Google Doodle celebrates Gideon Sundback

Latest doodle is a giant zipper running down the search engine's homepage marking the birthday of the zip's inventorGoogle's latest doodle, a giant zipper running down the centre of the search engine's homepage, marks the birthday of Gideon Sundback, the Swedish-American electrical engineer most commonly associated with the development of the fastening device that revolutionised the clothing industry.Before Sundback's intervention, the idea for a fastener based on interlocking teeth had circulated among engineers for more than 20 years but no one had perfected it.His innovation was to place a dimple on the underside of each tooth and a nib on the top that would sit securely within the dimple of the tooth above it.As a result, the join between two rows of teeth was then strong because no single tooth has enough room to move up or down and come apart. He also created the manufacturing machine for the new zipper.Born on April 24, 1880, in Sm?nd, Sweden, he moved to Germany following his studies and emigrated in

Google Doodle celebrates Gideon Sundback

Google has paid tribute to Gideon Sundback, the Swedish-American electrical engineer who helped to develop the zipper.

Tue 24 Apr 12 from The Independent

Gideon Sundback celebrated as Google Doodle turns homepage into giant zipper, Tue 24 Apr 12 from The Independent

Gideon Sundback celebrated in doodle as Google turns home page into giant zipper, Tue 24 Apr 12 from The Independent

Swedish zipper perfecter honored with Google doodle

Google dedicated a doodle Tuesday to the Swedish-American inventor of the modern zipper, Gideon Sundback, on what would have been his 132nd birthday.

Tue 24 Apr 12 from Phys.org

Gideon Sundback: At first, the world shunned the zipper

Tuesday's Google doodle in honor of Gideon Sundback celebrates his simple yet revolutionary zipper. Too bad his contemporaries didn't see it that way. At first, people shunned the zipper.

Tue 24 Apr 12 from The Christian Science Monitor

Google honors Gideon Sundback: Father of the zipper (+video)

Gideon Sundback is certainly the inventor of the modern 'zipper.' Except Sundback didn't invent the name.

Tue 24 Apr 12 from The Christian Science Monitor

Google honors Gideon Sundback: Father of the zipper, Tue 24 Apr 12 from The Christian Science Monitor

Google unzips its search page for Gideon Sundback

The zipper is an object we all rely upon on a regular basis. Be it clothing, bags, and a whole host of other fabric items, the zipper acts as a way of joining fabric together temporarily, but ...

Tue 24 Apr 12 from Geek.com

Doodle unzips Google homepage

Google has unzipped its logo for a Google Doodle celebrating the birthday of the inventor of the zipper.

Tue 24 Apr 12 from USA today

Gideon Sundback celebrated in a Google doodle

Latest doodle is a giant zipper running down the search engine's homepage marking the birthday of the zip's inventorGoogle's latest doodle, a giant zipper running down the centre of the search ...

Mon 23 Apr 12 from Guardian.co.uk

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