Inventor of the clockwork radio, Trevor Baylis, has been made a CBE in the New Year Honors list.
Mr. Baylis very much deserves this honor as his inventions have directly and indirectly fueled many self-powered innovations we enjoy today.
I’m honored to have spoken with Mr. Baylis over the years; he’s a brilliant, caring fellow with a sharp mind for solving problems and inventing solutions. Indeed, his advice has been invaluable for my charity, Ears To Our World. [Thank you, Trevor!]
I’m proud to own an original Freeplay/BayGen clockwork radio; somehow, winding up this radio and listening to it play from that released energy never gets old. Indeed, it’s still magic to me.
Read the full news item about Trevor Baylis at the BBC News Technology site:
Inventor Trevor Baylis has been made a CBE in the New Year Honours list.
Best known for creating the Baygen wind-up radio, Mr Baylis was honoured for services to intellectual property.
Throughout his colourful life, which involved a stint as a stuntman, Mr Baylis has spent much of his time inventing or involved with engineering.
Most recently he has campaigned to make the UK a more hospitable place for inventors, and is seeking to help them safeguard their creations.