JHCC

Is this wrought iron?

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Some of you may remember the Great Wrought Iron Rescue of 2017, where I salvaged a hundred or so short pieces of wrought iron bar from repairs to the roof of a 1916 building at the college where I work. It just occurred to me to see if the screws and nuts I removed therefrom were also WI.

After doing the cut-and-bend test, I’m pretty sure the screws aren’t, but I’m not sure about the nuts. What do you folks think?

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For contrast, here’s a cut-and-bend on one of those WI bars:

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And for interest’s sake, this is what happens when you do a cut-and-bend on a piece of burned WI:

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It's a little difficult to tell, JHCC, in total honesty, but I do not believe it is. If it is, it is an extremely high grade of it, well made. But I do not believe those nuts are wrought iron.

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I could have given you some wrought iron when you were at my house the other day.

Didn't realize you were so afflicted.

If you are ever out this way again...

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Next time! Thanks in advance!

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