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A.K. Cross Co.
Boston, MA
1918 - mid 1920s

 

Other Locations

Boston, MA - Headquarters

Ashland, MA - Their initial warehouse

Winthrop, MA - Their warehouse by 1923 (unclear when they made the move from Ashland)

 

History

 

A.K. Cross was a company that headquartered in Boston, MA and specialized in various self taught art education instruction packages.  They also got into the crayon business with at least one product but may have produced more or perhaps other sizes.  These were really their primary focus, they simply supported their Cross Drawing Glass product by providing their own crayons along with the rest of the kit. 

 

It is difficult to establish when they first opened their doors and when they closed them but based on their advertising it would appear they started sometime in the mid 1910s and were likely closed during the great depression in the late 1920s.  There is currently only one surviving example of their crayon products.

 

Known Crayon Boxes

 

Product Name

ID

Box

Colors

Crayons

Box Color

Design

Variation

Years

Rarity

Value

A.K. Cross

AKC0001

TFT

6

6

Tan

Line Border

Black Text, Winthrop

1918-1923

9

$30

 

Photos

 

 

A K Cross - 6 colors.jpg

 

AKC0001