Fredric John Baur was an American organic chemist and food storage technician notable for designing and patenting the Pringles packaging. Baur filed for a patent for the tubular Pringles container and for the method of packaging the curved, stacked chips in the container in 1966, and it was granted in 1971. His other accomplishments included development of frying oils and freeze-dried ice cream. Baur was a graduate of the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio and received both his Masters and PhD degrees at The Ohio State University. He also served in the U.S. Navy as an aviation physiologist. He was a resident of Cincinnati, Ohio. Some of Baur's ashes were buried in a Pringles can at his request. Baur's children said they honored his request to bury him in one of the cans by placing part of his cremated remains in an Original flavour Pringles container in his grave in suburban Springfield Township.
|Born||Fredric John Baur, Jr, June 14, 1918, Toledo, Ohio, U.S|
|Died||May 4, 2008, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S|
|Occupation||Organic chemist, food storage technician|
|Known for||Designing and patenting the Pringles packaging|
|Spouse(s)||Elaine McCleery–Baur (?—2001, her death)|
Chemist and inventor who invented the iconic, cylindrical container for Pringles potato chips. He is also known for several other notable inventions, such as freeze-dried ice cream.
He was born in Toledo, Ohio and earned his PhD from Ohio State University.
After his cremation, his ashes were buried in a can of Pringles.
He was married to a woman named Elaine and had children named Linda, Lawrence and Ronald.
He and Charles Martin Hall are both famous inventors and chemists from Ohio.
- University of Toledo alumni
- 20th-century American chemists
Latest information about Fred Baur updated on May 10 2021.