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philo

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Nov 25, 2021, 6:47:27 PM11/25/21
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My house was built in 1898 and when recently I posted a photo of some remodeling work I did and also a photo of a nail I removed from the lath.
It was 1 1/8th inch long with a beveled tip and small round head. I doubt it's any different from any nail being made today.

I had no idea something this simple would start a war. Several "friends" claimed that they just did not make nails like that in 1898.

Sheesh, a nail is hardly hi-tech and I know those headless nails are hundreds of years old.

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Nov 25, 2021, 7:18:12 PM11/25/21
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Some history and pictures here may help.

https://www.uvm.edu/~histpres/203/nails.html

philo

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Nov 25, 2021, 8:08:58 PM11/25/21
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Thank you very much.
Mine was a wire nail, so not likely much of a rarity in 1898.

micky

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Nov 26, 2021, 12:31:30 AM11/26/21
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In alt.home.repair, on Thu, 25 Nov 2021 23:45:44 +0000,
ph...@news.novabbs.com (philo) wrote:

>My house was built in 1898 and when recently I posted a photo of some remodeling work I did and also a photo of a nail I removed from the

You posted it here, or somewhere else?

> lath.
>It was 1 1/8th inch long with a beveled tip and small round head. I doubt it's any different from any nail being made today.
>
>I had no idea something this simple would start a war. Several "friends" claimed that they just did not make nails like that in 1898.

Did they say why? Is your nail covered in tan anodized aluminum? I
don't think they had those in 1898 (or now).

Maybe you could post a link to it here.

philo

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Nov 26, 2021, 1:37:22 AM11/26/21
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I posted on Facebook.
No, it was NOT anodized...

Marilyn Manson

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Nov 26, 2021, 9:06:37 AM11/26/21
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On Friday, November 26, 2021 at 1:37:22 AM UTC-5, philo wrote:
> I posted on Facebook.
> No, it was NOT anodized...

Any reason you are not posting a link here?

Kinda of tough to agree with you or your friends without the
aforementioned picture.

philo

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Nov 26, 2021, 5:31:08 PM11/26/21
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Marilyn Manson

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Nov 27, 2021, 9:43:13 AM11/27/21
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I quote:

"Google
404. That’s an error.
The requested URL was not found on this server. That’s all we know."

philo

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Nov 27, 2021, 9:25:01 PM11/27/21
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Don't know what the problem is but on the other link above going to the story on nail types...my nail is identical to the last one pictured listed as a wire nail.
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