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Levi Strauss Patents Iconic Metal Rivet for Reinforcing Pants Pockets (1873) Options
Daemon
Posted: Monday, May 20, 2013 12:00:00 AM
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Levi Strauss Patents Iconic Metal Rivet for Reinforcing Pants Pockets (1873)

If you are wearing blue jeans, chances are a version of tailor Jacob Davis's invention is hugging your hips right now. Davis did not invent jeans—that was the more famous Levi Strauss—but he did invent one crucial component: the copper rivets that reinforce the corners of the pockets, now ubiquitous on denim pants. Because Davis did not have the money to file the necessary patent paperwork, he wrote to Strauss—then Davis's fabric supplier—suggesting they apply together. How did Strauss respond? More...
FounDit
Posted: Monday, May 20, 2013 12:13:53 PM

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The story of the center rivet made me laugh, but I had to wonder what in the world was he doing that made him get so close to the fire. It creates quite the mental image, and probably a few laughs from those who were watching.
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