German inventor Artur Fischer, a man with more patents than Thomas Edison, passed away January 27 at the age of 96.
>A locksmith by trade, Fischer's first invention was the synchronized flash, which he created when he wanted to photograph his newborn daughter in 1947. He invented the drywall anchor in 1958, and now about 14 million of them are made every day around the world.
“What Bill Gates was to the personal computer, Artur Fischer is to do-it-yourself home repair,” Der Spiegel magazine wrote in a profile last year.
- Artur Fischer, Inventor With More Patents Than Edison, Dies at 96 | New York Times