John C Taylor

My Vision

As an inventor you never stop thinking of new projects to take on. I always keep ideas stored at the back of my mind until they become useful. But as I always say, the ideas are the easy bit. It’s the practical embodiment that’s difficult. You have to limit the amount of things you try and tackle otherwise you’ll never achieve anything.

There are two fun ideas that I have on the back burner at the moment. One of them is a solar cooker that would be used in developing countries. At the moment people in these countries burn wood, which has a harmful effect on the environment, so I want to create something that will help them prepare food in an easier, more sustainable way.

The other is a sundial that reads every second of the day. You’ll be able to see the rotation of the Earth just by looking at the sundial. I hope that one day there will be a sundial outside somewhere where children can look at it and literally see the earth revolving.

Interesting Facts

Diamonds are actually unstable at surface temperature and pressure. Every diamond above ground is very, very slowly altering into graphite, another form of pure carbon.

Latest News

The Luxury of Time: Exhibition Extended at the Manx Museum

Manx National Heritage confirms that it has extended ‘The Luxury of Time’, an exhibition at the Manx Museum featuring some of history’s most significant British timepieces. The Luxury of Time features 30 different outstandingly beautiful timepieces from Dr Taylor’s private collection. The exhibition, which showcases the golden age of clock and watch making, is the largest exhibition of clocks and timepieces ever staged on the Isle of Man and the first dedicated to horology at the Manx Museum. The exhibition is on display at the Manx Museum until Sunday 27 September 2020.  Admission is free but donations are welcome.  … read more

Interesting Quotes

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.

Helen Keller