Heritage


#1

Not sure where to put this, so here goes:

Duncan, 1950s:

Durban (South Africa), 1966:

Cape Town (South Africa), 1972:

Anyone else have some iconic images they’d like to share?


#2

This is the perfect place for this and this is an awesome thread.


#3

Really… no one else have anything they’d like to share here?

Incidentally, the fellow doing double-handed in the 1950s Duncan pamphlet is Jack Russell. He went on to form his own company, and Russell went on to produce over 500 million yoyos over 50+ years, in promotions in over 90 countries.


#4

According to that first duncan poster… I don’t own a real yoyo :frowning:


#5

At the time Duncan had a trademark on the term “yo-yo”.

Royal produced yoyos that had the trademarked term and Duncan took them to court. Royal argued that “yo-yo” was a generic term. Duncan lost the case and it almost bankrupted the company.


#6

I’m Glad they kept going