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    what is the history of toilet paper

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    In the old days, people used to cut up newspaper for toilet paper. Then some enterprising goon had a brain explosion and thus came toilet paper.

    Zeth Wheeler patents rolled and perforated wrapping paper in 1871. By 1874 he had is own business the Rolled Wrapping Paper Company, but the company couldn't turn a profit. In 1877, Wheller reorganized into the Albany Perforated Wrapping Paper Company and began selling Perforated Toilet Paper ('The Standard') on a roll. It sold in plain brown wrappers and fit conveniently into the American bathroom, which at the time was quite small


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    1391 Toilet paper first produced in China (for the Emperor's use). Each sheet 2' by 3'
    1857 Joseph Gayetty sells first factory-made toilet paper These were loose, flat, sheets of paper
    1871 Zeth Wheeler patents rolled and perforated wrapping paper
    1872 John Kimberly, H. Babcock, Charles Clark, and F.Shattuck open Kimberly, Clark and Company
    1874 Wheller created the Rolled Wrapping Paper Company, but the company couldn't turn a profit,
    1877 Wheller reorganized into the Albany Perforated Wrapping Paper Company
    1877 Albany Perforated Wrapping Paper Co. sells Perforated Toilet Paper ('The Standard') on a roll.
    1879 Walter Alcock, of England introduced the perforated toilet roll
    1879 Scott Paper Company sells the toilet paper on a roll, which led to the popular Waldorf brand
    1885 Oliver Hewlett Hicks patents package of toilet paper.and the manufacturing process
    1894 U.S. Supreme Court invalidate Hicks patents in favor of Seth Wheeler's 1871 patent.
    1935 Northern Tissue advertises its toilet paper as "splinter-free"
    1942 First two-ply toilet paper from St. Andrew's Paper Mill in England; paper becomes softer
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    The emperor of China used a toilet paper roll that was 2 feet by 3 feet!?  (First sentence) Thanks for the information, ValR

    Dardaigh

    Too funny! The things you learn every day here. :)
    valR

    Chinese invented the paper
    itsmee

    I keep reading this ... in 1935 one could buy bathroom tissue that was splinter free.
    We think of our flights to outter space as being a huge deal but when you come right down to it, splinter free is so dang important in the quality of life for every single one of us every single day.


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