Today I’m here to present you with a late-1960s zipper from the Unique Zipper Company of Seattle, Washington!
Costing 80 cents (approximately $5 today), this particular zipper is about a foot long with nylon teeth and a metal pull painted to match the beautiful aqua color. It is still in its original packaging of a paper sleeve with plastic covering.
I was not able to find any information on the Unique Zipper Company, but the zip code of 98301 places them somewhere in the Greenwood, Phinney Ridge, Fremont, or Wallingford neighborhoods, near Green Lake.
Although the packaging does not have a date on it, I would place it someplace in the late 1960s. My grandmother has a similar zipper labeled 1969.
The packaging acts as an advertisement for Unique’s invisible zipper foot, which is supposed to install your zipper in less than 5 minutes!
Does anybody remember Unique zippers and zipper feet, or know anything about the company?