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Toy maker gets new owners, not a new philosophy

Jack Schylling started out, in 1975, as a Faneuil Hall street vendor, selling wind-up flying birds. He was taken with the whimsy and charm of the simple toys, the wonder they evoked.

Over the next four decades, Schylling expanded his sidewalk operation into the multimillion dollar enterprise Schylling Inc., but his philosophy on toys and play hasn’t changed.

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