In case you’re still having the never-ending conversation about how toilet paper is supposed to be used, then this diagram should solve the debate.
An 1891 patent submitted by New York businessman Seth Wheeler shows the toilet paper resting on the outside of the roll, or what people consider the “over” position.
Tech writer Owen Williams discovered this patent and posted Wheeler’s patent to Twitter on Monday. The diagram clearly shows the toilet paper resting on the top part of the roll – the way Mr. Wheeler envisioned it to be. The date of the patent reads: December 22, 1891.