Long Bell Nails are among my favorites. They are found in Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri and Iowa. Long-Bell actually started out as the "Weed Lumber Company" founded by Abner Weed in 1897. Around 1902 Abner Weed created a corporation with R.A. Long of Long Bell Lumber Company, and in 1905 Long-Bell Company bought out Abner Weed's share of the Weed Lumber Company. In 1926 the name was changed to the Long-Bell Lumber Company and one year later the first Date Nail was put it..the Long-Bell 1927.

The Copper Long Bell Nails start with the 1927 and go through 1931. The 1927 and 1928 are Indent Flat Nails. The 1929 and 1931 are Hubbards. The Hubbards are not very common. I am not aware of a 1930 Long Bell Nail being found.

The Steel Long Bell nails start at 1932 and run through 1942. There are several variations. The Shank length is 1 1/2 inches and the 1937 has a 2" variation. Actual nail heads are smaller than a Dime.

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