The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

25 January 2003

No wax tadpoles, though

In 1903, having detected a demand for safe, quality, affordable wax crayons, Binney & Smith Company, 81-83 Fulton Street, New York City, introduces a box of eight for a nickel — Black, Brown, Orange, Violet, Blue, Green, Red, and Yellow — and devises the name "Crayola". The rest, as they say, is history, and if you grew up in the States, it's likely part of your history too.

(Oh, those fat Besco crayons that were flat on one side so they wouldn't roll away? Also a B&S product, hence the name. Hard to chew, though.)

Posted at 11:53 AM to Almost Yogurt


Did you type all those font colors by hand, or have you found a cool plug-in for selecting color choices in MT???

Posted by: Scott Chaffin at 12:54 PM on 26 January 2003

Now that's what I need: some cool plug-ins.

But no, I did all of those the old-fashioned way: with FONT tags and RGB colors. That, at least, I knew how to do.

Posted by: CGHill at 1:03 PM on 26 January 2003

grumble, grumble -- if only I were a stronger typist...color sure looks nice every now and then.

Posted by: Scott Chaffin at 10:06 PM on 26 January 2003