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The Denver Boot

by The 100 Companies
The Denver Boot

Ever wondered where the dreaded parking boot was created?

This popular traffic enforcement measure has a Denver native to thank. Frank Muragg, a concert violinist, invented the parking boot in 1944 as a solution to the ever-present parking problem in the city.

He discovered the issue in conversation with his politician friends. A creative at heart, he went home and designed a wheel clamp that would enforce traffic rules without needing to tow the cars to a pound.

14 years later, Marugg patented his “auto immobilizer.” It was originally made out of steel – becoming aluminum when it hit the mainstream.

– Margot Calmar, The 100 Companies

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