There have been very few major changes in toilet
tissue dispensers. Toilet tissue dispensers serve one main
purpose; to hold and dispense toilet tissue with ease and to
help keep the facility clean, uncluttered and hygienic. Even
antique toilet tissue dispensers look very similar to today's
toilet paper dispensers because the purpose is the same -
basically to hold the roll on a rod.
Here is an example of an antique
toilet tissue dispenser. The basic design is the same as
the single roll wall mounted toilet tissue dispensers of
Here is a toilet paper dispenser from
over 40 years ago with a built in AM Radio. This
dispenser is considered vintage kitsch today, but at the
time was a luxury item for the family that had it all.
The basic design of the toilet tissue dispenser did not
change although the radio was added to the dispenser.
Single Sheet Toilet Tissue Dispensers
are popular in schools and mental health facilities
where the act of unrolling toilet tissue off of a roll
may be difficult. These dispensers are very similar to a
paper towel dispenser where each individual sheet is
dispensed one at a time. The downside to these
dispensers is that replacement paper can be very
difficult find and purchase.
21st century innovations have
lead to the center pull style toilet paper dispenser.
Before the centerpull®
dispenser, most dispenser worked basically the same. The centerpull®
style toilet paper dispenser no longer has a roll of
paper on a rod, the paper is now pulled from the center.
This design is more sanitary as you only handle the
tissue that you use. It has a locking protective casing
that minimizes vandalism and theft. The
works on gravity
adding to the ease of use and in return the customer
uses less toilet tissue.
The Jumbo Roll Toilet Paper Dispensers
also known as JRT are made in a variety of sizes usually
9" or 12". The size corresponds to the diameter of the
toilet paper roll. The larger roll size offers more
paper which in return offers less frequent roll
changing. The JRT is great for high frequency
restrooms. The JRT also features a locking mechanism and
commercial paper size that reduces theft and vandalism.
The Toilet Caddy
solves many bathroom space dilemmas. No longer is the
toilet paper dispenser only for dispensing toilet paper.
Now you can store extra rolls of toilet paper along with
keeping magazines right readily available. The toilet
caddy is known as the problem solver because it reduces
bathroom clutter by placing everything right at your
Evolution meets Revolution
For the first time since the invention of the toilet
tissue dispenser - now there is really a revolution in
the design on the toilet tissue dispenser. NICO is a
combination system of wet and dry toilet tissue. The
tissue is flushable and safe for plumbing. Over the past
few years there has been a push for moist toilet tissue.
It is hygienic and leaves you feeling clean. Many
consumers have stored their wet wipes out of site
because there was no place to put them. With NICO
wet/dry system now there is a stylish wall mounted
dispenser for both moist toilet tissue and dry toilet
tissue. NICO offers a retrofit and a back plate system
along with a hybrid system that allows for a basic roll
of toilet tissue to sit beside the NICO system