Artur Fischer, German inventor, Died at 96

Artur Fischer was born on December 31, 1919, in Tumlingen, Black Forest, Germany and died on January 27, 2016.

He was an inventor.

In 1949, Artur registered his first patent for a Photo Flash Light, with a synchronised trigger.

During 1957, he concentrated more on fixing elements.

Fischer invented flash light photography as he saw problems with the previously used magnesium flash.

Reportedly people say that he wanted to have pictures taken and the photographer denied as the magnesium could have enflamed the wooden roof.

Artur Fischer most recognised invention is the grey “S Plug” (Split-)Wallplug made from plastic materials (Polyamide) and is available in various shapes and sizes since 1958 (see dowel).

Artur Fischer held over 1100 patents and overtook Thomas Alva Edison, who held 1093 patents.

Mr.Fischer also held 5867 trade rights and invented Fischer Technik.

His additional inventions are (bone-)plugs for fixing bone fractures and, his latest idea, before his death, biodegradable and edible children’s toys from potato starch/corn starch.

Artur Fischer passed away at 96 yrs old.