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The majority of the nails on this board are new wire nails. Wire nails were introduced in the 1880’s.

The top nail is the largest  in the collection ⅞" x ¾" x 14" long from Manor House Farm, Rogiet, Monmouthshire. 

Another interesting nail is no.44 used to hold up a hessian ceiling in the kitchen of The Old Tredegar Arms, Ynysddu, Gwent.

Two nails at no.38 were recovered from a Queen Ann window (1700) that was replaced in The Kings Head Inn, Blakeney, Gloucestershire. Box frame windows did not make an appearance in the UK until 1660's  (see subsequent pages).

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