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 Robert Abplanalp

Robert Abplanalp

Birth
Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA
Death 30 Aug 2003 (aged 81)
Eastchester, Westchester County, New York, USA
Burial Hawthorne, Westchester County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 10644325 · View Source
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Inventor, Industrialist. He turned the aerosol can into a household fixture. At the age of 27, while working as a machine shop operator, he perfected an inexpensive and reliable valve that could be mass-produced to spray perfume, insecticides and whipped cream. As an industrialist, he was an ally and confidant of President Richard M. Nixon. He lent Nixon the money to buy property in San Clemente, California for the "Second White House," and served as a trustee for the Nixon Library.

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  • Originally Created by: Ginny M
  • Added: 20 Mar 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10644325
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Abplanalp (4 Apr 1922–30 Aug 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10644325, citing Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, Westchester County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .