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Springfield Oval Toilet Paper Roll

1998.6148.1-.2 (RS233659)

Description

Two Springfield Oval Toilet Paper rolls. Flat roll patented in 1893 and purchased by the U.S. Army and M.I.T. among other customers. Manufactured by Morgan Paper Company, Division, United States Envelope Company, Lititz, Pennsylvania. Thin, yellowed paper on flattened cardbpoard tube. Red printed label with image of a roll on the patented roll holder and instructions for installing roll on holder.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1950-1979
Inscriptions
"SPRINGFIELD OVAL TOILET PAPER. / PATENTED JUNE 6, 1893 / FRONT. / [Instructions for installing roll on holder - see photograph] / MORGAN PAPER COMPANY, DIV. / UNITED STATES ENVELOPE CO. / LITITZ, PENNSYLVANIA, U. S. A." [image of toilet paper roll on toilet paper holder] (printed)
Location of origin
Lititz, Pennsylvania
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Toilet Articles; Hygiene Artifacts
Places
Lititz (Lancaster county, Pennsylvania)
Descriptive terms
paper (fiber product)
Paper, Toilet
Dimensions
6 x 4 1/8 x 1 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.6148.1-.2
Credit Line
Sarah Moore Field Collection
GUSN
310687

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