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“SLINKY” SPRINGS to FAME (Sep, 1946)

“SLINKY” SPRINGS to FAME

Given an initial shove, “Slinky” eerily and deliberately flip-flops end over end down a flight of steps. It is simply a spring, but it does stunts that made R. P. James, Philadelphia engineer, think of converting it into a toy.

The flat-coiled strip of Swedish blue steel assumes shapes in almost unending patterns. Mr. James got his toy idea when he saw the spring roll off a workbench and do funny antics on the floor.

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Very Early Slinky Knockoff (Mar, 1947)

This ad appeared a little more than a year after the Slinky made its debut, but it’s the only one I’ve ever seen. I wonder if the slinky people got them shut down.

Mr. Walker
THE FASCINATING ACTION TOY FOR YOUNGSTERS AND ADULTS
WALKS DOWNSTAIRS!

America’s greatest post-war Action Toy. It walks down a flight of stairs! Fascinating and exciting. Nothing to get out of order. No winding, no motor. Just set it on the top step, flip it and plop, plop, plop, it goes down stairs automatically like a giant night-crawler. Be the first to amaze your friends with this toy sensation. Fun galore!

SEND NO MONEY. Just write your name and address on a penny postcard and mail it to us TODAY. We will mail “Mr. Walker to you. On arrival simply deposit only $1.00 plus C.O.D. postage with postman.

AGENTS WANTED—Easy to demonstrate, easy to sell. Write for special agents deal.
Travis Products Co.
Dept. 48 C 224 W. Huron St. Chicago 10, Ill.

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