WORLD'S FIRST MICROWAVE OVEN
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What is the world's first microwave oven?
It seems that in 1946 Dr.
Percy LeBaron Spencer, an employee of the Raytheon Corporation, was
working on a new vacuum tube called a magnetron. Seem he got a bit too close and
melted the chocolate he was saving in his pocket.
Next he popped some popcorn, then blew up an egg.
No, Dr. Percy LeBaron Spencer did not invent the movie
theater candy stand, he invented the world's first microwave oven.
In 1947 the first commercial microwave ovens, the
Radarange, hit the market. They were over 5 feet tall and ran $2 - 3,000.00 USD.
In 1952 Tappan released a smaller
microwave oven for the home at only $1295.00 and microwave oven sales caught on
In 1967 Raytheon,
which bought out Amana Refrigeration, released the first home countertop version
at a sizzling price of $500.00 and as a bonus it was safer than the previous
microwave oven sales for the first time outnumbered gas ranges.
As a final tidbit; ants can survive being in a
microwave. Don't believe us?
Look it up.
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