Summary

The first recorded wire nail making machine was developed by Adolph Feliz Brown of New York in 1851. Wire nails were first imported into Australia in 1853. By the 1870s, improvements in technology meant that wire nails were cheap and plentiful and replaced the wrought nail.

Physical Description

One shaft of a wire iron-alloy nail. Manufacturing period from the 1850s.

Physical Description

One shaft of a wire iron-alloy nail. Manufacturing period from the 1850s.

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