By Mary Bellis
First marketed on July 12, 1960, the Etch-A-Sketch ® was developed in the late 1950s by Frenchman, Arthur Granjean. Granjean called his toy L'Ecran Magique. In England, the toy was called the DoodleMaster Magic Screen. It was introduced at the 1959 International Toy Fair in Nuremburg, Germany and bought by the Ohio Toy company, who renamed the toy Etch-A-Sketch.
First marketed in 1960, the Etch-A-Sketch ® was developed in the late 1950s by Frenchman, Arthur Granjean.
- History of the Name
"Last week, one of the men responsible for Etch-A-Sketch's name, William Casley Killgallon, died at the age of 87. Without him, we might have grown up fiddling with the white knobs on our red DoodleMaster Magic Screen or L'Ecran Magique ("The Magic Screen")."
Its bright red frame isn't showing signs of gray... but the Etch-A-Sketch Magic Screen ® is 30-something!
An Etch-A-Sketch that can be controlled from a web page
George's Vlosich III's Etch-A-Sketch works of art
How does an Etch-a-Sketch Work?
for an Etch-A-Sketch
The Etch A Sketch Book (compare prices)
The Etch-A-Sketch product name is the registered trademark owned by The Ohio Art Company.