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Paper Cups
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The Paper Cup - 1900 onwards



This alternative way of making a paper cup from a rectangle appears in Popular Mechanics Magazine for April 1924. Information from Josť Tomas Buitrago.



A design for 'Another Paper Cup' appears in 'More Things Any Boy Can Make' by Joseph Leeming, which was published by D Appleton-Century Company in New York and London in 1936.



The same design also appears in 'Fun with Paper' by Joseph Leeming, which was published by Spencer Press Inc in Chicago in 1939.