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Inventor who is best known for his invention of the Crayola crayon.
In 1885, he took control of his father’s business, Peeksill Chemical Co. While experimenting with a mixture of slate waste, cement, and talc, he created the first dustless white chalk. In 1903, he created his first box of crayola crayons.
He is the winner of a gold medal at the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1902. He is also colorblind.
His wife Alice is known for creating the name of the brand Crayola, by adding two French words “craie” meaning chalk and “ola” short for olegineux, meaning oily.
An an inventor in the turn of the 20th century, he can be seen in relation to other inventors of the time including Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, and Nikola Tesla.
How did Edwin Binney die?
|Cause of death||N/A|
|Age of death||68 years|
|Death date||December 17, 1934|
|Place of death||Gainesville, Florida, United States|
|Place of burial||N/A|