As Simple As Putting On Socks

Gaston Gazette:

George T. Adams can still put on his socks at age 85, but may not be able to do that in a year.

That’s why he invented the “Sox Butler,” a device that helps a person put on socks without having to bend down.

Adams first tried looking in medical supply stores for a similar device.

“And they didn’t have anything,” Adams said. “On the way home I said, ‘Hell, I’ll just make something.”

It took Adams a few days to come up with the design back in 2010. He’s made a few improvements since then.

Adams charges $9 for the Sox Butler. That’s about what it costs for the materials and labor.

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