The Magic Of The Wave
This entry was posted on Sunday, June 26, 2011.
Around 1946 at the Raytheon Corporation, Dr. Percy Spencer, self taught engineer, was doing a project on radar-related research. While testing a magnetron, a vacuum tube, he noticed that the candy bar that was in his pocket had been melted. His curiosity as to how this was possible lead Spencer to try another experiment. Using some pop corn kernels he placed them near the tube and watched in amazement as the popcorn popped all over the lab.
During this era the microwave oven was barley accepted. As technology advanced they were able to further improve and refine the microwave oven. They made it more reliable, light weight and there was no longer the need for installation.
Dr. Percy LaBaron Spencer on September 18, 1999 admitted as a member to the National Inventors Hall of Fame with other famous inventors.