Spike

Object ID
M973.366.2
Category
Vessel Structure, Component
Date Made
1835
Materials
copper
Description
Copper spike from SS. BEAVER, salvaged by Fred Rogers in 1960. Tip tapered to wedge shape, with two diagonally opposing edges pounded into scallop pattern, with 3 angled dents per edge. Slight flare at bend end. Longitudinal "grain" to copper, and there is a narrowed section in the middle, either from wear or corrosion.
Related vessels
SS Beaver