Today in History – May 20 – Levi get patent for jeans

20 May

On this day in 1873 Levi Strauss, a San Francisco businessman and Jacob Davis a Reno, Nevada tailor are given a patent to create work pants reinforced with metal rivets, later to be named jeans. Strauss was born in Bavaria, but at 18 he immigrated to New York with his family where they started a […] http://www.topsailnewsonline.com/?p=12410

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