Yay for retro Wednesday and yay for Silly Putty!
There is something that Silly Putty and View-Master have in common...
World War II! You never would have guessed that, right?
It was during World War II that people became concerned about America's threatened rubber supply. So, chemists began researching synthetic substitutes and happened upon one of the greatest toys in toy history...Silly Putty!
Then, during World War II, View-Master produced millions of reels for the U.S. Government that aided the military in airplane & ship identification and range estimation.