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Aldo Franchi

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Born:

21 Mar 1882
Milan

Died:

19 Nov 1958
New York City, New York, United States

Nationality:

Italy

Indy 500s:

2 (1916-1920)

A mechanic and engineer, he later worked on developing a new braking system in 1936, amongst many other patents. The braking system was developed and referenced by the Bendix Aviation Corporation in the 1950's. He also invented a piston in 1923 for an internal combustion engine, an aircraft landing gear construction device in 1942 and a wheel cylinder actuator in 1939. Although Italian born, Franchi lived all his adult life in New York City and it is where he died in 1958.

Biography last updated 20 Aug 2017