National Zipper Day
We can’t make this stuff up. April 29 is National Zipper Day. It’s true, and it’s probably worth recognizing the simple invention that’s used on everything from shirts and jackets, to bags, and briefcases. Not sure who got National Zipper Day on the books, but the folks over at NationalCalendarDay.com had this to say about the history of the invention and its patent. As you’d probably guess, it contains a few “household names” nearly as recognizable as the zipper itself.
It was first in 1851 that Elias Howe, the inventor of the sewing machine, received a patent for an “Automatic, Continuous Clothing Closure.” Howe never made an attempt to market his invention and missed the recognition he may have received.
In 1906, Gideon Sundback, a Swedish-American electrical engineer, was hired to work Universal Fastener Company. He was highly skilled and known for his devotion to the company. In 1913, he invented the modern zipper. The patent for the “Separable Fastener” was issued in 1917.
By 1923, B.F. Goodrich popularized the word zipper as it applied to use in the boots and pouches it made. The company even copyrighted the name for a time.
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