from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A machine for making pins.
- n. A machine for cutting and shaping wooden dowels and sash -or blind-pins. It cuts and points pins of all shapes and different sizes.
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It is well to remember that the pin-machine is a purely American invention, and its immense advantage can be fully appreciated if we recall that it does the work that was required of eighteen distinct hands hardly more than fifty years ago.