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Fulton Specialty Co.
Elizabeth, NJ
1910s Ė 1980s

 

Aliases

 

Fulton Specialty Co.

 

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Elizabeth, NJ

History

 

There isnít really any definitive history on the Fulton Specialty Co.We are left with a lot of their product surviving and some hints of their business.They seemed to have gone into business sometime in the 1910s although it might be even earlier.There was a legal case from an employee getting disability benefits from an accident in their plant in 1914.Harry Gross was the owner and president in 1930 but I am not clear if he was also the founder.

 

In 1931 their plant in Elizabeth, NJ burned down.They were going to renovate the spot but decided to purchase an old property from Bethlehem Steel that was a pattern shop.They moved in there in the fall of 1932.It is unclear when they went out of business or if they were bought out.The last verified date was from an employee that passed away after retiring there in 1978.

 

They made a variety of printing kits and some of those had crayons.The ones they did in the 1930s used Disney characters and are sought after for their Disney art.The sets can command hundreds of dollars depending on condition.

 

Known Crayon Boxes

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Product Name

ID

Box

Colors

Crayons

Box Color

Design

Variation

Years

Rarity

Value

Donald Duck Picture Printing Kit

FS0003

LID

6

6

Red

Scene

Mikey & Minnie at table

1930s

7

$250

Mickey Mouse Picture Printing Kit

FS0001

LID

6

6

Red

Scene

Mikey & Minnie at table

1930s

7

$150

Pinocchio Art Stamp Picture Set

FS0002

LID

8

8

Red

Scene

Painting Pinocchio

1939

7

$120

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Art Stamp Picture Set

FS0004

LID

3

3

Blue

Line Border

Table scene, smaller border

1937

9

$75

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Art Stamp Picture Set

FS0005

LID

3

3

Blue

Line Border

Table scene, larger border

1937

8

$60

 

Photos

 

 

 

FS0001

FS0002

FS0003

 

 

FS0004

FS0005

FS0006