1920s-1930s Hookless zipper boot ashtray

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BF Goodrich introduced the Zipper Boot in 1923. It was one of the earliest successful uses of the Hookless Slide Fastener. The fastener became so inseparable from the boot in these early years that the boot’s name, the Zipper came to be the generic term for what had previously been called the Hookless slide fastener. This ashtray depicts the early version of the boot, from about 1924, which features the no-hole version of the Hookless fastener.

 

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A period advertisement for Hookless, showing a close-up view of the type of fastener depicted on this ashtray.  Ad shown for descriptive purposes, and is not included with the ashtray.

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