Friday, October 1, 2010
Proof that it's an old house
This is one of the nails I took out of the laundry room trim in the house on Yukon Street the other day. This is a handmade nail, created on a forge in a blacksmith's shop, made in a time before factories produced nails. The house on Yukon Street was built in 1898 so it's well over 100 years old. It's kind of hard to believe that at that time every nail that went into a building was hand made on a forge. We do take these small things for granted (nails, razor blades, spoons...). I wouldn't even begin to know how to create something as simple as this handmade nail.