Frank Zamboni

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Frank Zamboni
Born Frank Joseph Zamboni, Jr.
January 16, 1901(1901-01-16)
Eureka, Utah, United States
Died July 27, 1988(1988-07-27) (aged 87)
Paramount, California, United States
Cause of death Lung cancer
Nationality American
Known for invention of ice resurfacer and founder of Zamboni Company

Frank Joseph Zamboni, Jr. (January 16, 1901 – July 27, 1988) was an American inventor, whose most famous invention is the modern Zamboni[1], a machine that smooths the ice in ice rinks. The name "Zamboni" is a registered trademark for these machines.

Zamboni was born on January 16, 1901 in Eureka, Utah.[2] He was raised in Pocatello, Idaho and in Chicago, Illinois. Zamboni died on July 27, 1988 from lung cancer in Paramount, California, aged 87.[3]

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