Montpelier's Clothespin Industry

Location: Montpelier
Tag(s): Industry
Historical Category: Technology History
Video Date: 2/10/23

Montpelier, Vermont was once home to a vibrant industry to a common household item: the humble clothespin! Two Vermonters held patents on early versions of the modern clothespin, and Montpelier became home to a pair of factories that turned out hundreds of thousands of clothespins every year, the U.S. Clothespin Company and the National Clothespin Factory.



This Place in History is produced in partnership by Local 22 & Local 44 ( and the Vermont Historical Society.

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