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American Art Clay
Indianapolis, IN
1919-Current

 

Aliases

 

American Art Clay

 

Location

 

Indianapolis, IN

 

History

 

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American Art Clay has been active in the clay arts since 1919.  American Art Clay moved into a new factory in January, 1931 after purchasing the building at 4717 West Sixteenth Street in Indianapolis from the Baker Ice Machine Company. They had been operating for 12 years in their one-story plant at 1511 Bates Street. At that time they divided their business operations into three sectors: Ceramics, Clays and wax.  They launched their first crayon line, Amaco, in 1934 and stayed in the crayon business up to the 1970s.  Since then they have focused exclusively on other art lines and have dropped all of their wax crayon products.

 

Known Crayon Boxes      026

 

Product Name

ID

Box

Colors

Crayons

Box Color

Design

Variation

Years

Rarity

Value

PIC

Amaco

AAC0004

HBT

8

8

Blue

Gold Back

Even Name

1950s

3

$4

Yes

Amaco Glass Clearning Marking

AAC0013

ST

13

13

Red, White

Split

Outline Name

1960s

4

$4

Yes

Amaco Kindergarten No 778

AAC0022

LID

8

8

Blue

Side Arch

Gold Name

1960s

5

$6

Yes

Amaco Kindergarten No 878

AAC0015

LID

8

8

Blue

Gold Back

Big O

1940s

3

$5

Yes

Amaco Marking 1400 Series

AAC0030

ST

1

12

White,Red

Split

Outline Name

1960s

4

$5

Yes

Amaco No 700

AAC0018

ST

1

36

Yellow

Generic

Black Border

1940s

5

$10

Yes

Amaco No 700

AAC0020

ST

1

36

Orange

Generic

Black Border

1940s

5

$10

Yes

Amaco No 724-T

AAC0019

LID

24

24

Blue

Side Arch

Gold Name

1960s

5

$5

Yes

Amaco No 730

AAC0021

LID

30

30

Blue

Side Arch

Gold Name

1960s

6

$7

Yes

Amaco No 732

AAC0002

LID

32

32

Blue

Side Arch

Gold Name

1960s

5

$6

Yes

Amaco No 733

AAC0014

LID

32

32

Blue

Gold Back

Big O, logo

1940s

4

$4

Yes

Amaco No 733

AAC0032

LID

32

32

Blue

Gold Back

Big O, shield

1940s

4

$4

Yes

Amaco No H-708

AAC0001

TFT

8

8

Blue

Side Arch

Gold Name

1960s

3

$4

Yes

Amaco No H-778

AAC0027

LID

8

8

Blue

Gold Back

Big O

1940s

5

$4

Yes

Amaco No H-778

AAC0028

LID

8

8

Blue

Side Arch

Gold Name

1960s

5

$4

Yes

Amaco Pressed

AAC0009

TFT

8

8

Blue

Gold Back

Big O

1940s

3

$4

Yes

Amaco Wash Off No 8

AAC0026

TFT

8

8

Yellow

Washing

Elephant, Rabbit

1950s

7

$20

Yes

Amaco Wash Off No 16

AAC0017

TFT

16

16

Yellow

Washing

Elephant, Rabbit

1950s

7

$25

Yes

Amaco Wax

AAC0011

TFT

8

8

Blue

Gold Back

Big O

1940s

3

$4

Yes

Amaco Wax No 706

AAC0012

TFT

8

8

Blue

Gold Back

Big O

1940s

3

$4

Yes

Amaco Wax No H-708

AAC0003

TFT

16

16

Blue

Gold Back

Big O

1940s

3

$4

Yes

Amaco Wax No 7716

AAC0023

LID

16

16

Tan

Line Border

CP, Amaco at top

1950s

7

$10

Yes

Amaco Wax No 7732

AAC0024

LID

16

16

Yellow

Line Border

Shield, Amaco at top

1950s

7

$7

Yes

Color-Ray No 2808

AAC0016

TFT

8

8

Blue

Arching

Diagonal Striping

1950s

6

$15

Yes

Fine Art

AAC0005

LID

8

8

Red

Corner

White/Black on Red

1960s

5

$4

Yes

Fine Art

AAC0007

LID

24

24

Red

Corner

White/Black on Red

1960s

10

$5

Yes

Fine Art Large

AAC0008

LID

8

8

Red

Corner

White/Black on Red

1960s

10

$5

Yes

Fine Art No 3708

AAC0010

TFT

8

8

Red

Corner

White/Black on Red

1960s

6

$4

Yes

Fine Art No N-3708

AAC0006

TFT

8

8

Red

Corner

White/Black on Red

1960s

10

$5

Yes

King Krayon

AAC0031

HPP

12

12

Red,White

Circle

Visible crayons

1970s

9

$15

Yes

Sun-Ray Lumber

AAC0025

ST

1

12

White,Red

Black Insert

Amaco on white at left

1970s

6

$4

Yes

Underglaze Decorating

AAC0029

LID

8

8

Clear,White

Window

Lots of Text

2010s

2

$3

Yes

 

Photos

 

 

Amaco Drawing - 8 colors.jpg

 

 

Amaco Drawing - 30 colors.jpg

AAC0001

AAC0002

 

 

Amaco - 8 colors.jpg

 

Amaco (tin) - 8 colors.jpg

 

Fine Art - 8 colors.jpg

 

 

Fine Art Drawing No N-3708.JPG

 

AAC0003

AAC0004

AAC0005

AAC0006

 

 

 

Fine Art Drawing - 24 colors.jpg

 

 

Fine Art Drawing Large - 8 colors.jpg

Amaco - 8 colors.jpg

AAC0007

AAC0008

 

 

 

Amaco Pressed No 808 - 8 colors.jpg

 

Fine Art No 3708 - 8 colors.jpg

Amaco Wax (blue) - 8 colors.jpg

 

Amaco No 706 - 8 colors.jpg

 

AAC0009

AAC0010

AAC0011

AAC0012

 

 

 

Amaco Wax No 737 - 32 colors.jpg

AAC0013

AAC0014

 

 

Amaco Kindergarten No 878 - 8 colors.jpg

 

Amaco Wash-Off No 16 - 16 colors.jpg

AAC0015

AAC0016

AAC0017

 

 

 

AAC0018

AAC0019

AAC0020

 

 

AAC0021

 

 

 

AAC0022

AAC0023

 

 

 

AAC0024

AAC0025

AAC0026

 

 

 

AAC0027

AAC0028

AAC0029

 

 

 

AAC0030

AAC0031

 

 

 

AAC0032