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paul.fr

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who invented the zipper?
« on: 19/05/2007 09:31:17 »
who invented the zipper, and what is it's history?


 

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« Reply #1 on: 29/05/2007 16:06:46 »
that's actually a very good question.  Come on, I also want to know.  What is it's history?
 

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« Reply #2 on: 29/05/2007 16:31:57 »
I did look it up in Wiki a little while back, but forgot to post at the time.

The answer in Wiki was basically no-one - there were a series of inventions that lead to the development of the zipper, and the name 'zipper' itself was not applied until long after its final development.
 

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« Reply #3 on: 13/06/2007 16:24:23 »
well that's no fun.  here I was expecting stories of civil war, strife, and general repression of the lizard population. ;D;D
 

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« Reply #4 on: 13/06/2007 17:12:35 »
I can picture to gears like in a clock being used to stimulate the zipper idea.. what do ya think? LOL you know how the teeth of a zipper interlock like a gear except the mechanism the lays them into place just leaves them lay there!..LOL
 

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« Reply #5 on: 13/06/2007 19:25:58 »
It seems to be quite an involved story.
http://inventors.about.com/library/weekly/aa082497.htm
 

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« Reply #6 on: 13/06/2007 22:30:27 »
yes it does.
 

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« Reply #7 on: 20/06/2007 10:16:30 »
I think buttons are better than a zipper, as when you lose or break one you can easily replace it or substitute any number of temporary substitutes.
 

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