Stamps honour feted Island inventor

Salute to life and career of Dr John Taylor

An inventor who designed and made a series of ‘time-eating clocks’ has been honoured on a set of Isle of Man stamps.

Dr John Taylor also invented the bimetal thermostat, a crucial safety feature on electric kettles which turns them off when the water boils.

More than two billion of the devices have been sold wordwide, and the company he founded, Strix, holds an estimated 40% global market share in kettle safety controls.

The Isle of Man Post Office says the stamps celebrate the life and career of one of Britain's greatest innovators.

The six-stamp series will be issued on Wednesday 13 September.

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