I have never seen an 8-sided one with words on the sides, just T1, TA, P2, etc.... in group "1" and "3" the tops are "bi-level." That is, there are two independently moving parts. ""Put and Take," otherwise known as Sanfarian, is a new game from America that has captured London. Note that the cheating top is $5.00 and the "fair top" (i.e., honest) is only $0.50. (The rounded bottom panels must have been shaved in a certain way to produce the desired results.) , a leading Las Vegas supplier, mainly in the 1950s and 60s. Horse-racing, British Simlar to the above one, but different. lower section 6 names,in this order-------alan breck, orpheus, yutoi, soranus leighton, tishy. IT MEASURES 1.75 INCHES LONG AND 0.80 INCHES WIDEST. bottom level, in order: nine, ace, king, queen, jack, ten. Measures 10 1/4" in diameter and stands 5 1/2" high. Nine "sides" or commands in this order: take all, put three, take two, all put, take three, put one, re-spin (spin again), take one, put two. Box is bent out of shape and had some water damage in one corner.
In "1" the P's and T's are on the top level and the amounts (1, 2, 3, etc.) are on the lower level. In group "3," generally the pay-off odds are indicated in the top level, and the name of a horse is on the bottom level; the horse-betting ones have the name of famous race horses and were copyrighted in the 1920's. It is played with a tiny metal spinning top, having six or eight sides. While Man-O-War and Zev were born in 19, the others were born 1938 to 45. ZEV- became the greatest money-winning racehorse in history. Pillory, 1922 winner of the Preakness and Belmont Stakes ... Lucky Hour, Lexington Stable winner at Bellmont and Aqueduct .. Bunting, Whitney Stables winner at Saratoga and Belmont. I suppose it could "favor" the "banker" if the bottoms of the sides were rounded differently and the "banker" was in control of the spinning, so he could spin either clockwise or counter-clockwise, depending on which horse had the larger bets. The sides are stamped with odds and the three inner spinners have the names of nine horses: Yutoi/Ira/Scamp/Cusht/Argo/Varzy/Munia/Bucks/Petrea." I wonder if they are real horses' names -- I can't find anything about them, other than Yutoi. ORIGINAL PATINA, WEIGHT: 43 GRAMS." French language. Engraved on the top of the spinner near the handles, it says "VANLAERE. I bought one in July 2017 for $130 posstage: 22 grams, 1-1/8 inch, hardly spins. The teams named were all cup winners/finalists in the 1920s/30s, so I guess it dates from that era. British seller old_devil says, "Teetotum type spinner, game unknown. As you twist the battery tower, it is neat the way the light below lights up each marble as it passes by. There is a small light bulb attached to that movable metal bar, which is attached to the battery. Darts have been colored black and the rubber heads are broke.
They also provide information on the letters (P, N, D, etc.) and initials (NG, ZS, TA, etc.) found on many, especially old, Put & Takes, teetotums, etc: Wikipedia Teetotum article . If it landed "0" or Put All or All Put, he would have to match the pot (the rule given in John Scarne's "Scarne on Dice.") or lose all his chips or each player would have to contribute to the pot, depending on the rules. Apparently the spinner was used to help simulate a baseball game -- no odds, no gambling use. Click here for an ad for a similar baseball top, also 1921. G -- 1= Ace - Ace A kings crown with an "R" under it -- R= Roi - King A queen's crown with a "D" under it - D= Dame - Queen Another type of hat with a "V" under it - V= Valet - Jack 10 diamonds" Note that it is over 1-1/2" tall. The teetotum measures 3.5cm tall." The spinner has to do with selecting and betting on sporting teams -- whether home or away team wins or there is a draw. Just the opposite would happen if you spin the same top counterclockwise or the top on the right clockwise. In his book "Scarne's New Complete Guide to Gambling," John Scarne describes this safer (for the cheats) method: two cheats start playing the game with a fair top in a bar or restaurant. When the action really gets going, one cheat switches a crooked top ("put" favored or "take" favored) in and out of the game as required. Half the time it does not spin; and the other half of the time it is a poor wobbly spin. Dealer masterpanus described it as "Put And Take Brass Teetotum Gambling Top Trench Art Replica -- Gambling teetotums hand made by me in San Diego, California. Each top I make is different since they are hand made. Seller says, "INCLUDED IN THIS SET ARE FOUR SETS OF DICE. The basket measures 2 1/2" long x 1 3/4" wide x 1 1/4" tall. Each are made of bone and feature black & red colored barrel shaped die & "Put & Take" spinning top piece. We've had seconds as our best spin." The large blue one (click here to see) is about 2" long and 1" wide. The red celluloid tops worked that way because the lower portion of the sides were rounded in such a way to force the desired outcome. Dealer said, "The contents of the game are the metal dreidel, 10 authentic Gold nugget replicas, rulebook with a very short history of the California gold rush, and a canvas pouch to hold it all. A., Original price tag from the Mel Fisher Museum of $10.95." note: I don't own this one. One collector reported to me that this top spins very poorly. Contents: 12 pieces coin , 1 spinning top,." Note: same chips as in the "Morgan's Revenge" set above. 54 cards contain instructions to put or take playing pieces with the pot or other players. The company makes many small metal machinist products like belt buckles, bottle openers, spinning tops, etc. I'd appreciate it if someone would tell me about the card game, how it is played, number of cards.
It gives the Latin abbreviations on the sides of teetotums. ELLIOTT AVEDON VIRTUAL MUSEUM OF GAMES: Dreidel - Put & Take - Teetotum . I have one set of rules where a land on "0" would mean just that the top passes to the next person. In the pictures below are some of the over 100 Put and Takes in my collection, plus some horse racing and dice tops. 1374243" (same US patent number as the Poker top, in the row above). Also click here for a view of the box and instruction sheet. "Top level in this order: SEQ, MP, POK, 1P, 2P, BR "Bottom level: 9 diamonds 1 diamond BTE (TE is underlined) followed by S. As the game winds down, they swith the fair top back in, and can leave it to one of the suckers as a souvenir. Looks nice, though: thick, deep embossed inscriptions. Hand stamped, hand knurled, and machined on a manual lathe." Metal. EACH SET IS HANDCRAFTED RIGHT HERE IN THE ILLINOIS VALLEY BY OUR MASTER CRAFTSMAN AND OFFERED AT A DISCOUNTED PRICE IN THIS COMBINATION SET. These have been around for quite a while, usually labeled as "vintage" or "antique." I took these pictures from one honest e Bay seller, who described the set as, "This is a contemporary made game of chance for "Put and Take". The white plastic one here is weighted on the inside for each of the six sides so as to force the desired outcome depending on whether the operator twists the stem to the right or left. A Fast paced & easy to learn game for 2 or more players, new unopened condition. "Rocky Top." Unusual the way the two characters on each side are deliberately mis-aligned, never saw that before. She was impressed, though, with its handsome appearance and heavy weight. Seller says, "Gambling 8 sided put-n-take top carried by all early 1800"s gamblers, a game could be started anywhere with someone putting money into a pool and spinning the top. "PUT," "TAKE," and ""LOSE SPIN." The spinner has 8 sides, but only those three commands: take, lose spin, put, take, put, lose spin, take, put. A few of the cards contain new instructions that can radically change the outcome. They say, "Each of our gambling teetotums are hand turned from a solid brass .75″ hex bar making each one unique. What I received was 36 cards, about 3-1/2" x 2-1/4" each, all with the same standard back design.
The commands on the six sides are usually in words. The commands are usually: take all, all put, take two, put one, take one, and put two.