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The Most Famous Helical Spring of Them All … The Slinky®

Did you know: The Slinky was originally intended for Naval Battleships?

68 years ago this month, one of the most famous helical springs of all time, The Slinky, made its public debut.

slinkyMaking its debut at Gimbels Department Store in Philadelphia, PA, the toy was an instant hit, selling out its entire stock in less than 90 minutes.1 Since this time, the Slinky has become arguably the most recognizable spring of all time, tumbling its way into the hearts and homes of children all around the globe.

But did you know that originally the Slinky was never intended to be a toy. In fact, if it wasn’t for a young Naval Engineer, Richard James, the Slinky may never have been born.
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