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Etch A Sketch creator Andre
Cassagnes dies at 86

Associated Pres, by Staff

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Posted By:JoniTx, 2/3/2013 12:59:17 PM

The inventor of the Etch A Sketch, the famous red toy that generations of children drew on, shook up and started over, has died in France.vThe Ohio Art Co. based in Bryan said Saturday the 86-year-old Andre Cassagnes died Jan. 16 in a Paris suburb. The cause wasn’t disclosed. Ohio Art president Larry Killgallon says the company will always be grateful for an invention that brought joy to so many. The Toy Industry Association says Cassagnes came upon the Etch A Sketch idea in the late 1950s. He peeled a translucent decal from a light switch plate and found

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Olderyzer, 2/3/2013 1:37:39 PM     (No. 9155946)

In his honor i just twisted RIP on my my E-A-S app on my iphone.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mabel normand, 2/3/2013 2:21:26 PM     (No. 9156010)

I´m shaken.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: MattMusson, 2/3/2013 2:45:46 PM     (No. 9156051)

I saw the obit of the fellow that invented Speghetti O´s and thought what a great legacy. Both of these men have brought joy to millions. What an amazing legacy.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: earlybird, 2/3/2013 3:41:17 PM     (No. 9156115)

Long before this there was the tablet with the clear plastic sheet fastened over it on which one wrote with a stylus, causing one´s drawing or writing to show up in black. To erase, one simply pulled the sheet up, then put it back in place.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: earlybird, 2/3/2013 3:44:03 PM     (No. 9156120)

Magic Slate? Mystic Tablet? Anyone else remember? They were around for a long, long time.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: frede, 2/3/2013 4:17:46 PM     (No. 9156172)

He "Invented" one of the most frustrating toys I ever played with.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: truthfetish, 2/3/2013 4:52:31 PM     (No. 9156226)

I got good at drawing stairs.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: tubaguy, 2/3/2013 9:11:29 PM     (No. 9156532)

I´ve got a great idea for his headstone....

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