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Dixie Cup Research Paper

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The Dixie Cup is might be one of the nicer memories we have of early school days or birthday parties when liquid refreshments were served in the small, disposable paper cup. Convenient, and sanitary, the Dixie Cup was invented by Lawrence Luellen,who saw the need for individual drinking cups to help arrest the spread of germs. Luellen's idea, along with a savvy marketing strategy, saw the Dixie Cup become one of the 20th centuries most timely and commercially successful inventions.

While Luellen's idea of a disposable cup was still in the planning in 1907, the public was quenching their thirst at available community fixtures: wells, public water barrels, and pumps. However, only one vessel such as a tin dipper or cup was at their disposal
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