Etch-A-Sketch Creator Passes Away

By: CNN
By: CNN

The man who invented a beloved toy used for making millions of temporary drawings has died.

You probably don't know Adnre Cassagnes' name.

But you're likely familiar with his invention -- the Etch A Sketch.

Cassagnes created the prototype for the famous toy in his garage near Paris in 19-50.

The French electrician later sold the concept to Ohio Art, which has sold more than 150-million of them since.

Etch A Sketch was entered into the National Toy Hall of Fame in 19-98.

Cassagnes passed away last month in his native France.

He was 86 years old.


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