Traditional Peg Top
Adults and children alike have been fascinated with spinning toys since antiquity, and top games are seen in all parts of the world throughout time. Although the whip top may be the most ancient member of the toy top family, at least five types of tops were known in England by the 16th century, including peg tops, whip tops, and hand spun tops; the North American Indian tribes also have a rich heritage of top games, many of which were played on the ice.
The “peg top” is the familiar turnip-shape top, set in motion by a wound string. This solid wood peg top decorated with incised lines, and packaged in a poly bag with a history and instruction insert.