“Christmas Tree Twinklers” were made by the Tinkle Toy Company, a division of Youngstown’s Plakie Toy Company. Twinklers were placed directly above tree lights, allowing the heat generated from the light to spin the Twinkler. Twinklers were invented by John Garver. Garver taught the sciences at Boardman High School. He also founded a tennis program there, which he coached. Garver had more than twenty inventions in his lifetime, many relating to sports, and several of which were patented.
Gift of H. William Lawson, 96.56.15; Dean Hoover, 2004.63.124
by Mahoning Valley Historical Society | Dec 15, 2020