Since its inception, Binney & Smith has always been a company whose core business revolves around color. Over the past century, the company has grown rapidly and quickly become the preeminent manufacturer of hobby products.
1885 - The story begins when cousins Edwin Binney and C. Harold Smith take over Edwin's father's pigment business.
1900 - The company begins manufacturing slate pencils at its brand new facility in Easton, Pennsylvania located at Bushkill Creek.
1903 - The first box of Crayola crayons leaves the production line, it is sold for $0.05.
1958 - Launch of the box of 64 colors of Crayola crayons with built-in pencil sharpener.
1984 - Crayola becomes a 100% subsidiary of Hallmark Cards.
2007 - The company takes the name Crayola.