PUT & TAKE GAMBLING TOPS

Put and take was a game that first became known during the First World War (1914-18).
The full history of the game is unclear but It is thought to have been invented by a soldier in the trenches.
The original game was made from a brass bullet that the soldier shaped into a spinning top with six sides.
Each side had an instruction on that was either Put one, Put two, Put all, Take one ,Take Two, or Take all.
The top was spun by players, who each put an ante in the pot (said to be a cigarette), and depending on how the top fell
either took or put how many cigarettes indicated.
The game became so popular that during the 1920-30s it was introduced as a gambling Game and was predominantly played
in the North of England in Working mens clubs and pubs. Because the top would last virtually forever, being made of brass,
the production of the game did not last for long and during the next 40 years the playing of the game gradually died out.

Rules:
Any number of players can play. Each player puts a coin or chip in the pot.
The first player spins the top. If the top come down "Put" side uppermost the player puts into the pot the amount indicated (i.e. Put one two or All).
For "Put All" the player doubles the amount in the pot. If the spinner lands with "Take" side uppermost the player takes the amount indicated from the pot.
For Take All the player takes the whole pot.
The next player spins and the game goes on until somebody spins "Take All" and the game is re-started with a new Ante.


[0055] An 8-sided "Put and Take" spinner, resin, 34x13 mm.



[0064] A plastic 8-sided 'Put and Take' spinner, 50x20 mm.



[0148] A brass 6-sided 'Put and Take' spinner, 30x13 mm



[0157] A brass 6-sided 'Put and Take' spinner, 29x13 mm



[0158] A brass 6-sided 'Put and Take' spinner, 30x13 mm



[0227] A plastic "Put and Take" spinner with instructions, 52x32 mm.



[0275] A brass 6-sided 'Put and Take' spinner, 30x13 mm



[0284] A wooden 'Put and Take' spinner with instructions, 42x26 mm.



[0400] Large wooden 'Put and Take' spinner, Mexico, 72x36 mm



[0438] A nice bone 6-sided 'Put and Take' spinner, Germany, 60x22 mm



[0441] A brass 6-sided 'Put and Take' spinner with inscription galeries lafayette, France, 30x13 mm



[0465] A plastic 'Put and Take' spinner, Germany, 48x20 mm.



[0466] Plastic 'Put and Take' spinner, Mexico, 37x18 mm



[0467] Plastic put and take top, Greece, 41x19 mm



[0468] A nice 'Put and Take' spinner from Portugal, plastic, 37x18.5 mm



[0469] An uncommon plastic 'Put and Take' spinner from Spain, 40x20 mm



[0470] Brass 'Put and Take' spinner from Turkey, 28x13 mm



[0473] A brass 6-sided 'Put and Take' spinner, France, 29x14 mm



[0474] Wooden 'Put and Take' spinner from France, 55x22.5 mm



[0477 x2] Two nice bakelite 'Put and Take' spinner, 30x16 mm



[0478] Plastic 'Put and Take' spinner from germany, 42x20 mm



[0479] A modern (year 2000) 10-sided brass 'Put and Take' spinner, 38x20 mm



[0480] A 6-sided brass 'Put and Take' spinner, Germany, 25x12 mm



[0481] A brass 6-sided 'Put and Take' spinner, 29x13 mm



[0482] A plastic 6-sided 'Put and Take' spinner, 37x18.5 mm



[0483] A 8-sided brass 'Put and Take' spinner, 29x13 mm



[0484] A brass 6-sided 'Put and Take' spinner, 30x15 mm



[0485] A brass 6-sided 'Put and Take' spinner, 33x14,5 mm



[0888] A wonderful (probably oriental) bone 'Put and Take' spinner, 40x21 mm



[0889] A wooden 'Put and Take' spinner, Germany, 50x20 mm



[0890] A large plastic 8-sided 'Put and Take' spinner from 1956, 77x59 mm



[0891] A modern (year 2000) 8-sided brass 'Put and Take' spinner, 41x19 mm



[0892] A 8-sided plastic 'Put and Take' spinner, 40x19 mm



[1226] A 6-sided metal 'Put and Take' spinner, France, 29x13 mm, inscription "LE TOUT VA depose"



You can also admire some wonderful Put&Take spinners on the site of the gambling item collector R. Eisenstadt