Have you ever wondered how needles and pins are made? I did, so with the aid of google turned out a few answers. There is not too much online but what I found is here.
A Quilt Historian Looks at sewing Needles is a brief history of sewing needles. The History of how sewing needles are made is a very interesting brief article. On the same site is a list and description of different types of needles which is handy for anyone who sews.
Of course today manufacture of needles is mechanised but poking around I discovered this description of needlemaking in Reddich, Worcestershire using child labour. From the same site is this description on how dressmaking pins were made.