Avery Robert Fisher

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Born: Mar 04, 1906 AD
Died: 1994 AD, at 87 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Businessmen


1906 - Born in Brooklyn, New York on the 4th of March.

1929 - He graduated from New York University and subsequently worked two years in the publishing industry.

         - Fisher, an amateur violinist, began experimenting with audio design and acoustics.

1937 - He established his first company, Philharmonic Radio.

1945 - He sold the company and began his second audio company, called Fisher Radio.

1950 - He invented the transistorized amplifier and the first stereo radio-phonograph.

1959-1961 - His company also made important improvements in AM-FM stereo tuner design.

1969 - He sold his company to the Emerson Electric Company for US $31 million, which in turn sold the company to Sanyo of Japan. Fisher was a consultant for both Emerson and Sanyo.

         - He was a noted philanthropist during his life, sitting on the boards of the New York Philharmonic and The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

1944 - Fisher died in New York City.

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