, either a blue one or a pink top. Contact us if you have a preference!

Pieter Breughel detail
Detail of 'Children's Games - 1560' by Pieter Brueghel (Breughel the Elder)

Hand Made Tops
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