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Fred Baur

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Birthday ***, 1918
Place of Birth Ohio
Death day May 4, 2008 (89 years old)
Zodiac Sign Gemini
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Fred Baur

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.

BornFredric John Baur, Jr, June 14, 1918, Toledo, Ohio, U.S
DiedMay 4, 2008, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S
OccupationOrganic chemist, food storage technician
Known forDesigning and patenting the Pringles packaging
Spouse(s)Elaine McCleery–Baur (?—2001, her death)

About Fred Baur

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.

Fred Baur before fame

He was born in Toledo, Ohio and earned his PhD from Ohio State University.

Achievement of Fred Baur

After his cremation, his ashes were buried in a can of Pringles.

Fred Baur family life

He was married to a woman named Elaine and had children named Linda, Lawrence and Ronald.

Associations of Fred Baur

He and Charles Martin Hall are both famous inventors and chemists from Ohio.

Top Facts You Did Not Know About Fred Baur

  • University of Toledo alumni
  • 20th-century American chemists

Latest information about Fred Baur updated on May 10 2021.

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