May 20 1873 – Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis Receive Patent for Blue Jeans

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May 20 1873 – Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis Receive Patent for Blue JeansRate this post Bavaria-born, San Francisco businessman Levi Strauss and a tailor from Reno, Nevada, Jacob Davis received the patent to create work pants reinforced with metal rivets on May 20, 1873. The two then set out to create what would become one of the most famous and best-loved garments across the world – the blue jeans. Loeb Strauss was born in the Buttenheim region of Bavaria, in 1829. When the Strauss family immigrated to the US, young Loeb landed in New York in 1847 to join his brothers Jonas and Louis. The death of his father […]