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Freeplay Energy Plc., Freeplay FPR2S


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Title Freeplay FPR2S
Collection Museum of Design in Plastics: Arts University College at Bournemouth
Designer Baylis, Trevor
Manufacturer Baygen
Manufactured For Freeplay Energy Plc.
Date 1999
Description A boxed Freeplay FPR2S solar powered radio, with built in solar panel and winding handle, dating from the 1990s. This radio was designed to be wound up via a handle on the back as well as being powered by a solar panel on the top. It was invented by Trevor Baylis, who was inspired by the AIDS epidemic in Africa. Without access to batteries or mains power, radio messages educating the African people were not being heard. The first wind up radio was produced by Baygen in 1994 with the addition of this transparent version for the western market in 1997.
Accession Number AIBDC : 001332
Dimensions width 330mm, depth 225mm, height 225mm
Materials plastic, unidentified
Notes Everyday objects, such as those in this collection, are sometimes difficult to research. If you have any information about this object please contact the museum on modip@aub.ac.uk.
Rights MoDiP has done its utmost to obtain clearance from all IPR holders before adding images to this catalogue, if you believe that any image has been used without permission please contact us on modip@aub.ac.uk.
Method injection moulded
Object Type radio
 

 

 

 

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