George A. Stephen

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Replica of the original 1951 Weber kettle grill

George A. Stephen, Sr. (February 26, 1921 – February 11, 1993[1][2]) was an American inventor, entrepreneur, and the founder of Weber-Stephen Products Co., the company best known for the manufacturing of charcoal and gas grills. Stephen is credited with the invention of the Weber Kettle grill by cutting a metal buoy in half and fashioning a dome shaped grill with a rounded lid, which he began selling in 1952.[3]

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  1. ^ "February 11, 1993 in History". Retrieved 2007-07-02.
  2. ^ "George A. Stephen, 71; Invented Famous Grill". The New York Times. February 16, 1993. Retrieved 2009-03-24.
  3. ^ "George Stephen, Company Founder and Inventor of the Weber Kettle Grill". Archived from the original on 2007-06-23. Retrieved 2007-07-02.