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Spacehopper - Spacehopper

Spacehopper

  • Object:

    Spacehopper

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1970s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Sandie Cox

  • Museum number:

    B.18-2001

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

This is a large orange gymnastic ball known as the hopper. It has two handles, which resemble horns, at the top of the ball, and a kangaroo's face on the hopper. It had to be inflated with a bicycle pump.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1970s (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Marks and inscriptions

69 / MADE IN GT BRITAIN
Makers's mark; there is a small raised circle on the base with the words 'MADE IN GT BRITAIN' running around it. The number 69 appears above it.

23
Between the kangaroo's ears.

Dimensions

Height: 62.5 cm, Height: 67.3 cm including handles, Circumference: 106.2 cm

Descriptive line

'Spacehopper', orange vinyl ball with handles made in Great Britain between 1970 and 1979

Production Note

Reason For Production: Retail

Materials

Vinyl

Subjects depicted

Kangaroos

Categories

Dolls & Toys; Children & Childhood

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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