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slinky spring toy was originally priced at $1, but many paid much more due to price increases of spring steel throughout the state of Pennsylvania; it has, however, remained modestly priced throughout its history as a result of Betty James’ concern about the toy’s affordability for poor customers. Slinky has been used other than as a toy in the playroom: it has appeared in the classroom as a teaching tool, in wartime as a radio antenna, and in physics experiments with NASA. Slinky was inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame at The Strong in Rochester, New York, in 2000. In 2003, Slinky was named on the Toy Industry Association’s “Century of Toys List”. In its first 60 years Slinky sold 300 million unit
The Slinky was invented and developed by BTS Richard T. James in 1943 and demonstrated at Gimbels department store in Philadelphia in November 1945. The toy was a hit, selling its entire inventory of 400 units in ninety minutes. James and his wife Betty formed James Industries in Clifton Heights, Pennsylvania to manufacture slinky spring toy and several related toys such as the Slinky Dog and Suzie, the Slinky Worm. In 1960, James’s wife Betty became president of James Industries, and, in 1964, moved the operation back to Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania. In 1998, Betty James sold the company
additional information Original Slinky is truly an American classic toy. Made in America for 70 years, it has been captivating children and adults all over the world. Watch the Slinky walk down stairs one step at a time while producing that classic Slinky sound. Slinky Toys stretch like and accordion and provide endless fun for kids and adults. Did you know that Slinky is the official toy of Pennsylvania? It’s true! Perfect for stocking stuffers,prizes, presents, and more because everyone loves a Slinky! Recommended for children 5-years of age and older.
Age range Did you know that Slinky is the official toy of Pennsylvania? It’s true! Perfect for stocking stuffers,prizes, presents, and more because everyone loves a Slinky! Recommended for children 5-years of age and older. Slinky is not just a toy, it’s a toy box tradition. For 70 years the proudly made-in-the-USA Slinky has captivated kids and adults with its ability to walk down stairs (alone or in pairs), making that classic Slinkity sound. With over 20 different products Slinky is still the perfect gift for anyone on any occasion at any age. Slinky is a member of the ALEX Brands family of products. Comes boxed and perfect for presents
Specification: Slinky Brand The Original Slinky Kids Spring Toy