“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Clifton Heights in Delaware County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

The Slinky Toy

The Slinky Toy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robyn Young, August 30, 2019
1. The Slinky Toy Marker
Inscription.  Invented in 1943 by Richard James and named by his wife Betty, the Slinky was manufactured here at James Industries until 1965. In 1960 Richard left his family and gave control of the nearly bankrupt company to Betty. Betty turned the company into a multimillion-dollar enterprise with worldwide distribution. In 2001 she was inducted into the Toy Industry Hall of Fame. The Slinky was one of the most popular toys of the 20th century.
Erected 2019.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentIndustry & CommerceWomen. A significant historical year for this entry is 1943.
Location. 39° 55.734′ N, 75° 17.814′ W. Marker is in Clifton Heights, Pennsylvania, in Delaware County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 1 and Springfield Road (U.S. 1), on the right when traveling north on U.S. 1. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 W Baltimore Pike, Clifton Heights PA 19018, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lower Swedish Cabin (approx. 0.7 miles away); Thomas Garrett
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(approx. 1.2 miles away); In Memoriam (approx. 1.4 miles away); Tatiana Proskouriakoff (approx. 1.4 miles away); Henry Albertson Subdivision Historic District (approx. 1.6 miles away); Lansdowne World War Monument (approx. 1.8 miles away); Dr. George Smith (approx. 2 miles away); Collen Brook Farm (approx. 2 miles away).
More about this marker. The marker was dedicated on August 30, 2019.
Also see . . .  Slinky Historical Marker Unveiled In Delaware County - Patch, 8/30/2019. (Submitted on August 31, 2019.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 30, 2019, by Robyn Young of Media, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 934 times since then and 52 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 30, 2019, by Robyn Young of Media, Pennsylvania. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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