When I was a kid we got them at county fairs and festivals. They were a tin clicker. Remember the noise? click click click.....SO annoying but fun. Then companies started selling them with different shapes, but this one is the original.
What's interesting is the history behind it. Some people say that back in the days they were issued to the paratroopers who were dropped behind enemy lines on D-Day during WWII. These helped troops identify each other in the dark so they would not be shooting each other.
SHARE if you remember the noise and this toy.. :)