ccheader.tif

homesmall.tifcrayolasmall.tifcompaniessmall.tifarticlessmall.tif

Gem Color Co. Inc.
Patterson, NJ
1937 1963

 

Aliases

 

Gem Color Co. Inc.

 

Locations

 

Patterson, NJ

History

 

Gem Color Co. was founded in 1937 by brothers Jacob and A. Noel Span. Jacob served as President of the company until November 1952 when he passed away, leaving his brother to run the company.

 

Gem Color Co. and Audiger Inc. partnered in forming another company, Rockcloth Inc., in 1962, to develop industrial and construction applications for a chemically-impregnated textile which hardens upon wetting. This new process allows them to build a sizable permanent structure of almost any shape in a matter of hours.

 

In 1963 their facilities burned down. During their operating years, they produced a variety of games and toys including a couple sets with crayons.

 

Known Crayon Boxes

Product Name

ID

Box

Colors

Crayons

Box Color

Design

Variation

Years

Rarity

Value

Lil Abner Paint Set

GC0001

LID

6

6

Red

Scene

Painting on the front lawn

1946

8

$100

Paint Crayon and Coloring Book Set

GC0002

LID

6

6

Red

Two large windows

Clown, 2 kids, visible product

1950s

9

$30

 

Photos

 

 

 

GC0001