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July 27th, 2007 · No Comments

When was the zip fastener invented? Apparently, one Elias Howe came up with what he called “an automatic continuous clothing closure” in 1851. He patented the idea but it never came to market, possibly because he was too busy with his other invention: the sewing machine. It was a further 40 years before another American, […]

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