Royal inventions

Professional and backyard inventors have been recognised at the Perth Royal Show Inventors Competition, with a system designed to protect workers against falls taking out the Professional Invention class. Invented by Leigh Dowie of Innaloo’s Meridian Safety, the T-Line Safety System offers high levels of safety and freedom for people working at heights. Mr Dowie said the system solved many issues often faced with height safety, including the pendulum effect and the inability to work around obstructions. “The T-Line can also aid in the rescue of a person if they have fallen,” he said. Runner-up in the professional category was Gavin Ager, of Bibra Lake’s Mangrove Jack Marine, who invented a portable lightweight aluminium folding boat trailer. Lee Tomlinson’s invention designed to mobilise major surgical patients sooner and more frequently won the Amateur Invention – Retail Value Over $500 class, while runner up was Osman Auleear with his mobile clutch alignment tool and jack. In the Amateur Invention – Retail Value under $500 category, Ron Bailey was the winner with his invention Ron’s Weeder, which removes flat weed from turf. The gutter over-flow spout, invented by Bob Hadaway, was second in the category.

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