Unlike most collectibles, Date Nails can still be found in the wild.
With a couple of tools, some spare time and transportation, the world of Date Nails is open to everyone.
I would like to show some of the varieties of Pole Nails.
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The images on display are not actual size in most cases, and have been re-touched to bring out details. Please have patience while the images load. For Information on Railroad nails and the Texas Date Nail Collectors Assoc. go to Jeff Oaks Web site.
Jeff Oaks is offering his 3 Volume Date Nail Books as a free .PDF download at Date Nails and Railroad Tie Preservation the foremost authority on date nails.
American Lumber Company
Books about Date Nails California Edison
Canada Date nails
Foreign Nails-Table Leg Galveston Electric Co.
Gulf States Creosoting Company
Hawaii "MAUI" Houston Wood Preserving
International Creosote Company J.F.Prettyman & Sons
Letter Nails Lincoln Telephone and Telegraph Company
Long Bell Lumber Company
Modern Date Nails
National Lumber Company
Odds and Ends
Oil Field Nails
Pacific Coast Creosoting
Pacific Gas & Electric
Plates and Tags
Potosi Lumber Company
Southern Wood Preserving
Texas Creosote Company
U S Forest Service
West Coast Wood Preserving
W. P. Brown & Sons Lumber Co.