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The Artifact Of The Bleak

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The artifact that we have chosen to present is the zipper. -Trey “A zipper, zip, fly, or zip fastener, formerly known as a clasp locker, is a commonly used device for binding the edges of an opening of fabric or other flexible materials, like on a garment or a bag.” -wikipedia -Caleb T e patent for an “Automatic Continuous Clothing Closure”. But forty-four years later Whitcomb Judson made a “Clasp Locker” in 1851, a device similar to the one made by Elias Howe. -Trey When it was originally invented, the “Clasp Locker”, an early version of the zipper, was used as a complicated hook-and-eye shoe fastener. Today the zipper is used for all sorts of objects like jackets or suitcases and is found everywhere.-Caleb A man named Gideon Sundback who innovated the original zipper in 1913, made it the hit it is today. “Gideon Sundback's new and improved system increased the number of fastening elements from four per inch to ten or eleven, had two facing-rows of teeth that pulled into a single piece by the slider, and increased the opening for the teeth guided by the slider.” (http://inventors.about.com/od/famousinventions/fl/The-History-of-the-Zipper.htmL) -Trey…show more content…
-Caleb The zipper has impacted society positively in the way that clothing, among many other objects that use the zipper, are much easier to seal and keep objects safe. There are not many ways the zipper has impacted society negatively except that it could possible hurt your
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