The Beistle “Halloween” Company

Martin Luther Beistle founded the Beistle company in Pittsburgh, PA, in 1900. Beistle bought technology that produced honeycombed tissue that allowed him to produce paper decorations. During World War I, when German paper products were not available America saw a surge in paper product popularity. Beistle used this to his advantage and the continued to grow until World War II. Read more about the Beistle at

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