Jacuzzi Brands LLC (//; Italian: [jaˈkuttsi]), through its subsidiaries, is a global manufacturer and distributor of branded baths, hot tubs, pools, saunas and, formerly, aircraft. Founded in 1915 by the Italian family of the same name, Jacuzzi is a federally registered trademark of Jacuzzi Inc. as of September 5, 1978.
|Products||Mattresses, hot tubs, bath tubs, showers, toilets, sinks, and accessories|
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|Subsidiaries||Sundance Spas, ThermoSpas, Dimension One Spas, Hydropool, Bathwraps, Dream Maker Spas, Sunrise Spas|
Jacuzzi Brothers was founded in 1915 by seven Italian brothers from Casarsa della Delizia, Friuli, in Northern Italy, led by Rachele, who had worked for James Smith McDonnell, and invented the first wood laminate propeller. The company made wooden propellers under military contracts, based at 2043 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, California. In 1920, the brothers also dabbled briefly with aircraft design and manufacture, with a single-seat monoplane and a seven-seat cabin monoplane. Both aircraft were noted for their use of laminated wood products for fuselage manufacture, but were essentially unsuccessful, with only one of each type being built. In 1921, Giocondo Jacuzzi, the pilot, and two company employees, were killed when one of their airplanes crashed in Modesto. By 1923, the company was styled as Jacuzzi Bros Propellers, with headquarters at 1450 San Pablo Ave.
In 1956, when Candido Jacuzzi's 15-month-old son, Kenneth, was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, Candido Jacuzzi and Floyd M. Nash designed a pump, the J-300, that could be submerged in a bathtub to provide hydrotherapy treatments. In 1968, Jacuzzi created the world's first integrated jet whirlpool bath, and by 1970, Jacuzzi invented larger indoor tubs to accommodate groups of people or whole families.
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