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The sound of the whirling disk lends this toy its common name of Buzzer, although it appears in English literature as early as 1686 under the general name for spinning toys, Whirligig. In far-flung cultures and throughout history, buzzers have been made by and for children from all sorts of materials and in a variety of shapes and sizes. Natural wooden handles and saw. Handles measure 3.5 long and saw measures 3.25 in diameter. Length of full toy is approx. 17.