Robert Abplanalp

Inventor

1922 – 2003

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Who was Robert Abplanalp?

Robert Henry "Bob" Abplanalp, KHS was an American inventor who invented the modern form of the aerosol valve, the founder of Precision Valve Corporation and a political activist.

Born to Swiss immigrant parents in the Bronx, New York, Abplanalp graduated from Fordham Preparatory School in 1939 and studied mechanical engineering at Villanova University. He ran his own small machine shop prior to entering the United States Army in 1943. After serving in World War II he worked in his machine shop where he invented a practical aerosol valve that could be mass-produced inexpensively. He began the Precision Valve Corporation in 1949, and, by 1950, 15,000,000 valves had been produced, marking the beginning of his business empire.

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Born
Apr 4, 1922
The Bronx
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Fordham Preparatory School
Lived in
  • The Bronx
Died
Aug 30, 2003
Bronxville

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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