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This product makes it easy to check for prize statements hidden under the rims of paper coffee cups in various contests. Essentially a curved clip with two integral (covered) blades, it slices the cup rim twice (1-1/8" apart) when pushed down, and an internal lip unrolls the paper edge when it’s pulled up. Push, pull and you’re done. 2" high, 1-1/2" wide, with an attached split-ring.

 
Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, "Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door." Unfortunately, Ralph apparently wasn't writing from personal experience when he penned that quote, as one of the most difficult challenges an inventor can face is bringing a finished design to market.
 
When we were first shown the Rimroller, we recognized immediately that this was an elegant, well-designed, and well-manufactured product at a very reasonable price. It was one of those products that just delighted people when they used it. We also recognized that the inventor, Paul Kind, had plowed a ton of time and capital into bringing the product to the point where it was ready to market. So, while Lee Valley is clearly not the most appropriate retailer of this product, we could only stand by for so long watching Mr. Kind work hard to sell this product without success.
 
It's important to support domestic manufacturing, cultivate innovation, and reward entrepreneurship if we're to avoid becoming a nation of employees.
 
For an inventor, the successful marketing of a proprietary design isn't always about the revenue; it's often more about the external validation one gets from each sale. Each sale is the business equivalent of applause, and we think
 
Mr. Kind deserves a standing ovation.
 
Invented and manufactured in Ottawa, Canada.
 
 
1+ 5+
 
Rimroller™, ea.
 99W68.46 Additional views   
  $2.50   $2.00 Add to cart

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