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  Joseph B. Friedman

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Flex-Straw advertisement featuring Roy Rogers

Sketch for Flex-Straw

Patent for Flex-Straw

Sketch for Flex-Straw

One of Friedman's sketches--on a scrap of paper--for the flexible straw.