The American Companies That Aren’t Actually American Anymore

Etch A Sketch

Etch A Sketch was invented by Andre Cassagnes in 1955 and it wasn’t until 1960 that it was sold by Ohio Arts and became one of the most popular toys in America. This simple toy allowed you to draw a picture mechanically with two knobs. Over the years, people have created masterpieces on an Etch A Sketch, which are still popular today.

Etch A Sketch was American owned for many years before it was purchased by Spin Master, which is a Canadian company, in 2016. Spin Master acquired Etch A Sketch for $100 million, which is a pretty good deal for being such an old toy.


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