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Old 02-08-2019, 10:04   #46
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Re: Backwards zippers on foulies?

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Zippers were invented and patented on the US. We made cloths with zippers on the right side. Then our buddies across the pond messed it all up... Now we're supposed to get used to it?

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Does the patent specify which side the pull is supposed to be on?
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Old 02-08-2019, 17:47   #47
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Re: Backwards zippers on foulies?

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Zippers were invented and patented on the US. We made cloths with zippers on the right side. Then our buddies across the pond messed it all up... Now we're supposed to get used to it?

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Haha, no one messed it up! One mob makes them one way and apparently the USA mob makes them another way so you don't need to get use to anything, just keep buying your USA made stuff...

Of course, if the USA zipper makers have changed sides then you had better take it up with them
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Does the patent specify which side the pull is supposed to be on?
Not clear to me. See: US1219881.pdf, about 465 KB
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Not clear to me.
Sundbeck's original 1909 patent, in German, also sheds little enlightenment. See DE216807C.pdf, about 240 KB.
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They’re probably just British made
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