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    Brass nail???Huge nail

    Hi all.
    Found this on the Thames bank near Kew Bridge.
    Very good condition so must be not so old.Very heavy 160grams.
    If anyone know more about this nail(spike)please share your knowledge.
    Many thanksClick image for larger version. 

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    Bronze or iron?
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    Tried the magnet.Doesn't stick.So Bronze maybe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pytusek82 View Post
    Tried the magnet.Doesn't stick.So Bronze maybe.
    That wont tell you between brass or bronze... for neither would be attracted / stick.

    This is bronze btw ... err IMO anyway.
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    1st - I noticed this was your very first post - so, Welcome Aboard!
    2nd - Here are 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
    PDF File 1.37MB
    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...

    3rd - I moved ya from METAL DETECTING over to WHAT IS IT? for more exposure.
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    Thank you for help.
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    It looks like lots of bridge building has gone on there over the years , so my guess is a bridge spike.
    here's a little something about the area .https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kew_Bridge
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    Drift bolt used in ship building?
    Likely NOT modern.
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    Welcome from Florida
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    Marlin spike or Fid?

 

 

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