Inventor, salesman, and engineer who have invented the initial version from the zipper in the past due Nineteenth Hundred years. He was also among the early thinkers about the invention of railway systems in cities. He offered in the Union Military through the American Civil Battle and also went to Knox University in his Illinois hometown. His first inventions were linked to road rail systems. He and his wife, Annie, had been wedded in 1874 and got three kids: Jane, Gertrude, and Ross. His zipper invention was afterwards sophisticated by fellow inventor and engineer, Gideon Sundback.