Yes, Google has succeeded in capturing our attention today by once again changing up the world’s most versatile logo into yet another creative doodle that has us all unzipping. Today Google honors Gideon Sundback, the man that invented what we now know as the zipper. Today’s Google doodle honors Gideon Sundback on this 132nd birthday.
Google Gideon Sundback’s 132nd birthday doodle gives the appearance of a jacket front that has the Google logo embroidered on it and a zipper runs through the middle of the Google logo, separating the second ‘o’ in Google. Users can either click on the logo or better yet, actually unzip the zipper to reveal what Google has hidden beneath! I admit, I was more than curious to see what would be underneath!
In 1914 Gideon Sundback filed for the patent and in 1917 Gideon Sundback obtained US Pat No 1219881 for a “Separable Fastener” and designed a manufacturing machine for the fastener. The popular name came from the B.F. Goodrich Company which used the name for a new type of rubber boots or galoshes and renamed the Sundback fastener the “zipper”. In the 1930’s the zipper came into widespread usage when the fashion industry adopted it for garments, handbags, and other items and continues to be widely used throughout the world today.
Designs from Sundback’s patent application are shown below:
Here are the US Patent Drawings for Gideon Sundback’s Invention the Zipper
US Patent Number US2554929 Gideon Sundback Patent for the Zipper
Cudo’s to Google for creativity ! I continue to be amazed with the fun ways Google succeeds in driving us all to their homepage time and time again with their famous Google Logo Doodles! No brand in existence today even comes close to using their logo in such a creative way.
For those of you who want to play the pacman doodle, you can go here and play a game or two for fun ! Google Pacman Doodle
Today’s zipper doodle is one of my favorites ever, but the Pacman Doodle remains my all time favorite! What are your favorites?