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    Posted 10 years ago

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    This Copper Nail was believed to be a "Factory Sample" carried by a salesman to demonstrate "Date Nails" to potential customers. It is made of Copper. The Centaur is the logo of the "Chase Brass and Copper Co." Throughout the years Chase has been involved manufacturing Date Nails, Collectibles and many Brass and Copper Hardware items.

    Date Nails have been used since the late 1800's up to the present to relay information about various wood products. They have been used in Railroad ties, Utility poles and Fence Posts. They were used by Creosoting Companies, Railroads, Cities and some Government entities. Date Nails relay information such as Dates, Heights and lengths of wood products, type of wood, ownership and much more. Date Nails can be found in most countries throughout the world.

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    1. potrero potrero, 10 years ago
      Thansk for posting this Nailhunter, very cool... are you the same nailhunter as the person who built this site?
    2. Nailhunter, 10 years ago
      Yes that is my site and thank you for the comment. Date Nails were used for so many different things, it was hard to pick one....but the chase nail is pretty cool!!
    3. potrero potrero, 10 years ago
      Your site is pretty cool. You should post more here - you can have up to four photos per show and tell post, and as many show and tells as you want (and you can post text with them too as you did to give the history). Your tags and plates are pretty interesting too - maybe you could post some of those?
    4. Dudley Clore, 10 years ago
      I have a half keg of Chase copper nails measuring 3 1/2" in length. Could you tell me the value of these nails? Thank you for any information you can give me.
    5. Got-nails?, 10 years ago
      Hello, your Chase nails vary in price from week to week. Similar nails are selling on ebay for less than a nickel a piece (160634708473). The scrap price for copper is $4.00 per lb. The keg, if it is marked, is worth 30-40. I have the Chase nails from 3/4" up to 4" About 15 varieties. (Don't have the hubbard, wish I did!!!) Hope this helped.

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