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Clackers

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Clackers were 2 balls (slightly smaller than golf balls) at the end of two pieces of string with a little piece of plastic to hold. The idea was to smack them together and get a rhythm going and they always ended up wrapped round your wrist bruising you quite bad. Obviously they were called clackers because of noise they made.


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Clackers,Klackers,Click-Clacks and Ker-Knockers Last post by Trickyvee
17 September 2013
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05 November 2010

Do You Remember Clackers?

Do You Remember Clackers?

  • Anonymous user
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    I too still have my original ones from the 70's, they are red and on the same string, makes me a little nervous to use them as the string is so old. I recall the numerous times they used to hit your wrist, get them in a rythum then go for it!
  • Anonymous user
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    I still have my original ones too, which I introduced to my 10 year old daughter today. I gave her lots of warnings and tutorials on how to get them clacking. First thing thats kept her quiet for ages...next thing to show her is tennis ball games up the wall (two balls) :o)
  • Anonymous user
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    We used to call them Kerknockers! Had to wait months and months for these, but when I did get them...... oh the memories. Think this may have been the start of my Repetitive Strain Injury !
  • Anonymous user
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    I have the original and they are glass thats why they took them off the market--I still have mine.they werealot of fun...
  • Anonymous user
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    The original ones were made of glass..I still have mine. They were great.Later they took them off the market and brought them back plastic
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    where can i buy some from
  • Anonymous user
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    the best memory of clackers was seeing them hanging from telephone/power lines down my Nan's street - ah halcion days!
  • greebo2001
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    My mum went to get me some and asked the shopkeeper for some kerknackers.
  • Anonymous user
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    now that i think back ,toy companys would come up with the stupidest things for kids to play with,well we thing so now.kids today would think what da hell wrong with kids then,look what we play with.what they dont know is there wasnt too much too choose from then.no video games,ipods u name it,remember the evel knevil wind up motorcycle,rocken sockem robots,ssp crash up derby sets where the doors and hood would fly off,i miss those days i really do.oh stretch armstrong lol,mccauley
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    i used to play with a set over my uncles house back in the late 70s.it took me some time but i really was good at it.i dont remember any handle,there was a knot in the middle of the string and thats where ya hold it.the colored balls was transparet colors.man they was loud when u got them going.id like to have a old set.mike mccauley