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The Watertown Downtown Business Association will attempt to break the Guinness World Records title for the Longest Chain of Safety Pins on Saturday, April 11, 2015 in downtown Watertown.


The Watertown Downtown Business Association will attempt to break the Guinness World Records title for the Longest Chain of Safety Pins on Saturday, April 11, 2015 in downtown Watertown.

The current Guinness World Records title for the Longest Chain of Safety Pins stands at 3,582 feet (1,091.8 meters). The Pins Across Watertown’s goal is to connect a chain of safety pins stretching a length of about 6,000 feet, or about 1.1 miles.

Watertown is considered the birthplace of the modern safety pin, invented by north country native Walter Hunt. On April 10, 1949, Mr. Hunt was granted U.S. Patent No. 6,281 for his safety pin. His invention is celebrated every April 10th as International Safety Pin Day.
The Watertown Downtown Business Association's mission is to cultivate the economic growth of downtown Watertown by creating an inviting, dynamic and sustainable business district.