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 head and shaft of a wire iron alloy nail. It appears to have a rose head, although rust and encrustation makes this unclear. Manufacturing period is from the 1850s.

Physical Description

One head and shaft of a wire iron alloy nail. It appears to have a rose head, although rust and encrustation makes this unclear. Manufacturing period is from the 1850s.

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