Bag 1008, Item 28

Wright nail. Iron alloy. Complete. Clenched. Late 18th-to early 19th century

This iron alloy nail is made with very low carbon and is, therefore, easily welded.  Nails, wire, chains, stem pipes, nuts, bolts, and horseshoes were made out of iron alloy during this time period. However, this material is no longer produced on a commercial scale as now mild steel is used.