Instruments and Inventions
Mario Maccaferri, heir of the eclectic spirit of Mozzani, during his long career managed to influence the musical, guitarist and also industrial environment. Guitarist, luthier, performer, entrepreneur and inventor with his ideas (many of which were patented), left a deep imprint of his personality.
In 1935 Mario Maccaferri opened MASIM in Paris France to manufacture reeds for clarinets and saxophones. In 1939 the machines were shipped from Paris to New York and French American Reeds Manufacturing Company was born
Dozens of patents and his invention of the Uniform Melt Extractor, the forerunner to today’s injection molding plasticating unit. Designed and produced the first 8-track cassette housing in his early 70's.