Close your eyes for one moment…Imagine a world with no toilet paper. WHAT? No toilet paper??? This is why we are dedicating this whole week as toilet paper awarness week…Beyond just toilet paper DAY. (Did you even know there was a National Toilet Paper Day?)
According to Wikipedia…..Joseph Gayetty is widely credited with being the inventor of modern commercially available toilet paper in the United States. Gayetty's paper, first introduced in 1857, was available as late as the 1920s. Gayetty's Medicated Paper was sold in packages of flat sheets, watermarked with the inventor's name.
The use of paper for hygeine purposes has been recorded in China in the 6th century AD, with specifically manufactured toilet paper being mass-produced in the 14th century. Modern commercial toilet paper originated in the 19th century, with a patent for roll-based dispensers being made in 1883.
Found on Mental Floss ~ Even though Queen Elizabeth I's godson invented one of the first flush toilets in 1596, commercially produced toilet paper didn't begin circulating until 1857. Quilted Northern, formerly Northern Tissue, advertised as late as 1935 that their toilet paper was “Splinter-Free.
Did you even know there was a Toilet Paper Encyclopedia??
50 B.C. The Chinese first made paper with short lengths of bamboo and then later added cotton linen rags which were soaked in water and pounded into swollen pulp. This was then formed into sheets and dried.
105 A.D: Ts’ai Lun, a Chinese court official, has his name linked to the invention of paper. Most likely, Ts’ai mixed mulberry bark, hemp, and rags with water, mashed it into pulp, pressed out the liquid, and hung the thin mat to dry in the sun.
Arabs were known to make writing paper and were the first to use linen in the process.
Spain, France & Italy had papermaking mills.
Germany had papermaking mills.
England recorded locations for papermaking mills. Rags were the principal raw material and they were in short supply, thus limiting growth.
1391: The first toilet paper reported was used by the Chinese emperor. As a luxury item, only royalty had access to toilet paper. The paper was made in 2 ft x 3-ft sheets. The Bureau of Imperial Supplies began producing 720,000 sheets of toilet tissue per year.
Below is today's first image of toilet paper awarness week…Please check out our Facebook Page throuought this week for all the fun facts and pictures ALL ABOUT Toilet Paper!!
XO ~ Thelma