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Episode # 43

A Resilient Toy

Music: Eric Elison

Host: Deb Wittner

Deb recalls how an engineering mishap in 1945 gave us one of the most iconic inventions -- and toys -- of the 20th Century -- the Slinky. We look at the company, its history, and in addition to being one of the most popular toys ever, some of its lesser-known uses.

We welcome back Eric Elison, known as the “Lightfoot of the Rockies”, as he performs one of his original pieces of music.


Squirrel vs. Slinky:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QjhBKDzKcE

TAG: Baby Boomer, mid century, BoomerTube, toys, inventions, slinkys, slinky animals, slinky train, slinky dog, discoveries, 1950s, 1960s

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