Dating antique furniture screws
If the wood is uniformly 7/8th inch thick, then it is earlier - perhaps 1900 - 1920 (we're not sure of the exact dates) but it is still machined material.If it's being used in a Kitchen Hutch, it's probably authentic.
There is something of a revival of blacksmithing going on right now.Use your fingers on drawer bottoms or backboards of case furniture.If you can feel slight, parallel ridges and hollows, the piece was hand planed, probably prior to the mid-19th Century. Or aim a flashlight as if it was a Star Wars blaster?It can be fun, even productive, to break out of our everyday routine and assume other roles. Driving 84, some people play the part of Rusty Wallace.