Matthew B. Gilmore
BY: Matthew B. Gilmore
January 3, 1888 Marvin Chester Stone received a patent for the artificial drinking (paper) straw. This was a great improvement over a natural rye straw. Family stories recounted that years earlier Stone would frequent Aman’s Restaurant at 316 9th Street, NW where he’d sip a julep through a rye straw.
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