Posted 3 years ago
While on vacation, my daughter spotted this pin in an antique shop & purchased it for me. She knew it was civil war related, but the store owner had no additional information. I researched it and was pleasantly surprised to discover that it was patented on March 23, 1880 by E. A. Bliss as a Lace-Pin. I obtained copies the United States Patent Office paperwork & had everything framed. Apparently, the pin was available in two designs.