Inventor set to take the world by storm
By ALLAN McNEILallanm@gladstoneobserver.com.au
ONE moment of inspiration is set to make Tony Dart a household name.
Local man Mr Dart was driving past the Gold Coast when he heard a news report warning beachgoers to watch their belongings while at the beach.
"The news report said that the old 'keys hidden under the towel' trick just wasn't working any more,'' Mr Dart said. It was that seemingly innocuous comment that gave Mr Dart the idea that would change his life.
Two years later he has invented a safe for people to keep their belongings in while at the beach and already, before the product has even been released, interest has come from all over the world.
"I drove along thinking that there must be some solution and after about half an hour I came up with something, so I went home and put it down on paper,'' Mr Dart said.
"I then did a search on the internet and couldn't find anything, so I made a rough prototype and it worked.''
Mr Dart describes the prototype he made in his house as "dog ugly'' but, thanks to Sydney company Piller Design, the real thing will soon be seen all over the world.
"We have a fair bit of interest so far,'' Mr Dart said.