Zipper Day–the mechanical wonder!

“It was a long way up for the humble zipper, the mechanical wonder that has kept so much in our lives ‘together.’ On its way up the zipper has passed through the hands of several dedicated inventors, none convinced the general public to accept the zipper as part of everyday costume. The magazine and fashion industry made the novel zipper the popular item it is today, but it happened nearly eighty years after the zipper’s first appearance.”  Check out the History of the Zipper at http://inventors.about.com/library/weekly/aa082497.htm.  At this website you can check out the pictures of the inventors.