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He registered his first patent in 1949 for a Photo Flash Light, with synchronised trigger. From 1957 he concentrated more on fixing elements.
His most famous 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). He currently holds 1080 patents and 5867 trade rights and invented fischertechnik. He would still like to overtake Thomas Alva Edison, who held 1093 patents.
- Helmut Engisch / Michael Zerhusen: Die Fischers: Eine schwäbische Dübel-Dynastie. Theiss, ISBN 3-8062-1341-0
- Kathrin Wilkens: Der Herr der Dübel. in: Technology Review (German edition) May 2004, page 92.
- Biography of Arthur Fischer (German)
- Homepage of Margot Fischer-Weber fischer-Weber with documentations of the family lawsuit from her view
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