Sure Grip Clothes Pins, circa 1945

Summary

Before automatic clothes dryers came on the market after World War II, housewives hung their wet laundry to dry on clotheslines stretched across basements or backyards. Whether lightweight hosiery or heavy blankets, these Sure Grip clothespins promised to keep clean clothes and household linens from falling to the ground -- and perhaps having to be washed all over again.

Before automatic clothes dryers came on the market after World War II, housewives hung their wet laundry to dry on clotheslines stretched across basements or backyards. Whether lightweight hosiery or heavy blankets, these Sure Grip clothespins promised to keep clean clothes and household linens from falling to the ground -- and perhaps having to be washed all over again.

Artifact

Packaging

Date Made

circa 1945

Creators

Van Der Clute, William W. 

Place of Creation

United States, New Jersey, Elizabeth 

Creator Notes

Patented design by William W. van der Clute of Elizabeth, New Jersey

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2012.88.405

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift from the Collection of Susan Strongman Fiems by Dennis Fiems.

Material

Cardboard
Plastic

Inscriptions

Plastic / Sure Grip / Clothes Pins

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