BRETTUNS VILLAGE TRUNK SHOP

TRUNK NAILS AND TACKS

BRASS and STEEL DECORATIVE PIECES


Square Shank Trunk Nails:  Also known as cut nails or clinch nails.  We sell five sizes of brass-plated steel trunk nails and four sizes of plain steel cut nails,
all made one at a time on an old-fashioned cut nail press.  The heads on all of these are just a hair larger than 1/4 of an inch (9/32").
These are easy to work with as the steel is soft enough to bend easily when using your nailing heel.
Priced according to the descriptions below, all prices include shipping for destinations in the USA.
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Five sizes of brass-plated steel nails: 1/2",  3/4", 1", 1-1/4", and 1.5"
Four sizes of steel nails: 3/4",  1", 1-1/4", and 1.5"
All sold in packs of 20 (or see below to purchase nails by the pound) for $3 per pack, USA shipping included as long as your order total exceeds $5.
Your choice

Please keep in mind that we have a $5 minimum order size to receive free USA shipping.
If you need help figuring out how to perform the fine art (rimshot) of clinch nailing, click here.

Rather purchase nails by the pound?  We can do that too - $28 per pound, USA shipping included
Frequently Asked Question:  How many nails do you get in a pound?  Frequently delivered answer:  One pound's worth (rimshot)
OK, here are the numbers for one-pound bags of our trunk nails:
1/2" trunk nails:  About 850/lb
3/4" trunk nails:  About 450/lb
1" trunk nails:  About 330/lb
1.25" trunk nails:  About 300/lb
1.5" trunk nails:  About 250/lb

Size
clinch nails sold by the pound

Zinc or Copper Square Shank Nails, 1" Long
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On some trunks, copper or zinc square-shank nails were used, and these may be just the thing you need to complete your accurate restoration or reproduction project.
These nails are one inch long and have a head diameter of 9/32" (just over a quarter of an inch).  Top of the nail head is flat.
Made from solid copper or zinc, soft metals, so these don't drive well through hardwoods.  Clinch over easily inside your trunk.
Choose Zinc or Copper 1" nails, sold in packs of 20, $3.00/pack, USA shipping included.  We also sell these by the pound - see the drop-down menu, please.
Please don't forget that we have a $5 order minimum!
Zn or Cu?



Escutcheon Pins
Brass or Nickel
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Brass or Nickel escutcheon pins are not just difficult to pronounce, they're handy for attaching small parts to trunks or anything else made of wood.
We sell these in packs of 20, three different sizes in brass plated steel, one size only in nickel plated steel, for $2.50 per pack.
The only good news is that this includes shipping to any USA location, so two and a half bucks is the end of the story (well, don't forget about our $5 minimum order size, please).
These pins are 1/2" long, 3/4" long, 1" long, or 1.25" long with a 1/8" diameter head.  All of our escutcheon pins are 16 gauge.
Packs of 20 for $2.50, delivered to any USA location (as long as you meet our $5 min purchase requirement)
Please choose size and color/finish from the drop down menu:
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Just to Help you Visualize the Sizes of Most of These Nails...
Chart of available antique trunk, box, and case nails


Small Clinch Nails for Holding Down Leather, Fabric, or Metal Trim
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These are very small nails that come in handy when you want to hold something down,
like fabric coverings, leather, wood veneers, or laminates.  All are made of soft steel
(the brass ones are brass-plated steel) and can be clinched to give them more holding power
(read about this in the 'How To' section).  Priced at $8 per 1 ounce (a few hundred).
The small round nails are 9/32" long with a 3/32" flat head.  These have a round shank.  $8 per ounce
The small square nails are 3/8" long with a 3/32" flat head.  These have a square shank.  $8 per ounce
The medium brass (plated) nails are 7/16" long with a 3/32" flat head.  These have a square shank.  $8 per ounce
The medium steel nails are 7/16" long with a 3/32" flat head.  These have a square shank.  $8 per ounce
The large square nails are 9/16" long with a 3/32" flat head.  These have a square shank.  $8 per ounce
The large round tacks are 1/2" long and have a 3/32" flat head.  These have a round shank.  $8 per ounce
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One-Inch Long SMALL HEAD Clinch Nails
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These nickel-plated steel clinch nails are one inch in length and have a small, flat head that's about 1/8" across.
Square shank helps them clinch over easily.
These are true old fashioned clinch nails that a blacksmith or shoe cobbler (or trunk guy) would use.
These have a very small head - about 1/8" across at most.  Not great for attaching parts to your trunk, but useful when nailing on slats.
1-inch Clinch Nails Pack of 20 for $2 

Please keep in mind that we have a $5 minimum order size

clinch nails for sale
Same as above, but these are 1.5" long.
These are true old fashioned clinch nails that a blacksmith or shoe cobbler (or trunk guy) would use.
These have a very small head - about 1/8" across at most.  Not great for attaching parts to your trunk, but useful when nailing on slats.
1.5-inch Clinch Nails Pack of 20 for $2 


Please keep in mind that we have a $5 minimum order size
Threaded Nails - for added holding power

wire wood nails, threaded nails for sale
Our threaded nails are available in 15 gauge or 13 gauge sizes:
15 ga.:  1" long, 1/16" shank dia., 5/32" head dia.
13 ga.: 1" long, 3/32" shank dia., 9/32" head dia.
These are handy for nailing on bottom slats or joining old split corners.
Cobblers also use these for attaching heels to footwear.
Pack of 20:  $3.00     One Pound Box:  $30.00
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Brettuns Village Screws
Because Sometimes Nails Just Won't Hold Part A to Part B
Small brass screws for sale
Not a bad idea to keep a few of these around the shop, just keep them hidden so nobody knows you use the little stinkers.
Screws 1 and 2 are brass-plated steel screws.
Screw 1 is 9/16" long, slot drive (regular screwdriver)
Screw 2 is 3/8" in length, a #4 screw, and has a Phillips head.
Screw 3 is plain steel.  1/2" in length, slotted head.  DISCONTINUED
Screw 4 is antique brass plated, 1/2" long, Phillips head.
All of our screws are sold in packs of 100:  $8, USA shipping included
Style



Silver or Black or Brass Aluminum Binder Posts (Chicago Screws)
1/2" or 1" length
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Aluminum binder posts or Chicago Screws, as they're sometimes known, are handy substitutes for rivets.  We sell them in two sizes:  1/2 inch and 1 inch.
Both sizes have a head diameter of 7/16", and that's at both ends (the head and the screw-in piece).
Use the 1" size if the part you're attaching, plus the thickness of the wood it's going through, is somewhere
between 1" and 1-1/4", and there'a a diameter of 3/16" available.  The 1/2" Binder Posts have a reach of 1/2" to 3/4".  Just push the fat part
of one of these into a drilled hole, put the screw in from the other side, and screw them together.  You're done.  They draw down tight and hold well, and if you
want to be sure they don't loosen over time just put a drop of superglue in the threads just before you screw it together.
The post end is rounded/domed and smooth - it looks like a rivet head and nobody will know except you and us and we're not talking.
We use these as center pins through some of the heavier duty trunk handle brackets, and also to attach thick handles to heavy wood trunks.
Binder Posts   10 pack for $6.00    100 pack for $35.00    USA shipping included

Half inch:

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One inch: 

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Our 4mm Arch Punch Makes Just the Right Diameter Hole for our Binder Posts
hole punch for binder posts or Chicago Screws



#9 Copper Rivets and Burrs
Sold in 1-pound boxes or 10 packs
9 copper rivets and burrs sold by the pound
Copper rivets and burrs are available in 4 lengths: 1/2",  3/4", or 1"  The burr is that washer thing that goes on the back (post) of the rivet.  Set these with a tool that
you tap with a mallet to push the burr/washer down into place, and then mash the end of the rivet over. If you need a tool to set these you might want to check out our own
line of copper rivet setters over on the tools page, here.  Our #9 copper rivets have a head diameter of 15/32" (just under a half inch) and a shank diameter of 5/32" (just over 1/8")
RVT125  #9 Copper Rivets All prices include USA shipping
1/2" Copper Rivets and Burrs  $28 per pound (about 130 per lb)
3/4" Copper Rivets and Burrs  $28 per pound (about 115 per lb)
1" Copper Rivets and Burrs  $28 per pound (about 100 per lb)
All 10 packs are $7.50 each, USA shipping included.
Sizes
small packs of copper rivets for sale

TRUNK TACKS

We sell three types of decorative tacks for use on your trunks.  These can be handy for attaching the strap tab keepers shown above, for dressing up the edges of a trunk,
replacing old tacks that hold leather in place, or for holding fabric in place inside the trunk.  Sold in groups of 100, with shipping (USA) included in the price:



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Tack Style #1 is a common upholstery tack (sometimes known as a French Natural tack or nail), available in three finishes.
1/2 inch long tack, head is 7/16" diam.  100 for $9.00  USA shipping included.
Finish



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Tack Style #2 is called an Old Gold finish.  1/2" shaft, 7/16" head diameter.  100 for $10.00, USA shipping included.


domed nickel tacks
Tack 5 is a brushed nickel upholstery tack with a dull silver appearance.
7/16" diameter with a tack length of 1/2".
Sold in packs of 100 for $10



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SMALL tacks:  Tack #6 is an oxidized black finish upholstery nail with rounded head.  The head is 1/4" in diameter and stands up about 1/8" high.
Shank length is 3/8"  Note that we put one of our antique brass Tack #1 tacks in the photo to help you get a feel for how small Tack #6 is.
Tack #6, sold in bags of 100, $8.50 per bag, USA shipping included. 



Cone Head Tacks
cone head tacks
On some old trunks you'll find these nailed in as decorations here and there, and they were also often used to nail on paper
tags with the name and address of the trunk's owner.  The nail shaft is 7/16" long and the cone head is 9/32" in diameter.  The head sticks up
by about 1/8" from the surrounding terrain (wood).   Sold per 20 for $3.00, USA shipping included.  Choose brass (shiny gold) or nickel (silver)
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Don't want to use your credit card online?
No problem - you can print out our order form and mail or fax in your order



Brass Buttons For Jenny Linds or Other pre-1900 Trunks
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It's tough to find replacement brass tacks for your old Jenny Lind, Saratoga, or Civil War-era trunk.
These are pretty good reproductions, although they're brass-plated steel, not solid brass like the originals.
The head is 13/16" in diameter, and the nail is about an inch long.  The head sticks up about 1/8".
Nail them right through the lid, then bend them over from the inside or curl the end back into the wood.
IMPORTANT:  These tacks have darker stains here and there, some mottling, and some spotting on them -
the company who made them was trying to age them - they look mottled and that's just the way it is!
Prices include USA postage.
5 Bright Brass Jenny Lind Tacks  $5.00
10 Bright Brass Jenny Lind Tacks  $10.00
100 Bright Brass Jenny Lind Tacks  $80.00
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Don't want to use your credit card online?
No problem - you can print out our order form and mail or fax in your order



Decorative Trunk Rosettes
decorations for antique steamer trunks on salecopper, brass, and steel rosettes for sale
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These rosettes are made from stamped brass (the gold ones) or stamped steel (the silver ones), and sold by the pair - TWO rosettes in each package.
 Dimensions:
Rosette 1: 1-1/4" across
Rosette 2: 2-3/16" across
Rosette 3:  1/2" across
Rosette 4:  1-7/8" across
Each of these mounts with a single nail - just nail it right through the center of the rosette.  You can punch a hole first with a nail if you feel like it.
Priced according to the drop-down menu below, USA shipping included.
Your choice

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Brass trunk rosettes for sale


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