Kris Terts Zipper Presentation 25.8.09 (Nx Power Lite)

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Kris Terts Zipper Presentation 25.8.09 (Nx Power Lite)

  1. 1. Zipper I collect zippers in packets
  2. 2. My wooden shop fitting <ul><li>Purchased 2005 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Photos of my collection <ul><li>Aero Nylon and Nickel Zippers </li></ul>
  4. 4. Various brands of zipper in, my collection
  5. 5. Hooks and eyes <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The history of fastening our clothes about us evolved from: </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pins </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Brooches </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Buttons </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Snaps </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hooks and eyes </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Then came </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hookless fasteners </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Hookless Fastener <ul><li>Whitcomb Judson’s final fastener design was imported to Australia by W. H. White of Melbourne in 1916. (Friedel, Robert, 1994, pg 130) </li></ul><ul><li>“ By 1917 White seems to have given up his agency, complaining ..of the difficulties he encountered in selling the high priced novelty. (Ibid, pg 160) </li></ul>
  7. 7. When <ul><li>More than 50 years passed before problems with the invention were sorted out. After World War I the zipper became widely used for bags, pouches. Changing fashion in ladies handbags had a big effect on sales. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Bickford and Company <ul><li>In 1926 Bickford and Company took on a partnership with ICI Australia and New Zealand in 1932 and started manufacturing Lightning Zippers. Output was small until after World War II. (Friedel,R, 1994 pp 160) </li></ul>
  9. 9. 1965 dress advertisement <ul><li>http://archives.library.brocku.ca/main.php?g2_itemId=3410 </li></ul>
  10. 10. Slide show <ul><li>Zipper by kristine terts </li></ul>
  11. 11. Cuckson, St Marys, NSW <ul><li>Response to your Enquiry: NLAref27853 </li></ul><ul><li>Your enquiry: </li></ul><ul><li>Kris Terts - Cuckson Papers </li></ul><ul><li>Hello. It states in the bib record that the Cuckson Family papers have some zippers in the boxes. I am in Tasmania, and I am working on a project on &quot;Zippers&quot; for a Library Technician's course at the Polytechnic (formerly known as TAFE). I would like to know how many zippers are in the collection, what brands are written on the packets. Is it possible to provide manufacturing dates. I have 2 zips in packets labelled Rondo, and 2 Rondo zips in Embassy branded packets. Did the Cucksons package zips for any other brands. </li></ul><ul><li>Our response: </li></ul><ul><li>Dear Mrs Terts </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you for your enquiry. </li></ul><ul><li>I have had a look at the zippers listed in the holdings for the Cuckson Family Papers, which are held in the Library's Manuscript Collection at MS Acc08/75. There are five zippers in a small plastic container labelled 'Tapes and zippers (selection) from W.E. Cuckson & Son P/L'. None of the zippers are in packets. Two of them have hand written labels pinned to them. One label says 'Concealed covered first cast' and the other label says 'Made for Fletcher Jones (endless)'. </li></ul><ul><li>There is no indication of brand or manufacture date on any of the zippers. I am unable to advise whether Cuckson's packaged zippers for any other brands. </li></ul><ul><li>Yours </li></ul><ul><li>Karen Johnson </li></ul><ul><li>Reference Officer |Manuscripts Branch | National Library of Australia | Canberra ACT 2600 </li></ul><ul><li>t: 02 6262 1259| f: 02 6262 1516 | http://www.nla.gov.au/ms </li></ul><ul><li>The status of your question is now closed. </li></ul>
  12. 12. My blog <ul><li>I explained my reasons for choosing this topic in my blog. My citation of an RSS feed is included here, the topic didn’t allow an immediately relevant RSS feed but my objects are collectibles and invaluable sells collectables. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.kristerts7.blogspot.com </li></ul></ul>Add this feed to your favorite RSS reader: http:// feeds.feedburner.com/InvaluablecomForthcomingAuctions
  13. 13. From Scribd <ul><li>zippers – free </li></ul><ul><li>These are some amazing artworks created using zippers and other objects. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Zipper manufacturing This is the required citation of a moving image which was taken from Youtube
  15. 15. Conclusion <ul><li>I could spend much more time on this subject. </li></ul><ul><li>It appears that not many other people are researching zipper manufacturers in Australia at the moment which made finding relevant RSS feeds and moving images a challenge. </li></ul><ul><li>There is a reasonable amount of printed and electronic data available on zippers in general. </li></ul><ul><li>There are many aspects to the subject: history, culture, technology. I wanted to find information about items I have in my collection. The Cuckson papers at the National Library would be interesting to view as I have several packaged zippers made by that company. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Bibliography <ul><li>Works Cited </li></ul><ul><li>Bellis, Mary. &quot;The History of the Zipper.&quot; Inventors - About.com . 31 Aug. 2009 <http://inventors.about.com/library/weekly/aa082497.htm>. </li></ul><ul><li>Elsner, and Cardinal. The Cultures of Collecting . Melbourne: Melbourne Uni, 1994. </li></ul><ul><li>Friedel, Robert D.. Zipper: An Exploration in Novelty (Reprint) . New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1996. </li></ul><ul><li>Petroski, Henry. The Evolution of Useful Things: How Everyday Artifacts-From Forks and Pins to Paper Clips and Zippers-Came to be as They are . New York: Vintage, 1994. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;The Steel Zipper - Retail Vintage Clothing and Resources.&quot; The Steel Zipper - Retail Vintage Clothing and Resources . 31 Aug. 2009 <http://www.steelzipper.com>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;YouTube - Metal Zipper Teeth Forming.&quot; YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. . 23 Sep. 2009 <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbriIDM13jc&feature=related>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Zephyr nylon zipper.&quot; Archives - Brock University . 26 Aug. 2009 <http://archives.library.brocku.ca/main.php?g2_itemId=3410>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;zippers.&quot; zippers . 26 Aug. 2009 <http://www.scribd.com/doc/5991227/zippers>. </li></ul><ul><li>Created at www.bibme.org </li></ul>
  17. 17. Thank you for all your help.

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