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George Johnn Klein, O.C., M.B.E., B.A.Sc., LL.D., (August 15, 1904 - November 4, 1992) was a Hamilton, Ontario born Canadian inventor who is often called the most productive inventor in Canada in the 20th century. His inventions include key contributions to the first electric wheelchairs for quadriplegics, the first microsurgical staple gun, the ZEEP nuclear reactor which was the precursor to the CANDU reactor, the international system for classifying ground cover snow, aircraft skis, the Weasel all terrain vehicle, the STEM antenna for the space program, and the Canadarm.
In 1995 he was inducted to the Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame.
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