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The Invention Of Zipper

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The Invention Of Zipper

Zippers have a wide range of applications in our everyday life. Such as the backpack that carries necessities when we go out, we don’t want a broken zipper or a zipper to detach from the tab when there is no to do the zipper repair or zipper replacement. Luggage zippers are much likewise. If the zipper is broken, right this moment, no matter how beautiful the luggage bag looks, it will be useless. And you will only be more embarrassed with things in it scattered around. The zippers and the minor incidents they caused are both like sunshine and water now in our life. But have you ever wondered when they were born and how? A simple fact to conclude: zippers are originally invented to close and secure the edges of two pieces of material, mostly textiles.

In spite of its simplicity, it took quite a long time to develop the design of the zipper.

Gideon Sundback, an electrical engineer who worked for the Universal Fastener Company, worked on the design by increasing the number of fastening elements. His design had two facing-rows of teeth pulled into a single piece by the slider and he increased the opening for the teeth. By December 1913 he had created the modern zipper and in 1917 the patent for "Separate Fastener" was issued.

It wasn't until the B.F. Goodrich Company decided to use Gideon's fastener on a new type of rubber boot—they renamed the fastener to zipper and the name stuck. The major uses for the zipper were for boots and tobacco pouches. It would be another twenty years before the fashion industry would promote the closure on garments.

The upswing for the zipper came in 1937 when the zipper beat the button in the 1937 "Battle of the Fly" and french fashion designers began to rave over the zipper. Esquire magazine declared the zipper the "Newest Tailoring Idea for Men" and of zipper's many virtues it would exclude the "possibility of unintentional and embarrassing disarray."

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