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    Missouri Star

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    Default It's Tuesday! .....and Trivia!

    Redditch, England, calls itself the world's needle-making capital, with a heritage of manufacturing needles for sewing that dates back at least to the 1600s.
    Needle making was a treacherous occupation for workers, who could become fatally ill from breathing in the fine metal dust produced by the sharpening process.
    Nevertheless, by the 19th century, thousands of people in and around Redditch were employed making needles, most by the firm of Henry Milward & Sons, which also did a brisk business in fish hooks.

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    Missouri Star

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    Interesting stuff there Anita.
    Blessed are the children of the piecemakers for they shall inherit the quilts!

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    Missouri Star

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    Wow, that's neat.
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    Missouri Star

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    you know, I never even thought about how a needle might be made. Grinding! hum. The things we take for granted.

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    I bet there are lots of things out there that we just don't know how they are made. Wonder how many times they poked their fingers while making those needles?? A nice piece of trivia. TFS

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    Thank you for the history lesson. It is so easy to forget how unsafe working used to be.

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