Veneer box nails differ from common bright nails of the same size in having a very large flat head, a needle point, and a shank with a thinner gauge. Usually they were cement-coated. They were used to make “hoopless orange boxes” out of very thin wood.
in a pound
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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