Google doodle celebrates Gideon Sundback’s 132nd birthday

Gideon Sundback1 300x240 Google doodle celebrates Gideon Sundbacks 132nd birthdayThe giant search engine, Google is today celebrating the 132nd birthday of Gideon Sundback.

As you open the home page of Google, the page unzips to open the a search engine results page on the Swedish-born engineer.

The zipper, Gideon Sundback’s invention has been holding together much of the parts of people live for more than 100 years now.

Further, Sundback was born on 24 April, 1880 and had immigrated to the USA a job switch later, he started working for a firm that designed and develop fasteners.

Sundback’s design that he manufactured in 1913, had a zipper with interlocking oval digs that could be easily interlocked by moving a slider. In addition to this the patent form was filled for the new invention in 1914 and issued in 1917.

During invention period, the zipper wasn’t named as a zipper and instead referred to as a ‘separable fastener’. The name ‘zipper’ had becomes popular by the BF Goodrich Company, that used Sundback’s ‘separable fastener’ for its products.

Later, the zipper is used to get its place in lists of inventions that shaped the world.

The search engine, Google Gideon Sundback’s 132nd birthday doodle gives the look of a jacket front that has the Google logo overstated on it and a zipper works from the center of the Google home page, dividing the second ‘o’.

To get further information about the doodle is all about users can either click on the icon on the home page of Google or simply unzip to reveal what lies within.


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