Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011

Slap Bracelet

Created by Stuart Anders, a Wisconsin shop teacher, slap bracelets were as much a 1980s social phenomenon as a toy craze. Experimenting with steel, Anders created something he called the Slap Wrap: a piece of fabric-covered metal that would curl around the wrist of anyone who smacked the bracelet against their arm. But it wasn't until Eugene Murtha, president of Main Street Toy Co., agreed to distribute them that they became slap bracelets — and a smashing success.