Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1678 Putnam Nail

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1678

 

Putnam Nail advertisement from The Youth’s Companion, Jan. 9, 1902.

Silas Putnam made his first fortune with curtain rollers.  Then he invented a method of producing machine-made horseshoe nails.  For fifty years his factories on Port Norfolk produced the majority of horseshoe nails in the country.

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