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Zippers and their Inventors/Designer

Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:26 am
by zelph
Sleeping Bags need big long zippers. What would we do without them. Google features the inventor of this most needed simple machine. Learn more about the zipper

https://www.google.com/search?q=Gideon+ ... 6AGxuuWdDg

Sewing in a zipper:

http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/372 ... r/page/all

Zippers and Designs by John H. Leinhard

http://www.uh.edu/engines/epi663.htm

Gideon Sundback
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gideon_Sundback

Re: Zippers and their Inventors/Designer

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:47 am
by Ridgerunner
Many people discard items that have broken zippers. I recently needed a new large zipper slide for my motorcycle jacket. I could not find anything at the local big box fabric stores so I searched the web. This company in New York had exactly what I needed and was inexpensive. I also ordered to length and color an entire zipper for a nice ski jacket that had some broken teeth. The customer service was very attentive and friendly. I recommend trying to repair or replace a zipper before discarding your expensive garment, bag, or tent ;)

http://www.zipperstop.com/

Re: Zippers and their Inventors/Designer

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:39 am
by Mark Spencer
Good to know about history of Zipper inventors. First time, i am knowing about zipper designer.

Re: Zippers and their Inventors/Designer

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:46 pm
by zelph
My wife recently taught me how to repair a zipper on my jacket. The zipper kept coming undone at the bottom :evil:

She said use a pair of pliers to squeeze the part of the zipper that slides onto the little dohicky on the left side bottom part of the zipper. I suppose I should do a photo if that's not understood. Let me know. :)