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Microwave Ovens and Percy Spencer

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Microwave Oven
The microwave oven was invented by Percy L. Spencer.

Percy Lebaron Spencer
Percy Spencer, while working for the Raytheon Company, discovered a more efficient way to manufacture magnetrons.

Who Invented Microwaves?
The microwave oven was a by-product of another technology. It was during a radar-related research project around 1946 that Dr. Percy Spencer, an engineer with the Raytheon Corporation, noticed something very unusual.

Robert Hall
Hall invented the magnetron that operates most microwave ovens, today.

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