Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Furniture Prop

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Integrated or retrofitted to heavy andor bulky furniture (though portable models are available), the Furniture Prop holds the side of a sofa, bed or other floor-hugging furniture up at an angle so you can easily get under it with vacuum cleaner, broom or leaf-blower.

When done just tuck it back underneath, sprung flush with the underside.

FlyingToaster, Jun 09 2014

Fork_20Lift_20Vacuum_20Cleaner [pertinax, Jun 10 2014]

Apparently during dinner the elk had drunk a lot of beer, fallen down the stairs, and died. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tycho_Brahe
[normzone, Jun 10 2014]


       This is probably the best idea I have read here for at least three days.   

       If you could figure out a reliable retrofitting method, it's probably the sort of thing that would make you a millionaire.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 09 2014

       Dust Bunnies will hate you, but I love you. +
blissmiss, Jun 09 2014

       What's wrong with a judiciously-placed solid fuel rocket motor ?   

       Next, the roomba low-profile hydraulic jack ...
8th of 7, Jun 09 2014

       Well, you wouldn't want it to be too simple or safe. How about a means to wind up the spring like a crossbow, then trigger it with a foot pedal and the furniture leaps up into the "please vacuum under me" position.
normzone, Jun 09 2014

       And your grandmother leaps up into the "please remove me from the ceiling" position.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 09 2014

       Just like the Christmas before last then, [MB]. So fortunate that your cousin Meretricia is demonstably adept at the Heimlich manoeuvre, something that no doubt is of great value in her chosen profession; those false teeth fairly flew across the room.   

       Did your Grandmother's sense of smell ever fully return, or is she still using the artificial nose that Sturton so lovingly crafted for her ?
8th of 7, Jun 09 2014

       I fear that, as usual, you have misunderhended the details. That particular grandmother (I have five, or four if you don't count one of them) has her own nose, but artificial thighs.   

       You may be confounding her with Great Uncle Sep (actually he's not really an uncle, though he is great), developer of Sep's Nostrilluary Decongestant (now marketed with greater success under the trade-name Cheddite).   

       Sep has the dubious distinction of being the only known case of a person putting out his eye with his own nose. For many years, he wore celluloid noses, which would probably have been fine had he not had a penchant for cheroots.   

       For Sep's 88th birthday, Sturton presented him with a carbon-fibre nose, modelled on that worn by Tycho Brahe.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 09 2014

       Ahem... see link.
pertinax, Jun 10 2014

       Tycho Brahe certainly liked to get his portrait painted.   

       (eventually I did see the addition. first a bit of bump and than something metallic. Ohhh!)
popbottle, Jun 13 2014


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