Metal Spinning Tops

Aluminum and brass spinning top with spindle. The body has a low center of gravity and 2-inch diameter for longer spinning duration. Available in Red, Gold, Black and Silver. Materials vary for each color. See below for full details. Made in the U.S. (more info)

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These metal tops will stay spinning for longer than most, thanks to a low center of gravity and 2-inch diameter. Designed to last and made with American brass and aluminum, you’ll be able to pass this top down to future generations.

Spinning tops have fascinated both kids and kids-at-heart for centuries. They are some of the oldest toys known to man, dating back to antiquity. Leading designers have also had a whirl at reimagining tops: Herman Miller made a solid walnut version, and the Eames' included them as part of their “serious pleasure” theory. According to Charles Eames, “Toys and games are preludes to serious ideas.” The notion of playtime being a spark for creative and productive work time is now well-known. (See the Eames’ 1969 short film below.)

Here are the four different types we offer, each varying slightly in material and color:

- red aluminum body with aluminum spindle
- brass body with aluminum spindle
- aluminum body with brass spindle
- black aluminum body with brass spindle

Use & Care

Clean your top with warm water and a mild soap if desired, applying absolutely no abrasives on the surface.


Production & Design

Bill Karas, a machinist, struck up a conversation with designer Dan Bishop at a party. The two teamed up to build a business and have some fun, with their first products being a model car and salt and pepper shakers. Their catalogue now also includes pens, iPhone and iPad cases and other small accessories, all made out of locally sourced solid aluminum. 


2 x 1 5/8 inches
(5 x 4 cm)


Made in
  • USA
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  • 90 days on all unused items.
  • Free return shipping in the US.
  • NY & NC.
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