Punch,  3 (1842), 227.

Philosophical Inquiry



News-Commentary, Drollery



    Responds to the question, raised in a 'paper' by Prof. Parrington (possibly an inaccurate reference to Charles F Partington), of the mysterious disappearance of the 'twenty millions of pins' daily manufactured in England. Notes that were all these pins to be recovered there would be enough to build the projected foot-bridge at Hungerford Market and a huge 'Victoria's Pin' rivalling Cleopatra's Needle at Alexandria.

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