Tag Archives: spirograph


Although itĀ first became available in 1965 and was awarded “Toy of the Year” in 1967, Spirograph is firmly planted in the memory banks of countless seventies kids.

Invented by British engineer Denys Fisher, the original US version consisted of two plastic rings, both with gear teeth on the inside and outside. Smaller plastic gear wheels, each with holes to accommodate a ballpoint pen, could be placed inside the larger rings and rotated with the pen, creating complex geometric patterns on the paper beneath.

Read more