|Born||Frank Joseph Zamboni, Jr.
January 16, 1901
Eureka, Utah, United States
|Died||July 27, 1988
Paramount, California, United States
|Cause of death||Lung cancer|
|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, 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. He was raised in Pocatello, Idaho and in Chicago, Illinois. Zamboni died on July 27, 1988 from lung cancer in Paramount, California, aged 87.
References[change | edit source]
- "Zamboni Company to Deliver Machine #10,000". Zamboni.com. Frank J. Zamboni & Co. Inc.. 2012-04-12. http://www.zamboni.com/press/zamboni-company-to-deliver-machine-10000-2. Retrieved 2012-04-18.
- "WFSHOF — Frank Zamboni Biography". Worldskatingmuseum.org. http://www.worldskatingmuseum.org/RichardZamboni-2006WorldHallofFame.htm. Retrieved 2013-01-16.
- Folkart, Burt A. (July 29, 1988). "OBITUARIES : Frank Zamboni; the Man Behind That Odd Machine". Los Angeles Times. http://articles.latimes.com/1988-07-29/news/mn-8143_1_frank-zamboni.
Other websites[change | edit source]
- www.zamboni.com — Frank J. Zamboni & Co.