Spirograph is a geometrical drawing tool from the sixties
It’s simplicity at its best with a vast difference between what you intend to produce and the final result.
The examples on the box cover show the Spirograph producing beautiful results in the same standard as found by any forger of a twenty pound note.
Spirograph’ intricate stencil patterns using various sizes of cogs is a real family toy as everyone wants to have a t least one go on the stencil wheels.
Spirograph sets varied but most consisted of at least 4 Coloured biro pensPinsPlastic container for pins2 Outer stencil wheels2 ‘Ruler’ stencils18 ‘Inner’ stencil wheelsInstructions4 Pattern sheets
The reality is one of the following pen issues:
- Ink runs out half way through
- Ink works too well and decides to flow so well an inky smudge smears your work
- Someones nicked all the pens in the house
- I found a pen but the knib of the pen is too thick
Once the perfect pen was found for your spirograph, you then may of had the following issue:
- The teeth on the spirigraph keep slipping
- The angle of the pen to the circle makes it impossible to circulate the outer teeth
- My sister decided it was funny tickling me while i’m in the middle of a spirograph
- Tremours on a wobbly table
- I completed it and it didn’t meet up with the begining of the graph
- I’ve worn a hole through the paper
Did you have fun or torture with Spirograph sets as a kid?