July 19 Birthday: MICROWAVE MAN: PERCY SPENCER AND HIS SIZZLING INVENTION

Percy Spencer, inventor
b. July 19, 1894
d. Sept. 8, 1970

MICROWAVE MAN: PERCY SPENCER AND HIS SIZZLING INVENTION
(Enslow, 2014)

by Sara Latta

Summary: “Most people love microwave popcorn or a warm snack from the microwave. But before 1975, homes did not have this great device! How did Percy Spencer go from a small town mill worker to the inventor of one of the most popular devices in the world? Find out how Spencer’s love of science and machines, along with his strong work ethic, helped him achieve a patent for the invention of the microwave oven.”

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