Pringles inventor Fredric J. Baur buried in Pringles can

June 11th, 2011 - 12:57 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Cincinnati, June 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The inventor of the Pringles can Fredric J. Baur, of Cincinnati has been buried in one of the cans. The body of Baur was cremated and part of the urn was placed in the iconic container and buried. The family revealed that the act was in recognition of the strong attachment that Baur had with his invention. Baur had requested the act from the family.

Baur’s children revealed that the 89-year-old died on the 4th of May. The family said he died at the Vitas Hospice in Cincinnati. During his active years, Baur was an organic chemist who worked as a food storage technician specializing in research development. He also doubled as the quality control officer at Procter & Gamble Co. He worked with the company until he retired in the early 1980s.

Baur reserved the right to the iconic Pringles container for Procter & Gamble when he applied for a patent for his design in 1966. The patent was finally granted in 1970 and since then the container has been part of the curved chips.

Baur’s remaining urn was placed in another container and buried with the one placed in the can. A part was collected into another container and given to his grandchild.

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