Jul 24, 2012, 07:08 AM
I agree with CIVILMAN1, they are the heads off lead headed nails. I find them all the time. HH
Jul 24, 2012 07:08 AM
Jul 24, 2012, 07:41 PM
Yep. Find them all the time as well. They are not a Civil War related relic for sure.
Originally Posted by MKnTenn
Jul 24, 2012, 07:53 PM
found this mini porcelain lid in with this lead capped nail ?
Old Tnet post with complete nail...
and since no one answered the OP's question... the lead was to seal the nail hole in the roof and keep it from leaking.
Last edited by aquachigger; Jul 24, 2012 at 07:56 PM.
Jul 24, 2012, 08:01 PM
You guys know your stuff. Thanks.
Jul 25, 2012, 10:48 AM
I find them all the time as well.
Originally Posted by aquachigger
The left one might be a lead 'cap' but the right one either had a very large nail or it doesn't make sense. Because roof nails are not that diameter!
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