Wilfred Makepeace Lunn
Born in 1942, first started writing and making miniature bicycles out of firewood wire when he was teaching lip-reading + religious knowledge at ‘Odsal House School for the Deaf’ in Yorkshire. He constructed miniature cycles one of which was small enough to be housed inside a bottle! The bikes would perform other functions aside from transportation including catching worms and removing creases from tents! During an exhibition of his work he was invited to demonstrate his inventions on the television show ‘Late Night Line Up’ and later ‘Vision On’ the award winning BBC series designed for deaf children. Lunn became a household name appearing on countless other programmes demonstrating his strange and wondrous inventions including the self blowing flag, a pipe stabiliser for smokers with false teeth, the exploding milk bottle protector, the anti molest trouser zip and the clockwork running fast food for fat dogs.
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