History of the straw

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History beginning
Marvin Stone
The history of the invention of the cocktail straw began in 1888. The future inventor, Marvin Stone, once sitting in a cafe, drank a cocktail through a rye straw. However, since the latter got wet, its particles got stuck in the teeth, which created discomfort. Then Stone made a straw out of a piece of paper, having previously wrapped it on a pencil and glued the ends. As a result, it became much more convenient to drink, the only thing was that it was necessary to drink either very quickly, or to have several such straws in stock, since the paper soon got wet, losing its shape.
These events made Stone think, and he decided that the straw would come out of a more durable material much better. The first experimental material was hemp manila paper, from which postage stamps were made at the time. It was from this type of paper that the first straws with a diameter of no more than a lemon seed were put into production, so as not to accidentally draw in the latter while drinking a cocktail.
January 3, 1888
Invention patent
As a result, on January 3, 1888, Marvin Stone received a patent for the invention of paper straws for drinking cocktails and other liquids No. 375962 in Washington. It was this day that became the birthday of the cocktail straw in the United States, which is celebrated annually in thousands of American bars.
Production
For 20 years, straws have been made by hand
The Americans quickly appreciated the novelty, and two years later, in 1890, the production of straws became Stone's main business. As the businessman himself admitted, straws gave him much more than good old mouthpieces.

For almost 20 years, straws were made by hand at Stone's factory, and only in 1906 did he buy a machine that, by analogy with cigarettes, was able to roll paper into a straw. At the end of his life, the millionaire said that the very incident in the bar, when a rye straw crumbled in his mouth, became a turning point in his life. Stone's straws have indeed proven to be popular. After all, they were loved not only by adults, but also by children.
The story of the straw did not end there.
In 1937, 6-year-old Judy Friedman came with her father, Albert, to a cafe where he met his brother Joseph.
When the waiter brought all three a portion of the milkshake, Judy decided to drink it through a straw. But the girl's height did not allow her to drink from above, and when she tried to bend the straw, it bent in such a way that the cocktail could not rise up.

Uncle Joe came to the rescue. He took the screw, inserted it into a straw, and wrapped it tightly with dental floss several times. Then he took off a straw, on the sides of which an "accordion" appeared. It was at this point that Joseph broke the straw, which now bent without pinching. Little Judy was delighted - she could drink a cocktail on an equal basis with adults. Albert advised his brother to patent his find, which he did. On September 28, 1937, Friedman received US patent # 2094268 for the drinking straw.
Until the 70s of the XX century
The straws were still made from paper
Until the 1970s, straws were still made from paper. Polymers were advancing in all areas. Although, judging by the paper cups, there was no alternative to paper. And then chance intervened again. The owner of a sewing machine store in Baltimore, Otto Deifenbach, wishing to entertain his little daughter, wrapped a cellophane wrapper from a cigarette pack on a wire. When he took it off, it looked like a straw. The father offered his daughter to drink his milk through her. The sight of the white drink going up the straw delighted the child. And her father was thinking about the patent.
As in the case of Friedman, obtaining a patent was only the beginning of painstaking and long work. When the translucent straws came to the liking of the consumer, they brought millions to their creator.

Now the straw for drinks is undergoing a new round of development: technologies allow returning to its original raw material - paper, focusing on the environmental friendliness and compostability of the straws used, without compromising their consumer qualities.
Paper - saves the planet for future generations.
Paper is the next solution for a decade. Not all paper straws are the same, but thanks to the expertise, ours became no worse than polypropylene ones at this is devoid of its shortcomings.