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    Chinese Takeout Boxes are All-American

    By Jennifer 8. Lee | January 18, 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 “paper pail,” which was a single piece of paper, creased into segments and folded into a (more or less) leakproof container secured with a dainty wire handle on top.

    Impressed that they dug that up. In my research, I did not stumble across that fun, fun fact.

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