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Globe Crayon Co.
Brooklyn, NY
1930s to 1960s

Aliases


Globe Crayon Co.

 

Locations

 

Brooklyn, NY

 

History


Globe Crayon Co. was another Brooklyn based crayon company whose origins are uncertain.  They were located at 383 Third Avenue in Brooklyn.  There are documents showing the company going back to 1933 but then there is a listing for Globe Crayon from 1895 as well although I could not verify if it was indeed the same company.  Indeed, I found another record going back to 1891 in Philadelphia looking for agents to work at a Globe Crayon Co.  I suspect these were other companies...most likely crayon portrait companies. 

Globe Crayon Co Item dated 1935.jpg
  This Globe product has a date of 1935


Globe Crayon Co.'s main crayon brand was Visualizer which they filed a copyright for on November 22, 1937.  The company continued into the 1950s.  Though based out of Brooklyn, NY, they expanded to a factory in Barberton, Ohio in 1941.  That factory sustained $50,000 of fire damage in June, 1952.  Just two years later a company named Kamen Soap Products Co. storage facility was destroyed by fire too.  In 1941 they also got a $315,000 contract to add shoe impregnite; a substance put on military shoes to keep them safe from mustard gas and other poisons. This was used by Globe Crayon Co. in their crayon manufacturing process.

 

Known Crayon Boxes

 

Product Name

ID

Box

Colors

Crayons

Box Color

Design

Variation

Years

Rarity

Value

Cameo

GL0011

LID

1

12

Cream,Black

Inset with columns

Generic black text

Unknown

9

$5

Globe

GL0007

TFT

8

8

Orange

Line Border

Generic box

Unknown

9

$15

Globe No 138

GL0012

TFT

6

6

White

Line Border

Globe

1930s

9

$30

Globe No 816

GL0014

TFT

16

16

White

Line Border

Generic box

Unknown

9

$15

Mother Goose

GL0010

UQ

15

15

Multicolor

Name above handle

Humpty Dumpty one side, Cow over the moon other

1930s

8

$30

Nemo

GL0006

LID

16

16

Blue,White

Toy Shapes

Window, columns of toy shapes

1930s

9

$25

Nemo

GL0009

LID

16

16

Red,Yellow

Arch window

5 drawings

1930s

9

$25

Nemo No 8

GL0005

TFT

8

8

Red,White

Drawings

Window, columns of drawings

1930s

7

$20

Nemo No 8

GL0015

TFT

8

8

Orange,Black

Shape columns

Window

1930s

9

$20

Nemo No 77

GL0008

TT

6

6

Blue

Window

2 column of things

1930s

9

$20

TriKrayon

GL0003

TFT

8

8

Yellow

Multicolored Name

Kid coloring at desk

1930s

9

$25

Visualizer

GL0001

ST

12

12

Blue

Globe

Crayon and Globe

1940s

4

$5

Visualizer

GL0004

TFT

16

16

Blue,White

Cyclone

Globe

1940s

5

$7

Visualizer No 88

GL0002

TFT

8

8

Blue,White

Cyclone

No Globe

1940s

6

$8

Visualizer No 340A

GL0013

LID

1

12

Tan

Generic

Black text

1930s

8

$15

 

Photos

 

Visualizer - 12 blue.jpg

 

 

Tri Krayon - 8 sticks.jpg

GL0001

GL0002

GL0003

 

Visualizer - 16 colors.jpg

 

GL0004

GL0005

GL0006

 

GL0007

GL0008

GL0009

 

GL0010

GL0010 (back)

 

GL0011

GL0012

 

GL0013

 

 

 

GL0014

GL0015