Artur Fischer

Artur Fischer

German inventor, entrepreneur and skilled mechanic
Date of Birth: 31.12.1919
Country: Germany

  1. Biography of Arthur Fischer
  2. Early Life and Influences
  3. Notable Inventions
  4. Entrepreneurship and Legacy
  5. Recognition and Philanthropy

Biography of Arthur Fischer

Arthur Fischer, a German inventor, entrepreneur, and skilled locksmith, is considered one of the most successful inventors in the world. By the end of 2013, he had been granted a total of 1136 patents, placing him in the same league as prolific inventor Thomas Alva Edison. One of Fischer's most famous creations is the plastic dowel, which revolutionized fastening technology.

Artur Fischer

Early Life and Influences

Arthur Fischer was born in the Black Forest, Germany. His work and worldview were significantly influenced by the writer and one of the first German engineers, Max Eyth.

Notable Inventions

Among Fischer's successful inventions are the electric synchronous flash for cameras (1948), the plastic construction kit for children called "fischertechnik" (1964), and the S-dowel made of polyamide (1958). He also created dowels for fixing broken bones. One of Fischer's recent creations includes compostable and edible children's toys called "fischer TiP," small colorful tips made from potato and corn starch. These toys are produced using only natural dyes. The tip modeling helps children develop fine motor skills and abstract thinking.

Entrepreneurship and Legacy

Fischer founded his manufacturing company in 1948, which he later passed on to his son Klaus Fischer in 1980. In 2012, the company's global sales volume reached approximately 618 million euros, with the majority of revenue coming from the sale of installation equipment. Over ten million dowels are produced daily at the Waldachtal-Tumlingen factory.

Recognition and Philanthropy

In January 1990, Arthur Fischer was awarded "The Werner von Siemens Ring," one of the most prestigious awards in the field of technical science in Germany. In 2002, he established the "Artur Fischer Erfinderpreis" foundation, which promotes science, research, and education. Every two years, the foundation awards monetary prizes, and on July 17, 2013, the seventh award ceremony took place with a total reserve of 37,000 euros.