The Tinkertoy Construction Set is a toy construction set for children. It was created in 1914—six years after the Frank Hornby's Meccano sets—by Charles H. Pajeau and Robert Pettit and Gordon Tinker in Evanston, Illinois. Wikipedia*
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Robert Pettit has two videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1991 Senate Committee as a General Counsel for the Federal Communications Commission. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2010 with an average of 345 views per program.