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Tie pin

History of Tie Pins

  • Tie pins were popularized in the 19th century.
  • Cravats were made of silk, satin, lace, and other fabrics.
  • Stickpins were used to secure expensive fabrics.
  • They were made with pearls and precious gemstones.
  • Designs were personalized for their owners.

Tie Pins in the 19th Century

  • English upper middle classes wore cravats with lower quality materials.
  • Mass-produced stickpin designs included animal heads and other motifs.
  • Stickpins became popular for women's sporting outfits.
  • Various neckwear styles could be adorned with stickpins.
  • Both men and women wore stickpins.

Tie Pins in the 20th Century

  • Safety pins were commonly used as tie and collar pins.
  • They were used to fasten ties to shirts.
  • Alternative methods to control ties were available.
  • Tie clips gained prominence and replaced traditional tie pins.
  • Delicate silk ties became fashionable.

Patents for Tie Pins

  • Many patents were issued between 1894 and 1930.
  • Patents covered prong setting, ornament attachment, and more.
  • One patent allowed a brooch to convert into a stickpin.
  • Another patent included a concealed pencil point.
  • A luminous stickpin with radioactive material was patented.

References for Tie Pins

  • Julie Robinson wrote about stickpins as tiny works of art.
  • The article was published in Antique Week.
  • The reference is archived and available online.
  • The original publication date is February 14, 2010.
  • The article can be retrieved from the archive.

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