Moment in time: June 23, 1953 - Zamboni patents an ice-resurfacing machine:
Anyone who has ever laced up skates owes a debt of gratitude to Frank Zamboni. The American patented the eponymous ice-resurfacing machine that rapidly transforms rutted sheets of ice into gleaming surfaces.
Before Zamboni's invention, ice was smoothed by a tractor pulling a scraper, then a group of men collecting the...
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