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24/7 Wall St.: America's Oldest Brands

2. Crane Cotton Paper

Industry: Paper

Year launched: 1799

Crane Paper has been made since 1799, when Zenas Crane began milling cotton paper. Under Zenas, the Crane Paper Company began printing currency. Since 1879, the company has provided the U.S. Treasury with currency paper. Crane’s has continued to use cotton paper, even as other companies have moved to tree pulp for making paper. The company’s cotton paper is not just used for currency production, but also for stationary. Among those who used stationary crafted from Crane’s paper were Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Queen Mother.


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