In the 19th C and before pins were a cherished commodity. Machine production began in the early 19th C. | 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.NY: Mayer, Merkel & Ottmann Lith. . A 2 1/2" x 4" paper trade card. It depicts an admiring woman and a young sisters, the older keeping the pins from her little sister. An exaggerated pyramid of pins in the background captioned 'Give me the Pyramid Pins They are Just Perfection". The narrative at base suggests you buy them by the case of assorted 54 doz. Manufacture exclusively by New England Pin Co. Winsted, CT. Reverse is blank. Light color bleed near older girls head.