Five minutes later, I popped out on a main street and saw the awkwardly-named Dung Restaurant, where we had eaten dinner the night before. Clara Bow resting on slot machine, unidentified movie from the s. Not sure how it would work. Problem loading the page, Aug Eventually, she meets a handsome, young naval officer, Lt. Kay Francis center at baccarat table in an illegal gambling den "The House on 56th Street" Booklets and pages for the game pictured here.
When Ethan discovers silver, Steely lends money to Hannah with the condition that she does not go to the mines with Ethan. Along the years, Ethan becomes rich and far from Hannah that he believes had died in a flood.
Years later, they meet each other again in Hoyt City but their love is doomed since Ethan has raised a family of his own. Dolores del Rio in Madame Du Barry" His is enthralled and the downfall of the French Aristocracy begins; his son's the Dauphin, played by Maynard Holmes marriage to Marie Antoinette Anita Louise is forthcoming.
It's hard to decide who is lovelier, the racy Ms. Rosalind Russell left in "His Girl Friday" watching the other reporters playing poker. Great movie, arguably my favorite. The crafty editor uses every trick in his fedora to get Hildy to write one last big story, about murderer Earl Williams and the inept Sheriff Hartwell. Ray Milland and Barbara Stanwyck in "California" Gloria Swanson in "Prodigal Daughters" Del Monte,her father in New York City, sends his public-relations man, Bill Carter, to buy off the gambler if Carter is not successful in convincing Glaoria that Lamarr is interested only in her money.
When Bill is attacked at the Reno airport, Del Monte arranges, sight-unseen, for a bodyguard to go to Reno to look after Carter The bodyguard turns out to be Nora Ballard [Singleton], an attractive girl and a Judo expert.
Diana Barrymore in "Frontier Badman" They set out to change the situation. May Robson at craps table in "Grand Old Girl" Robertson school teacher romantic melodrama about a dedicated school teacher in a small town who tries to expose gambling, and she is fired, but fortunately, the President of the United States was once one of her pupils, and he helps her get her job back!
Clara Bow resting on slot machine, unidentified movie from the s. She was the most famous "flapper girl" of the mid to late s she became known as "The It Girl" after the character she played based on the popular novel by Elinor Glyn. She had a major role in Wings, and was Paramount's biggest star at that time. But she had a notorious private life and seemingly "settled down" when she married cowboy star Rex Bell in she had two children and she retired from movies , but sadly in she went into a mental institution after a failed suicide attempt she had had psychiatric issues for quite some time and she was released but never returned to her family, and lived alone until her death in Some of her movie roles include: See the two lobby cards just above.
He allows no crooked dice or fixed wheels. Even though he is a virtuous crook, his wife, Sothern, wants him out of the racket so their newborn child can grow up with dignity. Cabot sells the house, only to be swindled when he invests the cash in a supposedly legitimate venture.
Betty Grable in "The Dolly Sisters" In they're still at it, but to pay Uncle's card debts they decide to go into vaudeville. Singer Harry Fox, whom they meet en route, schemes to get them an audition with the great Hammerstein; but their resulting success takes them far out of Harry's league. Lots of songs with a little story. Two cab drivers try to make a beat up cab into their ticket to success. He meets broke ex-society girl Rhoda Philbrooke Lombard at a society fundraiser and helps her cheat her way to some winnings in poker.
Rhoda needs the money to help nurse broken alcoholic concert violinist Tony Vaughan back to health. In between his criminal dealings, Keane takes up Rhoda's cause and helps promote Vaughan's return to public performance. Rhoda agrees to marry Keane but still harbors unrequited love for Tony Vaughan. On the eve of her marriage, Vaughan confesses his love to Rhoda.
Frances Farmer center in "Toast of New York" Found out, they're chased out of town and escape across the Mason-Dixon Line just as the war starts. Fisk hatches a plan for him and Boyd to return to the South and buy cotton then smuggle it to the North where Luke is to sell it to the Northern textile mills. By the end of the war they have made millions, only to find out that Luke had been re-investing their money into Confederate Bonds.
This fact-based movie shows Jim Fisk as one of the greatest con-men and entrepreneur's in history. It concludes with his involvement in "Black Friday", the Financial Panic of , with fellow financier Jay Gould who's not represented in the movie and their attempt to corner the U.
There's a love triangle between Fisk, Boyd and Mansfield [Farmer], which is also based on historical accounts. Summary of plot, above. There is a poker game between the richest men in the region. The man Henry Fonda cannot resist it and though he is a very bad poker player, enters the game betting all the money of his family.
In the climax of the game he suffers a heart-attack. His wife Woodward then takes his place in the table. That's the only way of recovering their savings. But there is a little problem.
Can anybody explain her how to play poker? Mae West from the film "I'm No Angel" Out of an urgent need of money, she agrees to a risky new number: With this attraction the circus makes it to New York and Tira can persue her dearest occupation: Among the guys she searches the love of her life, from whom she only knows from a fortune-teller that he'll be rich and have black hair.
When she finally meets him, she becomes a victim of intrigue. Note the plaques and coins. She goes to a doctor of hypnosis to do it. But once she's under, her doctor finds out that she can regress into past lives and different personalities, and he finds himself falling in love with one of them. She ignores him at the Panama airport and embraces a stranger, Mile Lawrence [Pryor], instead.
Enemy agents Lake and Wilton are convinced that Mike is her brother and attempt to trap the pair. They get away but Jan disappears. Disguised with a black wig and new makeup, Jan becomes Dolores and gets a job singing at a cafe. Spotting Jan without her disguise, Mike follows her down an alley where they are trapped by Raynor, another espionage agent. They get away and Jan also gets away from Mike.
Later, both Mike and Jan are captured and the agents realize that Mike is not the brother they are after. Paul is also brought to the hideout, but Mike gets the drop on them. The new gold commissioner, Alex McNamara, assures the miners that judge Stillman is on his way to Nome to review all legal matters concerning the mines. However, the miners grow impatient and want to settle matters the old fashioned way: Finally, a ship arrives bringing judge Stillman and his daughter to Nome.
On the same boat,local mine owner,Roy Glennister,returns to Nome and is greeted by girlfriend Cherry Malotte who's the owner of the local saloon and gambling house.
But Roy is full of gallantry toward fellow boat passenger, Helen Chester,which causes a jealousy scene between Roy and girlfriend Cherry. Following their lovers' quarrel Roy and Cherry discover that judge Stillman and his legal team are phony,the gold commissioner, Alex McNamara, is corrupt and that Roy and his mining partner, Dextry, are about to lose their mine to phony claimants.
She falls for him but he still loves the dancer Rosa. When the cigar Poll gives him explodes and blinds him, Arthur is duped into thinking Poll is Rosa and marries her.
When his vision is surgically restored, he leaves for Siam to find Rosa. Rita Hayworth in "Down to Earth" She works her charms on the show's producer and he incorporates her changes into the show. Unfortunately, her changes also produce a major flop. Clara Kimball Young in "Mother and Son" When a security guard of a bank is killed by the same gun during a heist, the crime becomes a federal offense under FBI jurisdiction.
When the prime suspect is released and executed in the same night, FBI Inspector George Briggs recruits the rookie agent Gene Cordell to follow the last paths of the victim undercover in the identity of George Manly. Gene meets the powerful gangster Alec Stiles in a gymnasium, and later he is invited to join his gang.
Working with his also undercover liaison Cy Gordon, Gene finds evidences to incriminate Stiles. However, he discovers also that somebody from the precinct is feeding Stiles with classified information. Hilary Brooke in "Lucky Losers" His daughter,Carol Thurston, is romantically involved with Gabe Moreno, a crusading television producer.
David Thurston is found dead and the coroner's ruling is suicide. Slip isn't buying that, snoops around Thurston's office, and discovers a matchbox and pair of dice carrying the insignia, "The High Hat Club. Moreno, aided by information supplied by Mahoney, launches a campaign against McDermott, and has City Councilman John Martin aid him in his fight. A young millionaire, Andrew Stone, III, is killed in a brawl with McDermott, but the latter is exonerated after making a mysterious call to to a higher-up in the racket.
Slip and the Boys, with the aid of assistant District Attorney Tom Whitney, discover the higher-up is Veda Ann Borg in "Mississippi Rhythm" Film was just a small part of his long and successful career. After his somewhat- fictionalized film autobiography "Louisiana" was a hit for Monogram in , the studio created this vehicle for him two years later.
After a slow start on a riverboat reminding me of the studio-bound Riverboat in the Universal serial Mystery of the Riverboat , the film kicks into gear when Davis goes to Montana!!! Except for the musical sequences, of which there are a few including a full show featuring blackface minstrel routines now you can actually see Lee Lasses White, better known as a western sidekick, doing his minstrel routine, described in Nick Tosches' book about Emmett Miller , the plot could be taken from any Johnny Mack Brown or Whip Wilson monogram western of the time, except that there isn't as much fistfighting and shootouts as you'd see in a western.
Davis has an appealing laid-back yet authoritative style, but musical westerns and this is a western, even if it has a Mississippi River "feel" to it were on the way out in , and Davis had a political career and business pursuits back home, so this was his last starring role he appeared in Monogram's SQUARE DANCE KATY the next year, which starred Vera Vague, but the film was not a vehicle for him as this one is.
It's an interesting curio and a real slice of Americana in that Davis is surely one 20th Century America's most colorful and interesting characters with a life story much too long and complicated to recite here. Governor Davis lived to be !!! There he would see them in feud with Clantons, local clan of thugs and cattle thieves. When the showdown becomes inevitable, the help will come from Doc Holliday Kirk Douglas , terminally-ill gambler who happens to be another Wild West legend.
To achieve this, he will need to conceal his true identity and not only pretend to be an honest man, but lead the struggle against the corrupt sheriff. No one in town realizes that the anti-corruption hero is just a greater crook himself. And there is only one person who is stronger than Johnson - a girl [Turner] he is in love with.
Sofia Loren adorns roulette table in "Firepower" A woman is also trying to track him down for her own personal vendetta. Note the wood chip carousel. But he is on his way to Chicago, to take over a job as a manager for another company himself.
He is able to get Nick to the plantation, but is he able to keep him there or will he leave it in a few days with Gloria, the wife of the former exectutive of No 7, Mr. Isabelle Adjani in "The Driver" One day, he participates of a heist of a casino and a player Isabelle Adjani is the main witness. However, she tells to the detective Bruce Dern in charge of the investigation that the suspect is not the driver of the getaway car. The detective becomes obsessed to arrest the driver and he seeks out a gang that has robbed a supermarket and promises to "forgive" their heist if they help him to arrest the driver in a bank robbery.
But the player helps the driver to exchange the dirty money. The police tell him his father was killed while caught cheating in a card game by Andre Rivage [McCarthy], an arrogant young dilettante.
Vance protests that his father was an honest gambler and never used marked cards, but the police inspector tells him there were witnesses. Aided by a riverboat owner, Captain Barbee, and his daughter, Melanie, Vance sets out to clear his father's name and avenge his death. Anita Ekberg from the film "Back from Eternity" The passengers then discover they are in an area inhabited by vicious cannibals and must escape before they are found.
Greer Garson playing baccarat in "Law and the Lady" It's a loose remake of "The Last of Mrs. They sort of fall into a con game and decide to keep going with it. After being asked to leave several countries when they're discovered cheating at gambling, they travel to America and San Francisco high society. They set their sights on a wealthy woman Main and her necklace. Larry and Lyne Tyne search for her, and in the process meet other people whose children ran away.
The off-track drama is kept to a minimum, with Kirk Douglas playing an Italian race driver without an accompanying accent , with co-racers Gilbert Roland the devil-may-carefree driver and the retiring Cesar Romero acquitting their roles in fine shape. The racing, both during real races and simulated, is quite well done. The Grand Prix cars of the late '50s are shown in their glory, with races at Monaco, Monza, Nurburgring and sports cars running the thousand-mile Mille Miglia.
French window lobby card. On a trip through France he gives a lift to a French girl, Dany Genevieve Gilles and begins an affair with her. It turns out that she is the wife of a French Aristo Curt Jurgens. He, in the full knowledge of Harry England's affair with his wife, draws him in to his family circle and befriends him. Harry is simultaneously guiltily confused and yet excited by this immersion in the jet set life.
Ultimately he is discarded and then discovers that Dany has left her husband and may - finally - be available Chief Officer Johnny Carter, who has to put up a moody captain and the unwanted charms of the beautiful young Susan Beresford, realizes these delays are due to sabotage and that there is something seriously wrong. When the Campari finally sails, a member of the crew is suddenly missing. An unsuccessful stem to stem search for the crew member, with violence suddenly erupting endangers the whole ship.
The ship is then controlled by a master criminal whose intention is not a simple hijacking and ransoming of the wealthy hostages on board, so what exactly does he have in mind?
Doing what all gamblers in trouble would do, they hurry to the gambling capital Las Vegas to turn their luck around. There, Jim meets George Mayhew and Eight Ball, a barbershop bootblack, and replenishes his bankroll gambling on pitching horseshoes. George's mother and his sister Marjorie run a boarding house and Jim goes there to live. Jim bets on the horse and wins heavily.
Rosalind Russell 3rd left and Robert Montgomery 2nd left at roulette table in unknown to me movie. They made five movies together, and I don't know which one this is. I had narrowed it down to these 3 movies: But I now think it is from the Fast and Loose movie.
I have seen another still from that movie where Russell is in the same dress and with the same hair style. That movie involves gambling debts, and Russell and Montgomery visit an illegal gambling club in the movie.
The plot, that of a river gambler who fleeces the father of the girl he loves and regrets it, is so frayed a garment that figurative elbows protrude from its sleeves. The story is of the professional card shark who takes the parish funds from Colonel Blackburn. Miss Lucy [Bennett], Blackburn's daughter, has fallen in love with Morgan and it is with dismay and a dash of smelling salts that she learns of his betrayal of her father.
She begs the gambler to return the money. Of course Morgan can hardly be a photoplay hero and a cheat at the same time, so he arranges the cards for the brave little woman to win the stakes. Mack played Mollie Malloy, the girlfriend of the condemned prisoner. Helen Mack in "Gambling Ship" They develop a platonic relationship while Sally has a wild time spending other peoples money.
Wow, beautiful girl, beautiful movie, beautiful still! Perhaps the first film noir film ever made. One of the top notch and most collectible noir titles ever. Plenty of chemistry is exhibited in this scene at the gambling tables between femme fatale Jane Greer and tough guy Robert Mitchum. One such is Dr. Ravic, who practices medicine illegally and stalks his old Nazi enemy Haake with murder in mind.
One rainy night, Ravic meets Joan Madou, a kept woman cast adrift by her lover's sudden death. Against Ravic's better judgement, they become involved in a doomed affair; matters come to a crisis on the day war is declared.
Shelley Winters and Paul Kelly in "Frenchie" Find the men who killed her father, Frank Dawson. But she only knows one of the two who did and she's determined to find out the other. Marlene Dietrich in "Destry Rides Again" The mayor, who is in cahoots with Kent appoints the town drunk, Washington Dimsdale, as the new sheriff assuming that he'll be easy to control.
But what the mayor doesn't know is that Dimsdale was a deputy under famous lawman, Tom Destry, and is able to call upon the equally formidable Tom Destry Jr James Stewart to be his deputy. Featuring a career reviving performance from Marlene Dietrich as bar singer Frenchie, which could well have been the inspiration for Madeline Kahn's "Blazing Saddles" character, Lili Von Schtupp. His revenge leads him to Chuck-a-luck, Altar Keane's Dietrich ranch set up to hide criminals, and he finds more than he bargains for.
Marlene Dietrich playing chuck-a-luck, also the name of her ranch-casino-hideout, in "Rancho Notorious" See the row above. See the rows above. Marlene Dietrich playing craps in "Rancho Notorious" The film spotlights the controversial life of torch singer Bijou Blanche Dietrich , who has been kicked off one South Seas island after another.
Eventually, she meets a handsome, young naval officer, Lt. Dan Brent Wayne , and the two fall in love. When Brent vows to marry Bijou, his commander and others plead with him to leave her, per eBay seller. The two move to Chicago to have a clean go of it. Simms gets a job at a club run by mobster Curtis, while Coburn decides to go behind his niece's back and make a killing at the tables. Investigating attorney Paige is soon involved in a romance with Simms, though his main job is to put her boss behind bars because of illegal gambling activities," per TV Guide.
Sarah, who now calls herself Salome, is pregnant with Chad's baby, but Chad has no future, no job and no money. Therefore, she leaves town on the train heading East. On the train she meets Tony who is heading back to Yale.
Tony and his sister Catherine have one thing in common; they are both young, rich and bored with their lives. Salome goes to Yale with Tony and they are soon married, but she does not tell him about Chad or the pregnancy. Ruby takes Chad to New York where he plays trumpet and makes a name for himself. Catherine leaves school and moves in with Tony and Salome, creating tension between the young couple.
Sorrowful Menjou and his group of fellow bookies take to her, reluctantly at first, but their cynical ways start to rub off on her. Will a party set at Camelot bring back her faith in humanity? Virginia Owen in "Thunder Mountain" Marvin Hayden [Holt] returns to find his ranch is about to be sold at auction and the Hayden Jorth feud still going strong. Carson wants the Hayden ranch and tries to kill Hayden. When he fails he kills Chick Jorth with a rock.
As Hayden does not carry a gun and the two had argued earlier, Hayden is arrested for the murder. Bibi Andersson gambling in "Quintet" A city originally built to house five million people is now in its death throes as the relentlessly advancing glacier is slowly crushing the metropolis's steel infrastructure.
The relatively few survivors ….. Their only solaces are booza, an alcoholic drink distilled from moss, and Quintet, a seemingly innocuous board game for six players…. Newly arrived from the south is Essex with his pregnant wife Vivia, …. The new arrivals quickly learn that the game has a more sinister side. Immediately attracted to her, he hires her as his "maid", and introduces her to the good life. She soon finds herself in a bitter power struggle between the man and his spoiled playboy son.
After being subjected to an LSD cocktail and a shipboard orgy, and having slept with the man's son, mistress and the stable boy, she grows disgusted with upper class decadence and descends into prostitution, her cat being her only solace.
The killer flees into Death Valley and encounters the rightful owner of the gold and her sweetheart. She also falls in love with lawyer Brewster," per IMDb. Dorothy Dalton at roulette table in silent movie "The Flame of the Yukon" The Yukon Mining Company sends Thorne to take over Sadie's boat and then cheat the miners out of their claims. Meanwhile, Sadie has kept her life a secret from her daughter Helen, whom she has sent away to school to live a more refined life, but one day Helen arrives unexpectedly.
Her naive boyfriend Bob goes to work for the dishonest Thorne, while Helen enjoys the wild Yukon more than her mother wants her to. Sadie turns to her trusted friend Ace [Bickord] to sort out all the complications. Greer Garson in "Julia Misbehaves" When she gets an invitation to her daughter's wedding, she "borrows" some money from a male friend and heads off to the south of France for the nuptuals.
While there she manages to establish a mother-daughter relationship, get another man to provide her with a lot of money, provoke her mother-in-law's ire, string along a potential husband and his mother, and rekindle the spark in William, all within a day or two.
Both Nancy Kwan and Elke Sommer are lovely in near-nude scenes. The climax features an attack by the Red Chinese! There's also the great theme song by Dusty Springfield also a hit single for Dusty! All about gambling and con racket. She visits the bar where Mike, to whom the debt is owed, runs poker games. He convinces her to help him in a game: What seems easy to her becomes much more complex," per IMDb.
Janet Gaynor center in "The Young at Heart" Selznick; about a family of con men and con women who cheat at cards and other gambling games, and they are thrown out of Monte Carlo, and accidentally save the life of a rich old lady, and she has them live with her, and they hope to inherit her money starring Janet Gaynor, Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
The story has to do with a congressman's political opponents spreading the false "news" that the youthful congressman was caught in a raid at a gambling house. Margaret Lockwood in "Hungry Hill" at roulette table. Co-star Paul Henreid has red hanky in his jacket pocket. Rancher Chuck Redwell is a gambling cowboy who discovers that he's lucky at the roulette wheel if he holds hands with dancer Marie.
Every time he holds her hand the numbers come up for Chuck--not only at the casino but on his ranch, where the chickens lay a record-breaking number of eggs and an oil well gushes. Cyd Charisse and Dan Dailey again, here at the blackjack table. The center of activity is the Sands casino, but they saunter through many other glamorous spots in America's foremost gaming gulch.
Between spins of the wheel, lots of great tunes and dance numbers are presented. Among the guest stars who pop up in clever scenes are Frank Sinatra, Debbie Reynolds, Vic Damone, and Pier Angeli, and the film also offers a wonderful second shot of Peter Lorre sitting at a blackjack table and snapping to dealer Oscar Karlweis, "Hit me, you creep.
A magazine hires photographer Bunny Yeager to do a pictorial on the showgirls of Las Vegas. Despite his best efforts, Roxy manages to make off with Truscott's bankroll, and flees with war widow Linda Caldwell. Luck favors Roxy with a chance to slip into Linda's identity, and luckier still, Linda proves to have had wealthy in-laws in San Francisco, who are happy to give their new relation a chance to become a "lady.
Jacqueline Bisset at craps table in "The Grasshopper" He's not keen on a baby right away, so she gets bored and heads for Las Vegas where she talks her way into a job as a show girl. Friendships sustain her in this day-by-day life, and one of those friendships, with NFL great Tommy Marcott who's now the glorified greeter at a casino, blossoms into a marriage. Tommy loses his job after beating a man who assaults Chris, so they head for L. Modern Put and Take dice.
Easy to read the large letters and numbers. Give put to pot; Made by Koplow Games Inc. I spotted this in April Each edge is also burnt to outline it. The wooden cube measure 1" 2. I will include insructions on how to play.
Put four Spin well, 40 seconds over glass surface" "New spinning top for Parta Ola Put and Take , the traditional spinning top game. Hand lathed of aluminum, well balanced for long spins. English lettering is CNC-engraved and hand painted. Great game for the whole family. This auction includes one aluminum top, instruction card, and small fabric gift bag.
Okay, I'll even sell it to anyone else who might want it so don't feel left out. So, here it is, the ultimate put and take die!! It's an ivory colored 12 sided D12 to the gamer community 16mm die and the sides, in no particular order, are engraved as follows: Brass, sold in the U.
Seller says, "spinners made from the finest quality aircraft grade stainless steel which is machined using state of the art CNC turning centers and precision balanced for a piece that will spin perfectly and last forever, with a finish so bright and shiny you will need your sunglasses!
Seller says they are "made from solid silver. The Put and Take measures 27mm long, 12mm wide and weighs 20gm. All Pay — Everyone puts one ante into the pot. Pay One — The player will ante one into the pot. Pay Two — The player will ante two into the pot. Take All — The player takes the pot. Everyone will ante again and the game will start over. Take One — The player will take one ante out of the pot. Take Two — The player will take two antes out of the pot Mexican , made currently.
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. 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. Saw this April on Ebay. 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.
I don't own this one. Also, the bottom is rounded, no "nipple" or point to spin on. I first saw this February She was impressed, though, with its handsome appearance and heavy weight. I just received mine in the mail; it spins very poorly. I love the hefty weight 36 grams. By the way, not shown here, but the jagged line between the "T" and the "A" on the TA side is the signature "Rocky," the nickname of the creator of the top.
Click here to see that T-A-jagged line side. Old Western -- New. Seller says, "Gambling 8 sided put-n-take top carried by all early "s gamblers, a game could be started anywhere with someone putting money into a pool and spinning the top. Originals of these tops are hard to find today, these are made exactly as the originals and after they tarnish, will look exactly like an original does.
It is packaged nicely in a canvas pouch. It is small enough to stick in your pocket or in a pouch while wearing your costume. A fun historic game for play at festivals and re-enactments.
This allows for more players and bigger stakes! We offer even more coins that are great to add or add replica coins from your own collection. I bought the thing from Amazon. Cute booklet and coins 13 coins only. But the top is difficult to spin properly and consistently. It is smaller than similar ones in my collection. Made by Toys Anno, Budapest, Hungry. Note the spellings of "Spinning Top" in different languages on the box. But it is easy to file down the pointy tip to make it spin easily.
Per the instruction sheet: Pend" for patent pending is etched on top of top near handle. See this link for patent, dates and corporate information.
Four "sides" to spinner. More like a dreidel, with four sides: T -- Take one. A -- Take all. P -- Put one. N -- Nothing happens Troy, New York. Made by Want Ad Digest. Their name, address, web site, price, etc. Note the hole and ring in the handle. Saw this on eBay June It features a knurled stem for easy spinning and its heavy 1. Letters are engraved for longevity. A few of the cards contain new instructions that can radically change the outcome. The game finishes when one player has all of the pieces.
Entertaining for kids and adults. Great game to have when family comes over for the holidays. The spinner puts pays 1 into the pot. The spinner puts pays 2 into the pot. The spinner takes gets paid 1 from the pot. The spinner takes gets paid 2 from the pot. All players must put 2 into the pot. The spinner wins the whole pot! I first saw this in January on eBay. Same rules as above. Unusual in that the letters are upright, not sideways. Mine looks brand new. Very pretty, but spins rather poorly.
In fact, most attempts to spin fail! The company makes many small metal machinist products like belt buckles, bottle openers, spinning tops, etc. The top is stamped, oxidized and then polished but will patina nicely in time. They put out interesting videos showing how they made these tops: Steven Robbins Gambling Top. They say, "Manually handcrafted on a lathe in Western Massachusetts.
The web site says this: This top is not designed for the longest spin times. This drop is limited to 30 pieces The other side features a dart board with 4 smaller games at the corners. They are sold in metal: At the start of the game every one gets 3 tokens. For background Cthulhu see: They call the tokens: Introduction and history 2. NOT 6 or 8 sides. Wood Put and Take: Email me a picture of it, and I'll add it to this page, along with your name or initials if you like.
Click here for more information about the musical piece. Even better is this delightful ditty lyrics and instrumentals , "Put and Take," sung here by Harry Fay. More on Fay's song below. Click here to see my web page: Basic Rules and Spinners Players ante into a pot and take turns spinning the top. The commands on the six sides are usually in words. And to read the words, you hold the top sideways. The commands are usually: To read them, you hold the top upright.
The one on the far left has these outcomes on the 8 sides: The one on the near left has these sides: Origins and brief history. Put and Take is one of many forms of Teetotums, which are any gaming spinning top. According to the Encyclopedia Britannica article on teetotums , "the hexagonal six-sided teetotum was known to the ancient Greeks and Romans. The tops were widely attributed to be developed and popularized by the doughboys in the trenches of World War I.
They could be carried in ones pocket and used anytime in a bar, army barracks or other gathering place for an impromptu gambling session.
Each player would contribute chips, coins or currency to a pot. T he heyday was especially seen in and 22 I refer you again to the timeline.
Words to song, here. I suspect that the reason for the In other words, there was a great deal too much putting by novices and taking by cheats. There is a casino game "Put and Take" that uses playing cards instead of a spinner! Free Google ap here too. Here are some historical informative links on the subject of Put and Takes. They also provide information on the letters P, N, D, etc.
It gives the Latin abbreviations on the sides of teetotums. Here too for dreidel information. If it landed P1, P2 or P3, he would lose put 1, 2 or 3 of his chips, respectively, into the pot.
By far, the most common rule is for all the players to add one chip to the pot if "O", "All Put," etc. Source of pictures of spinners for this page. Also included are many put and takes that I do not own, pictures taken from eBay listings. It is the newest and latest craze to tempt our gambling instinct, and is all the rage all over the country. Well, you will be surprised to know that it is one of the very oldest games in the world. Pictured above are the most common type of Put and Takes.
They were usually small, about an inch high, and made of brass. They can be distinguished from each other in a variety of ways, as is apparent on this page. These invariably have words like "put two" on the sides, not short-hand "P2", "T1," etc. I have never seen an 8-sided one with words on the sides, just T1, TA, P2, etc I find that the 6-sided ones are more common than the 8-sided ones. In "1" the P's and T's are on the top level and the amounts 1, 2, 3, etc.
Also in "1," some of the tops represent two dice. The others are 6-sided. It is almost always on the right. These are other miscellaneous metal Put and Takes. A number of them are sterling. Note the different sizes. One near the upper left is a pin. The dark one near the upper right is a cube-shaped metal Put and Take.
Just below it is a 4-sided top. The two at the lower right and lower left have internal spinning dials. The reddish one near the top has a needle and thread inside.
These Put and Takes are non-metal. About half are made of catalin; others bone, wood, celluloid and ordinary plastic. Three of them are mechanical lead pencils that are to be rolled for the Put and Take effect.
Two of the tops are celluloid advertising pieces -- one touts Manbeck's Bread "A winner everywhere" ; the other says "You don't gamble when you buy Trenton Crackers. The one next to it is 4-sided wood. The red one next to it is plastic with a compartment for solid perfume. She says, "In the Netherlands 18th —19th century they made spinners from silver, like in the picture. The letters and text are old Dutch.
That much is for sure. Spinning with the a-al-top was one of the games. The top has 6 letters: Put and Take Collections and Collectors. Click the picture on the left to see the enlarged picture of part of the put and take collection of Barrie M. Put and Takes -- Non-English language, vintage click here to be directed to that separate page.
Crown and Anchor put and take top. More neat bi-level ones. Left the tan one: Looks like the bottom part, at least, is made of a type of plastic. Middle the yellow one: This is a really nice old celluloid Put and Take teetotum featuring famous horses of the 's.
The top has six sides and a separately rotating top portion with the odds on it , , , , and Condition is excellent showing very little wear or damage. I just bought the top on the right, Oct It is virtually the same as the other two. It is made of hard plastic, maybe solid bakelite, on the outside. The sides are in the same order as cited in the above paragraph. All three have the same "nipple" bottom.
However, with the odds part missing, I can see eight small ball bearings inside the upper level part. Very heavy at 66 grams! There must be much metal inside. It looks nice and well made, but hardly spins at all -- it flops about virtually every time you attempt to spin it. Two plastic celluloid bi-l evel r acehorse top s, 8-sided. As best as I can, I show the year of birth of the horse named on each side. Horses came into their prime in about their 2nd, 3rd and 4th year.
The years should aid in guessing the year the top was made. It is all-plastic with celluloid-like grain lines. The upper odds level is blue though picture looks black. The 8 sides are in this order: Phar Lap famous Australian horse born , Mona? It is plastic with what looks to be a gray wood handle. The 8 odds are, in this order: Flicka is Swedish for girl! Maybe a Swedish owner or horse. Mate was an American Thoroughbred racehorse best known for winning the Preakness Stakes. Pavot was an American Thoroughbred Champion racehorse.
In a career that lasted from to he ran thirty-two times and won fourteen races. Pompey — was an American Champion Thoroughbred racehorse. These are all bi-level spinning tops of mine.
One collector described them as: Some were aluminum, or chrome plated On the put and takes, the upper tier would tell you if you won or lost, and the bottom tier would tell you how much. On the race horse tops, the bottom tier would indicate which horse won, and the upper tier would give the payoff odds. The race horse tops originally sold for cents each in the 's. The box they came in proclaimed "the pocket race course America's Great New Racing Game.
For" is engraved on the top of the spinner. Famous British race horses, c. Yutoi was born and Golden Corn Please correct me if I am wrong about that. I got the top from U. All these horse-racing tops have machined steel magnetic in the upper level, and nickel-chromium brass non-magnetic in the lower body. This top is not as old as the others. All the horse on this top, except Stymie who won a record fortune in second class races , won the Belmont stakes.
DISQ, , , , , On one, I could make out "" of the patent date. Man o' War made his debut on June 6, By the time he retired 16 months later, he was a national hero, joining Babe Ruth as the first shining stars of the Roaring Twenties.
The charismatic horse's popularity had brought fans back to the track. Man o' War went to the post 21 times and won 20 races. He won one race by an incredible lengths and triumphed in another carrying pounds. He whipped a Triple Crown champion by seven lengths in a match race. ZEV- became the greatest money-winning racehorse in history.
Colin was born ; the others One eBay listing of this top said: Morvich, winner of the Kentucky Derby Pillory, winner of the Preakness and Belmont Stakes Bunting, Whitney Stables winner at Saratoga and Belmont.
For craps or any other dice game. The white thing on the top is a label. I should have scanned another side, but didn't want to take another scan.
Swedish put and take. This top is unusual in that the numbers go in a natural sequence -- 6,5,4,3,2,1. Usually the numbers are mixed up as on a roulette wheel. Till then I had never seen either. When they spout, "a special top which is under control at all times," they mean the top is gaffed for cheating. More cheating with tops. The above is from one of my gambling supply catalogs, this one from New York City's venerable old H.
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. Or if the customer was consistently betting on a particular horse, the banker would supply the top which would disfavor that horse, and the bettor could spin the top all the time! The player bets on a horse by placing his money or chips in the horse box on the layout.
Since he has a one in six chance of winning there are six sides to the top , the "fair" pay-off should be , which is one of the six odds on the top. But three times out of six, he receives less than "fair" odds -- when , or "disqualified" turns up. The house advantage is I figure it as follows: So a bettor's horse will turn up one-sixth of the time, or 6 times out of 36 bets.
Another way of calculating it. So the house advantage is Above page is from my H. Evans gambling supply catalog. I never saw an 8-sided Horse Race top. This layout is for 4 top in the big chart just above. Another layout for the same Horse Race top -- 4 in the big chart above. Dealer said, "Maker unknown, ca. Paper over cardboard with some edge damage. Man-o-War was three years old in Tri-level -- one of the few tri-level tops I know of. In the picture to the left, the stem is not shown.
Seller says, "A nice vintage tinplate gambling top. The Tip Top with three revolving central spinners, Length approx 4. This is a horse-racing top. It shows which horses finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Yutoi was a champion thoroughbred, born July , I bought one at eBay U. Seller said, "An unusual and very collectable tri-level tinplate six sided spinner dating from around the s. Measuring just over 4 cm long. The sides are stamped with odds and the three inner spinners have the names of nine horses: The names seem to be mostly fictional, fanciful.
YouTube video of a Crown and Anchor bi-level spinner! British, saw on eBay August All of these are champion English horses which raced from about to Names of major U. Flat Winners on the sides of the top. It has become a lucrative financial activity with horses wining millions of dollars in a race, and millions more as a stud", per an owner of the top.
The 8-sided spinning top is 46 grams, c. On the upper level, in this order: I added the year of their most famous victory in parentheses, from this source. Race Horses, New Zealand. The horses named on the top were racing in New Zealand about Brass, length 35 mm, weight 35 grams. Horse names lower section: For one thing, the order of the sides is different. This spinner and the one above are both "left-handed. Horse-racing per Argentine seller.
Made by van Laere in Brussels. The six sides are: I have no idea what the six names represent -- thoroughbred horses, sports teams, pigeons, etc.? Football teams British bi-level top. First time I saw this, on eBay Feb. List of champions here. Made of celluloid or similar early plastic. Spins well enough, but poorly. The white and red parts are bakelite - The spin seperately from each other so the final outcome is always random - The blue handle is wood with some wear to the paint - The markings on the white part are P and T and on the red you have 0 1 4 A 2 3 "It is marked "Spinim" on top with a patent number.
The patent number is U. Once on that web page, you will see links for a drawing of the devise, abstract, description, claims, etc. The patent was made to cover all tops that were bi-level -- two separate rotating parts. I own this top, by the way. It is also in about the 5th picture on this page, along with other bakelite tops. Beautiful picture, looks good enough to take a bite out of.
The coloring on the Put and Take top is unusual. The Poker one has on the upper level: So possible hands could be: Both levels read1 thru 6 forming a pair of dice. I finally got this from a seller in the Netherlands. Plastic, Dice theme, long. Bi-level Poker top, made of steel magnetic. Looks nice, spins very poorly. Manufacturing error -- odds level reversed. Notice how the top odds level is up-side-down. I soaked it in WD, but still could not unscrew it to correct it.
Probably worth more the way it is! The seller described it as: The top level spins independently from the bottom. I finally got a nice one on eBay for somewhat less in March Just goes to show that prices fluctuate, so you can wait for the right price sometimes. I have finally deduced how the game was played.
I don't think there was a layout, and I don't think one played against the "house. For example, the one pictured here shows a queen-high flush. If it had landed Jack Two, it would be a pair of Jacks. Dealer said, "Bottom die reads: 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 Also click here for a view of the box and instruction sheet. Horse racing -- misstrikes. Another bi-level poker top, from France.
I think it is played like the poker bi-level top above. Here perhaps, the top level refers to classes of poker hands, like: Similar to the one above. Looks like a spark plug. Owner lives in Germany. He describes it as "in the form of a Bosch Bosch-Lavalette spark plug.
As far as I could determine, originally from France and probably for the game Pinochle. It is 2" long, 50 grams. It spins quite well virtually each time if you are careful. One issue I have is that if you tighten the handle as you normally would , the upper level presses against the lower level, so the upper level won't move independently.
Unusual bi-level top with 8 colored balls. Click here for full information and pictures on another page. More pictures of this top here -- shows the bi-levels more clearly. Click here for a picture of the original colorful box and the instructions. In January , it spinner, instructions, box went for euros on eBay. On both sides is engraved: Jaquemet Paris Bte S. Top of Gerrit Veldhoen, Netherlands.
Another tri-level of sorts. This picture was emailed to me January The top breaks down and you can move the tumblers off and on, depending on what you are playing. I found this image on page of Justin Michell here. You would roll the device, not spin it. Maxim has similar ones at the bottom of his web page. What game is this from? Bogey Patented, , , , , Or it could refer to Bogey motorcycles which were made in the s, thus maybe an advertising item?
Here, the side could be for: E for Even -- 1: Has patent information on it. This piece is in all original pre-owned condition age related wear and marks. Some numbers are in red, others in black. I have been unable to track down the makers or anything similar.
The sides of the three hexagons are marked in gold with X, 1, 2, 1, 2, 1. Because the three discs spin separately, the final outcome is always completely random. The teetotum measures 3. I came in second. Vintage Catalin Gambling Spinner, Patent What game is this? Another bi-level "Derby" top. Another bi-level "Derby" top with numbers. Another bi-level brass "Derby. I paid 59 pounds for this plus postage from the U. Sides read in this order: Modern to p - - playing cards.
The seller in the US November says, "This is an old game with a new twist as well. The original has the six horses names and the newer version has the four playing card suits Spade-Diamond-Heart Club as well as Joker and Ace. These are patent pending games made in the U. Modern top -- horse racing. Similar to the bi-level tops horses, poker made by the company that made the "Odds-On" tops, but nothing engraved on the top of the top near the handle. The top level sides are marked with the odds in this order: Looks to be made of brass with a silver coloured finish.
Crown and Anchor -- Color added. The sale was helped with this neat composite picture of many angles of the spinner. Near the handle, the patent number is engraved. Bi-level put and take top. Spinner is differentially rounded on the bottom.
The above three pictures show how a Put and Take can be rigged for cheating. The typed instructions came with the rigged tops when ordered from a gambling supply house. The scanned instructions and catalog page are from the K. In both pictures, notice how the tops on the right are shaved on the lower right side of the "T2" face, and the tops on the left are shaved on the lower left side of of the "T2" face. Knowing this would give a favorable percentage to the user; he wouldn't always win on every spin, but would come out a winner in the long run.
These are 8-sided tops. The "takes" are opposite each other for example, opposite the "T2" is a "T3". Likewise with the "puts. And as you would expect, on this top, all four of the Take sides are shaved on the bottom left, and on all four Put sides, all of the bottom rights are shaved. Just the opposite would happen if you spin the same top counterclockwise or the top on the right clockwise. Two other gaffed tops appear on this page: Switch tops in a game. As people gather to watch, they join in the game.
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. As the game winds down, they swith the fair top back in, and can leave it to one of the suckers as a souvenir.
Another modern one I saw on eBay, August Put four Spin well, 40 seconds over glass surface". Take Two — The player will take two antes out of the pot.
Mexican , made currently. Colo-Top Company, Denver Colo. N -- Nothing happens. This unique 8-sided version adds excitement with each spin. Perfectly balanced and weighing in at 24 grams, it is designed to spin perfectly for beginners and pros spinners alike. WW I replica commemorative. Per seller on eBay Feb.
This offensive was to become known officially as the First Battle of the Somme. Here is another of Guss Parkin's creations: Two more of his tops here.
New with key ring container. Saw on eBay Feb. These spinners are hand machined by my husband Jim from solid brass stock.
The letters and numbers are then hand stamped onto each of the 6 sides of the piece. Each spinner comes with a free spun aluminum storage container color may vary that can be attached to a keychain. Printed rules are provided. Made by Graham in Australia. Six sides in this order: Seller says, in Dec , "It has been hand made, not machine made, of brass. There is an emphasis on balance for a great spin, it is tough and has a personality of its own.
The dimensions are approximately 30mm long and 15mm wide at widest point. I live on a bush property with a small solar power system and make the spinners myself.
I spend quite sometime hand sanding them to get the balance just right and am very proud of them! Lots of good wishes, Graham. He started with a cap nut. With sandpaper he got a nice point to spin. In the hole he screwed or stuck the handle. Good thinking — nice result. Also called vintage and listed many times by the same seller. Called by the eBay seller: Dealer said in part: This piece has light patina on the brass, and a greenish verdigris on the inside.
Same seller, also called vintage with many listings. Antique gambling device called a "Put and Take". This is the worst put and take I have ever seen. For one thing, it won't spin, ever. Purported to be vintage. Advertised on eBay Feb. Unaligned letters are unusual. The "Rocky Top" spinners have serifs to the "T" and "P," which the ones pictured here do not have. Some of the sides read: P1, T1, P2, PA.
Characters askew at an angle. Non-magnetic, probably made of aluminum. The six sides in order: Not sure if it is modern or not. The dealer who sold it to me had nine of them, calls them vintage, but I wonder. Shapeways Put and Take.
Made on a 3D printer! I ordered one July , and it just arrived in a 12" x 12" x 12" box. It is one of the most awful Put and Takes I have ever seen -- about 1 inch long and 3 grams weight. It looks so large and nice in the picture. It is white and spins well. Sides are labeled "take all," "take half," "all put," and "put half" for the classic gambling game of chance. Shapeways Put and Take Dice.
I also sell "put and take" tops. I also sell several put-and-take spinners. Can be used as a D8 die, or labeled with options for the game "put and take" or "toma todo.
Shap e ways again: It comes in brass, stainless steel or plastic. Sides are labeled as follows: The star can be used as an extra rule, for example, all take, take one from everyone one, everyone takes one from you, take half, put half, etc. Come up with your own new rules to make the game more fun.
Seller calls it vintage. Looks like one edition of the "Rocky Top" spinner. Dealer wasn't too helpful with details. I had no idea what it entailed. I was turned off by the big size of the item: Put and Take hidden in walking cane. Seller says, "Wonderful walking stick cane with a hidden secret, bakelite handle decorated with a white metal 4 leafs-clover Put and Take "hidden" in pencil.
This is really a unique gambling item! Inside the pencil there are 3 tiny heavy dice.