Episode 51: Roller Skates And Atomic Power

12.22.2020 - By The Past and The Curious: A History Podcast for Kids and Families

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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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