Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Gideon Sundback's 132nd Birthday - Google Doodle April 24, 2012

Google doodle today April 24, 2012 in Australia, Indonesia, Qatar, new Zealand, ect come with a theme Gideon Sundback's 132nd Birthday.

Google logo today, the letter "GOOGLE" with forms such as embroidery on the fabric. Vertical zippers in the middle there, and when we click, the zipper will go down, then open, and directed at the search engine Google with the theme of this day, that Gideon Sundback's 132nd Birthday.
We can also play the zipper up and down.

Can you see in the following you tube video

Gideon Sundback (April 24, 1880 – June 21, 1954) was a Swedish-American electrical engineer. Gideon Sundback is most commonly associated with his work in the development of the zipper.

Otto Fredrik Gideon Sundback (complete name) was born on Sonarp farm in Ödestugu Parish, in Jönköping County, Småland, Sweden. He was the son of Jonas Otto Magnusson Sundbäck, a prosperous farmer, and his wife Kristina Karolina Klasdotter. After his studies in Sweden, Sundback moved to Germany, where he studied at the polytechnic school in Bingen am Rhein. In 1903, Sundback took his engineer exam. In 1905, he emigrated to the United States.

Sundback also created the manufacturing machine for the new zipper. Lightning Fastener Company, one early manufacturer of the zipper, was based in St. Catharines, Ontario. Although Sundback frequently visited the Canadian factory as president of the company, he resided in Meadville, Pennsylvania and remained an American citizen.

Sundback was awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences in 1951.

Sundback died of a heart condition in 1954 and was interred at Greendale cemetery in Meadville, Pennsylvania.

In 2006, Gideon Sundback was honored by inclusion in the National Inventors Hall of Fame for his work on the development of the zipper.

Biography of Gideon Sundback

Born                   April 24, 1880
                          Ödestugu Parish, Jönköping County, Småland, Sweden
Died                   June 21, 1954 (aged 74)
                          Meadville, Pennsylvania, United States
Resting place      Greendale cemetery
Nationality          Swedish-American
Occupation         Businessman
Known for          Development of the zipper
Spouse               Elvira Aronson, married in 1909
Parents               Jonas Otto Magnusson Sundbäck and Kristina Karolina Klasdotter

via wikipedia