Crayolet Colored Drawing Crayons No. 14

The Crayolet Line started at Binney & Smith in 1910. It ran until 1918 and then was brought back in 1930 and survived until 1978. Crayola had many different product lines during their beginnings as a company. Crayola or Binney & Smith were experimenting with different formulations of crayons at this time and marketing techniques. I think they were trying to find their niche in the art world.

On the back of this box it says, "CRAYOLET and CRAYOLA should not be confused. Crayolet crayons are the best in their particular class, just as Crayola crayons are the standard for highest quality." What does all this mean? I think it means the crayons are different formulas. The Crayolet's are the best in their class? But was was their class? At this time of this box production 1941 Crayola had 9-10 other types of crayon boxes out there also; Besco, Durel, "Perma", Spectra Pastel, Gold Medal and lots more "drawing crayons". (Thank you Ed Welter for info on boxes from these years)

This blog post contains affiliate links.
Color Information 
Boxes: 8 Crayolet Colored Drawing Crayons No. 14
What's inside the box: 
brown, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, black
Purchase Information: from fellow collector
Where to buy: eBay
Collecting Information
This is a lightly collectible box because it is hard to find.
Boxes: 8 Crayolet Colored Drawing Crayons No. 14
Other Boxes: There are other boxes
Year: 1941
Style Numbers: none
Code Numbers: none
UPC Numbers: none
Manufacturing Location: USA
Where to buy: eBay

No comments:

Post a Comment