The bilbo catcher was among the “curious” assortment of toys advertised for sale by colonial merchants and was described as a favorite in children’s books in the late 1800s. Also known as a bilboquet, the bilbo catcher is a toy of the cup & ball family with a history going back many centuries in Europe and the Americas. In this more difficult version, the ball is caught on the tip of a spindle by a hole drilled in the ball opposite the string. This bilbo catcher variation, based on 18th century print sources, combines both games in one toy.
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|Dimensions||1 × 5 × 9 in|