Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Designer of Pringles carton buried in crisp tube.

Dr Fredric J. Baur, who was 89, had told his family to ensure his final resting place was the inside of one of his most famous creations.
They honored his request by having his ashes buried in a Pringles tube – and a more conventional urn for the overflow – at Arlington Memorial Gardens in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Dr Baur, who was a retired chemist and food storage technician at Pringles owners Procter and Gamble, patented the design for the saddle-shaped crisp’s vertical container in 1970.
His daughter Linda told the Cincinatti Enquirer that the packaging was his “proudest accomplishment.”
He also invented several other products, including a freeze-dried ice cream, which didn’t enjoy as much success.
His son Lawrence Baur told the Enquirer: “Basically, what you did, you added milk to it, put it in the freezer and you had ice cream. That was another one he was proud of but just never went anywhere.”


Ronman said...

Wow! I sure do enjoy all these interesting ways to be put to rest ma'am. Do they bury the urn and pringles tude six feet down and use a vault? I'm thinking that they just drill a hole and drop ya in it.


iburyem said...

I'm not sure about that particular cemetery, but here we would probably dig it 3 feet deep and yes, they would have to use an urn vault. All cemeteries have different rules. Glad you enjoy my posts!