Category Archives: Inventors

Inventor of meatball-rolling machine, restauranteer Dino DiPaolo had hands on his whole operation

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Dino Ramon DiPaolo, a Lakewood restaurateur whose inventions included a legendary meatball-rolling machine, died Jan. 10 at age 82. A natty man who was the son of Italian immigrants, DiPaolo sported a Clark Gable​ mustache and back-combed

Inventor of meatball-rolling machine, restauranteer Dino DiPaolo had hands on his whole operation

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Dino Ramon DiPaolo, a Lakewood restaurateur whose inventions included a legendary meatball-rolling machine, died Jan. 10 at age 82. A natty man who was the son of Italian immigrants, DiPaolo sported a Clark Gable​ mustache and back-combed

With ‘flak jacket,’ inventor Byron Donzis, 79, protected many a quarterback’s ribs

LANDRUM, S.C. – In 1978, Byron Donzis walked into a Houston hospital looking for Dan Pastorini, the Houston Oilers’ prized quarterback who was laid up with three broken ribs from a recent game. Donzis was wearing a trench coat and

With ‘flak jacket,’ inventor Byron Donzis, 79, protected many a quarterback’s ribs

LANDRUM, S.C. – In 1978, Byron Donzis walked into a Houston hospital looking for Dan Pastorini, the Houston Oilers’ prized quarterback who was laid up with three broken ribs from a recent game. Donzis was wearing a trench coat and