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Nail - Metal, 1850s-circa mid-20th century Reg. No: HA 710
- The first recorded wire nail making machine was developed by Adolph Feliz Brown of New York in 1851. Wire nails were first imported into Australia in 1853. By the 1870s, improvements in technology meant that wire nails were cheap and plentiful and replaced the wrought nail.
- Eight almost complete wire iron alloy nails. Head types cannot be determined due to rust and encrustation. Manufacturing period is from the 1850s.
- Acquisition Information:
- Transfer from Godden Mackay Logan Heritage Consultants (GML), 2009
|Discipline:||Archaeology - Historical|
|Tagged with:||world heritage, royal exhibition building, archaeology, building materials|
|Themes this item is part of:||Public Life & Institutions Collection, Royal Exhibition Building Western Forecourt Collection|
|Primary Classification:||HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY|
|Secondary Classification:||(To Be Classified)|
|Tertiary Classification:||(to be classified)|
|Trench Unit Number:||E14/15/077|
|References:||Poplar Forest 1996: 38; Miller et al 2000: 14; Varman 1980: 107-108|
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