What makes the WH Bagshaw Company so special?

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Founder and Company History

Since 1870, led by five generations of Bagshaws, the Bagshaw Company has been a major domestic and international supplier of all types of pins, pin assemblies and wire products. In fact, we’re the oldest pin makers in America. The W.H. Bagshaw history is a testimony of how a robust manufacturer has evolved and flourished over time. Our founder, Walter H. Bagshaw, was born in Derbyshire, England in 1847, the fifth in a family of ten children. He was educated in England until the age of nine, when he went to work at T.R. Harding in Leeds, England, manufacturing comb pins. He stayed there for three years, bouncing back and forth from other manufacturing jobs, but would finish his time in England with his original employer before heading off to America.

5th generation manufacturer of pins and precision parts BagshawUpon first arriving in the United States, Walter found himself working for a small manufacturer in Lowell, Massachusetts. Walter then took the plunge and went into business for himself establishing a pin comb manufacturing business on Howe Street in Lowell. The Bagshaw Company moved to its current location, Mill # 5 in the Millyard in Nashua, New Hampshire in the fall of 1950, after Textron Mills vacated the city.

With the same entrepreneurial spirit of our founding father, the company has evolved its processes and products over the decades. Our most recent chapter has been in the precision turned parts market. In response to customer inquiries, we entered the CNC market and now turn parts for the Medical, Aerospace, Defense, and High Tech industries. Our dedication to world-class manufacturing that was honed in the manufacturing of more simple pins continues with our CNC department. Our many years of experience and comprehensive pin knowledge allow us to provide solutions to all our customers’ continually changing needs. We manufacture to exact specifications and precise tolerances, and embody lean principles, including continuous improvement and reduction of waste to ensure our competitive position in the marketplace.

“If you think a pin is just a pin, you don’t get the point”

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Company Culture

The W.H. Bagshaw Company is known for their quality products and for their heritage. We take great pride in our craft of manufacturing wire products and CNC machined parts. We are guided by the founding principles and entrepreneurial of our forefathers. Our company, like our products, is built on quality – quality people manufacturing quality products since 1870.


Core Values

  • Family
  • Empowerment
  • Make It Happen
  • Courage & Perseverance


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The safety and well being of our employees comes first at W.H. Bagshaw Company.  We are committed to maintaining a healthy, safe, and stigma-free work environment through our participation in the NH “Recovery Friendly Workplace” (RFW) Initiative.



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Mojo! Positive Energy! Families! That's who we are! American manufacturing. Established in 1870. Oldest Pin Makers in USA. That's W.H. Bagshaw Company!

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The safety and well being of our employees comes first at W.H. Bagshaw Company. We are committed to maintaining a healthy, safe, and stigma-free work environment through our participation in the NH “Recovery Friendly Workplace” (RFW) Initiative!


You are probably wondering if W.H. Bagshaw can make your part. The part or print that is on your desk right now! The answer is probably yes, but here is a bit more detail. We can produce from .028" to 1.25'' in diameter. Take a look at our parts library for some great examples of parts we can manufacture for you.

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