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Yo-Yo - Coca-Cola Championship, 1980s Object Reg. No: HT 18894

Summary:
Plastic Coca-Cola yo-yo. Although acquired as part of the William Boyd Childhood Collection, the yo-yo would have been collected by Bill as an adult, as it dates to the 1980s.

The William Boyd Childhood Collection includes most of the childhood possessions of William (Bill) Boyd, who was born in 1947 and raised in the Victorian town of Maryborough. Kept by Lillian Boyd (Bill's mother) for decades, upon her death the Collection was donated by Bill to the former Museum of Childhood at Edith Cowan University in Western Australia. When the Museum of Childhood closed it was transferred to Museum Victoria.
Description:
Red and white plastic yo-yo with white cotton (now yellowed) wound around centre.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Edith Cowan University Museum of Childhood, 2008
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 30 mm (Height), 58 mm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: making history - william boyd childhood
Themes this item is part of: William Boyd Childhood Collection, Childhood & Youth Collection
Primary Classification: GAMES & TOYS
Secondary Classification: Action Toys
Tertiary Classification: propulsion
Inscriptions: CHAMPIONSHIP / Enjoy / Coca-Cola / TRADE MARK REGD. / MADE IN PHILIPPINES / GENUINE RUSSELL YO-YO
User: Mr William Boyd, Maryborough, Victoria, Australia, 1981-1988
Past Owner: Edith Cowan University Museum of Childhood, Churchlands, Western Australia, Australia, 1992-2008
References: Australian Coca Cola Yo Yos History and Price Guide by Pete Caught and Craig Hill, 2003, page 20.

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