Western Practical Joke Novelty
Scares the Heck Out of People
This practical joke has been around for a century. A favorite out west when “Eastern Folks” would arrive. A school yards favorite in the early 1900’s. This is an envelope that has interesting western desert graphics scene on it with a cactus, the sun going down and a rattlesnake curled up. There is a picture of a rattlesnake’s head with his mouth open and fangs exposed. It says Rattlesnake Eggs on the envelope and at the bottom is says, Caution: Keep in cool place to prevent hatching.
You can just leave it sitting on a coffee table or somewhere. Someone’s curiosity will get to them sooner or later. The end flap says Caution when opening. Eventually someone will open the flap and take a peek. Then all heck breaks loose. A loud rattling and shaking happens when someone opens up the envelope. You will usually get a shriek out of them. The envelope contains a thin wind up mechanism that goes off when the envelope is opened, making them think a rattlesnake is going to jump out! It gets them every time. If you are a Western Collector enthusiast, this one belongs on your table.
NOTICE: This vintage prank is being sold only as a novelty. It is a genuine vintage joke from an era when there were no safety standards for this type of merchandise. It’s new, but it can be dangerous to startle someone with a weak heart condition. It probably contains, or is, a choking hazard, and probably includes other features that are not suitable for children to play with. Misuse of this can really piss some people off. These type of gags have precipitated lawsuits. Buyer uses at their own risk.
|Esnarf Item . #5621||Price . . $2.85|