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Yes, they did, in another thread ! Anyway, here is my collection.

 

The top one was bought from Wakefields Army Stores in Chesterfield on the way to Hillsborough in 1967. When it was proper ex-army stuff in there, it was brilliant. Rattle cost me 2/6 but it weighs a ton so I never took it again, although I painted it blue and white and wrote Fantham and Ritchie on it. It is stamped R.O.D. 1944. I've never known exactly what this means but I've been told they were used to simulate machine gun fire during army training (it's very loud). I know early examples were used as bird scarers.

I only took the blue and white one once too, and the bottom one never. 

 

Rattles were going out of fashion by the time I started going in 1966, along with rosettes. Toilet roll throwing lasted another couple of years:rolleyes:  Another example of the fun going out of football, although I must admit the top rattle would have made a fearsome weapon in the hooliganism period.

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I had a few rattles like that as a kid. Never bought rosettes though, they were too expensive. All went out of fashion as I was growing up.

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I made my own in school woodwork - it was the only rattle that went anti-clockwise rather than the normal clockwise . Unfortunately it got smashed to smithereens when a wayward Norman Curtis shot went wide and smashed my rattle against the wall at the front of the kop !

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Had a rattle, home made by my Dad, from 2"x  1" wood. and painted Blue and White Solid as a rock and weighed a ton. I carried it for years.

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As bad as those Leicester clapper things 

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On 14/04/2020 at 11:39, 31Dec1966 said:

 

Rattles were going out of fashion by the time I started going in 1966, along with rosettes. 

 

 

Oh dear, i was still wearing my Terry Curran rosette in 1980 

:wacko:

 

Still have it somewhere.

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I used to take an airhorn to Hillsborough. Now that made some noise.

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I'd love this to come back as a trend.

 

Would make a right racket!

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On 14/04/2020 at 11:39, 31Dec1966 said:

Yes, they did, in another thread ! Anyway, here is my collection.

 

The top one was bought from Wakefields Army Stores in Chesterfield on the way to Hillsborough in 1967. When it was proper ex-army stuff in there, it was brilliant. Rattle cost me 2/6 but it weighs a ton so I never took it again, although I painted it blue and white and wrote Fantham and Ritchie on it. It is stamped R.O.D. 1944. I've never known exactly what this means but I've been told they were used to simulate machine gun fire during army training (it's very loud). I know early examples were used as bird scarers.

I only took the blue and white one once too, and the bottom one never. 

 

Rattles were going out of fashion by the time I started going in 1966, along with rosettes. Toilet roll throwing lasted another couple of years:rolleyes:  Another example of the fun going out of football, although I must admit the top rattle would have made a fearsome weapon in the hooliganism period.

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You could hold up a shop with them things WTF:

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On 14/04/2020 at 13:51, alan48 said:

I made my own in school woodwork - it was the only rattle that went anti-clockwise rather than the normal clockwise . Unfortunately it got smashed to smithereens when a wayward Norman Curtis shot went wide and smashed my rattle against the wall at the front of the kop !

 

Well built then *wink*

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9 hours ago, The Claw said:

As bad as those Leicester clapper things 

 

Right up there with the arsenal flag wavers when they score, like the crowd hasn't realised what's  happened :duntmatter:

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They were carried throughout WW2 by Air Raid Wardens, especially in the London Blitz, because they would cut thhrough the cacophany of noise. I believe they were also used in the trenches of WW1. That just shows the amount of noise they could make.. Sounded more like a machine gun than the Vavuzelas

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On 14/04/2020 at 11:41, @owlstalk said:

 

Were they as annoying as vuvuzelas?

Who rattled your cage?

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On 14/04/2020 at 11:39, 31Dec1966 said:

Yes, they did, in another thread ! Anyway, here is my collection.

 

The top one was bought from Wakefields Army Stores in Chesterfield on the way to Hillsborough in 1967. When it was proper ex-army stuff in there, it was brilliant. Rattle cost me 2/6 but it weighs a ton so I never took it again, although I painted it blue and white and wrote Fantham and Ritchie on it. It is stamped R.O.D. 1944. I've never known exactly what this means but I've been told they were used to simulate machine gun fire during army training (it's very loud). I know early examples were used as bird scarers.

I only took the blue and white one once too, and the bottom one never. 

 

Rattles were going out of fashion by the time I started going in 1966, along with rosettes. Toilet roll throwing lasted another couple of years:rolleyes:  Another example of the fun going out of football, although I must admit the top rattle would have made a fearsome weapon in the hooliganism period.

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you forgot to mention the 'kung fu' throwing star, a must when playing miwaww.

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On 15/04/2020 at 23:31, helmut_rooster said:

 

Right up there with the arsenal flag wavers when they score, like the crowd hasn't realised what's  happened :duntmatter:

a good % can't see what's happened for the flag.

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Those big chunky ones were lethal. Get a scuff round the head with one and you knew about it.

i always regretted the lightweight version I got from Suggs. They were thinner but wider and more like waving a wooden flag.

Mind you once I’d painted it blue and white it had a memorable day out in 66.

Daily Express paper hat, scarf and rattle eh?

Proper football 

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Any idea why they 'went out of fashion'?

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