By Herman Ihlenburg for MacKellar, Smiths & Jordan. US Design patent 16,508, issued 1886-02-09 to Ihlenburg and assigned to MSJ (filed 1885). Ihlenburg describes it in the patent as "an ornamental letter shaded on the right by a light line and the face ornamented by a series of light horizontal lines."
(At the time, the term "crayon" would, I suppose, still have had a stronger connection with its meaning as an artist's tool; the crayon as a child's drawing toy was just beginning to become a commercial item in the 1880s.)
Here is a full showing of the characters, printed from original types in Philllips' Old-Fashioned Type Book (1945):
Here is the showing on p. 306 (image 262 of the digitization) of the 1892 MacKellar, Smiths & Jordan Specimens of Printing Types :
It is shown on p. 46 of the Loy's Nineteenth-Century American Designers and Engravers of Type (using the "Ocean Fliers" text). Loy does cite Crayon explicitly as an Ihlenburg face.
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