Antique Wooden container with wound paper with pins and small velvet pin cushion. Measures 1-1/2 inches tall and 2-1/2 inches diameter. Made by the New England Pin Co Winsted Connecticut. In great condition for its age.
The New England Pin Company was organized in the Winsted section of Winchester, Connecticut in 1854. The firm was established by John G. Wetmore, a prolific industrialist and inventor, and by his management it expanded considerably during the second half of the 19th century. In 1880, the company added a paper box department to the business, which manufactured all of the boxes used by the firm in addition to supplying product to many other concerns throughout Winsted and the surrounding area. By the early 1890s, the company’s plant was the largest pin factory in the United States, and in 1892, the firm employed 60 hands capable of producing an average of 7,000,000 pins per day. (Connecticut Mills)
Antique Elite Toilet Pin Cushion New England Pin Co. Winsted Connecticut