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E.E. Fairchild Corp.
New York, NY
1900 - 1974

 

Aliases

 

E.E. Fairchild Corp.
Alderman-Fairchild Co.

 

Locations                                                                                         

 

New York, NY
Rochester, NY

History

Henry Alderman and Elmer E. Fairchild formed the Alderman-Fairchild Company in Rochester, NY in 1900 and initially printed paper goods and cardboard boxes.  Rochester had grown into an important printing center during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and the firm took advantage of local expertise in that field. When the market for luxury goods such as candy declined following World War I, the firm’s management elected to branch into game manufacturing. Branded as All-Fair Games, the games division began production around 1920.

All-Fair constructed a factory in 1926 in the Rochester suburb of Churchville and maintained a sales office in New York City. Retailers and consumers alike appreciated the high-quality printing and bright colors, and All-Fair gained a reputation for both well-made and well-timed games.

 

Throughout the 1930s and 1940s, the company kept the All-Fair name even though Alderman left after 1928. While parent firm E. E. Fairchild Corp. still produced paper goods, it also made games and jigsaw puzzles under the All-Fair brand, and printed card decks and games under its Fairco brand. Puzzles and card games kept the business afloat after the 1950s, but Elmer Fairchild began to lose interest in his firm. His first love was baseball, and he served as president of the Rochester Red Wings baseball team from 1944 until 1954—the year in which he died. His son, E. E. Fairchild Jr., couldn’t replicate the quality All-Fair achieved in its heyday, and the firm faced increasing competition from larger game makers such as Parker Brothers. A fire in 1974 devastated inventory, and competitor Schaper-Ross purchased the remainder of their products. That company kept the Fairchild name on certain puzzles through the early 1980s.

 

Known Crayon Boxes

                                                                                                                                                                                          

Product Name

ID

Box

Colors

Crayons

Box Color

Design

Variation

Years

Rarity

Value

Captain Kangaroo’s Make and Play Activity Box

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LID

6

6

Yellow,Orange

Banner Logo

Pic of Captain Kangaroo and two kids

1974

8

$20

 

Photos

 

 

 

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