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 81 
 on: November 16, 2019, 02:01:38 PM 
Started by ta0 - Last post by ta0
I search for the Kobayashi painting that Renee posted and found that it had already been posted in this thread.
A few more great finds from this gallery:


Roy 6 E VII f.67v Children catching butterflies and playing with a whip-top and a walker from Omne Bonum by Jacobus


Children Spinning tops, Gendall, John (1790-1865) / English


Le jeu de toupies, c.1924 (oil on canvas), Dinet, Alphonse Etienne (1861-1929) / French


Boy with Spinning Top. Illustration for Moral Songs by Mrs C F Alexander (Masters & Co, 1880)


Spinning top. French educational card, late 19th or early 20th century.


Spinning top. French educational card, late 19th/early 20th century.


New century - a promenade by top. French educational card, late 19th/early 20th century.


Spinning top seller, 1910 (sepia photo) (also sells some other toys)

 82 
 on: November 16, 2019, 12:51:01 PM 
Started by jim in paris - Last post by ta0
Winter Landscape with Skaters, by the Dutch artist Hendrick Avercamp
do you know what size it is ?
From Wikipedia: 77.3 cm × 131.9 cm (30.4 in × 51.9 in), Oil on oak

The girl seems to hold what looks similar to dreidel but with a very long axle. A palm-started dice top (teetotum)?  :-\
The boy has what very much looks a stick with blades that will fly when spun inside the launcher by pulling the string. What some, like Lourens, call a flying top, although I don't expand the definition of spinning top to include them. A flying machine in 1560! (but after Leonardo's time).
It just occurred to me that the launcher for the flying top would also work perfectly for the long axle top in her hand. Perhaps that's is why the girl is raising her hands: she wants to borrow it!  8)

 83 
 on: November 16, 2019, 08:20:11 AM 
Started by Softspin - Last post by Kirk
Why do Murphy's and Gumperson's Laws ring so true? IPU.
A bit off topic. 
I recently learned that Murphy's laws were not propounded by Murphy, but by an other man of the same name.

 84 
 on: November 16, 2019, 12:28:36 AM 
Started by Mermouy - Last post by Jeremy McCreary
Wonderful poster!

 85 
 on: November 15, 2019, 11:36:35 PM 
Started by ta0 - Last post by dazzlingdave
 :'( :'( :'(


 86 
 on: November 15, 2019, 11:22:53 PM 
Started by jim in paris - Last post by jim in paris
Winter Landscape with Skaters, by the Dutch artist Hendrick Avercamp

I really like this style of painting : it feels blurred, but there are so many details!
do you know what size it is ?

jim

 87 
 on: November 15, 2019, 11:16:49 PM 
Started by Eli Hickerson - Last post by Eli Hickerson
damn, that is impressive

Thanks jack I appreciate it.

 88 
 on: November 15, 2019, 10:50:20 PM 
Started by jim in paris - Last post by ta0
There might be another top on the Children's Games painting by Pieter Brueghel the Elder:



The girl seems to hold what looks similar to dreidel but with a very long axle. A palm-started dice top (teetotum)?  :-\
The boy has what very much looks a stick with blades that will fly when spun inside the launcher by pulling the string. What some, like Lourens, call a flying top, although I don't expand the definition of spinning top to include them. A flying machine in 1560! (but after Leonardo's time).
There are several other locations in the painting that at low resolution look that they could be playing tops, but at close inspection I don't think so.
The full painting:


 89 
 on: November 15, 2019, 10:34:29 PM 
Started by ta0 - Last post by the Earl of Whirl
What?  It is sold out!!!  I get busy for a couple days at the church and I totally miss out.  Well, that is a good list and I am happy for the success of the raffle.  Good luck to all.  The winners are fortunate ones.

 90 
 on: November 15, 2019, 08:46:00 PM 
Started by Jack - Last post by Mark K
[Moderator: moved to this thread]

This is a fun video of an "ice tops" competition.
Seems to be a length of spin contest and very large tip radius of curvature seems the norm.




Trying to post a live link to this:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_mG1-phsvg

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