Walter Hunt issued patent for safety pin

April 10, 1849

Walter Hunt issued patent for safety pin

Patent # 6,281 was issued to Walter Hunt of New york City on April 10, 1849, for his invention of the safety pin. Hunt sold his patent for a few hundred dollars in order to repay a $15 debt. Needless to say, the purchaser made millions.

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