Perma Crayons No. 93: What's Inside the Box

I was so happy to pick up the Perma Pressed Gold Medal No. 93 box of crayons on eBay.  They are now my oldest box of crayons. I love the history of Crayola even though I do not have many historic boxes yet. The Perma Perssed fine art crayons came out in 1924 after Binney & Smith (the parent company of Crayola) acquired the crayon line of Munsell Color Company.  They were high quality crayons at an affordable price. Binney & Smith also incorporated the Munsell color wheel into its product lines.  At this time Binney & Smith also had Durel, Cerata, Spectra, Tiny Tops, Crayola, Munsell Crayola, and Munsell Perma crayons.  I feel like their line offerings were so diverse at this time because they were so new on the market, there had never been crayons before.  The crayon offerings have definitely been fine tuned.  Crayola now offers a standard set of crayon brand lines.  They may make specialty crayons, but they all fall under the Crayola brand.


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I love how the box says it will not rub off or soil hands or clothes.  Until this time crayons had not been readily available, but a lot of people had experience with chalk that got everywhere.  This line shows the marketing from the 1920's and educating people about crayons.  A label like this would not exist today and does not because people know about crayons.

Collecting Information
Boxes: Perma Pressed Crayons, Gold Medal No. 93
Other boxes: first box made in 1924, year unknown when they stopped.
Year: 1943
What's inside the box: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Violet, Brown, Black
Purchase Information: eBay
Where to buy:  eBay
Style Numbers: none
Code Numbers: none
UPC Numbers: none

I love this set of crayons, the wrappers are so pretty.

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