Apparently they had cellophane straws in 1934. Yet when my family went to Disney World in the early 80′s they were still using paper straws. I was impressed by them at first: “Cool they make straws out of paper!” then irritated when they got gummed up and stopped working. I remember thinking that Disney must have bought billions of paper straws in the 70′s and were still trying to use them all up even though everyone else had moved on to plastic.
New Devices FOR THE Household
NEW AIR CONDITIONER. No larger than a radiator, the air conditioner shown above, is designed for the home and will be marketed at a price anyone can afford. Chilled water from a small refrigerating unit is used to cool the air. Steam warms it. Diagram, right, explains the system
PACKAGE HANDLE. A number of packages can be carried easily with this handle. Snaps clip to the strings
PORTABLE SHOWER This shower outfit can be attached quickly to any faucet and is held to tile wall by rubber suction cup
HOME CANNER. All the operations of canning are done with the machine shown here. It opens and seals tin cans