Monday, April 29, 2013

National Zipper Day!!!

Interesting facts about the zipper:

  • Elias Howe, who invented the sewing machine, received a patent in 1851 for an "Automatic, Continuous Clothing Closure". Perhaps because of the success of his sewing machine, he did not try to seriously market it, missing recognition he might otherwise have received.
  • The man who invented the zipper was Whitcomb Judson from Chicago.
  • It took 22 years for Whitcomb to make and perfect the zipper.
  • Whitcomb started his invention in 1891 with the original design intended for shoes and was originally called a Clasp Locker.
  • The Clasp Locker was improved upon in 1905 and was called C-Curity.
  • Gideon Sundback helped Whitcomb to finally perfect the zipper.
  • In 1918 the US Navy bought 10,000 zippers to use on their new flying suit.
  • The C-Curity was finally named Zipper after galoshes that were named 'Zippers'.

Happy Zipper Day!!!

1 comment:

Colleen said...

National Zipper Day!! Who would have thought they had a day like that! Guess they have a day for everything. :)