The flip book has deep roots - first coming on the scene in September of 1868, when a British printer by the name of John Barnes Linnet patented the form of animation under the name kineograph, or "moving picture." Flip books have long been used by advertisers and marketers - from prizes in Cracker Jack boxes in the early 1900's to novelty giveaways for automobile and snack food companies in the 1960's-70's. Your children will be mesmerized....a moving picture that tells a story and needs sturdy thumbs to operate....WOW!
B.Shackman & Co.,has been in the business of supplying Toys, Cards and Novelties since 1898. Throughout their history the credo of founder, Bertha Shackman has not been forgotten. When asked what made her business so successful she said that she owed her success to three things: Innovation, Quality and Service.