Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Mr. Zipper

Otherwise known as Gideon Sundback!  

While I was cultivating today, my son texted, saying it was Gideon Sundback's 132nd birthday. You know the guy who invented the zipper!!!

Google always has some theme to their daily image.

Today, when you click on the zipper, it opens up and commemorates the birth of Swedish inventor Gideon Sundback on April 24, 1880.

After being appointed chief designer for the Universal Fastener Company of Hoboken, N.J., in 1909, Sundback went on to develop the fastener with interlocking teeth that revolutionized fashion.

The zipper, initially planned to replace the hook-and-eye fastener on women’s boots, went on to become a standard feature on clothing for women and men by the 1930s.
While the concept of a zipper had been postulated by engineers for at least two decades beforehand, it was Sundback who perfected it by placing a tiny dimple on the underside of each tooth and a nib on the top that would fit snugly with the dimple above it.

Where would be without the zipper?

Still doing button fly jeans I guess.......

Christa


2 comments:

  1. Heh, You are a sneaky girl! You know what I am talking about!!! lol

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    1. Your guild date made me laugh!! I thought how long will it take for you to see the change!! You're fast...or did Colleen let the bird out of the cage?

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