Sheet metal

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MFA# 1990.401


Metal that has been cast, pressed, or rolled into a sheet with a thickness of approximately 0.25 - 2.5 mm (0.01 - 0.1 in). Sheet metal is thicker than metal foil and thinner than metal plates. Metals available as sheets include Gold, Silver, Brass, Lead, Tin, Aluminum, and Steel. Sheet metal is used in making jewelry, silverware, metal roofs, downspouts, and support panels.

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Resources and Citations

  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998

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