slate pin

1) The peg which passed through a hole at the top end of a stone slate, thereby securing it behind the laths on a roof. Formerly the pins were made of wood or bone.

1410-11 Item pro xxml sclat pynnes vjs viijd, Sibthorpe

1648 he is to make slate pins for them and he is to theack, rige and pave the whole … having mosse found, Sowerby

1705 slate pins of wood or bone, Methley

1733 slate pin wood, Wakefield

1740 600 of Slate Pins for the barn, Whitley Beaumont.

dates 1410-1411 1648 1705 1733 1740

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