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Slinky's Accidental Invention
It's a wonderful toy. It's fun for a girl and a boy...it's Slinky!

The Slinky, an iconic American plaything, was invented by accident in the 1940s. Engineer Richard James came up with the idea after a tension spring he was working with fell to the floor and began slinking away.

A few years later, the Slinky debuted at Gimbel's Department Store in Philadelphia. Since then, more than 300 million have been sold throughout the world.
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FROM: What Makes America America
Published on January 23, 2008

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