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Reinventing the Radio

One of the greatest champions of invention, Trevor Baylis, comes to the Hackney Museum in June to tell the inspirational story of his struggle to get his world famous wind-up radio into production.

Trevor Baylis is the inventor of the wind-up radio that has become an essential across the world. Trevor will be coming to Hackney Museum to talk about his experiences as an inventor and how he got the radio into mass production. This talk is one of a series to accompany Matchbox® Memories’, an exhibition celebrating the extraordinary invention of a childhood favourite, the Matchbox® toy which has a remarkable place in the history of Hackney and in the affections of Hackney residents. Matchbox® Toys have fascinated children and adults with their vast range of models and careful attention to detail.


Trevor Baylis OBE | talks


Date and Time:

17 June 2004 at 6:30 am


1 hour



Hackney Museum
Hackney TLC
1 Reading Lane
E8 1GQ
020 8356 3500

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The event is free, but booking is essential. Call 020 8356 3500 or visit the museum for a free place.

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