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Gustav Dalen, inventor of the Aga range cooker

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The Aga range cooker was invented by Dr Gustav Dalen of Sweden. He was blinded in an accident in 1912 and during his convalescence at home realised how difficult his wife found managing their traditional cooker.He resolved to design a cooker that was easy to use and duly did so. Your Aga range cooker was, roughly!, the result. 


What we love about this story is that on realising how hard his wife was working at no point did he say 'why don't you let me give you a hand?' but instead disappeared to his workshop for several years!


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