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Crayoff Mfg Co.
Pasadena, CA
1948 - 1998

Other Names

 

Celco Corp. 1948 to 1956

Crayoff Mfg Co. 1956 to 1998

Bought by RoseArt Industries in 1998

 

Alternate Locations

 

Santa Monica, CA 1948 - 1952

Monrovia, CA 1952 - 1956

Pasadena, CA 1956 - 1998

Livingston, NJ 1998 - 2006 (product line cancelled)

 

History

 

The Crayoff Mfg Co. started out under the name Celco Corp. producing their trademarked Crayoff line of crayons in 1948.They focused on crayons that were washable and they became one of the first crayon manufacturers to feature a washable crayon.†† They produced both consumer and lumber crayons under this name.The lumber crayons were developed in 1950 (no examples of boxes known to date and it is unconfirmed if they even came in labeled boxes).The key to their ability to wipe off came from the use of pure soap and vegetable pigments used in their crayon making process.

 

By 1952 they had moved to Monrovia, CA.In 1956 they moved again.This time they went to Pasadena, CA and changed their name to Crayoff Mfg Co as that was their primary product and it was receiving name recognition.


They hung on until 1998 when they sold out to RoseArt Industries who took over their Crayoff trademark name and used it until 2006 when they cancelled the line.

 

Still, only a couple products have surfaced from the original Celco name and the same from the Crayoff Mfg. Co. name.Letís hope the future surfaces more.

 

Known Crayon Boxes

 

Product Name

ID

Box

Colors

Crayons

Box Color

Design

Variation

Years

Rarity

Value

Alice in Wonderland Color and Re-Color Cards

CMC0005

LID

4

4

Red

Scene

Alice with Mad Hatter, etc.

1951

8

$40

Crayoffs

CMC0001

ST

4

4

White

Clown, Arched window

Yellow clown

1950s

7

$7

Crayoffs

CMC0002

ST

4

4

White

Clown, Arched window

Blue clown

1950s

7

$7

Crayoffs

CMC0003

TFT

8

8

White

Clown, Arched window

Yellow clown, striped flap

1950s

3

$5

Crayoffs

CMC0008

TFT

8

8

White

Clown, Arched window

Yellow clown, School Sized

1950s

8

$10

Crayoffs

CMC0004

LID

8

8

White

Clown, Arched window

Blue clown

1950s

6

$10

Farm Book Color and Re-Color

CMC0007

BWC

4

4

Yellow,Red

Farm Scene

Crayoffs glued top right

1953

9

$20

Peter Pan Color and Re-Color Cards

CMC0006

BWC

4

4

Green,Yellow

Crayons glued at top

Peter Pan with three drawings

1953

9

$20

 

Photos

 

 

 

CMC0001

CMC0002

 

 

Crayoffs - 8 colors.jpg

 

Crayoffs (blue clown) - 8 colors.jpg

CMC0003

CMC0004

CMC0005

 

 

 

CMC0006

CMC0007

CMC0008