History and Story Behind Inventions: Pants or Trouser Fly

About the story behind the invention of the fly for pants or trousers, history of Turkish inventors.

INVENTION: Trouser Fly

INVENTOR: An Unknown Turk

YEAR: Before the 1700s

HOW INVENTED: According to Allen Edwardes: "The Turks introduced the fly to Europe between the 18th and 19th Century. Its purpose was not only to facilitate urination, but also to facilitate fornication and rape."

It was a button model, which lasted until the introduction of the zipper.

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