A centuries old game also called dibs and jackstones. The pewter jacks are a mid-nineteenth century update to this timeless children's game. The wooden ball was used in earlier versions. Set comes in a leather pouch. Made in U.S.A
Opponents send gaily beribboned hoops whirling towards each other to be caught on the tips of slender wands in this exciting and elegant sport. The Game of Graces was considered both proper and beneficial exercise for young ladies in the early 1800s and it was proper as well for boys to play it among themselves. Natural wooden hoops and wands. Contains colored ribbons for decoration and instructions on how to play. Hoops are approx. 10 in diameter and wands are approx. 22.5 long.
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.
Cup & ball toys had already been favorite childhood amusements for many centuries by the time of settlements in the North American colonies, and they have remained popular throughout American history. The rule is simple: the ball is tossed and caught in a cup on the end of a stick, but it's not always as easy as it looks.