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  • - March 1st, 2012, 10:42 am
    - March 1st, 2012, 10:42 am Post #61 - March 1st, 2012, 10:42 am
    West Bend Daily News wrote:The designer of popular home appliances, including the Stir Crazy Popcorn Popper, has died.

    Richard “Dick” Smith, 82, died Monday while walking his dog near his West Bend home.

    Smith, who lived in West Bend since 1956, retired as manager of manufacturing at the West Bend Co., after a career there as a design engineer.

    Among the products Smith developed for West Bend were the Stir Crazy Popcorn Popper and the Water-Wheel Humidifier, both considered revolutionary designs.

    “He was proud of having figured out how to save costs on manufacturing by using standard parts, such as the coffee-can lid in the popcorn popper,” said his eldest son, Richard H.E. Smith II of Palatine, Ill....


    He was my father-in-law.

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