The exact replica Slinky and box from 1945. The same original version that is held in the National Toy Hall of Fame! The original metal Slinky toy - charming in vintage-style packaging and offering timeless play.
Collectors Edition Slinky
You remember it well, and the slinky toy still makes you smile.
Introduce a child to the intuitive fun found in Slinky
Excellent for introduction & study of physics
Be reminded of simple pleasures
Classic slinky packaging hits the mark!
History of the Slinky
The year 1943, smack dab in the middle of World War II, Richard James was developing a spring system to keep fluctuating shipboard instruments sturdy while at sea. Amused when dropping a spring to the ground that it began to walk...Richard brought the spring home to his wife, Betty. Betty had a vision for the toy, found a name in the dictionary, "slinky" meaning stealthy, sleek, and sinuous. History was made as Slinky debuted at Gimbel's Department Store in Philadelphia in 1945. Initially, there was skepticism about whether Slinky would sell, but all 400 Slinkys for sale were purchased in 90 minutes. Since then, over three hundred million Slinkys have been sold worldwide. Remarkably, the Slinky is still made in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania with the original equipment Richard James created.
Little known Slinky Fame
In 1999, Slinky became one of the very first toys to be officially honored with a picture on an official United States Postage Stamp.
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A rating of Collectors Edition Slinky
Posted 10/13/2012 by David Yetman
I am using this for an unusual application ! It will be an antenna for my Kenwood R-2000 communications receiver. Because of age and physical limitations I can not climb on the roof or put antenna's up in trees, like I did years ago. An amateur radio operator, a friend of mine, suggested I build an indoor antenna using a Slinky.
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