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Friction Transfer Pattern Co.
New York, NY
1913 - 1918

 

Aliases

 

Friction Transfer Pattern Co.
Binney & Smith Co. (later Crayola) (partner providing the crayons)

 

Locations                                                                                         

 

New York, NY

History

1915 Sep American Stationer Art-Toy article ref Crayola.JPG


The Friction Transfer Pattern Co. was founded in 1913 in New York and they obtained a patent for their transfer process which only required friction, not something hot like an iron.  They partnered with Binney & Smith Co (Crayola) to provide crayons for their kit in order to color the transfer pictures.  Their product was placed into the 1915 Pan-American Expo and won a Gold Medal.  They sold the sets with the crayons until 1918 when Transogram bought them out.  Transogram continued to feature their “Gold Medal” on products as a claim for decades later.

Known Crayon Boxes

                                                                                                                                                                                          

Product Name

ID

Box

Colors

Crayons

Box Color

Design

Variation

Years

Rarity

Value

Art-Toy

FTP0001

LID

8

8

White

Gold Medal

Two kids using product on a table

1915-1918

8

$100

Art-Toy

FTP0002

TFT

8

8

Brown

Lined Border

Two kids using product on a table

1915-1918

8

$70

 

Photos

 

 

 

FTP0001

FTP0002