Dating brass nails - Dating Antique Furniture - The Spruce


Early 19th century brasses will also exhibit a rough texture, finish, and threading akin to the screws mentioned above while modern hardware will not. In this article, we’ll discuss how to assess whether a piece of furniture is an antique and whether it is worth saving through the refinishing process.

This issue has a feature titled "To Date a Spike". It tells about something called a date nail . I didn't know about date nails, so I went looking. They're typically 2-1/2 inches long with broad flat heads -- usually steel, copper, or aluminum.


Dating brass nails

Dating brass nails