Thursday, April 19, 2012

Emily Cummins: shedworking entrepreneur

A nice piece by Amy Byard in The Guardian features an interview with Yorkshire inventor Emily Cummins who has developed a sustainable fridge which runs without electricity. Her work started in a shed in Keighley. Here's a snippet:
"When I was four, my granddad gave me a hammer. He has a shed in the bottom of his garden, and in that shed he had collected machinery and tools, over the years. It was an Aladdin's cave of all these bits and bobs that I would take apart and put back together. My granddad really allowed me to experiment and be creative and I think that's something he instilled within me. He taught me the benefit of taking risks. If I wanted to use a doorknob to create a wheel and it didn't work, I learned from that."
Well worth a browse.

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