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If it landed with the star or Take All showing, he would take all the chips from the pot.
Words -- Unusual words on put & take: Pool, San Farian, Grab, In, Out, Tak All, and Put All. (Click here for more information about the musical piece.) Players ante into a pot and take turns spinning the top. If the top lands with T1 showing (or "take one"), T2 or T3, the player who spun it would win (take) 1, 2 or 3 chips, respectively, from the pot.
Put and Take is one of many forms of Teetotums, which are any gaming spinning top.
The heyday was especially seen in 1921 and 22 (I refer you again to the timeline.) There is the 1921 silent movie "Put and Take", a 1921 "Put and Take" Broadway show and song, at least five American patents regarding Put and Take taken out between 19, and even a 1929 "Put and Take" jazz swing composition. from the English and American gambling scene is that too many loaded tops were being used. Players ante into a pot and take turns spinning the top. Credit: from a post October 19, 2005 at this Flickr Yahoo site. More pictures of this top here -- shows the bi-levels more clearly. Dealer in UK says, "AN ORIGINAL CROWN AND ANCHOR GAME. GIBSON & SONS "INTERNATIONAL SERIES" MADE IN ENGLAND. THE BOTTOM LEVEL IS FIXED TO THE MIDDLE SPINDLE, WHILE THE MIDDLE AND TOP LAYERS ARE FREE FROM THE SPINDLE AND SPIN SEPARATELY AND AS YOU CAN SEE THE TWO TOP LAYERS CAN BE SPUN SEPARATELY ON BALL BEARINGS. 19735/50 APPROX TOTAL LENGTH - 3.8CM (38MM)."The top is marked "Spinpool Pat Appd For". 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 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. "Letters & numerals are hand written by seller using with a wood burning tool. Okay, I'll even sell it to anyone else who might want it so don't feel left out. 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: Put 1, Put 2, Put 3, All Put, Put All, Lose Turn Take 1, Take 2, Take 3, All Take, Take All, Roll Again" Modern.
Listen to this grand old 1922 English music hall song on You Tube, "Put and Take," sung by Harry Fay. In other words, there was a great deal too much putting by novices and taking by cheats." But Put & Take exists today. Justin Michell Kevin Cook Gerrit Veldhoen You Tube videos about Put & Takes and other spinning tops: fine 7.5 minute video showing wide variety of tops and spinners, even a few Put & Takes. app for i Phone/i Pod to put your own sides/commands on a digital spinner, thus making your own game. short video of a bi-level Crown & Anchor spinner in action. If it landed T1, T2 or T3, the player who spun it would win (take) 1, 2 or 3 chips, respectively, from the pot. I think it is played like the poker bi-level top above. Click here for a picture of the original colorful box and the instructions. The sender said, " It's from 1982 and was made by a company called BOJO's. HAS A GREEN CLOTH BOARD WITH MAKERS NAME ON BOTTOM. THE DICE (top) IS OF A COMPOSITE MATERIAL (probably plastic). I have been unable to track down the makers or anything similar. 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. The "takes" are opposite each other (for example, opposite the "T2" is a "T3"). Per seller: "High quality solid brass spin game, lettering is engraved and painted. "AP = All Pay TA = Take All P1 = Pay One T1 = Take One P2 = Pay Two T2 = Take Two" Excellent spinner -- very easy to spin, and spins very well. 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! "A gaffed gambling device increases your odds to 90% accuracy!
According to the Encyclopedia Britannica article on teetotums, "the hexagonal (six-sided) teetotum was known to the ancient Greeks and Romans." The earliest teetotums were used as a substitute for dice, so the sides of the top would be numbered, usually 1 to 6. Two other nice/unusual features: (1) the upper level has single numbers, not odds (like 5-1, 3-2,), and (2) lovely spiral design on the finial (handle) (ususally it is plain or has parallel lines or a diamond design).
The Dreidel (a four-sided spinner with Put & Take-like instructions on the sides) was developed in 16th century Germany. I sold a similar one on e Bay in July 2013 for .
They can be distinguished from each other in a variety of ways, as is apparent on this page. "Anyway, the letters stand for put and take, inclusive: nothing (spin again? about women in the beginning of the 18th century ... Click here to read an enlargement of the text at the bottom of that page. BOTH EXCELLENT CONDITION." Both of them have "SPINIM" brand name on the top near the handle, and patent number 1374243. The Put & Take one has Ts and Ps on the upper level and on the lower level: 0 1 4 A 2 3. I had never seen this before till February 2009 when it went for $225 on e Bay. The bottom half reads STRAI'T, FOUR, FLUSH, TWO, FULL HOUSE, and THREE." The patent number and date on my personal top is very clear: "Patented April 1921 No. Seller says: "UNUSUAL NICKEL PLATED ANTIQUE PUT&TAKE GAMBLING DEVICE . IT MEASURES ABOUT 1 3/8" LONG X 3/4" AT IT'S WIDES POINT" per dealer LAMB 534, May 2011. 2012 as "Vintage Put and Take dice game brass spinning piece. cm: 1.904 w x 2.78 d x 1.648 h in: 0.75 w x 1.094 d x 0.649 h ." I gather the 6 sides are: P1, P2, T1, T2, Todos Ponen (All Put), and Toma Todo (Take All). Like the above one, "Shapeways 3D Printing Service and Marketplace" made on a 3D printer. Seller: "Centermeter: 2.016 w x 3.324 d x 2.016 h ... An 8-sided spinner/top labeled for the game put-and-take. They also sell: "Unlabeled 8-sided spinner with a unique umbrella shape. Sides are labeled as follows: AP = all put, P1 = put 1, P2 = put 2, TA = take all, T1 = take 1, T2 = take 2, and star. Contents are COMPLETE and in excellent condition." Seller says, "Wonderful walking stick cane with a hidden secret, bakelite handle decorated with a white metal 4 leafs-clover ... Vintage / Antique Game ELECTRIC PUT-N-TAKE by Jim Prentice The Electric Game Co. This piece features tin construction with colorful litho throughout showing flags of the world, roulette wheel numbers, a world globe, Put And Take markings, and more.