Site: 18CV91 Smith St. Leonard
Context: Richard Smith Plantation
Site Date Range: c. 1711-1754
Dimensions: 1.75” diameter
Description: Lead whizzer
History: Lead whizzer are a toy that has been around for a very long time. Two strings were run through the holes and then spun until tight. Then the user would pull on the tightly wound string causing the metal disk to spin, creating a whizzing noise. The size and angle of the serrations affected the sound of the whirring (Forsyth 2005:387).