Merchant and Mills - Toilet Pins

At 45mm long, these French, black glass head pins are strong, and quite beautiful.

Before the button became commonplace, many clothes were pinned together and a lady would have pins on her dressing table. The toilet pins come from an era when one would need pins for hats, corsage,etc. These are made in Spain and used to pin together layers of very thick fabrics – particularly useful in curtain making.