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National Zipper Day - 2022-04-29
What is National Zipper Day?
A century ago, the modern zipper was patented. Today, April 29th is National Zipper Day. We often take zippers for granted. They are essential to our lives, allowing us to zip up our jackets, jeans, bags, and more. In 1851, Elias Howe invented a machine to stitch clothing. He called it the Automatic, Continuous Clothing Closure. Unfortunately, Howe failed to sell his invention and didn’t receive much public recognition. In 1841, Elias Howe patented a hook-and-eye shoe fastener. Forty-two years later, Whitcomb Judson created a similar device called the “Clasp Locker.” It used a clasping mechanism to secure shoes in place. Although not the first of its kind, the Universal Fastener Company manufactured Judson’s invention and debuted it at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893. By 1923, B.F. Goodrich had successfully marketed the word zipper for use in its products. The company even copyrighted the term for a time.
When is National Zipper Day?
National Zipper Day is celebrated each year on April 29.
History of National Zipper Day
April 29th is the date of the zipper patent. It was invented by Gideon Sundback in 1913.
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