Kenneth Grange, the man who designed everything from the High Speed Train to the Kodak camera has said he's 'thrilled to bits' after receiving a knighthood.
The 83 year old - who now lives in Okehampton in Devon - has touched most of our lives.
From table lamps to the Kenwood Chef Mixer, even the humble parking meter, all were designed by him. Tanya Mercer reports:
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