A COLLECTION OF DRIVE IN FIXINGS (NAILS) Board 2 Pg 1
45. Galvanized Hook Nail used for holding pipes or cables from the Usk & Railway Inn, Sennybridge, Powys.
46. A 4” Drive in Hook used mostly for hanging sides of bacon from between the floor joists before they had ceilings, from The Rock Inn, Blackwood, Caerphilly County.
47. Wrought pipe hook 2½” diameter, from The Castle Hotel, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire during works, September 2003. (A listed building).
48. Heavy pipe hook for 1¼” lead waste pipe or armoured cable.
49. 5” iron nail, possibly a tyre nail for fixing the rim onto wooden wheels - although it seems to be large.
50. A machine made down pipe nail with a larger head than present day nails.
51. A group of wrought nails from the cellar of The White Lion Inn, Yate, Gloucestershire.
52. A drive in hook for kitchen utensils as per no. 51.
53. Cabin hook & eye recovered from a 175-year old window that was replaced, June 2003 at the House marked “1828”, Forge Lane, Newport, Gwent.
54. A 17th century 7” bronze nail that is reputed to have been salvaged from a ship that was wrecked whilst on a voyage to the Far East.
55. Two marker nails one with the “No 34”, the other with the letters “BN” - used to mark telegraph poles and railway sleepers.
56. A very unusual wrought nail or fixing! It was used to hold the rolls on a roof at the De Winton Hotel, Llanbradach, Caerphilly County. The rolls are round pieces of wood (3” diameter) fixed to the hip rafter for the purpose of fixing or dressing the lead, covering the joint of the slates at the intersection of the two planes of roof. The fixing was driven into the hip rafter to the shoulder of the nail, a hole of a smaller diameter drilled through the roll, the roll then driven onto the nail and then clenched over. There was enough room under the roll for the batten and slates to come under it, held up by the shoulders of the nail before dressing the lead over.
57. A railway nail or spike for fixing the rails to the sleepers, the same purpose as no. 35 but a different shape.
58. A headless floor brad recovered from the Castle Hotel, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire.
59. Horseshoe nails of different sizes, donated by the Farrier from Llangorse, Powys.
60. Horseshoe nails for working in snow and frosty conditions to give a better grip donated by Mr Francis Webb of Brimfield, North Herefordshire.
61. A very unusual nail, although unsure of its purpose, I believe it is connected to the agricultural industry.
62. A vine eyelet which is driven into the sides of buildings to secure wire netting allowing the vine to grow up through. From the Plas-Derwen Inn, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire - formerly the family home of The Whitehead Iron & Steel Co, of Newport, Monmouthshire.
63. A pair of drive in brackets from a stable door. They were driven into the frame to the shoulders, one ether side of the frame, A 3” x 1½” batten would be placed into the “D” bracket and dropped into the “L” shaped bracket and a pin placed through the hole into the frame. The purpose was to allow for the door to be opened for ventilation without the horses getting out but I suspect that the horses were wise