Philip George

About & Patents

Philip George (Feldmann György – Fülöp György), the company founder, was born in 1907
in the city of Baja in Hungary and moved to the capital Budapest in the 1930s.

His creative mind invented several registered patents which are used even today.
Philip George participated in several technology competitions and won first places.
In 1957, Philip George immigrated to Israel and became an electrician. Later, he was
joined by his sons, his daughter-in-law and his grandchildren.

Philip George died in 2001 at the age of 94. He worked to his last year.

Here are some of the listed patents

Conversion of the coal or wood heated water boiler to electrical heating

Patented in 1947

Until this invention, water was heated by a central energy system or by local boilers,
heated by coal, wood, or another burning material.

The system’s advantages included:

  • Energy saving.
  • Overcoming burning material shortages.

Home espresso machine for coffee, tea and food

Patented in 1948

Named AROMAX by Philip George.
Prior to this invention, a larger and more expensive machines were used.

This simpler machine had several advantages including:

  • Energy saving by heating only the required amount of water.
  • Suitable for homes or small cafes at a low cost.
  • The coffee was of similar quality to the coffee produced by the large, expensive machines.
  • The low cost of manufacturing materials, aluminum, tempered glass, copper, and zinc
  • Two heating stages: boiling was used only when needed.
  • The water drain button was used as a safety valve as well.

Clamp (Terminal block) for electrical conductors (copper and aluminum)

Patented in 1953

Named UFIX by Philip George.

Advantages of the clamp:

  • A steel spring that separates the conductor from the screw to prevent damage to the
  • Suitable for copper and aluminum conductors. There no was patented aluminum clamp
    prior to this invention.
  • A mechanism that prevents the screw from releasing saves maintenance and malfunctions.
  • A large pressure surface for quality connection.
  • The clamp can be connected to the conductors without cutting it.
  • A latch made of cadmium-plated steel.

A power switch activated by pulling a wire

Patented in 1942

Advantages of the switch:

  • Designed for wet areas.
  • Installed in high and safe areas.
  • Cheaper. before using this switch a more expensive ceramic switch was used.