This is a Spin-A-Reeno plastic spinning plate from the 1950s. It was made by the Jerrold Stephan Co. Inc. of Minneapolis, MN. Complete with stick, cardboard backing, and plastic bag (not shown).
This is an extremely rare Juggler’s Saucer, a pre-WWII tin spinning plate manufactured in Japan. It’s from the late 1930s or early 1940s.
This is a very rare Whir Lo Tone tin diabolo from the early 1950s. It whistles when spun quickly and is in extremely good condition. Manufactured by the Whir Lo Tone Corporation of Grand Rapids, MI (USA). Donated by Will Oltman.
This is a Harry Moll Juggling Set from 1949. It includes six rubber balls and an instructional booklet. This was the first retail, mass marketed juggling set. This example is in almost perfect condition.
This is a Mastery of Juggling Set from 1974. It includes six coated foam balls and an instructional booklet. This example is in almost perfect condition.
This is a Whirley Whirler plastic spinning plate from the 1950′s. It was the first plastic spinning plate available and sold for 98 cents. It was made by The Whirley Corporation of St. Louis, MO (USA). Two million of them were sold in 1958.
This is a Pepsi Swirl spinning plate from the late 1950s or early 1960s. It is perhaps the earliest example a juggling prop being used in conjunction with advertising in such a manner. Purchased by David Cain
This is a Lynro Diabolo Display from the 1950′s containing 12 wooden diabolos still sealed in their packages with strings and instructions. Hand sticks are also included.
This is an F.A.O. Schwarz diabolo set from the 1950′s. The set contains the diabolo, two pairs of hand sticks, and a carrying case with instructions.