Trolley helps lighten load for librarians
Moving up and down, depending on weight, meant the book needed was always on top, at an easy-to-reach level, he said.
He said the prototype trolley would put an end to bending and stretching into deep book bins, a daily problem for librarians.
Mataura librarian Julie de Villiers approached the engineering company about the problem.
"She had heard about hydraulic-based bins in the UK libraries but could not find anything like them in New Zealand, so she came to us," Mr Clarkson said.