Gideon Sundback Tribute By Google Through ‘Zipper Doodle’

Have you seen the latest, coolest, awesomest Google ‘Zipper’ Doodle? If not, head over to and unzip the page! Google’s engineers have put up an awesome doodle to celebrate the birthday of Er. Gideon Sundback – an electrical engineer who developed the zipper! Yep, Sundback was a Swedish-American electrical engineer! Between 1906 and 1914, Sundback made lot of advances in the development of the zipper. His main aim was to improve the “Judson C-curity Fastener”. Plako was the first improvement of the C-curity, but it had its own set of problems. Sundback found his final solution to the problem in 1913. He increased the number of fastening elements from 4 per inch to about 10 or 11 per inch. The improved version of the zipper was finally released in 1914.Interestingly, the word ‘Zipper’ wasn’t coined by Sundback. It came from B.F. Goodrich who decided to use it in their new boots.
Gideon Sundback Google Doodle
Gideon Sundback
Check out more information about Er. Sundback on Wikipedia or Invent Hall Of Fame. We thank Google for the lovely doodle and remembering yet another engineer who changed the world, forever. Proud to be an engineer!
Image Credit: Concordia


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