Design for a toilet flush handle

I bought my first house in April, 1995. I was looking forward to designing spaces just for me and to being able to solve design problems. One issue I addressed was the (quite simple and easy) task of bending over to flush the toilet, especially when standing.

The solution
I sought a way to extend the flush handle so it was easier to get to. I had a leftover piece from a window blind - the rod used to turn the blinds open and shut. I bolted this to the flush handle and put a cap on the exposed end. Fortunately, the handle was mounted on the side of the tank where the motion would be appropriate for an extension. If the handle was mounted on the front, I don't think one could extend it quite this easily.
Simple but effective. Much better.

Dates
Design and production: 1995

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