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Clay Watson

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Clay Watson
In 1943 US Navy engineer Clay Watson working on springs that could support and stabilize sensitive instruments aboard ships on rough seas noticed one of these spring "stepped" in a series of arcs from a shelf to a stack of books to a table top and to the floor where it re-coiled itself and stood upright. It was first introduced in 1946 at the American Toy Fair. 2000 inductee into The National Toy Hall of Fame

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