The Eiffel Tower’s historic rivets: a true collector’s item to offer!
Tuesday 10 December 2019
Modified the 10/12/19
Treat yourself to 285 grams of the Eiffel Tower! In a limited edition of 600, the historic rivets from the Eiffel Tower are an incomparable gift idea for all of the Iron Lady’s admirers. Presented in a pretty wooden display case, numbered and accompanied by its certificate of authenticity, the new collector’s item carries all the symbolic importance of the architectural masterpiece that is the Eiffel Tower. The rivet symbolizes the genius of the monument’s assembly and is clearly one its key features.
On the Eiffel Tower, 2.5 million rivets hold together 12,000 metallic pieces. Some of the pieces were assembled at the workshop in Levallois-Perret then transported to the Tower to be mounted. The legendary technique for posing the rivets is the monument’s trademark, as with all metallic structures. The rivets were heat-mounted by a team of four riveters: one to heat the rivet, a second to hold it in place, a third to form the head, and the last to lock it in place with a sledge hammer. This method also helped guarantee the most effective and rapid assembly possible of the Tower, which was built in record time: 2 years, 2 months and 5 days.
The historic rivet of the Eiffel Tower
Made of iron from the Eiffel Tower
Delivered with a certificate of authenticity
Price: 525 euros, shipping included
Available on the Eiffel Tower's online shop