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Gripper Snap Fastener

  • gripper® snap fastener [grip-er] [snap] [fasuh-ner]


  1. Type of SNAP FASTENER which features tiny teeth that allow the snap to “grip” fabric when attaching, eliminating the need for a hole to be made in the fabric and making snaps available to the home sewer. Also called “gripper” and “gripper snaps”.

HISTORY: 1930’s: Introduced by Scovill Inc. and became widely popular, especially for infant and children’s apparel.

Related Terms: button, closure, die, fastener, ligne, punch, snap fastener

References: Intro to Snap Fasteners,,

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