Dating old screws
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Check out the condition of the finish on the exterior as well as the drawers.
In the image above, you will find the cornerstones of our inventory: Square Head Lag Bolts, Square Head Machine Bolts, with square nuts, of course, Slotted Head Wood Screws, and Solid Iron Rivets.
Wood Screws include the traditional head styles, Oval, Round and Flat.
Any combination of these features can help place the age of the furniture.
Nails are also a strong indicator of age, as cut nails weren't replaced in construction until the 1880s.