Thursday, April 17, 2008

Historic Nails

Earlier this week, the copper flashing was removed from the roof of the lower two levels of the tower. Underneath the flashing we found old boards, many of them 17 to 18 inches wide. These hand-wrought nails were pulled out of one of the boards for examination. The nails are distinguished by their point and less than perfect construction. They likely date to the 18th century, as does the board that they held in place.

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