Re: [WarOf1812] Bandalores ( aka Yo-Yos)
- Larry Lozon wrote:
>Okey dokey. According to the History of the Yo Yo site
> Since they are questioning the yo-yo for the
> American Revolutionary War, I wondered if
> any one on this list knew if they were played
> with during our time period?
> >On a web site with the history of yo-yos, it mentioned an existing
> >period painting of Lafayette's troops playing with the darn things. Has
> >anyone ever seen such a picture? It almost sounds like a hoax.
> >Yo-Yo ...er, Bandalore purveyor-to-be (maybe)
(http://www.hpkmarketing.com/ddd_web/yo_history.html), the part of Yo-yo
history you are interested is:
"Yo-yos were popular in France. A painting dated 1789 shows the 4
year-old, future King Louis XVII holding his l'emigrette. L'emigrette,
which means to 'leave the country,' referred to how the French
aristocracy fled the country during the French Revolution-they fled
with their yo-yos made of glass and ivory.
In 1866 in the United States, two men from Ohio patented an invention
called 'an improved bandalore.' "Bandalore" is a French word used by the
English to identify the toy. In 1867, Charles Kirchof patented and
manufactured the 'return wheel.'"
(Aren't search engines WONDERFUL?)
Interpret it as you will....
Royal Nfld Reg't