1. WILL BYNUM says:


  2. No, sorry, I wasn’t able to determine the origin of the name.

  3. Vicki says:

    Tom Slappy invented the tom walkers.  My grandmother told me about him today.  He would have been my great great great uncle.  I believe he was from Georgia.  Has anyone found anymore about them online?

  4. Jan says:

    Tom Walker’s probably guys real name. That’s usually how these things go.I used them when I was little, and I am 65. Thye were really cool sounding clunking around on the sidewalks,and I also used them in the dirt in the country. The best part was the noise of course. Was great when we had 3 or 4 of us.  Jan

  5. Tom Walker says:

    It’s my name, for a start.  I just Googled myself and found out that my name means stilts.  Sigh.

    I’m the Tom Walker that uses ‘itsallcrap’ as an email address, should you happen to be one of my friends Googling me as well for some reason.

    Also, put the telly on or something – there has to be something better to do than that.

  6. jordan says:

    when were tom walkers made?

  7. Jane says:

    they were called Tom-Walkers because it made you taller where you could peek in windows (houses on cinder blocks) thurs making you a “peeping tom” on “tom walkers”

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