Water meter reader
This client, living alone on a farm, has two water meters. She needs to read them regularly to monitor her neighbour’s usage so she can allocate costs. Reading her meters is difficult due to her poor eyesight and a torch reflects on the protective glass on both meters.
A magnifying lens was fitted on to a suitable rod. The meters are easily read in daylight and when a torch is needed, the light is not reflected from the curved top of the lens. It may be of interest that the handle was made out of a yoghurt pot, part filled with resin, then sand in the middle for economy, and topped up with resin. These pots are ideal in shape and grip.
Her water bills can now be properly allocated.