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Binney, Edwin

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Born: 1866 AD
Died: 1934 AD, at 68 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Manufacturers

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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.

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