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The corrugated cardboard box was invented by American Robert Gair in 1890. He precut a flat piece of manufactured bulk corrugated cardboard into a template to fold a box. The invention was an accident. Gair was a printer and paper bag maker. The machine that normally creased the paper to make bags shifted and cut out the paper instead. Gair discovered that the cut paper could be folded into the paper bag. He took the used the same creasing and cutting process on corrugated cardboard to create a box. || Read more