Railroad Spike

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Title

Railroad Spike

Description

Collected in Columbia, South Carolina, this twentieth-century railroad spike appears nearly identical to the earliest spikes that Robert Stevens created in 1832. This “cut spike” or “crampon” remains the commonest railroad fastener.

Creator

Jennifer Betsworth

Files

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Citation

Jennifer Betsworth, “Railroad Spike,” History 787: Material Culture Seminar, accessed November 24, 2017, http://hist787.cas.sc.edu/items/show/212.