America owes its fascination with the yo-yo mainly to Chicago businessman Donald F. Duncan Sr., who spotted it while on a business trip to San Francisco in 1928.
Craig A. Orr, Yo Yo Ups and Downs, 2003 online article at Smithsonian Lemeslson Center
For your enjoyment. I was digging through a box the other day and found my old Duncan Butterfly Yo Yo. I'm pretty sure I got it when I about 10 years old in 1972.
I bought the other Duncan yo yo at my favorite hardware store, McGuckin Hardware in Boulder, Colorado last week. The new yo yo is considerably lighter and thinner, but it works the way that it should.
Check out this old commercial for Duncan Yo Yo's!
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