Edwin Binney and C. Harold Smith

How the Crayons were made

Where Were they born

C. Harold Smith was born in London and Edwin Binney was born in NewYork. In 1885 , Binney and Smith formed a partnership and produced red pigment to paint barns.

They also produced dustless chalk and won a gold medal at the St. Louis World exposition.

How To Make Crayons



  • The paraffin /wax arrives at the crayon-making plant.
  • Then , heated machines mix the paraffin/wax with pigment or color.
  • The hot, waxy liquid is poured into crayon molding tables.
  • Cold water travels through tubes in the molds to cool the wax down.

Were They Family or Friends

Yes they were cousins. They were also business partners in the crayon factory as llc or the limited liability company. Edwin Binney's mother was Annie Conklin and his fathers name was Joseph Binney! His sisters names were : Dorothy Binney, Helen Binney, Helen B. Kitchel

and Helen Binney.