Etch A Sketch en Etch A Sketch creator dies <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Andre Cassagnes, the French inventor of the Etch A Sketch, a toy beloved of children around the world, has died at the age of 86.</p> <p>His death in France in mid-January was announced by the Ohio Art Company which has been making the Etch a Sketch since 1960, according to media reports.</p> <p>The Etch A Sketch, a grey screen with bold red frame, allows children to draw a picture using a stylus and then erase it with the turn of two buttons.</p> <p>It has sold more than 100 million copies around the world.</p> <p>lh/alu/txw/mfp</p> Etch A Sketch AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 19:15:46 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744720 at French inventor of Etch A Sketch dies, aged 86 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Karen Brooks</p> <p>Feb 3 (Reuters) - Andre Cassagnes, inventor of the iconic and award-winning childhood drawing toy, Etch A Sketch, died on Jan. 16 in a Paris suburb. He was 86.</p> <p>The electrical technician dreamed up the world-famous toy and turned it into a symbol of fleeting creativity, the clean slate for idle doodles and a tableau of memories for generations of Americans.</p> <p>Etch A Sketch was introduced in the United States in 1960 by Ohio Art Co, making its mark as the top-selling Christmas toy that year.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Etch A Sketch Etch A Sketch Film Ohio Art Company Thomson Reuters Sun, 03 Feb 2013 23:15:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5744857 at