Who invented the safety pin?

A. Charles Goodbye
B. steward Hartshorne
C. Walter Hunt
D. A.Rose
E. None of above

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The correct answer is B) Walter Hunt.

The safety pin is credited to Walter Hunt. He invented the safety pin in 1849. He was an American inventor, mechanic and businessman from New York City. Hunt was in debt and needed to come up with an invention that he could quickly sell to pay off his debts. He developed the safety pin as a fast, simple and cheap solution, He created the design of the safety pin in just three hours, using a piece of wire that he had lying around. Hunt sold the patent to the safety pin for $400 to W.R. Grace and Co. which was a considerable amount at the time.

Safety pin was later improved by others, but Hunt is credited with inventing the first version.
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