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Rockntractor
09-27-2009, 02:29 AM
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t's amazing how often we get some variation of the questions, "When was toilet paper invented?", "Who invented toilet paper?", and "What did people use before toilet paper was invented?" Here are a few of the highlights in the evolution of toilet paper that we've compiled from various sources. Some links to more comprehensive articles follow.
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What did people use before toilet paper? Well, just use your imagination: grass, leaves, fur, mussell shells, corncobs, stinging nettles... okay, maybe not that last, at least not more than once. The ancient Greeks used stones and pieces of clay; ancient Romans used sponges on the ends of sticks, kept in jugs filled with salty water. Mideasterners commonly used the left hand, which is supposedly still considered unclean in the Arabian region.
"Official" toilet paper - that is, paper which was produced specifically for the purpose - dates back at least to the late 14th Century, when Chinese emperors ordered it in 2-foot x 3-foot sheets.
Corncobs and pages torn from newspapers and magazines were commonly used in the early American West. The Sears catalogue was well-known in this context, and even produced such humorous spinoffs as the "Rears and Sorebutt" catalogue. The Farmer's Almanac had a hole in it so it could be hung on a hook and the pages torn off easily.
Joseph C. Gayetty of New York started producing the first packaged toilet paper in the U.S. in 1857. It consisted of pre-moistened flat sheets medicated with aloe and was named "Gayetty’s Medicated Paper". Gayetty's name was printed on every sheet.
Rolled and perforated toilet paper as we're familiar with today was invented around 1880. Various sources attribute it to the Albany Perforated Wrapping (A.P.W.) Paper Company in 1877, and to the Scott Paper company in 1879 or 1890. On a side note, the Scott Company was too embarrassed to put their name on their product, as the concept of toilet paper was a sensitive subject at the time, so they customized it for their customers... hence the Waldorf Hotel became a big name in toilet paper.

Here's an 1886 Albany Perforated Wrapping (A.P.W.) Paper Company ad for perforated, medicated, rolled toilet paper.

In 1935, Northern Tissue advertised "splinter-free" toilet paper. Yep, you read that right; early paper production techniques sometimes left splinters embedded in the paper. And you thought you had it tough!
In 1942, St. Andrew's Paper Mill in Great Britain introduced two-ply toilet paper
Amnerica experienced its first toilet paper shortage in 1973.
The Virtual Toilet Paper Museum opened its virtual doors in 1999.

Here are the more comprehensive articles we promised you. They will open in new browser windows.
A little trip through the anals of time. I thought I should post this before the greenie socialists forever wipe this from our history!

Nubs
09-27-2009, 11:41 AM
Other fun fact of toilet paper - How fast is toilet paper manufactured? The single ply comes off in a ribbon around 168 inches wide at 60mph.

It also appears that the greenies are tryng to claim that toilet paper is made from old growth trees. This is absolute bullshit. NO PAPER PRODUCTS ARE MADE FROM OLD GROWTH TREES. Old growth trees are used in the decorative lumber market. Old growth trees are too tough for making paper. We like trees that are young and supple.

Greenies are showing their preference for recycled tissue products. What the greenies do not realize is that paper fiber has a finite amount of cycles it can be reprocessed and retain a usable degree of structural integrity. The number of cycles is around 8. So there is always a need to introduce virgin fiber into to paper product market.

AlmostThere
02-03-2010, 10:19 PM
THAT EXPLAINS IT!!!!

North Carolina has a current drive to change the way high school students are taught American history. It will only be taught from 1877 to present. No Founding Fathers, American Revolution, Civil War, nothing before 1877.

IT IS SO CLEAR NOW!!!

Rockntractor
02-03-2010, 10:21 PM
THAT EXPLAINS IT!!!!

North Carolina has a current drive to change the way high school students are taught American history. It will only be taught from 1877 to present. No Founding Fathers, American Revolution, Civil War, nothing before 1877.

IT IS SO CLEAR NOW!!!
Okay so this thread made it clear to you why they want to wipe out our history?:confused::D

Articulate_Ape
02-03-2010, 11:03 PM
The future of toilet paper...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i51zo3LA70U

I'll wipe my ass with your latest proposal!

Rockntractor
02-03-2010, 11:12 PM
The future of toilet paper...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i51zo3LA70U

I'll wipe my ass with your latest proposal!

Fascinating! I never thought of toilet paper having a future though.

AlmostThere
02-04-2010, 12:00 AM
Okay so this thread made it clear to you why they want to wipe out our history?:confused::D
No, why they picked 1877 specifically. :eek:

I'm joking about the correlation but I guess everyone knows this is really happening in North Carolina as we speak. A movement to not teach history before 1877. :mad:

Rockntractor
02-04-2010, 12:12 AM
No, why they picked 1877 specifically. :eek:

I'm joking about the correlation but I guess everyone knows this is really happening in North Carolina as we speak. A movement to not teach history before 1877. :mad:
I was at a site tonight where you could download free books and biographies. 90% were lieberal.