Dating a House Site With Nails – Dating a Building With Nails

Dating a building with Nails

  • Before 1800 Hand-Wrought Nails
  • 1797-1825 Early Machine Cut Nails (Crude)
  • Early Machine Headed Cut Nails
  • Modern Machine Cut Nails

Dating a building with nails

 

(source of illustration above: Thomas D Visser – “Nails: Clues to a Building’s History” – See also his book “Field Guide to New England barns and Farm Buildings“)

Nail-guide

Source:  Lee Nelson:  “Nail Chronology” – National Park Service –  http://hisp305.umwblogs.org/files/nail_chronology.pdf