Fritz Pfleumer

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Birthday
20, 1881
Birthplace
Salzburg, Austria
Death Date
Aug 29, 1945 (64)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
20, 1881
Birthplace
Salzburg, Austria
Death Date
Aug 29, 1945 (64)

About

Inventor of the magnetic tape that helped change the way sound was recorded and played back.

Before Fame

His work on the magnetic tape machine was based on earlier research by his countrymen.

Trivia

His patented magnetic tape with oxide was used in the world's first working tape recorder, the Magnetophon K1.

Family Life

He had five siblings, one of whom later immigrated to the U.S.

Associated With

His magnetic tape was in great demand almost immediately. According to one popular story, even Allied General Dwight Eisenhower wanted to use the superior German tape.