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Metallic Snapper novelty

The original Snapper novelty, whether made out of wood or plastic, was probably one of the best ‘catch’ novelties ever invented: you could always make the plunger snap back, but everyone else failed to do this. (See for example N1450.) This metallic Snapper works on a different principle, and so catches out people who knew all about the original version. The metallic Snapper never became as popular as the original, perhaps in part because of the manufacturing costs involved in achieving the very high accuracy required to ensure successful operation. Complete with instructions.

Item Details

Size Length 95mm
Date Mid 20th century.
Key Phrases
Ref no N2940