Harvey F. "Sandy" Swenson,86, the developer of such...


September 20, 1996

Harvey F. "Sandy" Swenson,86, the developer of such seemingly dissimilar devices as the automated soft-ice-cream dispenser and the artificial kidney machine, died of a heart attack Sunday in Seattle.

Born in Omaha, he moved to Seattle to run a floor-polishing company. A lover of ice cream, he modified a polisher motor to run a soft-ice-cream machine, similar to the hand-cranked bucket.

He founded Sweden Freezer Manufacturing in 1932. In 1962, his company was asked to help develop a home dialysis machine and he formed Seattle Artificial Kidney Supply. He sold his companies in 1976.

Pub Date: 9/20/96

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