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Discussion in 'Wood and Canvas' started by slk, Oct 29, 2018.
What company actually makes the canoe tacks here in the USA???
D. B. Gurney at https://dbgurney.com/collections/brass-tacks-nails/brass-canoe-tacks and many of the restorers listed at http://www.wcha.org/builders-and-suppliers-directory offer them. It is not clear where they are actually made.
Yes I knew of the suppliers. I was just wondering who the company is who actually makes them. I would presume they are a special run production, but it would be interesting to know who??
Strawberry Banke makes copper clinch nails. Years ago I purchased some for a Peterborough restoration and the produced a wide variety of lengths and sizes. I believe they have a few vintage machines.
Canadian Tack & Nail in Cambridge, Ontario produces a variety of copper and brass tacks and nails (as you might guess from the name), which I have used in the restoration of w/c canoes and longitudinal strip built canoes, like Peterborough. http://www.canadiantackandnail.ca/products.php?catid=tacks&pid=11
As far as I know, DB Gurney still does actually make the tacks. They are one of the few tack makers left out of quite a number of manufacturers here historically in Massachusetts.
In a recent phone call to Can Tack and Nail, they mentioned that some were coming in from India, but they were not happy with quality as sizes were all over the map in the same box. Not sure where they are comeing from now. And someone told me they will no longer be carrying some copper as there is just not enough demand for it anymore.
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