Frank Zamboni

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Frank Zamboni
Frank Joseph Zamboni, Jr.

(1901-01-16)January 16, 1901
DiedJuly 27, 1988(1988-07-27) (aged 87)
Paramount, California, United States
Cause of deathCardiac arrest
Known forinvention 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 cardiac arrest in Paramount, California, aged 87.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Zamboni Company to Deliver Machine #10,000". Frank J. Zamboni & Co. Inc. 2012-04-12. Retrieved 2012-04-18.
  2. "WFSHOF — Frank Zamboni Biography". Archived from the original on 2013-01-19. Retrieved 2013-01-16.
  3. Folkart, Burt A. (July 29, 1988). "OBITUARIES : Frank Zamboni; the Man Behind That Odd Machine". Los Angeles Times.

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