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Smithtown inventor in QVC contest with power cord protector
While trimming shrubs in his backyard, Tom Robbins found it infuriating that the plugs from the extension cord and edge trimmer kept getting snagged on lawn furniture and disconnecting.
“I was spending more time putting these plugs back together than trimming the shrubs, and I wanted to invent something that would fix that,” said Robbins, 46, of Smithtown.
So in 2003, Robbins invented...