Collectible Railroad Spikes & Nails

While I’ve tried to avoid including jobbers and large hardware catalogs, some of these materials have been included, particularly from 19th century sources. I’ve also included more recent trade material which pertains to the history of specific manufacturers as well as some material related to the manufacturers of nailing machines. This list is far from complete, and several large collections of trade material could not be included due to classification of numerous articles in a single catalog entry. If you are aware of any other nail related trade material from anywhere not included in this list, please contact me. American Rolling Mill Company. Hagley Museum, Wilmington, Delaware. American Tack Company, Fairhaven, Massachusetts.

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Robert Livingston Stevens is credited with the invention of the rail spike, [6] the first recorded use of which was in English mainline railways of that period used heavy and expensive cast iron chairs to secure T-shaped rails; instead, Stevens added a supporting base to the T rail which could be fixed with a simple spike. A rail spike is roughly chisel-shaped and with a flat edged point; the spike is driven with the edge perpendicular to the grain, which gives greater resistance to loosening.

When attaching tie plates the attachment is made as strong as possible, whereas when attaching a rail to tie or tie plate the spike is not normally required to provide a strong vertical force, allowing the rail some freedom of movement.

This is a set of 10 railroad date nails. They are all dated ’49’ on the top and are 2 1/2″ in length. If you have any questions regarding this item, please contact us.

As used in this chapter and in Chapter A “Vehicle” means every device, including a motorized bicycle, in, upon, or by which any person or property may be transported or drawn upon a highway, except that “vehicle” does not include any motorized wheelchair, any electric personal assistive mobility device, any personal delivery device as defined in section C “Motorcycle” means every motor vehicle, other than a tractor, having a seat or saddle for the use of the operator and designed to travel on not more than three wheels in contact with the ground, including, but not limited to, motor vehicles known as “motor-driven cycle,” “motor scooter,” “autocycle,” “cab-enclosed motorcycle,” or “motorcycle” without regard to weight or brake horsepower.

D “Emergency vehicle” means emergency vehicles of municipal, township, or county departments or public utility corporations when identified as such as required by law, the director of public safety, or local authorities, and motor vehicles when commandeered by a police officer. E “Public safety vehicle” means any of the following: The state fire marshal shall be designated by the director of public safety as the certifying agency for all public safety vehicles described in division E 3 of this section.

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What causes large ridges in your nails? Having vertical longitudinal ridges on the fingernails refers tothe presence of tiny raised lines or ridges that run up and downthe length of the nail. Ridges are among the different kinds ofnail abnormalities that can develop due to aging, nail injury, orunderlying medical conditions. Many peopl…e notice an increase in vertical ridges of thefingernails as they age, and this can be a normal development.

Aging has been described as the predominant cause of verticalridges on the fingernails. Onychorrhexis is the medical term used to describe longitudinalridges on the nails that often accompany brittle nails.

In , Horatio Allen, the chief engineer of the South Carolina Canal and Rail Road Company, prescribed the usage of 5 ft (1, mm) gauge and many other railroads in Southern United States adopted this gauge. The presence of several distinct gauges was a major disadvantage to the Confederate States of America during the American Civil , when around 11, miles .

Rather, the railway was built after the major settlement of the Midwest, as a means of marketing the region’s fast increasing productivity. But the building of the Kansas City Southern did result in many new cities and towns, including Port Arthur, Texas , now one of the nation’s largest ports. The railway also tapped important resources in the six MidwesternSouthwestern States through which it originally passed Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Texas.

This area provides much of the world’s petroleum, chemicals, major shares of America’s zinc, lead and bauxite, together with an extensive production of coal, natural gas, timber, livestock and grain. He acquired a flair for railroading from his grandfather, Hamblin Stilwell, who had been one of the founders of the New York Central Railroad, as well as a builder of the Erie Canal. The boy’s imagination was captured by conversations between his grandfather and Commodore Vanderbilt, and when the Commodore asked him what he intended to do as a man, he replied, “I’m going West to build a railroad!

N&W Norfolk & Western Southern Railroad Date Nails (Roanoke) $20

D65 19th century Pennslyvania hanging Cupboard in original dry red paint, with four window lite door which is fully mmortised and pegged, applied step molding circa D67 19th century Document Box with the original blue paint with the letter WSM on the top. American Trencher in original robin egg blue paint, nice wear, Rare to find an authentic early trencher. Wonderful hand plane marks throughout old age crack and repair D64 Shoe Repair Trade Sign all wood , with original paint, made for a shoe repair shop which can be hung.

D68 Beautiful 19th century dovetailed document trunk featuring the best original dry blue paint.

Old vintage antique railroad lanterns,signs,tools,china,uniforms,hats,keys,time tables,books,pictures, telephones,date nails,lighters and dining car items from Union.

Machine Cut Nails and Wire Nails: Scandinavian Economic History Review 17 1: American Steel and Wire Company n. American Home 37 6: The Iron Age Ohio Valley Historical Archaeology The Magazine of Albemarle County History

Niagara Falls Railroad History

These great companies helped build the US as the industrial power it became in the s and s. Over the years there were thousands of railroads and railway lines from large Class I operations with famous passenger and freight routes all the way to smaller interurbans or trolley lines. The sense of exploration, adventure, and nostalgia we get when we think of the railroads joining the east and west of the country into one, of travel as a luxury, of new places and new experiences all these things lead people to collect and enjoy the antiques and artifacts from the railroads.

We Buy Railroad Antiques and Collectible Items We will offer to buy single items or entire railroadiana collections depending on your desires. We make aggressive offers for rare or high-grade items and we do hundreds of deals every year, usually beating out offers from other dealers and collectors.

For Information on Railroad nails and the Texas Date Nail Collectors Assoc. go to Jeff Oaks Web site. Jeff Oaks is offering his 3 Volume Date Nail Books as a download at Date Nails and Railroad Tie Preservation the foremost authority on date nails.

In , the Village of Drummondville became the first organized settlement in Niagara. As a result of this new mode of transportation, business along the Portage Road dwindled putting many out of work. In , a group of businessmen formed a company to build a railroad between Chippawa and Queenston. They applied for a charter. These charter members were: William Hamilton Merritt, a member of the Provincial Legislature opposed the application. Construction soon began on their railroad.

It would be the first railroad in Canada. Shares were sold to help finance this endeavour. The shares became known as the Queenston – Chippawa Railway.

Where To Find Railroad Spike

Books and references The hour has arrived. Dad gathers Mom and Sis into the carriage. He hops in the wagon with his brothers to ride off to the railroad station.

All of these nails have been cleaned. There are diamonds and squares. There are variations, but no duplicates. All are in excellent condition. Nails include JOIN NOW! The Texas Date Nail Association is a.

Clues to a Building’s History Thomas D. Visser Hand-wrought nail, before circa Type A cut nail, circa s s Type B cut nail, circa s s Wire nail, circa s to present Nails provide one of the best clues to help determine the age of historic buildings, especially those constructed during the nineteenth century, when nail-making technology advanced rapidly. Until the last decade of the s and the early s, hand-wrought nails typically fastened the sheathing and roof boards on building frames.

These nails were made one by one by a blacksmith or nailor from square iron rod. After heating the rod in a forge, the nailor would hammer all four sides of the softened end to form a point. The pointed nail rod was reheated and cut off.

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I didn’t know I’d have to write a description. How many words is that so far, like a hundred? Stuff that interests you.

The Grip-Rite 3/8 in. x 10 in. Galvanized-Steel Spike Nails (50 lb. Pack) are a great choice for securing railroad ties. The spike nails are rust- and weather nails feature a smooth shank and a hot-dipped galvanized finish/5(10).

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. Nails have been around for a long time. As soon as man discovered that heating iron ore could form metal, the ideas for shaping it quickly followed. Any sizeable Roman fortress would have its ‘fabrica’ or workshop where the blacksmiths would fashion the metal items needed by the army. They left behind 7 tons of nails at the fortress of Inchtuthil in Perthshire.

For nail making, iron ore was heated with carbon to form a dense spongy mass of metal which was then fashioned into the shape of square rods and left to cool.

RAILROAD DATE YEAR Nails Spikes Ties & Pole Markers 51 54 60 (8)

Some of the individual techniques apply to more than one area so they are listed in pages for both areas. Where possible, I have included the name and sometimes the email address of the contributor so you can contact the contributor if you wish. I have not tested the email addresses, so they may be out of date.

Union Pacific Railroad Timeline The Great Race to Promontory After the completion of the transcontinental railroad, communities all along the backbone of the Western U.S. were forever changed. Read their stories.

This may or may not be the exact nail pictured that you receive. Identical other than the normal minor corrosion. These were used to note the date the ties were laid. I have left them as they came to me, most right out of the ties. Railroad date code nails were first used in the US in There are well over different nails used in over 10, locations.

Later nails are harder to locate because most are still in use. Most companies discontinued use of nails completely in the sixties with only a hand full still using them today. I started collecting nails with dates that meant something to me to later find out that are thousands of different nails used in The U. Start or add to your collection now. I will be listing other years as well to help you fill your collection. Please use the Ask seller Questions link to get more details.

I find myself occasionally wanting to list more information, but I am easily distracted by the three young Grand Daughters we are raising, and sometimes just lose my train of thought. I can also send you additional pictures if you give me your e mail address.

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