Fredrick Malcolm Waring was born June 9, 1900 – died July 29, 1984. Waring was a popular musician, bandleader and radio-television personality, sometimes referred to as “America’s Singing Master” and “The Man Who Taught America How to Sing.” He was also a promoter, financial backer and namesake of the Waring Blendor, the first modern electric blender on the market. 1923 until late 1932, “Waring’s Pennsylvanians” were among Victor Records best-selling bands. Throughout the 1940s and early 1950s, Waring and His Pennsylvanians produced a string of hits, selling millions of records. A few of his many choral hits include “Sleep,” “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes,” “Button Up Your Overcoat,” “White Christmas,” “Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor” and “Dancing In The Dark.” Waring expanded into television in 1949, with The Fred Waring Show on CBS. The program ran from 20 June 1948 to 30 May 1954 and received several awards for Best Musical Program. In the 1960s and 1970s, popular musical tastes turned from choral music, but Waring changed with the times, introducing his Young Pennsylvanians, a group of fresh-faced, long-haired, bell-bottomed performers who sang old favorites and choral arrangements of contemporary songs. In the 1930s, inventor Frederick Jacob Osius went to Waring for financial backing for an electric blender he had patented. The Osius patent (#2,109,501) was filed March 13, 1937 and awarded March 1, 1938. Some $25,000 later, Waring-owned Miracle Mixer blendor was introduced to the public at the National Restaurant Show in Chicago retailing for $29.75. In 1938, Fred Waring renamed his Miracle Mixer Corporation as the Waring Corporation, and the mixer’s name was changed to the Waring Blendor (the “o” in blendor giving it a slight distinction from “blender”). The Waring Blendor became an important tool in hospitals for the implementation of specific diets, as well as a vital scientific research device. Dr. Jonas Salk used it while developing the vaccine for polio. In 1954, the millionth Waring Blendor was sold, and it is still as popular today.


Original Fred Waring Autographed Letter, signed on Waring’s Pennsylvanians “Orchestra Incomparable” Letterhead. Typed on Letter: November 6, 1933 Mr. Frank Tricker 5656 Beaumont Ave. West Phila., Pa. My Dear Frank: I am sending you the photograph you requested, under separate cover. With best wishes, I am Sincerely yours, FRED WARING. You will receive the 8 x 10 black & white photograph in which the negative was signed Cordial good wishes Fred Waring and the Original Fred Waring Autographed Typed Letter ( letter approx. size 8 1/2 x 11 inches). Regular Price – $ 90.00 / Sale Price – $ 44.95.

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