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I’ve got Google to thank for today’s super-brief piece.  If you’ve been to their site, you’ve seen the little bit of homage they paid to Gideon Sundback.  Born on April 24, 1880, this Swedish-born son of farmers emigrated to the United States in the early 1900s as an engineer and is responsible for one of the most important inventions of the 20th century.

It has helped keep countless garments together when they otherwise would have separated, causing great embarrassment to the owners.  It has helped millions of small children more quickly learn to dress themselves, much to the relief of their sometimes harried and exasperated parents.

It’s the zipper.

Thanks, Mr. Sundback, for a remarkable feat of engineering.

And Happy Birthday!!

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