Monday, 21 July 2008


Popular around the school playgrounds of Dundee in the sixties were "Caps", sometimes called keps. These were sold in rolls (as above) or bought as boxes of individual caps. Caps were used mostly in toy guns to make them go BANG!... but because they were cheap, they were used a lot at school without the need of a gun. One technique was to rip off a strip of about a dozen, place it on the ground and drag your foot across it to trigger a machine gun effect. We also used our thumb nails and stones to get them to explode!

1 comment:

  1. I remember them well, loved the smell of the explosive when it was set off.