*My Inventions        *Just click a pink link to find the page

*Where did it all go wrong           *Stirling Engine
*Simple Things                                  *Fire & Water demo + History of Steam
*Steam Fire Suppression              *Water Powered Engine

Recently I came across an American invention called the
Leave Me Alone Box
This idea is so crazy that I just had to make my own version



My Inventions

Over the years I have made several inventions, some more successful than others.Firetrace has been the most successful and is still selling well after more than 20 years Firetrace website


Firetrace first appeared on BBC Television’s Tomorrows World program in 1990 and again in 1997 when it was featured along with some of my other inventions


Pyroflex is also doing quite well but it appeals to a much smaller market



Pyroflex had a moment of fame in 2004 when it was awarded the Art Fry Excellence in Innovation Award at the Impex Exhibition in America.

(Art Fry is the gentleman who invented the Post It Note for the 3M’s Company)

 My Indirect high pressure Co2 Valve is also being used on nitrogen pilot cylinders for both foam and water fog applications


FryerTrace is designed for cooker hood applications and uses my indirect low pressure valve


FryerTrace Technical information

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Where did it all go wrong


I guess I always had a desire to build things.

One of my earliest
constructions was my
Soap Box Jalopy
Aged 8



Aged of 12
I progressed to my  







Austin Seven special

Sadly my early racing hopes never made it to formula One
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Simple Things

   World’s Simplest Electric Motor  &  Salt Water Electric Motor

r_UNjAPyCoYElectric Motors can be complicated things
But these ones uses the minimum number of components
Magnets a Battery a piece of bent wire

Salt Water Electric Motor

           Just click on Picture to see Video                     Another simple design from Dave Melton
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Stirling Engine



This model Stirling Engine kit is made of cardboard

It took sevral hours to build but runs perfectly

Click picture to see video clip of running engine

Steam Fire Suppression

Recently built my first steam fire suppression system
To protect a waste processing plant

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     Home made Hover Craft               Hover Craft Mk 2 Christmas 2012
Magic Two Pence Piece                 Water Powered Engine

Click below to see what happens


Fire & Water demo                             History of Steam

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