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Window to be Unveiled
REVOLUTIONARY WINDOW, which could save thousands of lives,
invented by a Lochans man, is to be unveiled next week.
of the "Free Press" have already been given details
of the SALEM - Saving a Life Every Minute - escape window.
Monday it will be unveiled in a media launch at Bell College,
Dudgeon House, in the Crichton University Campus in Dumfries.
no one will be prouder than the inventor, Isaac Forsyth, who
has devoted 16 years of his life to developing it.
year, thousands of people all over the world are trapped in
buildings by security bars on windows which can not be easily
cut, or removed to allow escape, or access by emergency services.
has developed a window which is held securely in place by
latches, but which can be opened outwards by just the pull
on a lever from inside the building.
his story first appeared in the "Free Press" things
have moved apace.
with a grant from the Small Towns Initiative in Stranraer
and Scottish Enterprise Dumfries and Galloway, he was able
to commission a prototype window from Bell College in Hamilton
at a cost of £5600 and patent the idea worldwide.