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Spinning top or Peerie

Period:
19th Century
Description:
The spinning top or Peerie were popular cheap toys made of wood.  They could be set spinning either between the hands or with string.  The string was wound round the top and then whipped away quickly to make it spin.
Materials/Media:
wood, metal
Dimensions:
L:75mm; Diam:40mm
Source:
Stranraer Museum
Accession number:
WIWMS 1988.169-170
Digital Number:
SRTM002n
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council