Trevor Baylis

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Trevor Baylis was born in Kilburn, London, England back in 1937 to Cecil and Gladys. He attended the North Primary and Dormers Wells Secondary Modern School. After graduation, he worked for the Soil Mechanics Laboratory in Southall. He joined the Army in 1959, as a physical-training instructor with the Royal Sussex Regiment.

After his service, he worked for Purley Pools for a short time where he performed as a stunt performer. His specialty was performing high-dives into a glass-sided tank. It was during this time he noticed the plight of the disabled. He invented over 200 devices to make their lives easier. He invented the one-handed bottle openers, foot-operated scissors, can openers and sketching easels to name a few.

But what you may not know about Trevor is that he saw a television program about the AIDS in Africa. That prompted him that a way to stop the spread would be to educate and disseminate information via radio. So, his last invention was the wind-up radio, because of the lack of an electrical source that provided people with a way of being educated even without electrical power.

Until tomorrow give someone the free gift of a smile

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Barbara Tattersall
Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan (Keene,NH) - Keene, NH

Wouldn't Mr. Bayliss be fascinated now with the work being done on robotic limbs, tissue regeneration and other on-going research to help those in need today.   Happy Valentine's Day!

Feb 14, 2019 03:34 AM #1
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. This guy Trevor was quite a thoughtful and creative individual. Kudos to him! Enjoy your day!

Feb 14, 2019 03:37 AM #2
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Sounds like a man that truly cared about others and helped out in any way that he could.

Feb 14, 2019 04:16 AM #3
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Happy Valentine's Day to you! I hope you have a wonderful day!  Trevor Baylis sounds like a very creative man

Feb 14, 2019 04:42 AM #4
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

What a wonderful contributions to mankind.

Feb 14, 2019 05:01 AM #5
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Quite a few good inventions to help the less fortunate.

Hope the new "GREEN" Deal does not read this as they might expect us to spend time cranking for electricity and hope no one eats beans that day.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Feb 14, 2019 05:20 AM #6
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James - he was a very resourceful man indeed and people who probably still living who heeded his radio advice.

Feb 14, 2019 05:29 AM #7
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning James. Wow.....wht a creative and amazing man. I really enjoyed this.

Feb 14, 2019 05:57 AM #8
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray - You had me at making devices for people with disabilities. 

Feb 14, 2019 06:11 AM #9
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good morning,  James - a valuable contribution. 

Feb 14, 2019 06:22 AM #10
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Where there is a need, there is a inventor.  What a great story, and I knew nothing about that. A

Feb 14, 2019 06:50 AM #11
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello James,  another interesting story line of a great inventor that helps others so much.


Feb 14, 2019 08:42 AM #12
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- how wonderful that he took the initiative to find a way to help others. Love it. 

Feb 14, 2019 06:46 PM #13
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Some people have such large hearts that I am constantly amazed James Dray 

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