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What's The Story Of The Zipper? (YKK)

Fri Oct 26, 2001 3:22 pm

everytime I take a look at a zipper (broken etc.), there's YKK written on it. So what is the story of it? Is it a standard, a monopolistic global player in zipper manufacturing? If someone knows the answer, one of the questions I had all my life would be answered!


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RE: What's The Story Of The Zipper? (YKK)

Fri Oct 26, 2001 3:25 pm

Aerosol, are you trying to tell us something or are you bragging about the size of your body parts? Big grin
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RE: What's The Story Of The Zipper? (YKK)

Fri Oct 26, 2001 8:28 pm

YKK was founded in Japan as a zipper manufacturing company in 1934 by Tadao (pronounced in English as Tah-dah-o) Yoshida. In the early years, Mr. Yoshida's company carried his name; it was called Yoshida Kogyo Kabushikikaisha--or "YKK" for short. (That long Japanese name translates roughly into English as "Yoshida Company Limited.") Over the years, the letters "YKK" were stamped onto the zippers' pull tabs, and thus YKK became known as the Company's trademark.

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