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H.G. Cress Co.
Troy, OH
1910s – 1940s

Aliases

 

H.G. Cress Co

 

Locations

 

Troy, OH

 

History

 

Horatio G. Cress founded the H.G. Cress Co as a toy company in the 1910s.  In September 1925 he patented his most famous product, the combined educational and game board; a round game board that surviving examples can still be found.  The patent was approved on April 20, 1926.  He also came out with a drawing set which included 16 crayons.  I have no idea if the company did anymore crayon products and there is only one known surviving example.  The company went out of business sometime in the 1940s and there was a major fire to the facilities at some point but I haven’t established if that was during operations or afterward.

Known Crayon Boxes

 

Product Name

ID

Box

Colors

Crayons

Box Color

Design

Variation

Years

Rarity

Value

Cressco Drawing Set No 16

HGC0001

HS

16

16

Red,White

White Border

Birds around circle

1930s

9

$40

 

Photos

 

 

 

HGC0001