Science: Safe Safety Pin

Ordinary safety pins may be safe when closed, but they sometimes fly open and penetrate the flesh of infants whose clothing they fasten. Inventors J. H. Williams of Spokane and Victor Grant Jones of Seattle heard of babies who swallowed open safety pins. Accordingly they invented last week what they called a really safe safety pin. It has a reversed spring, so that pressure is necessary to pull the pin open, and the tine when released springs back into its socket.

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