Interview with John Crawshaw Taylor OBE FREng, British inventor, entrepreneur, horologist, best known for his invention of the Strix bimetallic thermostat controls shipped into more than 2 Billion electric kettles sold worldwide. His inventions used by over 30% of the world’s population, he received 4 Queen’s Awards also in recognition of the over 150 patents in his own name. His company Strix employs 1000 people, holds over 600 patents, and turns over more than £100 million per year.
In this video he unveils the new Taylor Centre at the Royal Academy of Engineering in London UK, named after him in recognition of his donation that enabled the project.
John C Taylor was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2011 New Year Honours for services to business and horology as in 2008 he unveiled the Corpus Clock Chronophage, installed on the outer wall of the Taylor Library of Corpus Christi College showing the grasshopper escapement, part of a conventional clock mechanism that was invented by John Harrison. All of the Chronophage clocks use this method of telling time, which allows Taylor to explore the concept of relative time as theorised by Albert Einstein, you can watch a video about John C Taylor featuring his inventions, his passions for clocks and aeroplanes here in this video by http://vsitv.net: