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Binney, Edwin

Born: 1866 AD
Died: 1934 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Manufacturers

1866 – Born in Westchester County, New York.

1885 – Binney took control of his father’s business, Peeksill Chemical Co.

         – He created the first dustless white chalk.

1900 – With his cousin C. Harold Smith, Edwin Binney opened a mill in Easton, Pennsylvania to produce slate pencils.

1902 – The invention was awarded a gold medal at the St. Louis World’s Fair.

1903 – Binney & Smith produced the first box of Crayola crayons.

1911 – Binney family was spending time in St. Lucie County.

1934 – Edwin Binney died.