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Nails & Spikes HC67

A grouping of nails and spikes. Boatspikes, common framing nails, boxing nails, headless brads.

Bronze nails date back to 3400BC. Up until the 1800s nails were handmade. Cut nails also known as square nails were invented in the 1800s and were machine cut from flat sheets of steel or iron. By the 1850s nails cut from wire were introduced and they are now the dominant type of nail.

date: 19th Century replica

artist/manufacturer: Tremont Nail Company, Massachusetts, USA

maximum dimension: 100mm

subject area: Social Science, Technology

subject themes: Technology, Building

handling collection: HC67

Nails & Spikes HC67
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