ricksonf at BCC.ORST.EDU
Mon Feb 13 19:04:52 CST 1995
This request is directed at those who might have a room full of specimens
in jars. I have reached an age (56) where arthritis in my thumbs is
beginning to make it very painful to open Bakelite capped specimen jars.
Even after I bang the lid on a concrete floor it hurts to grip the jar
top. So, does anyone out there have a suggestion for some make of "lid
gripper"? I have tried one with a smooth plastic strap, but it doesn't
grip small lids very well, and another which tightens two little metal
spikes often breaks the lid. A piece of innertube works, but I still have
to squeeze the top, and that hurts.
Well, this is probably an age-dependent question, but any ideas would
really be appreciated. Thank you.
Department of Botany
Oregon State University
Internet: ricksonf at bcc.orst.edu
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