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Gary.
 
Page 13 of the Simpson Canadian Limit States Design Catalogue C-CAN04 shows "penny" nails.  Also hangers, straps etc all refernce penny nails.  Therer are several historical explanations, however, the "penny" designation uses "d" a symbol used for the British monetary penny in, pounds, shillings, pence (penny)  £sd. 
 

Thor Tandy P.Eng
Victoria, BC
Canada
vicpeng(--nospam--at)telus.net
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Sent: Friday, May 27, 2005 4:48 AM
Subject: Re: Wood-frame construction: Life in the real world

What the heck are penny nails?  They sound like something out of Elizabethan England.  We use metric size nails,
i.e. diameter and length--Simpson has a Canadian edition catalogue with common nails with their metric conversions,
but no definition of what is a penny nail.
Gary