Interview with Trevor Bayliss

    Interview with Trevor Bayliss for Next 5 Minutes 3, March 1999.
    Trevor Graham Baylis OBE (born 13 May 1937 in Kilburn, London) is an English inventor. He is best known for inventing a wind-up radio. Rather than using batteries or external electrical source, the radio is powered by the user winding a crank for several seconds. This stores energy in a spring which then drives an electrical generator to operate the radio receiver. He invented it in response to the need to communicate information about AIDS to the people of Africa.
    In October 1997, Baylis was awarded the Order of the British Empire by the Princess Royal at Buckingham Palace. He was also awarded an honorary doctorate by Leeds Metropolitan University in June 2005. He now runs Trevor Baylis Brands plc, a company dedicated to helping inventors to develop and protect their ideas and to find a route to market.
    Source: Wikipedia, Aug. 24, 2009.

    August 24, 2009