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Super Sopper water removal system

Designed by Withnall, Gordon
The main part of the device is a bright yellow perforated metal cylindrical roller, axis horizontal, 375 mm diameter and 600 mm wide, with its curved surface covered by a yellow foam rubber pad. A second smaller metal cylinder sits on top of the foam-covered roller. The foam roller has two rubber wheels on either side of the base and is controlled by the yellow metal handle. As the roller is pushed along a wet surface the foam pad soaks up the moisture. The smaller cylinder squeezes the water from the foam through the perforated metal into a metal storage tank inside the roller. The storage tank can hold 18 L of water and is emptied using gravity through the outlet on the side axis of the roller. The distance between the foam roller and the smaller metal cylinder is adjustable. When pushing the roller, the handle is lifted so that the wheels do not touch the ground. When in storage, the handle is placed on the floor and the wheels support the foam roller so it is raised above the ground. Clear plastic packaging film is wrapped around the foam roller.
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