Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Drinking Straw

  • A drinking straw is a short tube intended for transferring a beverage from its container to a person’s mouth by use of suction. 
  • The earliest drinking straws were hollow stems of grass, literally made of straw.
  • In 1888, Marvin Stone patented the spiral winding process to manufacture the first paper drinking straws. Stone was already a manufacturer of paper cigarette holders. 
  • His idea was to make paper drinking straws. Before his straws, beverage drinkers were using the natural rye grass straws.

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