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Vintage Game Put and Take Odds On Spinner Race Horse Top Gaming Pocket Racecourse Gambling 1920s N

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Item - Vintage 6 sided Bi-level Odds On Race Horse Top also known as a Pocket Racecourse Spinner Game, Circa 1920s. The top of the spinner is stamped with the details - Odds On PAT APPLD FOR; denoting Patent applied for, in turn showing this to be an early example and produced before full patent was granted 

Maker - Unknown

Marks - Stamped to the top with the detail - Odds On PAT APPLD FOR, the top level sides are stamped with the odds as follows 2-1, 4-1, 6-1, 8-1, 10-1 and DISQ., the bottom level is stamped with the horse names - GOLDEN CORN, SICYON, SCAMP, HARRIER, ENVOY and YUTOI 

Circa - 1920s

Construction -  Solid Brass

Country of Origin - England

Dimensions - 1.125" in length 

Weight - 26g

Condition - Excellent Used Condition (please see all photos)

Other Interesting Points - The two levels spin independently from each other!

Brief Insight into Put and Take

Put & Take tops were very popular from the 19th century to the end of the 1940’s.  They could be easily carried in the pocket and used anytime in a bar or home for an quick gambling session.  Each player would contribute chips, coins or currency to a pot, they would then take turns spinning the top. There has been many variants of put and take spinners made throughout history; including ones with six sides, eight sides, ten sides and even 12; they come in single level and bi-level with the upper level showing if you won or lost, the bottom level would tell you how much; with the race horse tops, the bottom tier would indicate which horse won, and the upper tier would give the odds.

For More Information see Robert Eisenstadt's wonderful page on Put and Takes and some of his collection

(Please see all Photos).

POSTAGE & PACKAGING

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