Chances are you have played with a gyroscope at some point in your life. More than likely, it was a Chandler gyroscope. For over 70 years the Chandler Company of Indianapolis, Indiana, produced and sold virtually tens of millions of gyroscopes all over the country. In 1982 TEDCO, Inc. purchased the Chandler Company. Since then, the toy line has expanded and sales are now global.
TEDCO was first established as a research & development company by the late Ralph Teetor. Mr. Teetor was a well-known and highly respected inventor who started TEDCO (Teetor Engineering Development Company) as a vehicle to foster his inventions. His most renowned accomplishment is the "cruise control" on your automobile.
Mr. Teetor was blinded at an early age, yet he did not allow his lack of sight to hinder his creative genius. He was president of the former Perfect Circle Corporation and was inducted posthumously into the Automotive Hall of Fame.
Today, TEDCO is owned by Mr. Teetor's daughter, Marjorie Teetor Meyer, and the Meyer family along with some TEDCO employees. Most of TEDCO's direction has been turned over to the employees with a new emphasis on manufacturing scientific and educational toys like the TEDCO Gyroscope. Located in the heart of Middle America, the people of TEDCO are committed to developing top quality toys that, in the spirit of Ralph Teetor, promote creativity, education, and fun.
TEDCO Toys introduces the Timmy Bird! A mechanical marvel with a 10 inch wingspan that beats his wings and actually flies up to 25 yards! Timmy is an Ornithopter, a mechanical device that flies by flapping its wings like a bird. It makes a great indoor toy! For ages 4+. "Small Parts Warning"
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TEDCO Toys Timmy Bird is so much fun! My five year old absolutely loves this bird. She plays with it nonstop and loves watching it fly. It actually flaps its wings and looks just like a real bird in flight. We have two cats and they think it's the real thing so my daughter has to race the cats to get the bird which is a fun game in itself. Timmy Bird would be an absolutely terrific gift for kids this holiday season!
Explore the fascinating world of UV light with this educational and hands-on Black Light Science Fun kit. Learn about black light science, UV light, luminescence, fluorescence and much more. Kit includes black light, 2 highlighters, glow in the dark slime, black construction paper and an info-packed science learning guide for performing ten fun activities. Activities include Go Bananas, Sneaky Sleuth, Glowing Flowers, Funny Money and more! Requires 3 AAA batteries, not included. Assembled in USA. Ages 8+
TEDCO Toys Black Light Science Fun is incredibly fun! My seven year old loves anything educational and hands on so she really enjoys this Black Light Science Fun kit. The activities that come with it are really fun and she enjoys seeing how things glow with the black light. I love that she is learning about science while having fun!
Be a geologist! Unearth and admire the 5 sparkling gemstones you’ll excavate from this kit. Includes a guide for identifying and learning the healing properties of 30 different stones. Age 8+
My kids had a blast with TEDCO Toys Gems Treasure Dig! They love all the excavator tools that come with it and enjoy finding all the gems and removing them from the block with the various tools. The gemstones are very pretty and I love that the kit includes a guide that teaches kids how to identify thirty different stones as well as teaches about their healing properties. This is so cool and is hours of fun!
Excavation kit and bracelet in one! Use the enclosed tools to unearth the shells from the sand block and then string onto a fun, wearable bracelet! Age 6+
TEDCO Toys Seashell Bracelet Dig is a blast! My seven year old absolutely loves finding the shells and building the beautiful bracelet. She loved using the excavating tools to chip away and locate the shells. The bracelet was easy to make and looks fabulous. This would make an awesome gift for any child!
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