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Title: Bob Symes RIP
Post by: marcus on January 21, 2015, 07:02:28 PM
 Robert Alexander Baron Schutzmann Von Schutzmansdorff "Bob Symes, the inventor, engineer, model maker and genial "Tomorrow's World" presenter has died aged 90.
Title: Re: Bob Symes RIP
Post by: Rusty Chrome (Malcolm Parker) on January 21, 2015, 09:16:43 PM
Thanks for sharing this Marcus, not a name I've heard for a very long time, but one fondly-remembered from those far off days of Model World and Tomorrows World.
Title: Re: Bob Symes RIP
Post by: richard on January 21, 2015, 09:24:42 PM
you know i couldn't bring him to mind but one look at wiki and of course i remember him , he seemed a very nice gent
 and was good at putting science over easily to the layman
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Symes
Title: Re: Bob Symes RIP
Post by: Big Al on January 21, 2015, 10:43:36 PM
An enthusiasts touch and understanding, rather than shouting at the TV. He did quite a lot of minority TV work. A thinking man's Fred Dibnah. I believe he was a successful inventor in his own right.
Title: Re: Bob Symes RIP
Post by: marcus on January 22, 2015, 08:11:24 AM
He was Al, he devised all sorts of energy storing devices in his home and garden and fed electricity back into the grid; some of these were/are marketed, a bit like Lord Armstrong's victorian house Cragside where he harnessed water power for various large domestic machines.
Title: Re: Bob Symes RIP
Post by: marcus on January 22, 2015, 08:31:09 AM
Bob and machinery:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-ts=1421828030&x-yt-cl=84411374&v=9fkZwUYOBMk#t=107