postcard from sweden – g stands for gustaf dalén


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G stands for Gustaf Dalén -Victory in the Darkness

nobel prize - nobelprize org  The Nobel Prize in Physics 1912
Gustaf Dalén was too sick to receive the price in person,
so his brother Albin Dalén accepted the prize.

Gustaf_Dalén_1926 - wikimedia org

Nils Gustaf Dalén (1869 –1937) was the founder of the AGA company and inventor of the AGA cooker and the Dalén light. In 1912 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for his “invention of automatic regulators for use in conjunction with gas accumulators for illuminating lighthouses and buoys”.

When the 19-year-old farmer’s son Gustaf Dalen from”Skräddargården” farm, in Stenstorp – Sweden started of as frown, nobody knew that he would become a world famous inventor and Nobel Prize winner.
However, the experiments with solventilen nearly cost him his life and made him blind.

Gustaf_Dalén_1895 - libees com

After his preliminary education, he entered a School of Agriculture to study dairy farming but he was later advised by Gustaf de Laval, who recognized his…

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