Turnaround or Turn-Over tops are physically special wooden tops that turn upside down while spinning.
Patented October 7, 1891 by H. Sperl.
Colors vary according to availability.
Difficulty Level: 3
Product Code: GM2483
Made In: Austria
Product Size: H: 1 5/8 in
Dameter: 1 1/4 in
Age: 4 years +
Safety: Warning! Small parts may present choking hazard.
This figure is handcarved and -painted using natural wood and nontoxic colors that conform with the stringent European toy safety standard EN71.
Mader Kreiselmanufaktur was founded in 1991 by Klaus Mader, a very skilled carpenter with a love for handcrafted wooden toys. He has a small but mighty workshop found in the foothills of the Austrian Alps which hand makes not only traditional spinning tops but also skipping ropes, kaleidoscopes and yo-yos. Each spinning top is painstakingly made by hand, often by Klaus himself, out of locally sourced wood with some tops requiring up to 20 different stages such as wood turning, burning, embossing, carving, brushing, painting and varnishing. One can’t help but admire the attention to detail in every creation.
His toys are easily recognized as they all have a burned in stripe in the middle, beautifully chosen colors and unparalleled attention to detail. You can’t help but pick one up and give it a twirl then watch mesmerized as it spins and falls.