Sundback's Modern Slide Zipper Patent Model, 1915

Description
This is a patent model for Gideon Sunback’s “seperable fastener” filed on August 27, 1915 and granted patent number 1,219,881 on March 20th, 1917. Sundback’s invention was the second iteration of his “hookless” fastener that he described as the “Hookless Number 2.” The interlocking metal teeth of the separable fastener was first used in boots, and boot maker B. F. Goodrich is credited with first coining the term “zipper.” The zipper wasn’t widely used on clothing until the 1930s, when it replaced buttons as men’s fly closures.
Object Name
zipper
date made
1914
maker
Talon
Measurements
overall: 12 in x 1 in; 30.48 cm x 2.54 cm
ID Number
AG*MHI-M-7972.009
catalog number
MHI-M-7972
P # 1219881
accession number
235975
patent number
1219881
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Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
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American Enterprise
Exhibition
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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