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  • Archive for January 18th, 2012

    Chinese Takeout Boxes are All-American

    Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

    The New York Times Magazine has a piece by Hilary Greenbaum and Dana Rubenstein on how Chinese takeout boxes are uniquely American (Chinese takeout boxes are all but unknown in China) My favorite fact that they dug up: On Nov. 13, 1894, in Chicago, the inventor Frederick Weeks Wilcox patented a version of what he called a […]