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Clean Sweep! Frank Zamboni's Ice Machine: 04/04/16
Clean Sweep! Frank Zamboni's Ice Machine by Monica Kulling is part of the Great Ideas Series, a collection of nonfiction picture books that profile inventors of everyday objects.
If you've ever been ice skating, played hockey, or watched an event at an ice rink, you've seen the thing that's driven out on the ice to smooth out the surface. You know what it's called. It's a Zamboni.
But what do you know about Frank Zamboni, the man behind the machine and the company? If you're like me, the answer is zilch. Clean Sweep in about sixty pages lays out a biography of Frank and his brother and the history of their company as it evolved from ice production, skating rink, to ice resurfacing machines.