What were the GAR grave markers made of?

What metal was used in the manufacture of GAR grave markers?

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5 years ago #2
Ajhall
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The ones I've seen are cast iron.

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5 years ago #3
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Same here. I assumed they were all cast iron.

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5 years ago #4
Tbrd35
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Some were cast steel.

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5 years ago #5
Ajhall
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Tbrd35 wrote:

Some were cast steel.
As far as you know, was there a particular reason why some were steel vs. iron? Just local availability?
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5 years ago #6
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Changing times and availability too like you said.

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