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Cooperman HistoryLives rolling hoop

Historical Toys and Games: Rolling Hoop with Stick

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Children have been rolling hoops since the time of ancient Greeks through the hula hoop craze of the 1950's. Hoop rolling was a popular child's pastime in early America, and judging by advertisements and children's books, the game remaained enormously popular throughout the 19th century.

In the mid-1800s, the Vermont Novelty Works in nearby Springfield VT made thousands of wooden rolling hoops. We continue this tradition, bending hoops here at our southern Vermont shop in the old-fashioned way, steaming green lumber from local trees to form bent wood parts for our musical instruments as well as toys and games.

We craft our rolling hoops of solid native hardwoods, 28" in diameter by 1/4" thick. A dowel is included as a pushing stick; a hang tag provides history and instructions.

MUSEUM STORE CLIENTS: Click here for the listing at our HistoryLives to-the-trade web store. There is also a link there to apply for a whilesale account if you don't already have one with us.

EDUCATION PROGRAMS: PLEASE CONTACT US FOR DISCOUNTS ON ORDERS OF 8 HOOPS OR ADDITIONAL MULTIPLES OF 8 HOOPS