Tuesday, 30 June 2009
ABC Wednesday : X for X shaped Wall Anchors
Wall anchors were used in old buildings in the Netherlands to connect the beams of a floor with the brick wall to prevent the wall from bending outwards. They often had the shape of a couple of nummers to indicate the age of the building. Sometimes they had the shape of a letter like X or Y, or a simple I. When my guests and I took the trip under the city of Den Bosch, we saw a lot of old buildings and of course we couldn't overlook the wall anchors.Foreigners often ask what they are used for. For further information read this excellent article, by clicking on more
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