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    Old Nails, Square heads, rectangle heads, Old..?

    Are these nails old, anyway of telling exactly?

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    Yes they are old and I believe the one oddball is a Horseshoe nail.

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    A few informative articles talking about nails...


    University of Vermont - Nails: Clues to a Building's History
    Nails provide one of the best clues to help determine the age of historic buildings, especially those constructed during the nineteenth century...



    Nail Chronology - National Park Service
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    The National Park Service in its historic structures restoration program has developed some research techniques...



    The History of Nail Making
    History does not record who it was, but the incredible results of that inspirational moment are all around us - in the houses we live in, the bridges we cross, the furniture we sit on...



    Your Online Source for Identifying Fakes and Reproductions - Nails As Clues to Age
    Most everyone knows that handmade nails are older than machine made nails...
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    Quote Originally Posted by NVNutcase View Post
    Yes they are old and I believe the one oddball is a Horseshoe nail.
    Agree.
    Due to the high price of ammunition there will be no warning shot.

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    Nutcase is right. Square nails and an old horseshoe nail. Probably all pre-1890.
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