Hat pin

Description
Hat pins appeared around 1890 when the fashion for large decorated hats began. Previously hats had been tied on with ribbons or were made to pull down securely onto the head. Hat pins reached up to 310 mm long and there were a wide range of decorative tops available.
Accession Loan No.
756/1988/2
Collection Class
Personal ornament
Common Name
hat pin
Simple Name
pin
Full Name
hat pin
Period Classification
Modern (1900-)
Production Year Low
1900
Production Year High
1950
Production Continent
Europe
Family Group

Material
steel; plastic

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