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Etch A Sketch inventor Andre Cassagnes dies at 86

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Etch A Sketch inventor Andre Cassagnes dies at 86

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The inventor of the classic toy Etch A Sketch has died at the age of 86.
Andre Cassagnes died in Paris on 16 January, the Ohio Art Company, the US-based firm that made the toy, said.
Mr Cassagnes came up with the idea for a mechanical toy that creates erasable drawings by twisting two dials in the late 1950s, while working as an electrical technician.
Picked by the Ohio Art Company at a toy fair in 1959, Etch A Sketch went on to sell more than 100 million copies.
Etch A Sketch, with its familiar red-frame, grey screen and two white dials, allows children to draw something and shake it away to start again.

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Re: Etch A Sketch inventor Andre Cassagnes dies at 86

I had one wen I was a child.  Andre Cassagnes R.I.P.
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Re: Etch A Sketch inventor Andre Cassagnes dies at 86

Fond memories of the Etch-a-Sketch. Never actually had one myself but had fun with a friend's.
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Re: Etch A Sketch inventor Andre Cassagnes dies at 86

Great drawing there. Shame about the "music" track; I had to mute the awfulness.
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I couldn't even do that with a paper and pencil Sad
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Re: Etch A Sketch inventor Andre Cassagnes dies at 86

Tony (sat opposite me) has one on his desk.