Art history ads (ctd.)
December 14 2014
I'm not usually in the habit of taking photographs in public lavatories - really I'm not. But I saw this in a service station the other day, dear readers, and thought of you. Can it be that apart from inventing flying machines, crossbows, and parachutes, Leonardo also came up with the toilet roll dispenser?
I suspect not, for Leonardo would surely have managed to fix that annoying thing where, when you pull on the roll in a public lav, it immediately breaks after only one sheet, so you have to rummage around in the holder to try and find the end of the roll, and pull it out again.
Update - the Leonardo Dispensing Solutions website is well worth a visit.
Update II - a reader sends proof that Leonardo also invented the doll:
Update III - another toilet sleuthing reader writes:
This is really sad but...... last year at work we received shiny new Leonardo Dispensing Solutions loo roll holders. Now my daughter is a facilities manager and gets highly excited about such things so I made a mental note to tell her.
After work a friend and I went to the cinema in the same city and visited the ladies before the film began. Imagine my excitement when I noticed that the same loo roll holders were there. But no - on closer examination, these holders were called....... DA VINCI.
I googled it for you and there's a whole world of products:
The Da Vinci versatwin toilet roll system is the smallest and most versatile toilet tissue system on offer. Its compact size and large capacity of 250 metres of paper makes it an attractive, neat and efficient solution for even the smallest washroom. The dispensers control usage by allowing access to only one roll at a time. Only when the first roll is depleted can the second be accessed. This allows for efficient replenishment and ensures that the product need never run out.£29.95 (inc VAT £35.94) each
Update IV - another reader alerts us to Da Vinci surgical appliances.