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Freeplay Energy Plc, Freeplay

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Title Freeplay
Collection Museum of Design in Plastics: Arts University Bournemouth
Designer Davey, Andy and Baylis, Trevor
Manufacturer Baygen
Manufactured For Freeplay Energy Plc
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.
Accession Number AIBDC : 000415
Dimensions height 245mm, width 345mm, depth 141mm
Materials plastic, ABS, acrylonitrile butadiene styrene
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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