She gets up way before anyone else in the house?
Yeah, it's pretty normal in 1868 for servants to get up early and work late. It's just the way it is in the 19th century for hired domestic staff, I'm afraid.
You walked into town with her this morning? She needed to buy a LOT of buttons for the gown? And then you laughed and told her to just to buy a zipper, dummy? And she had no idea what you were talking about?
Whoa. Remember the century you're in, Abby.
The word zipper would make no sense to anyone there. You might be considered a little wonky talking about such things.
You need to be careful about what you say or reveal about future inventions.
And I don't think friends went around calling one another dummy, back then, even just for fun.
It won't be until 1893 when Whitcomb Judson will present to the world his invention, the "Clasp Locker" through his business, the Universal Fastener Company.
The Clasp Locker by Judson will be seen by the public for the first time at the Chicago World's Fair in 1893, but will see little success.
In the 1930s, a campaign will be launched featuring zippers in the clothing of children. Advertised especially to parents, this campaign will praise zippers to attract sales, promoting an easy way for children to learn to dress themselves.
And now you know.