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Crayola 08-0322 Silly Putty, Fun Pack, 2-Pack

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  • […] to have on hand. While kids will use it for many of the crafts listed, it can also be used to make silly putty. • Playdough: This Jell-O playdough is easy to make, smells great, and seemed to be more […]

    It was during one of these attempts to create synthetic rubber that Wright mixed boric acid and silicone oil, making the first Silly Putty, which initially became known as “Nutty Putty”. Although the goo produced by the mixture obviously wasn’t likely to make a good rubber substitute by itself, Wright did discover it had a variety of interesting properties, but he still couldn’t find a good practical use for it. Wright then sent samples of it to scientists all over the world to try to see if they could think up or discover a use for it that he missed. Unfortunately, nobody he sent it to could come up with a practical use for his putty either and the invention stayed in relative obscurity for around six years.

  • […] to have on hand. While kids will use it for many of the crafts listed, it can also be used to make silly putty. • Playdough: This Jell-O playdough is easy to make, smells great, and seemed to be more […]

    Silly Putty was originally invented by James Wright, working at General Electric’s New Haven, Connecticut lab in 1943. At the time, the Allies were desperately short on rubber thanks to Japan invading various rubber producing countries in the Pacific Rim. This shortage on rubber was negatively affecting certain wartime production efforts. As a result of this, the U.S. government enlisted the aid of various companies to try and invent a synthetic rubber that could be made of readily available materials.

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Thirty years later, more than 300 millions eggs of Silly Putty had been sold and Hodgson’s $147 investment was worth $140 million. He was the owner of one of most successful toys of the twentieth century.