A large blue gymnastic ball known as a spacehopper. It has a handle on the top of the ball and has the words Hop 66 written in large writting on the face of the ball. Also with its original box and leaflet.
The ‘spacehopper’ was originally called ‘Pon Pon’ and was invented in 1963 by Aquilino Cosani, co-owner of the Italian company Ledraplastic. This innovative ball was designed for use in play and exercise. Originally, it had a rigid handle for children to grip while bouncing along. The design was improved in the 1980s by the creation of a handle in a new softer vinyl material, which made the ball safer. The new design was named ‘HOP’.