Metal fabric

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Steel mesh chair
MFA# 1994.72.1


A wire screen made of Galvanized steel. Metal fabric, or hardware cloth, is available in meshes ranging from 0.25 to 0.5 inches across. Hardware cloth is used for coarse strainers, animal cages, fencing, and to form supporting structures for Plaster.

Synonyms and Related Terms

metallic thread; metal fiber; wire thread; metallic fibre; hilo metálico (Esp.); metaaldraad (Ned);

Resources and Citations

  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997

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