Put and Take Gambling Spinner
Vintage Celluloid “Put and Take” Gambling Spinner. This spinner is made of celluloid. It is approximately 1 1/8″ long and 1/2″ thick. Aside from light wear on a couple of the symbols, this rare little spinner is in excellent vintage condition!
According to one source, “put and take was a game that first became known during the First World War (1914-18). The full history of the game is unclear but it is thought to have been invented by a soldier in the trenches. The original game was made from a brass bullet that the soldier shaped into a spinning top with six sides. Each side had an instruction on that was either Put one, Put two, Put all, Take one, Take Two, or Take all.
The top was spun by players, who each put an ante in the pot (said to be a cigarette), and depending on how the top fell either took or put how many cigarettes indicated.
The game became so popular that during the 1920-30s it was introduced as a gambling game and was predominantly played in the North of England in working men’s’ clubs and pubs.”
Looking for something else and don’t see it online? Request it here.
If you are ever in the Edmonton area, drop by and check out all our webstore items and so much more! Check website for hours.
Old Strathcona Antique Mall
10323 78 Ave NW
780 433 0398
Give us a follow on Instagram and Facebook and stay up to date with new items and events. With over 100 vendors, we have new items arriving daily!