Freeplay radio

Front view of a radio showing the carrying handle and speaker grill. Side view of a radio showing the control dials. Rear view of a radio showing the aerial. Radio, side view Undersideview of a radio showing the integral feet.
Front view of a radio showing the carrying handle and speaker grill. Side view of a radio showing the control dials. Rear view of a radio showing the aerial. Radio, side view Undersideview of a radio showing the integral feet.
Details
Object number
AIBDC : 000415
Country
Date
1997

Description

A 1990s wind-up radio which can be powered without electricity or batteries invented by Trevor Baylis and designed by Andy Davey. After watching a documentary about the AIDs crisis in Africa, Baylis decided to invent a means of transmitting important health information to those with no access to power sources. The radio is now produced in South Africa by a disabled workforce. It is made of ABS, a low cost rigid material characterised by outstanding impact strength. This means that it is an excellent material for telephones, which so often get dropped, and for the Freeplay Radio which was designed to have an active life.
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Inscriptions

printed: "Baygen Freeplay. The Wind-up Radio" (front)
Dimensions
Width
345mm
Height
245mm
Depth
141mm
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