January 25, 2007

What Kind of a Name is "Linkin' Blog", Anyway?

"Linkin'Blog" is a blog about, and full of links.

Its name is a play on the name of the famous toy building set, Lincoln Logs

Lincoln Logs were first produced in 1916 by company founder John Lloyd Wright, son of architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Records show that the J. L. Wright Company of Chicago, Illinois, obtained its patent for the design on August 31, 1920 and had the Lincoln Logs name registered on August 28, 1923. Building logs of similar designs had been produced by several other toy companies since the civil war but John L. Wright's version was very successful from the beginning and has remained so to this day. His design was copied, and some say improved upon, by the Halsam Products Company, also of Chicago, with their American Logs. In 1943, the company was sold to Playskool who makes the building sets today.

HASBRO and it's logo and LINCOLN LOGS are trademarks of Hasbro and are used with permission.
©2006 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

See here for the original Lincoln Logs

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