Today I joined my brother, sister-in-law, nephews, and niece on a trip to the Crayola Experience facility at the site where Crayola crayons are manufactured in Easton, PA. Years ago I toured the factory. Today factory tours no longer are given, but elaborate activity areas are in place, and a video and demonstration of crayon production is regularly presented.
One very cool exhibit that didn’t seem to fit into the theme of the place, but was very cool, was a room-sized model of a canal system. Little boats could be guided through the canal. A lock system helped navigate some of the grades. A belt conveyor system also was used in some parts. It looks like an awesome project to build at home. Who wouldn’t want a functioning lock system in their basement?
I just might purchase a box of crayons soon. I haven’t used crayons in a long time. . .