Can you imagine life without zippers? Sometimes the innovations that have the most significant impact on our lives don't do grand things. Like the zipper, they make our day-to-day actions easier and faster.
Gideon Sundback, a Swedish-born electrical engineer, innovated the Zipper. In 1913, he came up with the Hookless No. 2 to replace the time-consuming buckles, hooks, and eyes found on clothing. Gideon invented the machine to create zippers. He based zipper production in St. Catharines, Ontario, where he was the Lightening Fastener Company's president. The building was located at 50 Niagara Street.