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Atkinson, Mentzer & Grover
Chicago, IL
1906-1913

 

History

 

In 1906 Grover associated himself with the publishing firm Atkinson and Mentzer, which became Atkinson, Mentzer & Grover, with offices in Chicago and Boston.  This company published text books, yearbooks of industrial arts and even made a foray into art supplies in 1911, developing a crayon to compete with Crayola.  But by 1912, Grover left the company and  went on to become the President of The Prang Company, a printing, publishing and educational art supply company for several years before entering academia as Rollins College’s first Professor of Books.  As such, the company didn't survive past 1913 either and they only produced a single crayon product which they advertised in the fall of 1911.

 

1911 Sep Atkinson Metzer Crayo Crayon Ad (School Arts).jpg

 

Known Crayon Boxes

 

Product Name

ID

Box

Colors

Crayons

Box Color

Design

Variation

Years

Rarity

Value

C-r-a-y-o No 1

AMG0001

TFT

8

8

Red

White Border, Insignia

Dotted border, insignia in middle

1911

9

$30

 

Photos

 

 

C-r-a-y-o - 8 colors.jpg

 

AMG0001