Talk:Timeline of Crayola

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Questionable Facts[edit]

The 1999 statement about retiring a color because of "social pressure" is questionable. This folk lore has long been on Crayola's web site. I would think without some newspaper article or feature referencing such social pressure would be required to substantiate that statment. The fact does remain that several of their retired colors were actually renamed and pulled long before and after these so-called "stories". Flesh is a prime example. The "Flesh" color actually started as "Flesh Tint" back in 1903 and then got renamed to "Flesh" in 1949. Then in 1957 they renamed it "Pink Beige" for less than a year (there is a picture of the crayon in the Crayola Colors discussion section). In 1958 they went back to the "Flesh" name and continued with that until 1962 they renamed it to "Peach" "partially as a result of the Civil Rights Movement". The Civil Rights movement didn't even march on Washington until 1963 and certainly wasn't anywhere in the American conciousness in 1962 although in Southern locales there were isolated movements forming. I see no validation to substantiate those retirement statements (other than that the crayons color names weren't subsequently used) and should therefore be taken out irregardless of what the company web claims to be the history. Ed Welter (talk) 06:39, 28 January 2010 (UTC)Ed Welter

Emerson Moser[edit]

This link is broken and does not link back to a source. I'm unsure if this newspaper article is considered to be a credible source. Beginner (talk) 18:06, 24 January 2014 (UTC)

Removed the 1908 entry[edit]

I removed the following 1908 entry: 12 Crayola Colored Pencils were issued from the Crayola Hall of Fame

I don't know when that happened but it was clearly placed in the wrong year because Crayola didn't have colored pencils in 1908 and there wasn't a Crayola Hall of Fame at that time. It might be that the person who added this meant 2008 but I'll let them correct the entry. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ed Welter (talkcontribs) 17:28, 6 May 2010 (UTC)

Significant Revamp[edit]

Ok, I added dozens of timeline contributions to this; product launches, corporate history, etc. I also cleaned up and clarified many inaccuracies and myths. I pretty much focused on the earlier years as that is their most mis-understood history. Ed Welter (talk) 04:19, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

72 Crayon Case[edit]

Might I be led to believe that Crayola switched from the lift-lid box to a plastic carry case for its largest assortment of 72 crayons, around 1985? The reason I am saying this is because the earliest newspaper ads that I could find using the Google News Archives that contain references to the Crayola 72 Crayon Case are dated as 1985. WikiPro1981X (talk) 03:15, 5 November 2011 (UTC)

Updated Crayola Timeline[edit]

added my own stuff to the crayola timeline like my 9th birthday the microwave this suggestion and the oldest crayon box on ebay — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:37, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, but I don't think they're very notable. Particularly your ninth birthday, which is only relevant to you and your family and friends, not the whole world. It would also be good if you could add some reliable sources. Graham87 04:22, 8 July 2014 (UTC)