Wax Paper Straws

Collectors of soft drinks are adding old vintage wax (paraffin) paper drinking straws to their collections.

Paper straws were patented by Marvin Stone, the process of winding paper into a tubular straw around 1888, designed for alcoholic drinks. Hospitals replaced surgical glass straws with hygenic paper in the 30’s, Milk Bars & Cafes followed the trend when the new flex (bendable) straw was created by American Joseph B. Friedman…

Here pictured from my collection is some examples….

 

 

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