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Space Hopper

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:2000F251
Collection:Social History - Millenibrum Project 2000
Date:1970 c - 1970 c

Maker Information

Maker:Mettoy - View history


Space Hoppers were described in the promotional advertisements as the 'amazing inflatable riding ball'. Most people will recall the orange model, although blue ones - now rare - were made too. The Space Hopper was inflated by means of a bicycle pump before going on to provide children of the 60s and 70s with many happy hours of bouncing.

Presented by Alan Giles, 2000.

Further Information

Production Period:20th century
Place of Origin:England


Height:72 cm