Edwin Binney

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Birthday
25, 1866
Death Date
Dec 17, 1934 (68)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
25, 1866
Death Date
Dec 17, 1934 (68)

About

Inventor who is best known for his invention of the Crayola crayon. 

Before Fame

In 1885, he took control of his father's business, Peeksill Chemical Co. While experimenting with a mixture of slate waste, cement, and talc, he created the first dustless white chalk. In 1903, he created his first box of crayola crayons.  

Trivia

He is the winner of a gold medal at the St. Louis World's Fair in 1902. He is also colorblind. 

Family Life

His wife Alice is known for creating the name of the brand Crayola, by adding two French words "craie" meaning chalk and "ola" short for olegineux, meaning oily.  

Associated With

An an inventor in the turn of the 20th century, he can be seen in relation to other inventors of the time including Thomas EdisonAlexander Graham Bell, and Nikola Tesla