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The Slinky is one of the world’s great toys. It’s 24 metres of 5cm wide wire coiled up in a spring which rolls end over end down steps & inclines. Witness its great scene in Ace Ventura, When Nature Calls  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltwxC19s5u8

 

It was invented by naval engineer Richard James and first shown in 1945. James was investigating metal coils to keep equipment steady on ships, when a coil fell off his bench and started to behave in typical slinky fashion.

 

His wife Betty named the Slinky from a Swedish word for ‘stealthy, sleek and sinuous’. When Richard James abandoned her (and their six children) to join a religious cult in Bolivia, Betty wouldn’t consider laying off loyal employees. She shifted the business to her home town of Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania and persisted in successfully combining the role of mother and entrepreneur. In 2001, an act of parliament was passed naming Slinky the State Toy of Pennaylvania.

 

After raising six children as a single parent, naming the magical toy, and saving the Slinky company in 1960, Betty James died in 2008, aged 90. The Slinky is still made in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, USA on the original equipment. The only change is that it’s made from shinier American metal rather than the initial blue/black Swedish steel.

 

–          Foundation Inductee, USA Toy Hall of Fame

 

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The Slinky is one of the world’s great toys. It’s 24 metres of 5cm wide wire coiled up in a spring which rolls end over end down steps & inclines. Witness its great scene in Ace Ventura, When Nature Calls  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltwxC19s5u8

 

It was invented by naval engineer Richard James and first shown in 1945. James was investigating metal coils to keep equipment steady on ships, when a coil fell off his bench and started to behave in typical slinky fashion.

  

His wife Betty named the Slinky from a Swedish word for ‘stealthy, sleek and sinuous’. When Richard James abandoned her (and their six children) to join a religious cult in Bolivia, Betty wouldn’t consider laying off loyal employees. She shifted the business to her home town of Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania and persisted in successfully combining the role of mother and entrepreneur. In 2001, an act of parliament was passed naming Slinky the State Toy of Pennaylvania.

 

After raising six children as a single parent, naming the magical toy, and saving the Slinky company in 1960, Betty James died in 2008, aged 90. The Slinky is still made in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, USA on the original equipment. The only change is that it’s made from shinier American metal rather than the initial blue/black Swedish steel.

  

          Foundation Inductee, USA Toy Hall of Fame

 

Delivery

  • $10 Flat Rate Total Postage
  • Free Postage over $200
  • Click and Collect promptly available

Orders delivered DIRECT TO YOUR DOOR next business day Perth Metro Area (order before 2 pm, delivered following day by courier ).

West Australian regional and interstate orders are despatched via Australia Post E-Parcel (with insurance & tracking). WA regional orders should arrive within 2-3 days; elsewhere in Australia within 3-5 days,

We love overseas orders, but The Good Store only delivers to addresses within Australia.

CAN I GET NEXT BUSINESS DAY PERTH DELIVERY? (It doesn’t cost any more. Mon-Thurs only)

Perth’s logistics companies are based around the Airport, so some coastal suburbs (hello Cottesloe and Fremantle), places deeper north (Joondalup) and south (Mandurah) can expect NEXT DAY delivery – with orders placed right up to 2pm.

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The Slinky is one of the world’s great toys. It’s 24 metres of 5cm wide wire coiled up in a spring which rolls end over end down steps & inclines. Witness its great scene in Ace Ventura, When Nature Calls  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltwxC19s5u8

 

It was invented by naval engineer Richard James and first shown in 1945. James was investigating metal coils to keep equipment steady on ships, when a coil fell off his bench and started to behave in typical slinky fashion.

  

His wife Betty named the Slinky from a Swedish word for ‘stealthy, sleek and sinuous’. When Richard James abandoned her (and their six children) to join a religious cult in Bolivia, Betty wouldn’t consider laying off loyal employees. She shifted the business to her home town of Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania and persisted in successfully combining the role of mother and entrepreneur. In 2001, an act of parliament was passed naming Slinky the State Toy of Pennaylvania.

 

After raising six children as a single parent, naming the magical toy, and saving the Slinky company in 1960, Betty James died in 2008, aged 90. The Slinky is still made in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, USA on the original equipment. The only change is that it’s made from shinier American metal rather than the initial blue/black Swedish steel.

  

          Foundation Inductee, USA Toy Hall of Fame

 

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