|Nails found Mudlarking on the Thames|
|Handmade Nail with Rosehead found Mudlarking on the Thames|
By the first part of the 20th century most nails were made from steel and the process was fully mechanised. A more detailed description can be found at history of nails
As my good friend Maddy says, we tend to take everything for granted, never considering how they are made, so removed from their manufacture. Gazing at these small objects, for a moment, offsets this 21st century mentality.