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Edwin Binney and Harold Smith created the first wax crayons. Binney's wife named the company Crayola to come from the French for oily chalk. For a couple of friends who just like to color, the crayon craze caught on over night. Their pigment powder, hardening powder and paraffin wax mixture tickled everyone's fancy and is still kicking today. Crayons seem to have no end in sight, as long as we are using paper.
The first pack of 8 went for 5 cents.
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