Have you ever wondered how to safety your pins? Well the safety pin was invented on April 10, 1849.
walters pin was made from two pieces of wire, which had coiled into a spring at one end and a separates the clasp and a point at the other end, which allows the point of the wire to be forced by the spring into the clasp. Safety pins are commonly used to fasten pieces of fabric together. Safety pins are also called a nappy pins. Walter Hunt was the man who invented the safety pin in New York,NY. Walter has invented multiple invitations but the main inventions were the safety pin and the sewing machine.
But like the safety pin, the sewing machine has been with us ever since it was invented. It has also helped us in so many ways and changed america. They both are made to hold things together. The safety pin was made to hold the clothing together for a short period of time and a sewing machine was made to keep clothing together forever (Bellis). The safety pin was invented because walter wanted to invent something that could pay for his debt of 15 dollars. So he started twisting two pieces of wire together. Later he sold his invention to the person that he owed money to (Bellis).
Walter was also a mechanic living in New York state, a type man whose ethics and humility prevented him from profiting greatly from his inventions. The safety pin is a variation of the regular pins which includes a simple spring mechanism and a clasp. ( Walter Hunt Facts) Back when walter invented the Safety pin they were used for holding clothing together.
Now in today’s world they are used as a sign of hope because of the incidents of xenophobic abuse. It is a way to show that something so little is also so strong (Marinelli)! Today saftey pins are also used as ways to hold bandages together. there are also some similarities from 1849 to 2017. You may not know but safety pins are made from many types of metals like spring steel , brass, and stainless steel (“Walter Hunt Facts”) In conclusion saftey pins have made today’s world different in many ways.
As stated in my article they are used for a cause and to hold clothes and different fabrics together since 1849. They were also made by walter hunt so he could pay off his debt of 15 dollars. In 1849 they held baby’s diapers together because today we have a special fabric so today they are used to hold clothes together.