Wednesday, May 28, 2008

How did Pins Originate?

Pins, made of different materials are in use from the earliest times. The earliest form of pin would have been a thorn. Later, bones of fist or animals. We have ample evidence which shows that Neolithic man was already making pins of bronze.

Around 1000 B.C. there were pins in Europe which resemble today’s safety pins. The European pins were made of bronze. They were slender and could be present in such a way that the point was caught against the head.

At the end of the 15th century, pins, as we know them, began to be manufactured. In those days they were considered very precious. The French people first made the modern type pins. Slowly, they spread to other parts other the world.

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