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What year did paper towels come out?


In 1879, a Philadelphia schoolteacher handed out soft paper to students as a more hygenic way to wipe their hands and noses during a flu outbreak. Arthur Scott, a manufacturer of toilet paper, recalled reading about this and repurposed a defective batch of toilet paper as "Sani-Towels" in 1907

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