Monday, April 29, 2013

100 years of zippers - thanks to Gideon Sundback

Today is the day! The 100th anniversary of the invention of the modern zipper - or the "Hookless Fastener" as it was called back in 1913.

"...'Hookless Fastener' doesn't exactly roll off the tongue, but it stuck for a while and the name “zipper” wasn’t coined until a decade after Sundback’s patent was issued. The B.F. Goodrich Company adopted the Hookless Fastener for a line of galoshes in 1923, and an employee trying them out apparently said something along the lines of “Zip ‘er up!” when he heard the distinctive sound of the sliding fastener..."

Read full article here:

Zippers have come a long way since those early days of popularity on galoshes and so has zipper use in the bedding industry.Global Systems Group has been developing machines to add zippers to mattress units, just as fervently as Gideon Sunback had worked to improve his original design.

At Interzum we'll display the following zipper machines in Hall 9, Stand C-020:
Naehtec NC2009
Naehtec NC1200
Porter BMS-1500
Porter PZM 2500

... and a few other important related machines that can help round out your entire zipper bed cover work cell.

See all of the GSG zipper equipment at our website.

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