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Current Posts => Collecting, Modding, Turning and Spin Science => Topic started by: Jack on December 03, 2019, 07:09:12 PM

Title: the Burroughs Co whistling Top @-@
Post by: Jack on December 03, 2019, 07:09:12 PM
yet another of the things Larry sent me awhile back. what ive ever done to deserve to be his friend i do not know, he really has opened up doors i never even dreamed would be open to me. thank you very much larry, i really appreciate you friend  :)

and with that, check this out  :o

*sound on*

ps. not sure why but the vid crops when you embed it so for the uncropped just check the vid out on the instagram page  ;)

Title: Re: the Burroughs Co whistling Top @-@
Post by: ta0 on December 03, 2019, 08:46:21 PM
 8)

Two different speed ranges where it sounds: why? Some kind or resonance, probably, but it's an interesting question.

You are lucky: I don't think I have a Burroughs whistler in my collection. Can  you post a photo of the crown?
Title: Re: the Burroughs Co whistling Top @-@
Post by: Renee on December 03, 2019, 11:09:52 PM

(https://i.ibb.co/4RpHKzX/burroghf.jpg)
Title: Re: the Burroughs Co whistling Top @-@
Post by: paxl13 on December 04, 2019, 07:43:16 AM
cute!!! I need to take out my winter top :) ( in the snow and makes a video about it :)
Title: Re: the Burroughs Co whistling Top @-@
Post by: ta0 on December 04, 2019, 01:17:39 PM
Thanks for sharing the ad, Renee.
I see it has a postal zone of 41 in Los Angeles. Postal zones were implemented inside large cities in 1943. They were replaced by national zip codes in 1963. So that ad dates the top between those years.
Cool top!
Title: Re: the Burroughs Co whistling Top @-@
Post by: ta0 on December 07, 2019, 07:23:18 PM
Thanks to Larry, I now also have one!  :) Larry it tops!
It's a cute top with a nice logo on the crown. It's smaller than what I expected.

Yes, mine also has two different speed regions where it whistles. It would be interesting to be able to measure the pitch of the sounds and see if they are related as a simple fraction.