Springfield Oval Toilet Paper Roll

Collection Type

  • Household accessories

Date

1950-1979

GUSN

GUSN-310687

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

Descriptive Terms

paper (fiber product)
paper (fiber product)
Paper, Toilet
Paper, Toilet

Inscription

"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)

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Lititz, Pennsylvania

Dimensions

6 x 4 1/8 x 1 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Sarah Moore Field Collection

Accession Number

1998.6148.1-.2

Places

Lititz (Lancaster county, Pennsylvania)