The inventor Whitcomb L. died at the age of 63. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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Inventor, salesman, and engineer who invented the first version of the zipper in the late Nineteenth Century. He was also one of the early thinkers regarding the invention of railway systems in urban areas.
He and his wife, Annie, were married in 1874 and had three children: Jane, Gertrude, and Ross.