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Scutum - protective shield for the top edges of a roll of paper towels that provides a barrier between the hand and top of the roll. Read more

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Scutum - protective shield for the top edges of a roll of paper towels that provides a barrier between the hand and top of the roll.

About this project

My name is Theory Stringer and I am a product developer and inventor of the patent pending paper towel protective shied “Scutum.” It takes two hands to remove paper from a roll of paper towels with most paper towel holders, one to hold the roll steady, and the other to pull and remove the paper. Unless the hand holding the roll is clean and germ free, it will soil the area that is touched and thus creating the possibility of spreading germs and bacteria.

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Scutum provides a protective shield for paper towel against germs and bacteria from contaminated hands. This protected cap is easily put in into the center tube of a roll of paper towels and the roll used in most vertical paper towel holders.

 

Type 1

 

Type 2


Prototypes made from fiberglass reinforced plastic

 
Type 2 (fore-ground disassembled)
Type 2 (fore-ground disassembled)
 


Type 1 Top view
Type 1 Top view


Type 1 (up-side down)
Type 1 (up-side down)


 

Type 1 used with paper towel holder (top view)
Type 1 used with paper towel holder (top view)

 

Type 2 inserted in paper roll - (side view)
Type 2 inserted in paper roll - (side view)

 

Type 2 - bottom view
Type 2 - bottom view

 

Scutum is designed to to be use with two types of up-right paper towel holders. 

1.) Those with an ornament or knob.

 

 

2.) Those without an ornament or knob. Type B.)

 

 

REWARDS

$1 or More   -  Thank you! Every pledge gets us closer to our goal no matter how small! We'll send you a "Thank You!" email and you will receive updates of our projects progress.

$12 or More -  We will send you a "Thank You" email, 1 white Scutum Paper Towel Protective Shield - your choice of type 1 or 2, and updates of our progress.

$25 or More  - We'll send you a "Thank You" email, 1 ink pen with product's name, 1 white Scutum Paper Towel Protective Shield - your choice of type 1 or type 2, as well as updates of our progress.

$50 or More - We'll send you a "Thank You" email, 1 ink pen with product's name, 3 white Scutum Paper Towel Protective Shields - type 1 or type 2, as well as updates of our progress.

$75 or More  -   We'll send you a "Thank You" email, 1 ink pen with product's name, 4 Scutum Paper Towel Protective Shields- type 1 or type 2 in your choice of white, red or green as well as updates of our progress.

$150 or More - We'll send you a "Thank You" email, 1 ink pen with product's name, 4 Scutum Paper Towel Protective Shields- type 1 or type 2 in your choice of white, red or green, 1 T-shirt with rhino logo, as well as updates of our progress.

$250 or More - We will send you a "Thank You" email, 1 ink pen with product's name, 6 Scutum Paper Towel Protective Shields - type 1 or type 2 - your choice of white, red or green, 1 T-shirt with rhino logo, as well as updates of our progress.

$500 or More - We will send you a "Thank You" email, 1 ink pen with product's name, 6 Scutum Paper Towel Protective Shields- type 1 or type 2 -your choice of white, red or green, 1 T-shirt with rhino logo, an appreciation plaque in the shape of a shield with rhino logo with your name engraved, as well as updates of our progress.

Risks and challenges

I believe the biggest risk or challenge we face is getting the production molds tooled within the time frame needed to meet projected start-up, manufacture, and shipping dates. However we have contacted a local plastic mold injection maker and manufacturer whose is able to;

*produce the molds,
*manufacture the parts
*package the product

Having all phases of the project done locally gives us greater control should problems arise. This also gives us added assurance of completing and delivering the product on time.

Should our campaign exceed our anticipation, we will not expand our goals of manufacturing and distribution of Scutum such that they interfere with fulfilling our commitments to those who have helped to make the project possible.

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    $1 reward

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    Thank you! Every pledge gets us closer to our goal no matter how small! We'll send you a "Thank You!" email, and you will receive updates on our progress.

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    $12 reward

    2 backers

    We will send you a "Thank You" email, 1 white Scutum Paper Towel Protective Shield - your choice of type 1 or 2, updates of the progress.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
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    $25 reward

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    We'll send you a "Thank You" email, 1 Ink pen with product's name, 1 white Scutum Paper Towel Protective Shield - your choice of type 1 or type 2, as well as updates of our progress.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
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    $50 reward

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    We'll send you a "Thank You" email, 1 Ink pen with product's name, 3 white Scutum Paper Towel Protective Shields - type 1 or type 2, as well as updates of our progress.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
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    $75 reward

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    We'll send you a "Thank You" email, 1 Ink pen with product's name, 4 Scutum Paper Towel Protective Shields- type 1 or type 2 in your choice of white, red or green as well as updates of our progress.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $150 reward

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    We'll send you a "Thank You" email, 1 Ink pen with product's name, 4 Scutum Paper Towel Protective Shields- type 1 or type 2 in your choice of white, red or green, 1 T-shirt with rhino logo, as well as updates of our progress.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $250 reward

    0 backers

    We will send you a "Thank You" email, 1 Ink pen with product's name, 6 Scutum Paper Towel Protective Shields - type 1 or type 2 - your choice of white, red or green, 1 T-shirt with rhino logo, as well as updates of our progress.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $500 reward

    0 backers

    We will send you a "Thank You" email, 1 Ink pen with product's name, 6 Scutum Paper Towel Protective Shields- type 1 or type 2 -your choice of white, red or green, 1 T-shirt with rhino logo, an appreciation plaque in the shape of a shield with company's Rhino logo with your name engraved, as well as updates of our progress.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world

Funding period

- (30 days)