Thank you Gideon Sundback!

Gideon Sundback is generally credited as being the inventor of the modern zipper. Born in Sweden, he was educated as an electrical engineer in Germany. He immigrated to the United States and was hired by the Universal Fastener Co. in 1906. There in 1913-14 he improved upon an earlier form of the zipper, which he called the “Hookless Fastener.” He altered the design and created the “Separable Fastener” which he patented in 1917. The word “zipper” came into fashion, and was registered as a trademark by the B.F. Goodrich Company in 1925, which used these fasteners on their galoshes. Continue reading “Lightning Fastener Co. Ltd”