Bunch of steel safety pins, Europe, 1880-1920

Made:
1880-1920 in Europe
maker:
Unknown

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Safety pin, bunch of, steel, plated, 1880-1920. Five saftey pins, out of focus in background. White background.
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© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Safety pin, bunch of, steel, plated, 1880-1920

The modern safety pin was invented in the United States in 1849 and it became a standard, everyday tool for hospital nurses. It was useful in numerous ways, most obviously to secure bandages and nappies.

Details

Category:
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Object Number:
A86030
type:
safety pin

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