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Tinker Toys The Tinkertoy Construction Set was created in 1914—one year after the A. C. Gilbert Company's Erector Set—by Charles H. Pajeau and Robert Pettit in Evanston, Illinois. Pajeau, a stonemason, designed the toy after seeing children play with pencils and empty spools of thread. He and Pettit set out to market a toy that would allow and inspire children to use their imaginations...
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Added: 8th July 2007
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Posted By: lambchop
Posted by: Lambchop on 2007-07-08 
and now, there are plastic tinker toys! what an abomination!!
Posted by: Steve on 2007-07-08 
A childhood memory I have is taking a bunch of Tinker toy sets and made one huge big thing in my bedroom! I don't remember what it was, but it sure was big!
Posted by: Token on 2007-07-08 
Never had them myself, but the neighbors did. They also had Lincoln Logs and the Erector set. Spent many fun filled hours there.
Posted by: BKV on 2007-07-08 
I had a set of these and I made a lot of weird stuff with them.
Posted by: Bamber on 2007-07-09 
I remember this as a kid, but I don't remember it being called Tinkertoy in the UK.
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