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Is this a push pin too?

Shop for Push Pins

Image of a push pin with eyes, and thumbs up Most people would recognise a push pin as a short nail or pin with a large, slightly rounded head.

Edwin Moore invented the push-pin in 1900. Moore described the push pin as a pin with a handle. The push pin tool has become known by the name of the push pins themselves, so it can be confusing.

Actual size of a push pin A push pin is usually 12.7mm (0.5 inches) in length and 6.35mm (0.25 inches) in diameter.
Use of a push pin as a map pin  The most common use of a push pin is as a map pin.

Alternative uses for a push pin

Cork push pin table and stool

Table and stool

You could use cork to make a life-size push pin table and stool.

Another use for push pins

Miniature collectables

You could become a collector of miniature push pins made into, for example, medieval weapons.

Push pin lamp

Push pin lamp

There is a push pin lamp available, that really works!

Giant push pin

Push pin art

Artists use push pins all the time and have even created a giant push pin.

Push pin portrait Push pins can be used to make picture art.