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Episode 51: Roller Skates And Atomic Power

from  The Past and The Curious: A History Podcast for Kids and Families

Dec 22, 2020

 

John Joseph Merlin created automata, musical instruments, clocks, and one of the first pairs of roller skates. His roller skate debut was pretty tragic (and hilarious). A.C. Gilbert was a magician turned toymaker who created some important and lasting toys, and also some incredibly dangerous ones.

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