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Little Whirl-Wind

arcade game

Created by game operator turned manufacturer Howard Peo in 1930. Peo Manufacturing's Little Whirl-Wind became one of the most popular counter games of the 1930s. The game proved so popular that Peo produced several spiral games with baseball, golf, and poker-themed games. Unfortunately for Peo, other larger manufacturers produced dozens of imitations and variations such as Whiz-Ball, Spiral Golf, and Whirl-O-Ball. Suffering from fierce competition and too many larger companies capitalizing on Peo’s ideas, Peo was out of the coin-operated amusements business by the end of the 1930s.

  • Manufacturer: Peo Manufacturing
  • Material: wood | metal | glass
  • Origin: Rochester, NY
  • Object ID: 115.2578
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