Over or under? The long debated toilet paper battle is officially over, or it was 124 years ago!
Seth Wheeler filed his patent application on June 8, 1891- Serial No. 395.473. (No model.) that should end the debate of how toilet paper should be placed. Wheeler writes in his patent, “In the drawings, Figure 1 is a view of my roll of paper having arched and serrated incisions with a sheet hanging therefrom. Fig. 2 represents a detached sheet of paper.”
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This original toilet paper patent was brought into the limelight by writer Owen Williams on Twitter.