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Spirograph

1966-1967 Spirograph, an overwhelming success

The Spirograph is a typical example of a lucky blend of science and toys; it is in fact used to trace hypotrochoid and epicycloid curves with breathtaking visual results. It was presented at the Nurnberg Toy Fair in 1965 by the English engineer Denys Fisher who at first started selling it through his own company, but the distribution rights were later taken over by the American toy company Kenner. Quercetti arrived with good timing in 1967 to become the exclusive distributor in Italy for the Spirograph, by investing a consistent amount of money until finally it became one of the most widespread and successful products of the entire catalogue.