Paper Towel Holder / Industrial / Steampunk / Gear / Steel / Copper / Unique / Urban Industrial / Gifts for Kitchen / Industrial Chic


Shipping to United States: Free

This is a gear-shaped paper towel holder made from copper pipe and 1/4 inch raw steel. It is fully functional. Slight variations and imperfections are to be expected, especially where the copper and steel are joined.

BONUS! - Copper kills bacteria and viruses! In 2015, researchers working on a Department of Defense grant compared infection rates at three hospitals, and found that when copper alloys were used in three hospitals, it reduced infection rates by 58%. A similar study was done in 2016 inside a pediatric intensive care unit, which charted a similarly impressive reduction in infection rate. Check out the full article here:

- I use a clear coat enamel to protect against rust, corrosion, tarnishing and chipping.
- The paper towel roll spins freely, revealing more and more of the gear-shaped base as the towels get used.
- The gear-shaped top is removable
- Fits a standard paper towel roll
- Dimensions: 12.5 inches tall, 7.5 inches wide at the base, 4.5 inches wide at the top.
- Gear-shaped base and top match my light switch covers ( found at )

Because these are handmade creations, I ask that you allow me 3-5 days processing time before shipment. Thanks!

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Shipping from United States

My light switch covers ship via USPS in a Flat Rate Priority Mail Box. I ask that you allow 5 - 7 days manufacturing & handling time (but I usually ship within 3). I always include a tracking number when I ship.

If you feel you have been overcharged for shipping, please let me know. Sometimes shipping is calculated incorrectly.

For International shipping, please be aware that the buyer is solely responsible for any and all VAT taxes, duty fees and/or customs charges. There is no way I can know how much a country will charge for this, nor am I responsible as the seller. Check with the postal service in your country if you have questions about this.

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Returns and exchange details

I accept returns and/or exchanges on gifts and for valid reasons. I always do my best to make things right, so please send me a message to chat about some possible options. Custom orders are not eligible for return.


Send me a message if you'd like a custom order.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Care instructions

Light switches should be oiled (I prefer to use WD40) at least once a year in order to prevent rusting.

Sizing details

My light switches with levers ONLY work with toggle switches (the kind you flick up and down with your finger). It's easy to change from a dimmer or other type of light switch to a toggle switch.

Are these safe?

Any properly installed and functioning light switch has a safety ground. There should be no dangerous voltages anywhere near a properly functioning switch. The toggle switch itself is plastic, which is also an insulator. Whenever you are working with electricity, however, it’s always a good idea to turn off the breaker and double check your wires to make sure the insulation on your wiring is intact, and that the ground is connected to the switch. If the copper wire is exposed, or if the insulation is cut, you could get a shock due to faulty wiring.

Before installing, please ensure that your current light switches are functioning properly, that your switch is grounded, and that there are no loose wire connections.

Super cute itemZ made extremely well.

Very good quality and fast shipping during the holidays made for less stress for me. Very quick response timing on messages. Over all great quality, will shop this shop again and spread the experience. When you get great products and good customer service you should be rewarded greatly!

This paper towel dispenser is such a cool design, sturdy and well-made. I bought it to use as a COVID-era disposable "guest towel" dispenser for my half-bathroom. One small drawback for that purpose: it's not really made for one-handed use; you need to take ahold of the full roll as you tear off a sheet to dry your hands. I may try to modify it by adding a copper rod to use as a tear bar. But, it's a great-looking piece!

Cute and functional! Definitely a conversation piece as it is so unique and stunning!

Purchased for my daughter and her husband. They are decorating in industrial chic and this is perfect. Very unique gift, fast service and looks very cool. I know they will love it!

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