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Trevor Baylis
Trevor Baylis at the DIY and Garden Show in Earls Court, London, January 2006
BornTrevor Grayham Baylis
13 May 1937(1937-05-13)
Kilburn, London, England, U.K.
Died5 March 2018(2018-03-05) (aged 80)
Eel Pie Island, London, England, U.K.
Known forWind-up radio[1]
Notable awards

Trevor Graham Baylis (13 May 1937 – 5 March 2018) was an English inventor. He was best known for the wind-up radio. He invented it in response to the need to communicate information about AIDS to the people of Africa.[2]

Baylis was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 1997 Birthday Honours and Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2015 New Year Honours.[3]

In March 2010, Baylis stated that he was sexually abused at age 5 by a Church of England curate.[4]

Baylis died on 5 March 2018 in London of natural causes at the age of 80.[5]