19.05.10 - Product Tank Clothes Peg - Inspired by watching a neighbour struggle to hang out her washing using traditional pegs because she suffers from arthritis, I have redesigned the clothes peg. My design features a locking mechanism and a flexible rubber grip that rests against the clothes. If clothes try to slip off the line, the rubber grip is displaced, increasing the pressure on the clothes. This allows a very light spring (the same type used in push top pens) to be used, so that anyone with weak/painful grip can more easily open and close the peg.
It's best explained by the videos below. The short version (top) just gives you a quick demo of functionality, the longer version (recommended) explains the whole story:
05.06.11 I would like to thank everyone for all the enquiries I have had since posting this idea on my website and to appologise for not being able to respond to everyone. The design is a well proven concept, that (for various reasons) has not been put into production and is therefore (currently) not available to buy anywhere.