Filed Tuesday, 10th April 1849
Published Tuesday, 10th April 1849
Inventor Walter Hunt
Owners Jno. and Wm. Richardson
Language EnglishCPC Classification:
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To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, Walter Hunt, of the city, county, and State of New York, have invented a new and useful Improvement in the Make or Form of Dress-Pins, of which the following is a faithful and accurate description.
The distinguishing features of this invention consist in the construction of a pin made of one piece of wire or metal combining a spring, and clasp or catch, in which catch, the point of said pin is forced and by its own spring securely retained. They may be made of common pin wire, or of the precious metals.
Any ornamental design may be attached to the bar
My claims in the above described invention, for which I desire to secure Letters Patent are confined to the construction of dress-pins, hair-pins, &c., made from one entire piece of wire or metal, (without a joint or hinge, or any additional metal except for ornament,) forming said pin and combining with it in one and the same piece of wire, a coiled or curved spring, and a clasp or catch, constructed substantially as above set forth and described.
John M. Knox,
Jno. R. Chapin.