When did they stop using square nails in houses?

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asked Nov 3, 2022 in Other-Home/Garden by lordbean (1,520 points)
When did they stop using square nails in houses?

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answered Mar 1, 2023 by Salmorejo (42,560 points)
Square nails stopped being used in houses around the late 19th century.

Cross sections of pre-1800 nails are generally square; shanks from 1800-1890 are rectangular; modern shanks are round.

The earliest forged nails are identified by their irregular shanks and hammer marks on both shanks and heads.

Cut nails stopped being used around 1890.

From 1830 to 1890 cabinetmakers would use headless, machine cut nails which are tapered, rectangular shaped.

Then modern wire, brad or penny nails were introduced  around the year of 1890.

In the 1800s nails were made by forging the nail in a fire and beating them with a hammer into the shape of a nail.

In ancient times nails were made by fires and forging the nails with hammers.

Most times nails in ancient times were also made one at a time and it was a tedious job.

The first nails made in ancient times were also made of copper and bronze and then later out of iron.

Copper clout nails are used for roof slates and roofing and tile replacement as well as gutters and eves.

Copper nails can last for 100 years or longer and usually the copper nails will outlast whatever you install with them.

Copper nails cannot and should not be used on cedar shingles as copper nails react with cedar.

When installing cedar shingles you should use stainless steel nails which are the best choice when installing cedar shingles.

Copper nails are pure copper made from pure copper wire.

Copper nails are made of copper wire.

Copper nails are nails that are made of copper wires of different diameters, a rod with a pointed end and a flat base as a cap.

The nails that are made of copper are common in construction, especially when installing copper roof and parts of the copper.

Copper nails are also not subject to corrosion, thus they serve for many years.

Commonly referred to as copper rivets in boat building, these smooth shank copper common nails are made from pure, solid copper, the highest grade available.

Copper nails are known for their durability and long lifespans, as well as their resistance to chemicals and rust-resistant properties.

The copper nail is also much stronger than other nails such as aluminum nails.

Copper nails are easier to pull out when replacing a broken slate.
Galvanized nails can lose their protection when hammering the nail in.

The use of copper nails nails date from the early to mid-19th century I seem to remember reading somewhere that the houses in King Street were built in the 1860's, and, one assumes, the nails are contemporary.

Farriers have started using the copper coated nails on horses with current and previous cases of white line disease.

Copper coated nails are used in current cases of white line or seedy toe to prevent the spreading of bacteria through the nail holes.
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answered Dec 18, 2023 by Fillis (540 points)
It was a time of individual construction with minimal use of fittings. Modern construction is designed for maximum unification for construction work. You can create your own recognizable style in architecture, but the main consumables will be the same.

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