Saturday, March 20, 2010

Is your favorite example of "Americana" made in America? Probably not...

Click HERE for photos of products that are/have been uniquely American made that are no longer made in America...(by way of Carpe Diem)

It still says “Ohio Art” on the frame, but the magnetic drawing toy isn’t made in the Buckeye State—or any other state, for that matter. After 40 years, Ohio Art Co. shut down domestic production in 2000, seeking labor cheaper than the unionized, $9-per-hour workers who had been making the toys. The Chinese factories that now make Etch A Sketches have been the subject of unflattering allegations about work conditions.


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