railroad date nail cufflinks

$95.00
Handmade
Community Voted

This is a made-to-order item. If you order today your item will ship no later than 10/30/2014.

At this time, this item cannot be shipped to P.O. Boxes or to APO/FPO or US Territories. Contact custom@uncommongoods.com with any questions.

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Save the Date!

For an industrial statement piece that really hammers the sentiment home, this set of cufflinks is right on the mark. Each set of captivating cufflinks is made from authentic date nails in use from 1897. In order to record the date of construction, these steel markers were driven into railroad ties, bridge timbers, utility poles, mine props, and other wooden structures. In its relatively short history the only significant change to this system occurred in 1925, when the markers switched styles, from indented to raised dates. By 1969, date nail use declined rapidly and today they survive as relics of an antiquated method of date keeping during the height of America's Industrial Revolution.

In order to turn these historical pieces into handsome shirt accents, the shank is milled down to create a post-style cufflink. Celebrate your anniversary or the birthdate of your Dad in old-world style, or give a set to your family's history buff to wear proudly on their sleeve. Made in the USA. Sold as a set of 2.

Due to the nature of the reclaimed material, we are providing the following warning with each pair of cufflinks, as required by law:

WARNING: This product may contain one or more chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer or to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.

Due to the nature of the materials used, we are providing the following warning, as required by law:

WARNING: This product may contain one or more chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer or to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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Handmade
Community Voted
Item ID
21212
Made from
steel
Measurements
.63" dia., 1" L
Notes
Wipe clean with soft cloth.

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