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Fraze was born in 1913 in Indiana but spent most of his life in Dayton, Ohio. Fraze founded the Dayton Reliable Tool Company, in Dayton, Ohio, whose clients included General Electric, Ford, Chrysler, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. He is most notably known for inventing the pop-tab can we know today. Fraze died from a brain tumor in 1989. Soon thereafter, Fraze's heirs sold the Dayton Reliable Tool and Manufacturing Company, Inc., to the business's managers. It remains in operation in Dayton today.