: The Etch A Sketch® toy was invented by Frenchman Arthur Granjean in the late 1950s. Ohio Art Company of Bryan, Ohio bought the rights and the Etch A Sketch® was first produced on July 12, 1960. It contains aluminum powder and plastic beads behind its glass screen. Two knobs control a stylus that runs through the powder, leaving black marks on the screen. Shaking the toy re-coats the screen with the aluminum powder, erasing the image. This Etch A Sketch®, produced around 1975, measures 12 by 9 by 2 inches (30.48 by 22.86 by 5.08 cm). View on Ohio Memory.
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: Business and Labor; Arts and Entertainment; Toys; Ohio Art Company Places
: Bryan (Ohio); Williams County (Ohio)