28th March 2024

Kangaroo Toilet Pin Sheet

A toilet pin dates from the era before the button became commonplace for ladies clothing. Many clothes were pinned together and a lady would have pins on her dressing table. They were also used for hats, corsage etc.  Toilet pin-cushions were advertised in newspapers, toilet pin cabinettes from 1895-1913 in 1839, and the pins themselves still advertised in 1952.

The Queenslander (Brisbane), 29th August 1896 page 413.

The Methodist (Sydney), 13th April 1912 page 12.

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