Source(s): Facts paraphrased from memory of 'All Things Considered' for 31 October 1995 on National Public Radio, USA.

Trevor Bailes (pronounced Bail-Es) of England was listening to the radio one morning when he heard a news broadcast on AIDS in Africa. Many people there could not get health information over radio because they could not afford batteries. He went into his workshop and produced a clockwork radio: two minutes of winding produce fourteen minutes of reception. There is now a factory for production (staffed entirely by the handicapped) in Africa, with more planned in other countries.
Bailes said his next project was to do the same for computers.
Further information most welcome!
- Trevor (no relation) Blake
127 House - An Independent Archive of Systematic Ideology Post Office Box 2321 Portland OR 97208-2321 United States house127@teleport.com - http://www.teleport.com/~house127
(((Update added by scarmike@well.com (Seth Carmichael), editor of the Dead Media Collectors' List)))
Anyone interested in clock-work radios: I have managed to get the contact info in the UK.


BAYGEN POWER EUROPE
2ND FLOOR
13 KING HENRY TERRACE
SOVEREIGN CLOSE
LONDON E1 9HE
tel 44 171 702 3247
fax 77 171 702 3248

Musician Brian Eno says:
"The radio is really good by the way. I have a preproduction model which has a rather noisy spring, but I think that problem is unique to mine. But do get a radio! You'll love it. I think they are just starting to sell them in America."
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