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The Zipper: Where did it come from? | Stuff of Genius

Key Facts In This Video

  1. Whitcomb Judson, born in 1844, invented the "clasp locker"—known today as the zipper. 00:03

  2. Whitcomb Judson had more than a dozen patents to his name when he invented the zipper in 1890. 00:16

  3. The first zipper uses a series of hooks and eyes instead of interlocking teeth. 00:35