RIP Trevor Baylis, inventor of the wind-up radio

Discussion in 'UK politics, current affairs and news' started by editor, Mar 5, 2018.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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    Sad end to the life of someone who made a real difference to a lot of people.

    Trevor Baylis, inventor of the wind-up radio, dies aged 80
     
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  2. Bahnhof Strasse

    Bahnhof Strasse Free the Sepsis Six!

    That wind up radio was genius and made such a difference to millions of people.

    A life well lived, Mr Baylis.
     
  3. 8ball

    8ball Considerably more oppressed than yow

    Good bloke.

    RIP :(
     
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  4. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    RIP , the wind up radio was genius.
     
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  5. Celyn

    Celyn Well-Known Member

    Oh sad. Great man. :( Used his cleverness to do good things.
     
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  6. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    Oh no!

    I met him once 12 years (and three months) ago. A very unassuming man for a millionaire.
     
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  7. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Shame :( but a life well lived
     
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  8. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    I just read the article. When I met him I assumed he was loaded.
    Upsetting to learn that he got ripped off and didn't get rich off his radio.

    Explains why he was doing a public appearance for that project I guess. I just thought he loved innovation so was more than happy to open an Innovative Centre.
     
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  9. Mumbles274

    Mumbles274 running from law and the press and the parents

    Sad news. A real inventor and a true character. Didn't he use to do section on the Big Breakfast?
     
  10. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    From me shed son?
     
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  11. xenon

    xenon Radical efficiencies

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  12. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    Sounds like a great inventor but a poor businessman. Clearly Somone who has helped millions of people worldwide who were less fortunate than him for little return.
    there is a biography of him out there.

    PS I imagine his funeral will go like clockwork.
     
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  13. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    I expect some practical jokes during the service. Apparently he was a wind up merchant.
     
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  14. pesh

    pesh Well-Known Member

    here he is testing unbreakable computers with a cricket bat :cool:
     
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  15. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    I am sad at his passing.

    I can remember the announcement of the clock work radio, we thought it was genius.
     
  16. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

    Clever Trevor RIP.
     
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  17. dessiato

    dessiato Mele Kalikimaka hauʻoli hou makahiki

    The clockwork powered electrics idea seems to have become common, clockwork torches seem to be everywhere, for example. He was, clearly, a better inventor than businessman.

    RIP Trevor.
     
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  18. Chilli.s

    Chilli.s changed the little words

    Our wind up radio is in daily use, a great design. RIP Trevor.
     
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  19. Sprocket.

    Sprocket. Regret, transience and disillusioned fortitude..

    A good bloke, creative and unassuming.
    RIP
     
  20. equationgirl

    equationgirl Respect my existence or expect my resistance

    Rip Trevor baylis. A great inventor :(
     
  21. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    He was a good egg.
    This obit is brilliant: Trevor Baylis obituary
    he certainly led an interesting life and enhanced the lives of many many people.
     
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  22. StoneRoad

    StoneRoad heckling from the back!

    RIP for one great inventor - that radio was brilliant.
     
  23. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist

    News not a wind-up :(

    RIP

    Eta: Excellent workshop, with added pipe smoking and Labrador action :cool:

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  24. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    He must have been a good chap - his dog clearly loves him!
     
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  25. Dogsauce

    Dogsauce Lord of the Dance Settee

    Who do they put on the telly now when they need a scientist? At one time the choice was between him and Helen Sharman.

    I’m sad we don’t have many celebrity scientists and inventors. At least Bayliss invented something decent rather than a flimsy vacuum cleaner or something like that.
     
  26. Mumbles274

    Mumbles274 running from law and the press and the parents

    Great photo.. posted on my Facebook so i can be reminded of him each year on the on this day feature :thumbs:
     
  27. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    Whatever happened to Wilf Lunn?
     
  28. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    Nice use of The Orb in the video there too :cool:
     
  29. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    :D

    Wilf Lunn - Wikipedia
     
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  30. Dogsauce

    Dogsauce Lord of the Dance Settee

    I thought Wilf Lunn died last year. Who is it I’m thinking of, someone else who did crazy contraptions and stuff?
     

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