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Google Honors Gideon Sundback: Father Of The Zipper

Google’s Doodle pays homage to Swedish electrical engineer turned “zipper” inventor Gideon Sundback. Except, Sundback didn’t invent the zipper. He invented the “Hookless No. 1” in 1914.

And as radically brilliant and enduring as his design may be, it wasn’t until the 1920s, when B.F. Goodrich Company of Akron, Ohio bought a bunch of “Hookless No. 2s” did the “zipper” make it’s debut.


 

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