Sunday, February 8, 2015

A Bobby Pin's Life

If you have long hair, then you know what a lifesaver a bobby pin is! And if you're a girl with long hair, you've most definitely owned 132,438,347,983,509 bobby pins in your life, but you always have to miserably look for a tight pair to quickly fix things up while you're in a rush.

Here's a documentary of the life of one of these little guys! 
(Right click and view the image in another tab to see it larger. There are details you don't wanna miss!)

In 1899 the bobbing pin came into wide use as the hairstyle known as the "bob cut" or "bobbed hair" took hold. It was invented in Paris by Robert (Bobby) Pinot. As foreigners caught wind of his invention, the hairstyle gained momentum and the pin became known as "Bobby's pin." This trend gained popularity in the 1920s because the hair grips kept their bobbed hair in place. A trademark on the term "bobbie pin" was held for some decades by Smith Victory Corporation of Buffalo, New York. A trademark infringement claim made by Smith Victory Corporation against Procter & Gamble regarding their naming their home permanent product Bobbi was settled in the 1950s by a payment to Smith Victory Corporation by P&G. The term is now in common usage and therefore is no longer a valid trademark. Similarly, the British "kirby grip" is derived from the trademark Kirbigrip, used by a Birmingham manufacturer of such pins, Kirby, Beard & Co. Ltd. (Source: Wikipedia)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

LOL! Awesome creativity!!! Kudos!