Flip Over Top



As the ordinary-looking plastic top is spun it suddenly flips over, revealing its coloured base, and continues to spin upside-down.

The Flip over top (often known as a The Tippe Top) was invented in 1950 by the Danish engineer Werner Østberg. His inspiration can from a visit to South America where he had seen local people playing with a small, round fruit. When they turned it by the stalk like an old-fashioned spinning top, it would spin for a second and then invert and spin on the stalk.

However some credit should be given to Helene Sperl who in 1891 patented a "Wendekreisel" in Germany. However the patent ran out and it was never mass produced.





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