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Tinkertoy Electric Motor Set No. 166

The Toy Tinkers Division of A.G. Spalding & Bros. Inc.1960

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A.G. Spalding & Bros. bought the Tinkertoy brand in 1952. In the 1960s, Spalding increased the reach of his toy to attract older children – particularly boys– by adding battery-powered motors to spin the framed creations and by including more complicated construction ideas with the sets.

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  • Title: Tinkertoy Electric Motor Set No. 166
  • Creator: The Toy Tinkers Division of A.G. Spalding & Bros. Inc.
  • Date Created: 1960

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