born Clarence Birdseye
observed that freshly caught fish froze almost immediately when placed on the ice and exposed to the frigid air.
He tells the story, for example, of how it took Clarence Birdseye
17 years to turn a profit on frozen foods, of how Fred and Louis Rukheim turned 1 of 600 competing carmel popcorn concoctions into a best seller by putting a prize in every box of Cracker Jack, and how Aunt Jemima was going bankrupt until a miller brought 20 million people into her "parlor" at the 1893 World's Fair.
In addition to Gundlach, its class of 2005 includes Matthias Baldwin, inventor of the steam locomotive; Clarence Birdseye
, inventor of frozen foods; Dean Kamen, inventor of the AutoSyringe; Garrett Morgan, inventor of the gas mask and traffic signal; and Les Paul, inventor of the solid-body electric guitar.
Chilled also tells the story of how Captain Birdseye became the mascot for the frozen food brand that was created by Clarence Birdseye
Then when American, Clarence Birdseye
, built the first 'double belt contact freezer' in 1928, his idea was to fast freeze food by placing it between two intensely cold plates.
Consider what the freezer aisle would be today had Clarence Birdseye
not hammered out a way to flash-freeze and package perishable back in the early 1900s.
That was the year Clarence Birdseye
was granted patents covering several aspects of the food freezing processes, including a package and a double-plate freezer patent.
, who is considered to be the founder of the modern frozen food industry, stumbled upon the basis of modern freezing methods while fishing with the Inuit in Canada.
While Clarence Birdseye
, who is regarded as the "father" of the frozen food industry for applying scientific theory to an Eskimo technique for quick-freezing fish and adapting it to high-volume mechanized production, it was Mr.
The dish was invented in Great Yarmouth 1955 by American scientist and explorer Clarence Birdseye
, who was trying to crack the British
developed commercial frozen food in 1925.
developed frozen foods, and Piggly Wiggly's Clarence Saunders introduced self-service shopping.