beer case nails

Beer case nails differ from common bright nails of the same length in having an oval head, generally a thicker shank, and a “duckbill” point.

Cleat Nails
Length,
inches
Gauge Number
in a pound
1 14 669
1 1/8 14½ 686
1 1/8 13 450
1 3/16 13 430
13 410
1 3/8 13 380
1 5/16 13 390
1 5/8 12½ 268
1 7/8 12 216

 

Hinge, Latch Plate and Lock Nails
Length
inches,
Gauge Number in a pound
5/8 14 1030
5/8 13 800
¾ 14 860
¾ 13 680
7/8 13 585
1 1/8 13 450
13 410
1 5/16 13 390

Beer case strap nails have a short diamond point, not a duckbill point.

Strap Nails
Length
(inches)
Gauge Number in a pound
13 410
12½ 300
12 225
2 11½ 175

Bethlehem Wire Nails and Other Wire Products. Catalog W-3.
Bethlehem, PA: Bethlehem Steel Company, September 1935.

Identical information in catalog W-1, 1928.

Manual of Carpentry and Catalog of American Nails, Wire, Barbed Wire, Staples, Tacks, Poultry Netting, Etc.
American Steel and Wire Company, 1922.

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