Clock-work Radio

Maker and role
Trevor Bayliss: Inventor
Production date
Circa 1990s

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Description
Black plastic AM and FM 'clock-work' radio with mounlded carrying handle and expandable aerial, designed by Trevor Bayliss and procured by the British Red Cross International Department for use in the field when power supply is uncertain. Radios like this one were distributed in Bosnia in 1995 so that families could trace their relatives through the BBC's World Service programme which named those missing. Similarly used for family tracing in Somalia. Also distributed following the volcanic eruption in Montserrat because people did not have any money to purchase batteries for their radios and were therefore missing out on vital emergency information which was disemminated via the radio. Also used by British Red Cross delegates in the field.
Collection type
Objects
Media/materials
Inscription
'freeplay', 'freepower': blue and yellow logo
bottom right on front
Associated person and role
Trevor Bayliss
Associated place
Accession number
2088/1

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