1988 - Volume #12, Issue #1, Page #30[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Cap Rack Makes Storage Easy, NeatWhen California farmer Calvin Hilly 's wife Arline told him to "do something with that hat collection or it goes in the trash", he got busy designing and came up with a rack that organizes caps into a space-saving, attractive arrangement.
The rack consists simply of a length of doweling fitted with clips that hold the caps vertically by the buttons. They "nest" together in groups of 5 or 10 along 18 or 36-in. long dowels, which may be suspended from the ceiling or fastened to the wall.
The rack worked so well Calvin decided to patent and sell it. With the assistance of three of their children and grandchildren he and his wife assembled and shipped them from their farm workshop. Since a national mail order house took over sales, Calvin's had to hire from 4 to 6 high school students to help out.
Calvin's Cap Rack sells for $4.95 for the 5-clip and $9.95 for the 10-clip rack, plus shipping.
For more information, contact FARM SHOW Followup, Calvin's Cap Rack, Country Store, P.O. Box 572, Milwaukee, Wis. 53201
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