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 Georges De Mestral

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Georges De Mestral

Birth
Colombier, District de Morges, Vaud, Switzerland
Death 8 Feb 1990 (aged 82)
Commugny, District de Nyon, Vaud, Switzerland
Burial Commugny, District de Nyon, Vaud, Switzerland
Memorial ID 6810865 View Source
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Inventor. In 1948 he invented "Velcro", a fastener based on a strip of tiny nylon hooks that grasp a strip of dense nylon hoops. He supposedly came up with the idea when he was out walking his dog one night and came home with burrs attached to the legs of his trousers.


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  • Originally Created by: Peterborough K
  • Added: 29 Sep 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6810865
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/6810865/georges-de_mestral : accessed ), memorial page for Georges De Mestral (19 Jun 1907–8 Feb 1990), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6810865, citing Cimetière de Commugny, Commugny, District de Nyon, Vaud, Switzerland ; Maintained by Find A Grave .