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Mens Accessory Soldered Vintage 1969 Railroad Date Nail Mens Tie Clip Upcycled Steampunk Tie Clip handmade by Compass Rose Design

My husband was inspired to create this tie clip from the date nails he collected in Northern California and the Southwest. Now you can have some too! Handmade silver soldered steampunk cufflinks made from a pair of 1969 vintage railway date nails mounted on a silver plated tie clip! Each nail has a protective translucent coating to preserve the antique patina while keeping your shirt clean.

A great gift for your father, brother, husband, groomsman, friend, professional colleague, or boyfriend - or yourself!

About Railroad Date Nails: Though the first passenger train in England travelled in 1807, railroads were not commercially active in the US until 1827. with the first charter of the westward bound Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. In the later half of the 1800s, North American railroads began to experiment with treated railroad ties as tracks were put down across the nation. Marking the ties as they went onto the track helped keep track of the life and maintenance of different ties. By the 1890s, date nails became the chosen method, with the year of installation stamped on the head of the nail. It is sometimes possible to trace different companies through the shape and markings on the nail. Like railroads, date nails were most used in the 1930s and almost completely disappeared by the 1970s.

* The silver tie clip is 2" long and 1/4" wide.
* The date nail head is about 1/2" in diameter.
* THIS PIECE IS SOLDERED - NOT glued. Made to last.
* All items come in a gift box.

Compass Rose Design revives historic heirlooms into wearable art. Everything in our shop is handmade in our studio just north of San Francisco, California. Founder, Creek Van Houten, is a 3rd generation maker of recycled jewelry and art.

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Compass Rose Design Jewelry is a tiny, woman-owned family business based just north of San Francisco, California. Founder, Creek Van Houten, is a 3rd generation maker of recycled jewelry and art.

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Mens Tie Clip - Soldered Antique Railroad 1969 Vintage Date Nail - by Compass Rose Design


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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: watch parts, solder soldered, antique railroadiana, train button, iron nail, metal iron nail, railroad track marker, historical artiface, 1969 date nail, tie tack, silver
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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