Bobbin Skipping Rope
Highland Museum of Childhood

This skipping rope has been cleverly fashioned out of bobbins!   

At the start of the twentieth century, children had access to far fewer toys than the children of today. The start of the First World War, in particular, caused a toy shortage as factories, materials, and labour were all needed for the war effort.  

Many toys had to be handmade and improvised. Simple materials such as wood, rope and everyday household materials were very common.  

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Date: 1850-1950
Materials : Wood, Rope
Size : 20cm x 20cm x 10cm

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