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    Hello,

    Steven from Liverpool here. Cracking site.

    I can remember a toy years ago, maybe 70s/80s but cant remember what it was called. It looked like a few pieces of Mecanno stuck together. You'd attach two pens. When you doodled with the pen on the right you'd end up with a duplicate image from the other pen. Does anyone know the name of it?

    Thanks a lot.

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    sounds like Sketch-O-Graph AKA Stetch Master


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    Wow yes that's it!! Thanks for that .

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    I remember my brother getting one in the mid 1980s.
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    I had one of those........I'm so pleased that someone knows what it's called as I'd asked on another thread...........very chuffed here

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    They were sold in Australia as the E-Z Tracer. I remember Simon Townsend waffling on about it on Wonder World, he called it the E-Zed Tracer, the whole idea of calling it E-Z (easy) went right over his head.

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    I had one of those. I didn't work very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sly View Post
    I had one of those. I didn't work very well.
    I also had one,
    I remember the absolute frustration at getting it to draw even the simplest of things.
    Definitely better in concept than in practice that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wavertee View Post
    Hello,

    Steven from Liverpool here. Cracking site.

    I can remember a toy years ago, maybe 70s/80s but cant remember what it was called. It looked like a few pieces of Mecanno stuck together. You'd attach two pens. When you doodled with the pen on the right you'd end up with a duplicate image from the other pen. Does anyone know the name of it?

    Thanks a lot.
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