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HMS Racehorse nails

Date made: Built 1806

Description: Complete, round head square profile, probably used to fix copper sheathing plates to the hull. Although the plates were copper, the nails were often made from brass as it was a stronger material.

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Measurements: 50 mm; 35 mm; 55 mm; 55 mm (length); 6.2 g; 4.9 g; 6.3 g (weight)

Materials: copper alloy

Object name: nails

Collection: Archaeology Collection

ID number: 1968-0269h/1

Subject tags : #HMSRACEHORSE


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