Zipper Man Gideon Sundback’s 132nd Birth Anniversary
What is Google doodle today? Just go to Google, and you will find a giant zipper running down the centre of the global search engine’s home page. If you drag your mouse down to unzip the zipper, it will split the screen, including the search textbox and reveal the relevant results for the name Gideon Sundback.Very funny 😉
Google search engine is celebrating 132nd birth anniversary of Gideon Sundback, the Swedish-American inventor of the ubiquitous zipper — the fastening device that has revolutionised the clothing industry.
Gideon Sundback Father of Zipper
Gideon Sundback was born on April 24, 1880, in Sweden, Sundback moved to Germany following his studies and emigrated to the US in 1905. It was in the US where he started to work at Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company in Pittsburgh.
About the time of World War II the zipper achieved wide acceptance for the flies of trousers and the plackets of skirts and dresses. Sundback died of a heart condition in 1954 and was interred at Greendale cemetery in Meadville, Pennsylvania.