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Hat Pins (Shire Library)

Hats replaced bonnets as headwear for women around the 1890s and hat pins were needed to secure the hats firmly; they were essential for the larger hats worn around 1910 12. The hat-pin industry expanded rapidly, producing pins of many materials, styles and qualities. Hat pins were necessary for everyday wear as well as for sports and motoring. Suffragettes used them as offensive weapons and were not allowed to wear them when they appeared in court. Bye-laws prohibited hat pins from being worn with protruding unprotected points and contemporary cartoons poked fun at their use. Prices in the early days ranged from one old penny to several pounds, but the hat pins of the Edwardian period have now become collectors items.

Series: Shire Library (Book 286)

Paperback: 32 pages

Publisher: Shire Publications (March 4, 2008)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0747801827

ISBN-13: 978-0747801825

Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 1 x 8.3 inches

Shipping Weight: 3.5 ounces

Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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Excellent book written by a British author on the History of long hat pins. It is a good reference book for a person interested in starting to collect the old style long hat pins which ladies used to keep there hats in place in the 1940 era. many good illustrations of the different type of English and European hat pins.

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