During the Second World War he was stationed by the Finnish border in a caviller regiment. His main duties included taking care of the regiments horses. Some of the horses were frisky and somewhat wild and needed to be restrained, but there wasn’t anything suitable to tie them down with. Bror G, got assigned to develop/invent something to fasten the horses with, and after careful consideration, he came up with a solution which involved barb wire that he bent into the form of a hook.
This first barb wire hook was the first embryo for the B G B® -snap hook. Returning home in 1945, he realized his biggest dream – to open his own engineering workshop, built around his invention the B G B® -snap hook. The following year he refined and developed the design further, and patented the B G B® -snap hook in 1946.