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Dec 30, 2014 ... Inventor Trevor Baylis - who designed the wind-up Baygen radio - has been appointed a CBE in the New Year Honours list. ... Despite its success, Mr Baylis did not profit from his invention and the design is now under the control of the Freeplay engineering firm. "Inventing is not about the money," he said.

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Mar 17, 2013 ... A South African entrepreneur immediately saw the value in it, and with the help of The Liberty Group, set up BayGen Power Industries. After a bit of technical development by Bristol University, the FreePlay wind-up radio hit production, with Baylis even making it so that disabled South African people could ...

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Jul 28, 2006 ... A baygen freeplay radio FM/MW/SW, clockwork no battery`s to die. 30min runtime from a 20 second wind. $18.50 for the radio and $35.00 NEW, shipped from the US, works out about £28.00UK in total. regards. "Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest ...

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Feb 16, 2017 ... BayGen (Baylis Generator) was the first human powered portable radio device in the market. Trevor Baylis invented the device working with the principle of clock- work spring mechanism in 1994. First BayGen freeplay radio was released for African community in 1994 by Baylis' Baygen Power Industries ...

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By 1995 there was a Cape Town factory making the radios on contract to a new company headed by Stear and Staines called BayGen Power Industries, headquartered in the same city. (BayGen would be renamed the Freeplay Energy Group in 1999.) A 1996 BBC science program on the story of the wind-up radio showed ...

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The product's potential was immediately recognised and the following year BayGen Power Industries was set-up in Cape Town, South Africa employing disabled workers to manufacture the Freeplay Wind Up Radio. The BBC programme QED filmed an award winning documentary about Trevor's development of the radio ...

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It's called the "Bay Gen Free Play", and if you've ever been frustrated at the cost of batteries to keep your portable radio going, read on. The "Free Play" doesn't need batteries. Ever! Outdoors in sunlight it plays on a built in solar cell. And when there's no sunlight available, just wind the clockspring generator. Turn the crank ...

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Freeplay Radio, 1996. Manufactured by BayGen Power Company Ltd. molded plastic, metal; Gift of Fran Smyth. entertainment; information; radios; portable; listening. In 1991 Baylis recognized the need for a way to communicate information to communities across Africa without access to electricity, batteries, or conventional ...

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AR7000 /Radio Shack weather alertradio / Kiwa Earth Monitor /Radio Max /MFJ Calendar Clock /Icom IC-T8A / BayGen- A radio headed for disaster ..... If you would like to learn more about BayGen, givethem a call at 1-800-WIND-234. Email them at-freeplay@pair.com. Orvisit their web site at:http://www.Freeplay. pair.com ...