Author Results for W. L. Goodman

Bristol Carpenters’ Nails 1492–1586

By W. L. Goodman

There were seventeen types of handmade nails named in the Bristol Mayors’ accounts.  Unfortunately, the length is not given but can be inferred from the price.  The most common nail was the cawfote, cawfott, calfatte or calfot nail.  Calfatting means caulking but the name may refer to the large nails used to batten the hatches, […] Read More

Filed under: Tudors | English Channel
Subjects include: Leisure & Small Craft | Shipbuilding & Design