5 Toilet Paper Facts

Early Customs

Before the invention of toilet paper, people around the world used many different ways to take care of business in the bathroom. Ancient Greeks used stones and clay pieces while Romans wiped with sponges that were attached to the end of sticks. Other early methods included water, leaves, grass, one’s hands, and even corncobs! The first people to document their use of paper for toilet purposes were the ancient Chinese.

Modern Times

In the United States, a variety of readily available paper was used in outhouses before the invention of toilet paper. Joseph Gayetty is credited with being the first person to commercially produce toilet paper sheets in the nineteenth century. His toilet paper manufacturing business became a success despite Gayetty's insistence on printing his name on each large sheet. Soon, however, Gayetty's toilet paper business was surpassed by companies that sold toilet paper on rolls.

Angel Soft® and the History of Toilet Paper

This is when Angel Soft® became part of the modern history of toilet paper. Angel Soft® was first introduced to U.S. shoppers in 1987. Currently, Angel Soft® toilet paper products are available at most grocery stores and mass merchandise retail stores across the United States. Developments made throughout the history of toilet paper have led to the Angel Soft® toilet paper that we know and love.

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