A COLLECTION OF DRIVE IN FIXINGS (NAILS) BOARD 5 PG 3
215. A selection of nails donated to the collection by Mr Christoph Klucke. Of F/S Nageltechnik GmbH, Westerbohmen 1, 27419 Sittensen, Northern Germany. Unfortunately I do not know what they are all used for, I have tried getting in contact with him but without any success.
216. A 10 inch, galvanized, square wire twist nail, used for framing. Donated as 186.
217. Railways spike that has been chrome plated and the word (Chicago) placed on it to make it more commercially sell-able. Made in Chicago one would assume. Purchased at a antiques fair at Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, South Wales.
218. 2 hand rail brackets, both made of mild steel by different people with different ideas. The short one I would have thought would have held the hand rail tight to the wall with no room to get your hands around it. This and no.219 were purchased at the flea market in The Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire.
219. This is a cable or pipe fixing nail similar to no.45 only smaller.
220. A steel cut nail the same as no.200 but this one as the letter (C) struck into the head.
221. 3 steel cut spur head nails, the larger is used as floor brads, the smaller 2 are known as cut spur head sprigs. Sprigs were used for fixing such things as laths to studwork and ceiling rafters, beading on furniture and small boxes and the like. Recovered from an old tool box that had been eaten away with woodworm.
222. A collection of nails by the American steel cut nail specialist (Tremont Nail Manufacturing Co). This is the oldest nail making company in America. See board for further information. Donated by Mr Richard O. Byrne. Fayette Street, Staunton, Virginia, U.S.A.
223. American decorative false nail head which slides over the nail head after it has been driven in. Used for covering nails used to hang picture etc.
224. This particular item was sold to me as a nail but is a screw used for the same purpose as no.223.
225. This nail is a cow head from India, its use is unknown to me, it must be ceremonial as it is not practical to strike it with a hammer.
226. Four white ceramic nails and all different, same use as no.223 and again American made.
227. Brass headed nail with loose collar used I would think for curtain poles or for hanging large pictures from. Purchased at a flea market.
228. Purchased as copper boat nails via the internet (from Kent). Most of them are made of bronze, they were supposed to be recovered from the River Thames, but it is more likely they were recovered from the Medway around the naval dockyards at Chatham. The first copper nail is 18th century and if you look closely, you will see that it is stamped with the Kings broad arrow, 5 & 6 is also stamped but is not so clear. The bottom row is all bronze nails and all date from the 18th century. These 20 nails are taken from a lot of 50. The bottom right is similar to the top left only a much finer nail.