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    Bottle Tipper

    Has anybody come across a device to assist someone with weakness in their hands and arms to safely pour wine from a bottle into a wine glass?

    Have seen numerous tipping devices for kettles and milk cartons but not a wine bottle, or any similarly sized bottle.
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    There are some out there, from clip on handles, to wicker baskets, to cradles that tip up.
    I assume you have tried googling for one? (They do seem a bit hard to find).

    Here's a cheap one -only £295 (EEEK!)
    http://www.wineware.co.uk/decanting/...anting-cradles


    This might be more the sort of thing you are looking for, from an Austrailian outfit, although I can't find a price for it.

    http://www.technicalaidact.org.au/wh...ellaneous.html

    Looking at that one, if you know someone who is handy with wood they may be able to make something like it for you?

    Looks a bit 'clunky' but I suppose it depends if its for your own use, or for on the table at a dinner party.

    It could also do with something to hold the bottle in place when it's tipped right up, and some adjustment for different bottles?
    (I can feel a session with my design software on the other computer coming on).
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    Thanks nukecad. Love the one on the link, but how much?

    I've found a few now, around the £40 mark.

    Like you I've had my design hat on. I see a need for a 3D printer.....
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    I'm thinking something in wireform, maybe with a chrome finish, rather than 3D printed.

    But I've not ruled out injection moulding either.

    Depends on quantities, with some thing like this wireform is usually better for smaller quantities
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    Wireform are the types I've seen, some rather ornate. Perhaps I should get my old meccano set out, perhaps a little motor to tip the bottom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vantage View Post
    Wireform are the types I've seen, some rather ornate. Perhaps I should get my old meccano set out, perhaps a little motor to tip the bottom.
    Aah, prototyping the old way.

    Befor everbody got lazy and wanted a 3D printer. LOL
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    Lakeland used to do these, but they have not updated their records. You might want to speak to them- http://www.dlf-data.org.uk/report_it...792d157d3&view

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    I would reccomend looking on instructables. (google them - if somewhere, someone has thought of it, it will be there!!) and also Etsy. a craft website but i have seen some wicked gadgets on there ....

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    so I did (curiosity got me!) heres a few for under £20 https://www.etsy.com/uk/search/home-...esearch_group0

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    Thanks for all the suggestions.
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