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American Data Products
Van Nuys, CA
1972 - 2009

Aliases

 

New Avenue Industries Inc.

 

Locations

 

Van Nuys, CA

 

History

 

American Data Products was formed by Arnold Geffner as a division of New Avenue Industries Inc.  They were located in Van Nuys, CA in the 1970s through the early 2000s and made a variety of office supply products; at least one of which were crayons.  Their crayons, however, were imported from Britain and made by an unknown source.  In 1982 American Data Products was implicated in questionable sales practices and charges were brought on bribes against the Jersome Country purchasing offices in Twin Falls, Idaho among other places. They apparently posed as county purchasing agents and bribed them with gifts in exchange for large stationery orders. The company had used similar tactics back in 1980 in Utah when they sent gifts directly to purchasing agents of SEUCAP though these weren't directly tied to any purchasing order. But the practice goes back even further. In 1977 the company was cited in another kickback scheme in Nebraska.

 

Known Crayon Boxes

 

Product Name

ID

Box

Colors

Crayons

Box Color

Design

Variation

Years

Rarity

Value

Roli Poli’s

ADP0001

ST

8

40

White

Red,Black

Skating Crayon “Poli

1970s

8

$10

 

Photos

 

 

Roli Poli's - 8 colors

 

ADP0001