Etch A Sketch

Etch A Sketch
Etch A Sketch
Taj Mahal drawing on an Etch-A-Sketch.jpg
Type Drawing toy
Inventor(s) André Cassagnes
Company Ohio Art Company (1960–2016)
Spin Master (2016–present)
Country France, but American-manufactured and Canadian-owned
Availability 1960–present
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Etch A Sketch is a mechanical drawing toy invented by André Cassagnes of France and subsequently manufactured by the Ohio Art Company[1] and now owned by Spin Master of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

An Etch A Sketch has a thick, flat gray screen in a red plastic frame. There are two white knobs on the front of the frame in the lower corners. Twisting the knobs moves a stylus that displaces aluminum powder on the back of the screen, leaving a solid line. The knobs create lineographic images. The left control moves the stylus horizontally, and the right one moves it vertically.