The Hills Hoist

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Few can claim to have in­vented a na­tional icon, but Lance Hill did just that when he re­turned from the war in 1945. Af­ter his wife re­quested a re­place­ment for the line and prop she had been us­ing to dry their clothes Hill cre­ated the Hills Hoist, a height-ad­justable ro­tary clothes­line. Fea­tur­ing a crown and pin­ion mech­a­nism that en­abled the frame to be low­ered and raised, the Hoist went into pro­duc­tion the fol­low­ing year and by 1948 de­mand had ex­ceeded pro­duc­tion.

Hill patented his in­ven­tion on March 22, 1956, and the Hills Hoist has since be­come syn­ony­mous with Aus­tralian sub­ur­bia.

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