The Original Paratrooper 'Cricket'
The ACME No. 470 Clicker, or ‘Cricket’ as it became known, was conceived in the 1920s as a time-keeping device for musicians, but was adopted in 1944 by US paratroopers who needed a way of discretely identifying friendly forces after landing behind enemy lines at night. 7,000 were supplied ahead of the D-Day invasion, very few of which now survive and are expensive antiques. Our authentic replica is made in the UK by the same company, on the actual tooling and machines used in 1944. It is superb quality and almost indistinguishable from the originals. Nowadays, they also serve as a useful dog training aid. Supplied wartime-style cardboard box with certificate of authenticity.
We offer three UK delivery options:
Standard UK Delivery: £4.99. On this service, goods will usually arrive within 14 days of your order reaching us, and often in less than 10. (Please remember that if you posted your order it may have taken up to five days to get here).
3-Day Delivery: £6.99. This is a three-working-day (not Saturday, Sunday, or Bank Holidays) service for UK mainland and Ulster addresses, provided that you order before 1pm. Orders received after 1pm will be processed on the next working day, so take one day longer to arrive. If you require an item to be personalised, your order will be delayed by one working day.
Express Delivery: £9.99. This is a next-working-day (not Saturday, Sunday, or Bank Holidays) service for UK mainland and Ulster addresses, provided that you order before 1pm. Orders received after 1pm will be processed on the next working day, so take one day longer to arrive. Service to Scotland, Northern Ireland, Isle of Wight and other UK Islands takes two days. If you require an item to be personalised, your order will take an additional working day. Your package will arrive between 9am and 6pm (may be up to 8pm), and must be signed for on receipt, so please give an address where there will be somebody available to take delivery (perhaps a neighbour/friend, or your workplace if your employer permits this).
Delivery Information (Overseas)
We are currently unable to deliver to EU addresses due to the high and unpredictable costs, customs charges, and courier handling fees. Our other overseas delivery charges (standard service only) are:
Channel Islands (7-10 Days), £20
Rest of World. From about £50, depending on what you order. Please phone on +44 1932 235550 or e-mail us on email@example.com for a quote. Outside Europe, most orders arrive within 21 days.
VAT (sales tax) will be deducted from the listed price of your goods where applicable for customers outside the UK, including those from the Channel Islands.