Whitcomb L. Judson


Whitcomb L. Judson

Whitcomb L. Judson (1836-1909) was an American inventor that was born in Chicago, Illinois. Whitcomb is most famous for manufacturing the forerunner of the modern zipper in 1893, which he called the clasp-locker. He also invented the Pneumatic Street Railway. During his lifetime, he obtained patents for the zipper, motor improvements and railroad brakes improvements. His invention of the zipper became commonly used today. He also made a number of automobile improvements, one of which made his son a millionaire.


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