Notice the Overlooked

What have you noticed that others have not?

In the late 1800s, Whitcomb Judson noticed something many had overlooked: laces, hooks, and buttons - all of which were used to fasten shoes - took too much time, were awkward, and frustrated young children. So this Chicago inventor set to work. The result was his invention of the first zipper. Unfortunately, this first zipper unexpectedly came undone at times. Swedish engineer Gideon Sundback, fixed the problem with an added fastener that ensured the zipper remained zipped at all times. The zipper has hardly changed since.

Content courtesy of the Ah Ha! Discovery Deck, developed by John Cronin at the ipCapital Group to help inventors solve real-world problems.

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