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Date Nails were used for showing ownership, treatment purposes, Identification, sequencing poles and bridge timbers. Dating ties and poles for replacement purposes. Some nails show the height of a pole, or the wood it is made from. This is just a few of the many uses for Date Nails.
Date nails were used by:
  • Lumber Companies
  • Creosoting Companies
  • Rail Roads
  • Utility Companies
  • Cities
  • Government Agencies
Date Nails are made from:
  • Aluminum
  • Copper
  • Steel
  • Cast Bronze
  • Cast Iron
The Nails can be:
  • Round
  • Square
  • Oval
  • Raised
  • Indent
  • Hand Stamped
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