Vintage Toys: Diabolo

December is here. As many of you are thinking about what new toys & games to put under your tree this month, we thought we’d go back in time! Each week we will post a vintage skill toy from the Flow Circus Skill Toy Museum.

This week's selection are a variety of vintage diabolos from the late 1800s & early 1900s (England & US). Notice that event Parker Brothers wanted to capitalize on the new craze for adults (you can see their name on a few of the boxes). 

You'll also note in the box image that adults are tossing and catching the diabolo as a "delightful outdoor game." The diabolos in the image below are made from different materials. One came with the sticks and string in a specially designed carrying case. Very stylish!