Marvin Glass and Associates

Marvin Glass and Associates (MGA) was a toy design and engineering firm based out of Chicago, Illinois. While not a household name, Marvin Glass (1914–1974) and his employees created some of the most successful toys and games of the 20th century such as Mr. Machine, Rock'Em Sock'Em Robots, Lite Brite, Ants in the Pants, Mouse Trap, Operation, SIMON, and the Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle. Surprisingly, the web offers very limited info on the company and even less about the man behind it. Photo: Marvin Glass (center) won’t unveil a new toy to a buyer unless he signs a promise not to copy it. Left, engineer John Parks of Glass’s staff.

Read more about Marvin Glass And Associates:  History

Famous quotes containing the words associates and/or glass:

    A man should not go where he cannot carry his whole sphere or society with him,Mnot bodily, the whole circle of his friends, but atmospherically. He should preserve in a new company the same attitude of mind and reality of relation, which his daily associates draw him to, else he is shorn of his best beams, and will be an orphan in the merriest club.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    They are, as it were, train-bearers in the pageant of life, and hold a glass up to humanity, frailer than itself. We see ourselves at second-hand in them: they show us all that we are, all that we wish to be, and all that we dread to be.... What brings the resemblance nearer is, that, as they imitate us, we, in our turn, imitate them.... There is no class of society whom so many persons regard with affection as actors.
    William Hazlitt (1778–1830)