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Thread: What year was "popper roasting" 'invented'?

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    What year was "popper roasting" 'invented'?

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    Apparently, 1984.


    Just stumbled across this patent.

    https://data.epo.org/publication-ser.../document.html

    Anyone familiar with the internals of a popper will recognise this is practically identical internally (just with some additional heater control).

    Who'd have thought...

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    Nice find MrJack...

    No doubt will be a source of further inspiration for budding franken-popper designer/builders...

    Mal.

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    Some nice technical details there too Coupd thos be the origin of the popcorn air popper we all know and love?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrJack View Post
    Some nice technical details there too Coupd thos be the origin of the popcorn air popper we all know and love?
    Ummmm... no chance. Hot air popcorn poppers have been around forever. I know my parents had one way back in the early 70s... and it wasn't new then.

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    In that design I mean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrJack View Post
    In that design I mean.
    That's pretty much the same design as our old popper... including the chute up top. Pretty simple design... don't think they changed much over the years.

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    Behmor Coffee Roaster
    Interesting. So the 'novel' aspect would presumably have been it's use for roasting coffee, or the heater control (if anything).



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