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A Handsthree

Hang on an extra hand
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Presenting a really neat grabber and holder from Hand Lender Ltd. The business end is a malleable but strong gripper covered with a white cotton, three-fingered glove. Its shaft is flexible, jointed and telescopic, and sports a chrome wing nut.

But what makes the handy spare arm unique is that it can hang on any part of your body by only two rubber-sheathed rods! Instead of clamps, suction cups, Velcro or glue, the amazing force of gravity is all that is needed to hold it in place. It can’t fail cause that’s the law (of gravity).

Want to insert your contacts on the subway? Hand your mirror to Handsthree. Need to check your horoscope while carrying home the groceries? Hang a Handsthree on your torso to give you a hand with the paper. Order the yachter’s no-spill cup holder add-on, and you can sort documents on the way to a meeting with a full cup of coffee hanging off your thigh.

FarmerJohn, Oct 01 2003

(?) sketch http://www.geocitie...nie/handsthree.html
[FarmerJohn, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

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       Gravity, huh? I'd like to see that a little better. It's behind the peeing man...
k_sra, Oct 01 2003
  

       I'll bun this just for the baby bottle possibilities, but I wonder, exactly where is the appendage hanging in the shetch? Best I can tell is it's hanging from the johnson, so he can...?
oxen crossing, Oct 01 2003
  

       Actually it’s hanging on the upper arm, the inside rod higher up than the outside rod. Of course, any rigid object will do.
FarmerJohn, Oct 01 2003
  

       Sorry, didn't see any rods anywhere.   

       (checking shetch for third time)   

       Ohhhh, now I get it. Excellent. Kind of a racking clamp. Hard to make out the supports, as they are shown in end view on the arm, and the othographic front view doesn't show the offest of the rods.
oxen crossing, Oct 01 2003
  

       Took me several minutes to realise why you might need a mirror to add names and numbers to your pda/mobile phone... duh...
yamahito, Oct 01 2003
  

       Nice knurls, [FJ].
bristolz, Oct 01 2003
  

       When not in use, you can permanently flip the people behind you "the bird".
Cedar Park, Oct 02 2003
  
      
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