We will finish the series with the mighty ‘Zipper” – or in this case the lack thereof. The zipper was introduced at the World’s Fair in Chicago in 1893, but didn’t have much success. The modern zipper, designed by Gideon Sundback was patented in 1913. The name ‘Zipper’ was coined by B.F. Goodrich Co. and used for at least another twenty years, beginning with men’s trousers. Our example here is an evening dress from the 1940s, considered tea-length with long dolmen sleeves and lace inserts. Notice on the sides where you would find a zipper today – buttons, or in this case – snaps!