Inventor of the device used to toast bread, especially by exposure to electrically heated wire coils, and the first pop-up toaster.
He noticed that the toast in the cafeteria of the manufacturing plant where he worked was always burned, and he began to figure out a way to automate the toasting process.
His toaster wasn't the first one patented, but previous versions relied on users to end the toasting process and were not very fire safe.
His family was residing in Minneapolis, Minnesota, when he was born.
He and Percy Spencer's microwave revolutionized the American kitchen and food habits.