GENERAL CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS


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GENERAL CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS
GENERAL CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS230. Wire nails are formed from wire of the same diameter as the shank of the nail is to be. The wire from which nails are made, hence the nail diameter, is measured by the steel-wire gage (see Table 85, Div. 2), which is the same as the Washburn & Moen gage and is used by practically all nail manufacturers, though it is sometimes given a different name.The size of nails is designated by the penny system, which originated in England. Two explanations are offered as to how this curious designation came about. One is that the sixpenny, fourpenny, tenpenny, etc., nails derived their names from the fact that 100 cost sixpence, fourpence, etc. The other explanation, which is more proba…
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Terrell Croft; Frederic P. Hartwell; Wilford I. Summers: American Electricians' Handbook, Sixteenth Edition. GENERAL CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2013), AccessEngineering Export