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 Joseph C Gayetty

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Joseph C Gayetty

  • Birth unknown Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death unknown New York, USA
  • Burial Unknown, Specifically: Currently Researching
  • Memorial ID 106087826

Inventor. Businessman

Invented the Toilet Paper as we know it.

Gayetty was born in Massachusetts and worked in New York where he came to idea of toilet paper in 1857. He began to advertise it on December 8 1857.

His product was marketed as "GAYETTY'S MEDICATED PAPER" and intended to be used as a medical accessory. It was sold in a package of 500 papers (scented and watermarked with manufacturers name) and was advertised as a help for people who had troubles with hemorrhoids.

His company was located at:
J. C. Gayetty, 148 Fulton street, New York.



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  • Created by: R.C.
  • Added: 3 Mar 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 106087826
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph C Gayetty (unknown–unknown), Find A Grave Memorial no. 106087826, ; Maintained by R.C. (contributor 47303570) Unknown, who reports a Currently Researching.