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Google doodle unzips Gideon Sundback

With an innovative zipper doodle, Google is celebrating the 132nd birthday of Gideon Sundback, the electrical engineer responsible for developing the zipper.

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| Updated on: Apr 24 2012, 14:43 IST
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With an innovative zipper doodle, Google is celebrating the 132nd birthday of Gideon Sundback, the electrical engineer responsible for developing the zipper.

The doodle shows a large zipper running down the centre of the search engine's homepage and opens to reveal stories around Sundback, who invented the fastening device that revolutionized the clothing industry.

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Born on April 24, 1880 in Sweden, Sundback emigrated to the Germany and later to the US to work in several companies.

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He invented the first version of zipper not based on the hook-and-eye principle, the Hookless Fastener No. 1 in 1913.

Gideon Sundback, inventor of zipper, featured in Google doodle

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