OVER 50 YEARS LATER THE SPIROGRAPH IS STILL A HIT
So much has changed for kid’s in the last 50 years, it speaks highly of the simple yet satisfying drawing toy the “Spirograph” that it is still a hit with kids today!
“Spirograph is a geometric drawing toy that produces mathematical roulette curves of the variety technically known as hypotrochoids and epitrochoids. It was developed by British engineer Denys Fisher and first sold in 1965.
The name has been a registered trademark of Hasbro Inc. since 1998 following purchase of the company that had acquired the Denys Fisher company. The Spirograph brand was relaunched worldwide with original product configurations in 2013 by Kahootz Toys.” SOURCE WIKIPEDIA
FUN HISTORY FACT: In 1827 English architect and engineer Peter Hubert Desvignes developed his "Speiragraph", a machine to create elaborate spiral drawings, intended to prevent bank note forgeries
If you know a little artist in your life, keep the timeless Spirograph in mind!
Take a trip down memory lane with a montage from 1965-2015 in the video below.