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Why Two Zipper Pulls?
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Sep 20, 2022 12:27:43   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
Did you ever wonder why lots of large items come with two zipper pulls? It occurred to me a while ago as I was opening something. If you put the two pulls in the center, you don't have to guess where to look for them the next time. You can always go to the center, and you'll always be right the first time.

This reminds me of the switch from USB Micro to USB C. With the Micro, you always have to guess which side is up. With the C, you're always right.

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Sep 20, 2022 13:00:03   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA, United States
 
Center is what I do.....

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Sep 20, 2022 16:03:59   #
Doddy Loc: Barnard Castle-England
 
I have put my reading glasses on when trying to insert a USB micro..bloody annoying!

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Sep 20, 2022 16:09:46   #
SteveR Loc: Dallas
 
Dang, I'm glad you're not talking about pants.

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Sep 20, 2022 20:17:03   #
RiJoRi Loc: Sandy Ridge, NC
 
I solved my problem with only one pull by attaching a cord to the pull. (Used a Prussic [sp?] knot if you're wondering.) After a while, the ends unravel, giving a decorative tassel!

As to two pulls, they're OK _if_ I remember the case has 'em! 🤪

--Rich

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Sep 21, 2022 05:27:03   #
chrissybabe Loc: New Zealand
 
jerryc41 wrote:
......This reminds me of the switch from USB Micro to USB C. With the Micro, you always have to guess which side is up. With the C, you're always right.


You still have to look each time just to make sure you have picked up the right cable end. The 'micro' and '-C' still look the same without my glasses on and that is another thing I have to look for now !

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Sep 21, 2022 08:10:24   #
jaymatt Loc: Alexandria, Indiana
 
Ah, the things we ponder . . . .

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Sep 21, 2022 08:16:10   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
chrissybabe wrote:
You still have to look each time just to make sure you have picked up the right cable end. The 'micro' and '-C' still look the same without my glasses on and that is another thing I have to look for now !


Right. Those two look too much alike. I have a bunch of Micro-to-C adapters, so I can use USB C cables for almost everything.

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Sep 21, 2022 08:48:56   #
yssirk123 Loc: New Jersey
 
Maybe so you have one left when the other breaks?

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Sep 21, 2022 08:52:40   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
yssirk123 wrote:
Maybe so you have one left when the other breaks?



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Sep 21, 2022 08:59:16   #
Stephan G
 
SteveR wrote:
Dang, I'm glad you're not talking about pants.


On some pants you may have three pulls. One the right leg, one on the left leg, and the one in the middle.

If it is five, the fourth one is the right pocket and fifth is the left pocket. If you are in a pool hall, then ...never mind.

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Sep 21, 2022 09:24:31   #
fourlocks Loc: Londonderry, NH
 
On one of my camera bags, the pull tab broke and pulled off. Luckily, the second zipper pull is intact so it being redundant allows me to continue to open and close the bag. I doubt that was the manufacturer's reasoning for the two pull, though.

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Sep 21, 2022 09:32:28   #
Stephan G
 
fourlocks wrote:
On one of my camera bags, the pull tab broke and pulled off. Luckily, the second zipper pull is intact so it being redundant allows me to continue to open and close the bag. I doubt that was the manufacturer's reasoning for the two pull, though.


One zipper for expanding the volume as the second for opening and closing, perhaps. The double pulls to center is to be able to open for access to the right only, be able to open to the left only. This avoids opening the entire bag at once.

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Sep 21, 2022 10:07:05   #
mr spock Loc: Fairfield CT
 
You have entirely too much time on your hands Jerry

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Sep 21, 2022 10:21:31   #
Canisdirus
 
Typically the advantages of two zippers is...time to open and close is halved as is effort.
And...you can lock the zippers together.

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