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From the Video Vault: The Easy-Bake Oven

University of Cincinnati graduate Ronald Howes invented the Easy Bake Oven

Photo by Tim Leedy 12/2/10Toys at Target.Easy Bake oven Photo By Tim Leedy/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images

Fellow Bearcat Ronald Howes, who received his engineering degree from UC in 1943, invented the Easy-Bake Oven.

Back in 2013, UC Magazine did a piece on Hewes, celebrating the invention’s 50th anniversary. My primary take away from the article was that Hewes had a great beard.

Today’s entry from the video vault is the original 1963 television advertisement for the product. The little cookie-stealing boy in the ad later grew up to be either Buzz Aldrin or Jon Bon Jovi. That’s for you to decide as you choose your own adventure.

Fellow Bearcat Ronald Howes, who received his engineering degree from UC in 1943, invented the Easy-Bake Oven.

Back in 2013, UC Magazine did a piece on Hewes, celebrating the invention’s 50th anniversary. My primary take away from the article was that Hewes had a great beard.

Today’s entry from the video vault is the original 1963 television advertisement for the product. The little cookie-stealing boy in the ad later grew up to be either Buzz Aldrin or Jon Bon Jovi. That’s for you to decide as you choose your own adventure.

Clayton Trutor

Cincinnati Bearcats