Slinky was invented in 1943 by naval engineer Richard James and named by his wife Betty.
It first went on sale in Gimbel's Department Store in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1945. All 400 Slinkys were sold in 90 minutes! Since then over 300 million Slinkys have been world worldwide.
Slinkys are still made in Pennsylvania with the original equipment and have changed little in over 60 years.
The Slinky is a great toy for all ages and has appeared in many films and commercials. Look out for the original Slinky Dog in the Toy Story films, coming soon!
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