The Atlanta Times
Jesse and Holden
Young Georgia Girl Murdered!
The Day of the Trial
Saturday, July 26th 1913 at 12pm
Cobb County, GA, United States
Thursday, Jan. 16th 1913 at 12am
An engineer named Whitcomb Judson patented this item and intended it to replace the hook and eye shoelaces so prevalent in the late 19th century. The clasp-locker device resembled two small chains of alternating hook and eye locks. Twenty years later, in 1913, another engineer, Gideon Sundback, modified Judson’s idea. Renamed it to “hookless fastener”, this device could be attached not only to boots, but also to clothing and purses.