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AGA AB

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AGA AB, previously AB Gasaccumulator and AB Svenska Gasaccumulator, was a Swedish industrial gas company founded in 1904.

1912 The Nobel Prize-winning Swedish physicist Dr. Gustaf Dalén (1869 - 1937) lost his sight in an explosion. Forced to stay at home, Dr. Dalen discovered that his wife was exhausted by cooking. Although blind, he was determined to develop a new stove that was capable of every culinary technique and easy to use. It is also capable of heating a house.

Adopting the principle of heat storage, he combined a small and efficient heat source, two large hotplates and two generous ovens into one robust and compact unit: the AGA Cooker.

It is said that Dalen took some ideas from the Flavel Kitchener cooker[1]

Another important invention was the Dalén light.

1922 AGA AB introduced the cooker in Sweden.

1929 The cooker was introduced to England by Bell's Heat Appliances.

1936 Established Steel Radiators

2000 AGA was taken over by Linde AG.



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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, February 21