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mjr6550

Old timber joists and old flooring

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The joist photos are just for interest. They are common around here, but I'm sure not everywhere. Date stone on house says 1854.

The flooring is my question. I see a lot of old flooring-some square edge and some ship lap. Maybe I have not paid attention, but I can't recall seeing tongue and groove of like this. I'm thinking that it was hand planed. If it is original it would predate commercial T&G flooring.

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I read that T&G manufacturing equipment was in use in mid 1880s.

1830s UK. 1840s here. Won't see machined T&G outside of major cities until railroads arrived at smaller cities and towns.

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