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ta0

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Put-and-Take with sewing kit
« on: March 27, 2024, 04:33:10 PM »

Gianni won this top at an auction and I'll keep it until we meet again.
It's a six-sided put-and-take teetotum, with the strange twist that it has a sewing kit inside.







I'm curious to hear theories of why they would combine a gambling top with a sewing kit!
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Re: Put-and-Take with sewing kit
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2024, 04:50:13 PM »

I first thought it was American, but the stem is lightly marked Bavaria, so I guess it was made in Germany for the US market.
The thimble is also marked Bavaria, proving that the sewing kit goes in fact with the top.
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Jeremy McCreary

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Re: Put-and-Take with sewing kit
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2024, 11:50:15 PM »

Gianni won this top at an auction and I'll keep it until we meet again.
It's a six-sided put-and-take teetotum, with the strange twist that it has a sewing kit inside....

I'm curious to hear theories of why they would combine a gambling top with a sewing kit!

Well, if the sewing kit has scissors, you could use them to cut your losses. And the needle and thread could be used to sew up a jackpot.

I'll let myself out.
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