Facts for Historical Romance Writers – the Zipper

In Caberette  - Dominican.In 1851 Elias Howe, the man who invented the sewing machine, received a patent for the “Automatic Continuous Clothes Closure”. ┬áHe however didn’t market that product.

In 1893 Whitcomb Judson started a company ‘Universal Fastener Company’ and began marketing the zipper whose debut was at the Chicago World’s Fair.

So beware of using the zipper in your writings before the 1900’s. ┬áReaders might know and will question little facts like this.