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roll box

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For converting toilet paper into tissues

Sometimes when we run out of tissues we use toilet paper to blow our nose. This isn’t widely talked about, yet I think we all must have done it at some time. Instead of carrying a roll of toilet paper around with you, it can be slipped into the attractive *roll box*.

This is a square box made from plastic or light wood. It has a spindle in the center that attaches like the regular toilet paper holder with a springy thingy inside. There is a removable lid with a slit in the center for feeding the paper through. Now, it can be used like pop-up tissues, only much less expensive.

xandram, Apr 16 2008

This woman could seriously use your product. http://roissy.files...et_paper_helmet.jpg
[2 fries shy of a happy meal, Apr 16 2008, last modified Nov 09 2010]

Dog-face holder http://www.alibaba....ue_Holder_Dog_.html
[Ling, Apr 16 2008]

Roll Bag http://yellownblack...007/10/rollbag.html
Exactly what you're calling for, methinks, except it's floppy. [DrCurry, Apr 16 2008]


       How do you get the TP wrapped around what I assume is a much smaller spindle? Or is it just a box to hold the center of a standard roll?
MisterQED, Apr 16 2008

       Variation: It could it be like a bathroom towel roller with fabric instead of tissue, so that it goes back inside, to be washed out when you get home, then reused. +
xenzag, Apr 16 2008

       [Mister] designed for standard roll. Sorry I didn't have time for a more detailed description. Just slip in a regular roll and it's portable. Good for camping, too.
xandram, Apr 16 2008

       Does it break the sheets into individual tissues leaving the next one protruding?
marklar, Apr 16 2008

       An Oasis box.
coprocephalous, Apr 16 2008

       [marklar] tp is perforated anyway, so it would break into sheets to your desired length and *you* can leave it protruding if you like...
xandram, Apr 16 2008

       [xandram], this is quite common in Thailand. I have even seen a face where the tissue comes out of one nostril. I'm not sure I can find a pic, but I'll try.
By the way, they remove the cardboard tube from inside the roll, and start feeding from the center.
Ling, Apr 16 2008

       Well, I thought it was a good idea...I'd love to see one. I can't find anything that is portable. How do they remove the cardboard tube?
Love [2fries] link- I'm still laughing.
[Ling] your link still looks like it's a wall mounted one.
xandram, Apr 16 2008

       No spindle required if you take the cardboard tube out and unwind it from the middle. (That's the way many rolls in a box work.) Oh, dang, Ling said that.
DrCurry, Apr 16 2008

       Well [DrCurry]'s link is close, except that fabric would get wet if you took it camping. Thank you, though, as I have never been to Thailand.
xandram, Apr 16 2008

       So would light wood get wet!
DrCurry, Apr 16 2008

       ...but it would be protected if it was coated with shellac or polyurethane or even paint for that matter. Painted pretty or manly.
later: oh yeah, not *exactly* what I was calling for, as the longer I thought about it, I think taking out the center and dispensing it that way causes more tangles and problems. We like the good old roll.
xandram, Apr 16 2008

       [xandram], yeah I know, but it was the only one I could find. They normally have plastic ones that sit on table tops. A fabric cover goes over the plastic to make it look better. The elastic band sewn into the fabric wraps around the bottom, and holds a plastic end cap in place on the bottom on the cheap versions, which in turn holds the roll in. Feeding sideways from the roll puts a twist on the tissue whether from the outside or the inside. From the inside means no rubbing on the case. How to remove the cardboard tube? I've never seen anyone else do it - and there may be a trick to it - but I have always made it into a sort of crescent first by kinking one part in.
Ling, Apr 17 2008

       thank you [Ling]! It certainly has some insight into other cultures. I do really like the idea. Someday I'd like to travel there to see for myself!!
xandram, Apr 17 2008

       Despite the fact that TP gives you a sore nose during a prolonged cold, we still all use it so this must be a good idea.
wagster, Apr 17 2008


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