ERJ staff report (DS)
Washington, DC -- Edwin Binney, one of the earliest producers of carbon black through his company Binney & Smith, has been recognised posthumously by the US-based National Inventors Hall of Fame.
With his cousin C. Harold Smith, Edwin Binney established Binney & Smith and became a leader in carbon black manufacturing. Carbon black was commonly used in paint, printing ink, enameled leather, and later, in vehicle tyres.
The company also introduced Crayola wax crayons, with the first box containing eight pieces and costing five cents.
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