obsolete design of paper-towel holders

A paper-towel holder with a retaining bar on the side to keep the loose end snug sounds like a good idea, but is now obsolete, because of the bigger rolls now used. That is, the retaining bar holds the entire roll snuggly, not letting it rotate. So now, the kind of paper-towel holder consisting of simply a single stick on a base is the way to go.
keywords: obsolescence, convenience, paper towels