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Milton Bradley
Springfield, IL
1860-1998


Aliases

 

Milton Bradley, 1860-1998

Hasbro Gaming, 1998-2009 (brand dropped)

 

Locations                                                                                         

 

Springfield, MA

 

History

 

      

 

The Milton Bradley Company was one of the original major players in the crayon industry starting in the late 1800s.  Some of their earliest crayon products can be traced back to the 1880s.  The company started off as a lithography shop and then expanded into games.  Bradley always had a passion for art education and the trifecta of the home schooling, the kindergarten movement and the availability of paraffin wax made it possible to move into the art business making crayons early as well.  Milton Bradley was deeply involved in the Kindergarten movement from the 1860s on until his death in 1911.  The company barely survived the 1930s during the great depression but bounced back in the 1960s when they used TV licensing to their advantage making many products based on TV shows.

 

During their 138 year run they produced many, many lines of crayons and variations.  Perhaps second only to Crayola (although American Crayon produced a lot as well).  Ultimately they were bought out by Hasbro in 1998 and then eventually in 2009 Hasbro dropped the brand name entirely for Hasbro’s name. 

Pics:  1-25, 26-50, 51-75, 76-100, 101-125, 126-150, 151-175, 176-200, 201-225                                                          0217

Known Crayon Boxes

                                                                                                                                                                                          

New

Product Name

ID

Box

Colors

Crayons

Box Color

Design

Variation

Years

Rarity

Value

Picture

 

Banner Crayon Outfit

MB0001

LID

6

6

Green

Red Back

Bunny with kid

1910s

5

$35

Yes

Banner Crayon Outfit

MB0002

LID

6

6

Blue

Red Back

Bunny with kid

1890s

6

$40

Yes

 

Berkeley

MB0180

LID

8

8

Unknown

Border

Big Berkeley, MB symbol

1919

10

$30

Yes

 

Big Boy

MB0003

LID

5

5

Yel,Org,Red

Boy w Crayon

Window behind boy, blue crayon

1930s

4

$15

Yes

 

Big Boy

MB0004

TFT

8

8

Yellow

Boy/Girl w Crayon

No Window

1930s

5

$20

Yes

 

Big Boy

MB0143

LID

10

10

Yellow

Boy w Crayon

Window behind boy, blue crayon

1930s

6

$15

Yes

 

Big Boy

MB0085

LID

10

10

Yellow

Boy w Crayon

White behind boy, blue crayon

1930s

6

$15

Yes

 

Big Boy

MB0005

LID

12

12

Yel,Org,Red

Boy w Crayon

Window behind boy, blue crayon

1930s

4

$15

Yes

 

Big Boy

MB0099

LID

12

12

Yel,Org,Red

Boy w Crayon

White behind boy, blue crayon

1930s

7

$20

Yes

 

Big Boy

MB0006

LID

12

12

Blue

Elephant

Red Background, elephant on top

1940s

6

$25

Yes

 

Blue Goose Paint and Crayon Set

MG0086

LID

8

8

Blue

Mountain Scene

Geese flying, yellow circle

1937

8

$30

Yes

 

Bradley’s Art 8229

MB1090

LID

8

8

Yellow

Enlarged Circle

Black banner, line crayon

 

8

$4

Yes

 

Bradley's Em-be-co No 16

MB0007

TFT

16

16

Black

Em-be-co circle

Green lettering, circle with 16

 

3

$2

Yes

 

Bradley's Em-be-co No 24

MB0008

LID

24

24

Yellow

Em-be-co circle

Black center section, circle with 24

 

4

$3

Yes

 

Bradley's Embeco No 24

MB0104

LID

24

24

Blue

Multiline Border

White text

 

6

$5

Yes

 

Bradley's Enlarged Art

MB0141

Lid

8

8

Green

Ornate Border

Black Lettering, MB symbol

 

7

$15

Yes

 

Bradley's Enlarged Art

MB0102

LID

8

8

Green

Ornate Border

Black lettering, MB symbol, No 8229

 

7

$15

Yes

 

Bradley's Enlarged Art 8229

MB0009

LID

8

8

Green

Ornate Border

Black lettering, Bradley symbol

 

7

$15

Yes

 

Bradley's Kindergarten

MB0010

LID

8

8

Blue

Lines and Arrows

White lettering, Bradley symbol

 

5

$7

Yes

 

Bradley's Spectrum

MB0126

TFT

8

8

Blue

Border

MB Symbol

1919

5

$5

Yes

 

Bradley's Tru-Tone

MB0127

LID

8

8

Blue,Gray

Border

MB Symbol

 

6

$4

Yes

 

Bradley’s Tru-Tone

MB0185

LID

8

8

Blue

Border

MB Symbol

 

6

$4

Yes

 

Bradley's Tru-Tone 8228

MB0011

LID

8

8

Black

Tru-Tone circle

Green lettering, circle

 

3

$2

Yes

 

Bradley's Tru-Tone No-Roll

MB0087

LID

8

8

Blue

Line columns

Partial crayon, white banner

 

5

$2

Yes

 

Bradley’s Wax No 1

MB0181

LID

8

8

Unknown

Border

Line beside MB symbol

1919

10

$10

Yes

 

Bradley's Wax No 1

MB0088

LID

8

8

Green

Border

MB symbol, black text

1920s

6

$5

Yes

 

Bradley's Wax No 1

MB0094

LID

8

8

Green

Border

MB symbol, text lower left of border

1920s

7

$5

Yes

 

Bradley’s Wax No 2

MB0189

HS

15

15

White

Line Border

MB Symbol

1915

10

$15

Yes

 

Bradley’s Wax No 2

MB0182

HS

15

15

Unknown

Line Border

MB Symbol, ornate corners

1919

10

$12

Yes

 

Broadline Crayons No 9127

MB0012

LID

8

8

Green

White banner

Black Top/Bottom, Bradley symbol

 

3

$2

Yes

 

Broadline Crayons No 9127

MB0013

LID

8

8

Green

Yellow banner

Black Top/Bottom, True Tone above banner

 

4

$3

Yes

 

Broadline Crayons No 9127

MB0014

LID

16

16

Green

White banner

Black Top/Bottom, True Tone above banner

 

7

$7

Yes

 

Brodlyne

MB0015

LID

12

12

Blue,Black

2 Red Banners

Two white triangles

 

6

$7

Yes

 

Brodlyne

MB0016

LID

12

12

Blue

Generic

White lettering, straight

 

5

$3

Yes

 

Brodlyne

MB0095

LID

12

12

Black,Brown

Big Lettering

Black logo in the OD of name

 

6

$3

Yes

 

Brookside Color Kit

MB0186

LID

24

24

Yellow,Red

Rural scene

Large Rural scene

 

8

$25

Yes

 

Brookside Color Kit

MB0187

LID

24

24

Red

Rural scene

Smaller Rural scene

 

7

$22

Yes

 

Brookside Color Kit

MB0188

LID

24

24

Red

Windmill scene

Large Windmill scene

 

8

$25

Yes

 

Buster's Paint Box

MB0124

LID

9

9

Green

Outdoor scene

Girl painting dog

 

6

$20

Yes

 

Campbell Kids Make it Box

MB0194

LID

4

4

Multicolor

Gray Column

MB Key Symbol, 2 girls playing

 

8

$15

Yes

 

Chunk-O-Crayon

MB0017

HPP

1

1

White

Rainbow swash

MB square logo, hand coloring

 

4

$3

Yes

 

Chunk-O-Crayon

MB0111

LID

12

12

Green

4 Circles

Yellow square, MB Square

 

5

$3

Yes

 

Copley

MB0158

VS

8

8

Brown

Border

MB emblem, generic text

1920s

9

$20

Yes

 

Copley

MB0157

TFT

8

8

Blue

Border

MB emblem

1919

9

$15

Yes

 

Copley

MB0018

TFT

8

8

Blue

Art Deco Columns

Orange Banner, No 4

 

5

$3

Yes

 

Copley

MB0019

TFT

8

8

Green

Black Center

Yellow bottom, Bradley symbol

 

4

$3

Yes

 

Copley

MB0103

TFT

8

8

White

Tri-Crayon

Blue Banner, MB Square upper left

 

5

$3

Yes

 

Copley

MB0137

TFT

8

8

Green

Diagonal Banner

CP Symbol below, MB square above

 

4

$3

Yes

 

Copley

MB0020

LID

16

16

White

Tri-Crayon

MB square logo, blue banner, 3 crayons

 

3

$2

Yes

 

Copley

MB0021

LID

16

16

Orange

Left Margin

MB Key logo, Green/White banner

1960s

3

$2

Yes

 

Copley 8102

MB0108

TFT

8

8

Orange

White/Gr Banner

CP Symbol bottom

 

5

$3

Yes

 

Crayola No 77

MB0105

VS

8

8

Black

Generic Border

Lots of text

1903

9

$150

Yes

 

Crayrite 8

MB0022

TFT

8

8

Red

Tri-Crayon

Large Milton Bradley, tiny crayrite

1963

3

$1

Yes

 

Crayrite 8

MB0023

TFT

8

8

Red

Tri-Crayon

Small Milton Bradley, large crayrite

1963

3

$1

Yes

 

Crayrite 12

MB0024

LID

12

12

Red

Tri-Crayon

Medium Milton Bradley, tiny crayrite

1963

3

$1

Yes

 

Crayrite 16

MB0025

TFT

16

16

Blue

Tri-Crayon

MB on flap, No Roll, crayrite top of banner

1963

4

$2

Yes

 

Crayrite 16

MB0115

TFT

16

16

Red

Tri-Crayon

Small Milton Bradley, large crayrite

1963

4

$2

Yes

 

Crayrite 16 Wide

MB0150

LID

16

16

Blue

Yellow Wavy Banner

Round, 2 words bottom of banner

1953

3

$3

Yes

 

Crayrite 24

MB0026

TFT

24

24

Red

Tri-Crayon

Small Milton Bradley, large crayrite

1963

4

$2

Yes

 

Crayrite 24 Wide

MB0151

LID

24

24

Blue

Yellow Wavy Banner

Round, 1 word bottom of banner

 

3

$3

Yes

 

Crayrite 48

MB0027

TFT

48

48

Red

Tri-Crayon

Large Milton Bradley, tiny crayrite

1963

5

$4

Yes

 

Crayrite 908

MB0028

TFT

8

8

Blue

Tri-Crayon

Large Milton Bradley, tiny crayrite

1963

3

$1

Yes

 

Crayrite 916

MB0029

TFT

16

16

Blue

Tri-Crayon

Large Milton Bradley, tiny crayrite

1963

3

$1

Yes

 

Crayrite 916

MB0164

TFT

16

16

Red

Yellow Wavy Banner

Large No-Roll

 

7

$5

Yes

 

Crayrite 924-A

MB0030

LID

24

24

Blue

Tri-Crayon

MB upper left, No-Roll, crayrite top of banner

1963

3

$2

Yes

 

Crayrite 8004

MB0031

TFT

4

4

Blue

Yellow Wavy Banner

MB logo above, CP emblem, 2 lines below

1953

3

$1

Yes

 

Crayrite 8008

MB0032

TFT

8

8

Blue

Yellow Wavy Banner

MB logo above, CP emblem, 2 lines below

1953

3

$2

Yes

 

Crayrite 8008

MB0109

TFT

8

8

Blue

Yellow Wavy Banner

MB in banner, CP emblem, 3 lines in banner

 

4

$2

Yes

 

Crayrite 8016

MB0112

TFT

16

16

Red

Tri-Crayon

Large Milton Bradley, tiny crayrite

1963

3

$1

Yes

 

Crayrite 8016

MB0153

TFT

16

16

Blue

Yellow Wavy Banner

2 emblems on banner

 

5

$3

Yes

 

Crayrite 8024

MB0116

TFT

24

24

Red

Tri-Crayon

Large Milton Bradley, tiny crayrite

1963

3

$1

Yes

 

Crayrite 8024

MB0154

VST

24

24

Blue

Yellow Wavy Banner

Duplicate sliding top to mid section of box

1953

6

$4

Yes

 

Crayrite 8024

MB0159

TFT

24

24

Blue

Yellow Wavy Banner

2 emblems on banner

 

6

$5

Yes

 

Crayrite 8024-A

MB0033

TFT

24

24

Blue

Yellow Wavy Banner

MB logo above, CP emblem, 3 lines below

 

3

$2

Yes

 

Crayrite 8024-L

MB0155

LID

24

24

Red

Tri-Crayon

Large Milton Bradley, tiny crayrite

1963

3

$2

Yes

 

Crayrite 8048

MB0034

TFT

48

48

Blue

Yellow Wavy Banner

MB logo above, CP emblem, 3 lines below

1953

4

$4

Yes

 

Crayrite 8048

MB0138

TFT

48

48

Blue

Yellow Wavy Banner

MB logo above, CP emblem, 3 lines below, Ding Dong Bell

 

6

$10

Yes

 

Crayrite 9116

MB0156

LID

16

16

Blue

Yellow Wavy Banner

Box nbr at bottom of banner

 

4

$4

Yes

 

Crayrite 9208

MB0035

LID

8

8

Blue

Yellow Wavy Banner

MB logo above, CP emblem, 4 lines below

 

3

$2

Yes

 

Crayrite 9308

MB0036

LID

8

8

Red

Tri-Crayon

Large Milton Bradley, tiny crayrite

1963

3

$1

Yes

 

Crayrite 9308

MB0160

LID

8

8

Red

Tri-Crayon

Large Hexagonal in banner

 

5

$3

Yes

 

Crayrite 9308

MB0037

LID

8

8

Blue

Yellow Wavy Banner

Hexagonal, CP emblem, 4 lines below

 

4

$2

Yes

 

Crayrite 9408

MB0038

TFT

8

8

Blue

Yellow Wavy Banner

Round, CP emblem, 4 lines below

 

4

$2

Yes

 

Crayrite 9408

MB0067

TFT

8

8

Red

Tri-Crayon

Large Milton Bradley, tiny crayrite

1963

3

$1

Yes

 

Crayrite Case Box

MB0039

HL

24

24

Yellow

Pic of Box

Pic of Wavy Banner Box

 

6

$7

Yes

 

Crayrite Ding Dong School

MB0040

LID

24

24

Blue

Double Window

Ding Dong Bell, arched Crayrite

 

5

$4

Yes

 

Design Machine

MB0175

LID

8

8

Pink

Left column

MB Key Symbol, Psychodelic

1960s

8

$15

Yes

 

Dick Tracy Paint & Crayon Set

MB0178

LID

8

8

Yellow

Comic Scene

Dick Tracy with police by fence

1930s

8

$50

Yes

 

Donald Duck Giant

MB0059

USC

10

10

Blue

Rocker shape

Donald walking to school

 

8

$50

Yes

 

Drawing Crayons

MB0041

HBT

8

8

Blue

Multiline Border

No product name, 3 lines below

 

4

$2

Yes

 

Drawing Crayons

MB0096

VST

8

8

Silver

Embossed

MB square

 

9

$15

Yes

 

Economo Drawing

MB0042

HBT

8

8

Blue

Multiline Border

Economo Above, 3 lines below

 

4

$2

Yes

 

Economo Pressed No 15

MB0113

HBT

8

8

Blue

Multiline Border

Economo Pressed, 3 lines below

 

3

$1

Yes

 

Economo Pressed No 15

MB0043

HBT

8

8

Brown

Border

MB Symbol

1916

4

$3

Yes

 

Economo Waxed No 10

MB0044

HBT

8

8

Black

Border

Dotted border, MB Symbol

1929

7

$5

Yes

 

Embeco

MB0149

LID

8

8

Yellow

Border

Shield in border

 

9

$10

Yes

 

Embeco

MB0045

TFT

8

8

Green

Border

MB Symbol

 

5

$4

Yes

 

Embeco

MB0147

TFT

8

8

Green

Border

Arched Crayons text

 

8

$7

Yes

 

Embeco

MB0150

VST

18

18

Yellow

Ornate Shield

MB Symbol, Dash flap border

 

8

$7

Yes

 

Embeco

MB0122

HBT

24

24

Brown

Border

Cursive name, generic

 

9

$10

Yes

 

Embeco

MB0148

LID

24

24

Brown

Black Border

MB above, CP below, line banner below, wide box

 

8

$5

Yes

 

Embeco

MB0046

LID

24

24

Green

Black Border

MB above, CP below, line banner below

 

5

$3

Yes

 

Embeco

MB0128

LID

24

24

Green

Black Border

MB above, CP below, twenty-four

 

5

$3

Yes

 

Embeco 8230-A

MB0047

LID

36

36

Green

Black Border

MB above, No CP, 3 lines below

 

5

$3

Yes

 

Embeco No 1

MB0183

TFT

8

8

Unknown

Border

MB Symbol

1919

10

$20

Yes

 

Embeco No 1

MB0083

VS

8

8

Orange

Black Banner

 

 

6

$5

Yes

 

Embeco No 1

MB0048

TFT

8

8

Orange

Ornate Shield

MB Symbol, 3 lines below

1929

5

$5

Yes

 

Embeco No 2

MB0179

VS

8

8

Unknown

Border

MB Symbol, No 2 beside it

1919

10

$20

Yes

 

Embeco No 2

MB0144

VS

8

8

Orange

Belt Buckle Banner

Banner goes across curved corner border

1920

10

$18

Yes

 

Embeco No 2

MB0145

VS

8

8

Brown

Belt Buckle Banner

Banner goes across curved corner border

1923

9

$15

Yes

 

Embeco No 4

MB0049

HS

8

8

Orange

Ornate Shield

MB Symbol below

1927

4

$4

Yes

 

Embeco No 12

MB0162

VST

12

12

Yellow

Ornate Shield

MB Symbol, 3 lines below

 

7

$7

Yes

 

Embeco No 12

MB0050

VST

12

12

Green

Ornate Shield

MB Symbol, 3 lines below

 

4

$4

Yes

 

Embeco No 16

MB0161

TFT

16

16

Orange

Ornate Shield

MB Symbol, 3 lines below

 

7

$6

Yes

 

Embeco No 60

MB0051

TFT

6

6

Green

Ornate Shield

MB Symbol, 3 lines below

 

6

$6

Yes

 

Embeco No 100

MB0117

TFT

8

8

Yellow,Blue

Diagonal cursive

8 on flap, Crayons in large diagonal

 

7

$7

Yes

 

Embeco No 230-A

MB0129

LID

30

30

Green

Black Banner

MB above, 3 lines below

 

7

$3

Yes

 

Embeco Twenty-Four

MB0172

LID

24

24

Blue

Multiline Border

Bradley’s No 24

 

8

$10

Yes

 

First Lessons in Art

MB0140

TFT

16

16

Blue,Yellow

Classroom

Teacher with kids

 

8

$20

Yes

 

Glo-Rite

MB0052

LID

28

28

Multicolor

MB Square

MB square upper left, rainbow background

1965

5

$5

Yes

 

Howdy Doody

MB0053

LID

8

8

Blue

Mock TV

Howdy Doody in TV screen

 

5

$20

Yes

 

Howdy Doody

MB0054

LID

8

8

Brown

Mock TV

Howdy Doody in TV screen

 

4

$12

Yes

 

Howdy Doody

MB0089

LID

8

8

Red

Mock TV

Howdy Doody in TV screen

 

5

$15

Yes

 

Howdy Doody

MB0055

LID

10

10

Blue

Big Howdy face

Crayons in set at bottom

 

6

$60

Yes

 

Howdy Doody Crayon Set

MB0090

LID

16

16

White

Howdy sitting

Drawing of set

 

6

$50

Yes

 

Howdy Doody Trace ‘N’ Erase Kit

MB0163

LID

6

6

Blue

Howdy Face

Howdy holding crayons

 

8

$70

Yes

 

Junior No-Roll

MB0056

TFT

8

8

Yellow,Red

Red Banner

Single crayon, MB Square logo above

 

4

$3

Yes

 

Junior No-Roll

MB0057

TFT

16

16

Yellow,Red

Red Banner

Single crayon, 1 line on flap

 

4

$3

Yes

 

Junior No-Roll

MB0058

TFT

16

16

Yellow,Red

Red Banner

Single crayon, 2 lines on flap

 

4

$3

Yes

 

Junior No-Roll

MB0097

TFT

8

8

Unknown

Black Banner

Crayon end

 

10

$4

Yes

 

Junior No-Roll 952

MB0084

TFT

16

16

Yellow

Red Banner

Single crayon

 

5

$3

Yes

 

Junior No-Roll 953

MB0098

TVS

24

24

Yellow,Red

Red Banner

Crayon end, 3 lines below, Diagonal banner

 

6

$5

Yes

 

Little Lulu

MB0060

TFT

8

8

Blue

3 Crayons

MB symbol, 3 custom crayon wrappers

 

6