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What has teeth,
But is not alive,
It could bite you,
But it doesn’t try,

It is made of metal,
But used to seal things,
Made by Gideon,
In 1901.

What am I?

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It's the zipper invented by Gideon Sundback

What has teeth,

It sure does

But is not alive,

No, it's not

It could bite you,

If you are not careful (ouch)

But it doesn’t try,

No, it doesn't.

It is made of metal,

Among other materials

But used to seal things,

That's the whole idea - seal together things

Made by Gideon, In 1901.

Invented by Gideon Sundback in 1901

The inventors name was correct, thanks to @PaulKaram.

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  • $\begingroup$ your answer fits better than mine, nice one.. $\endgroup$ – Shahriar Mahmud Sajid Sep 3 '18 at 8:34
  • $\begingroup$ Yesss! You did it! $\endgroup$ – Rohit Jose Sep 3 '18 at 8:38
  • $\begingroup$ rot13('Znqr ol Tvqrba, / Va [...].') spoiled it, eh? :P $\endgroup$ – EKons Sep 3 '18 at 9:48
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    $\begingroup$ His last name is Sundback, not Sunback ;) $\endgroup$ – Paul Karam Sep 3 '18 at 12:41
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I think it is-

A Stapler. Its not alive, but has metal teeth that is used to seal and join papers. Also the first published use of the word "stapler" to indicate a machine for fastening papers with a thin metal wire was in an advertisement in the American Munsey's Magazine in 1901

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  • $\begingroup$ Unfortunately not the right answer $\endgroup$ – Rohit Jose Sep 3 '18 at 8:38

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