Patent Number: 6,296,331

Title: Vandal resistant washroom dispenser

Abstract: An improved vandal-resistant paper towel dispenser for public washrooms includes a mechanism for storing and dispensing paper towels and an outer housing for encasing the mechanism. The outer housing includes a rear mounting surface that is adapted to be secured to a wall, and a shell-like forward surface, connected to the rear mounting surface, for protecting the mechanism from individuals who might have destructive intent. Advantageously, the shell-like forward surface is softly rounded to an extent that it is practically impossible to obtain a handhold on the top or sides of the outer housing, whereby a vandal will be prevented from grabbing the dispenser and pulling it off the wall.

Inventors: Tramontina; Paul (Perkasie, PA)

Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.

International Classification: A47K 10/24 (20060101); A47K 10/42 (20060101); B65H 049/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018