HAND ANCHOR MODIFICATION
Following on from the child spork, our young client needed a suction grip to help her position herself
at the table.
The Rifton Anchor range would be a popular choice, but their K821 Hand Anchor was too large a diameter at over
an inch, for a very young child.
The base was retained, but the mechanism and handle was completely replaced with a bespoke
turned aluminium assembly. The original handle can still be refitted in the future.
Hand Anchor handle is a very tight press fit at the top and needed carefully prising apart to avoid damage once the two screws towards
the bottom of the handle had been removed.
The existing mechanism was too large a diameter to re-use. The nut is 3/4 inch AF, on a 1/2 inch acme thread. The split pin at
the base of the mechanism was drifted out, leaving a square spigot around 1/4 inch across.
The new M12 threaded spindle ready to attach to the spigot. It is a very tight interference fit, and an M4 bolt through the spigot
ensures it cannot come off.
The new handle and T bar assembly.
Completed assembly covered in adhesive lined heat-shrink sleeve.
The final diameter was about 18mm.
Harrogate and Ripon Group