John Gamgee

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

John Gamgee was born in Florence, Italy to Joseph and Mary Ann. His father was a Scottish veterinarian making it possible for him to attend a number of institutions. He studied in Italy, Germany and Switzerland. He graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in London, England.

In 1863, he organized the first conference of what would evolve into the World Veterinary Association. He later was involved in refrigeration technology.

What you may not know about John is that he developed the Glaciarium, which was the world’s first mechanically frozen ice rink.

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray that's an invention that enabled many ice hockey players to become champions....


Feb 15, 2020 02:26 AM #1
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

That certainly was big James Dray .  Where would we be if we can make  ice mechanically?

Feb 15, 2020 04:00 AM #2
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Many skaters enjoy going to the many rinks here.

Make yourself an astonishing day.


Feb 15, 2020 05:06 AM #3
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. This is a good one. I enjoyed reading about this guy and how we went his own way eventually.

Feb 15, 2020 05:09 AM #4
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

There are a lot of pet lovers in the Rain, so I am sure they will find interest in this man.

Feb 15, 2020 05:51 AM #5
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Then hockey was invented as a indoor sport.

Feb 15, 2020 05:54 AM #6
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Good morning, James... another one of those things we take for granted that most of us never gave a moment's thought to as to how it came about.

Feb 15, 2020 06:28 AM #7
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

An intersting sideline developing the first ice rink....wonder where he got that idea from.

Feb 15, 2020 06:52 AM #8
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - an important invention and one that changed the world beyond any sports impact.  

Feb 15, 2020 07:04 AM #9
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Ice hickey players throughout the world should rejoice at his name.

Feb 15, 2020 07:04 AM #10
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


From veterinary to ice, what. a great leap.  We had friends who managed ice skaters, and in some venues they had trucks hauling the ice rink that they brought along.  A

Feb 15, 2020 11:12 AM #11
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- very interesting to go from a vet to an interest in refrigeration technology!!!

Feb 15, 2020 12:05 PM #12
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


He certainly led a life filled with diversity...from veterinarian to ice skating rinks!


Feb 15, 2020 02:33 PM #13
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

That's quite the career path he took. There are plenty of furbabies & children that are appreciative of his work.

Feb 15, 2020 03:56 PM #14
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I'm always learning from you...

I hope your having an awesome weekend James Dray 

Feb 15, 2020 08:20 PM #15
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

We have a wonderful glaciarium here in Minot James Dray . It's the Maysa Arena and it has 3 sheets of ice. Our semi-pro hockey team is the Minotaurs. 

Feb 16, 2020 05:47 AM #16
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Wow what an invention and oh boy who would have thought a Vet would come up with such a brilliant invention, Endre

Feb 16, 2020 10:04 PM #17
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