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Saturday, June 27, 2009

Roan's Auction To Sell "Slinky" Estate

Local auctioneers handling Slinky estate

By SHAWNA T. TURNER - sturner@sungazette.com
Sun Gazette

As a perk of the profession, Roan Inc. Auctioneers and Appraisers in Cogan Station often handle artifacts of sentimental American history. That may be said of one of its newest endeavors as the estate of the late Slinky owner will be bid out on July 25.

The estate of Betty James, the woman who took over James Industries after her husband and inventor of the Slinky left his family in 1960, will be auctioned off next month.

"For a single women living in the era that she lived to raise six children and run a business that sold over 300 million of those toys is amazing. She leaves quite a legacy," said Ron Roan of the auctioneering business.

James Industries was located near Philadelphia and James relocated the business to her hometown, Hollidaysburg. More...

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

Nice article, I played with these when I was a kid!