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Hop Rod Motorized Pogo Stick.

Currency:USD Category:Collectibles Start Price:200.00 USD Estimated At:300.00 - 500.00 USD
Hop Rod Motorized Pogo Stick.
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(Chance Mfg Co., 1960) A gasoline powered 2-cycle Hop Rod motorized mechanical pogo stick from the personal collection of legendary visual artist and car customizer, Ed "Big Daddy" Roth. Manufactured in 1960-61, this futuristic wonder toy was quickly pulled from the market after a series of incriminating public injuries during its initial publicity campaign. Constructed of a metal, rubber, plastic, and electrical wiring, the Hop Rod is intended to run on gasoline mixed with castor oil, which is poured into a tank above the foot pegs. This Hop Rod unit is presumed complete, retaining its original metallic logo decal on the upper shaft and branded cast hard rubber foot pads. Needless to say, the mechanicals are untested. Measuring 45"x12" and 6" deep, this 60-year-old Hop Rod is in very good condition, with some chipping to the original red paint, oxidation to piston cylinder, loss to logo decal, soiling to the yellow molded plastic handle, and overall grime from long term storage.