Nail chronology aid dating old buildings

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Preserving those stories can be an important part of building a healthy community.

In this section, we’ll look at historic preservation – maintaining and celebrating community history by maintaining the buildings and other elements of the community that are linked to it.

Machine cut nails came into use around 1790 and allowed for nails to be manufactured on a much wider scale. Machine cut nails started out with just the nail portion being cut from a machine and the head was still man-made and hammered onto the nail.

Starting around 1815, the entire nail was cut from a machine.

Historical value resides in the historical element itself.

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