Traditional Building Materials - Table of Contents ................. Illustrated Architecture Dictionary
Thin sheets of metal that range from 0.006 inch to 0.249 inch thick
Foil or leaf: extremely thin thicknesses
Plate: pieces thicker than 6 mm (0.25 in)
Sheet metal is simply metal formed into thin and flat pieces.
It is one of the fundamental forms used in metalworking, and can be cut and bent into a variety of different shapes.
There are many different metals that can be made into sheet metal, such as: aluminum, brass, copper, steel, tin, nickel and titanium.
For decorative uses, important sheet metals include silver,
gold, and platinum.
Historically, an important use of sheet metal was in plate armor worn by cavalry.
Examples from Buffalo architecture:
- Illustration above: First Baptist Church of Newfane
- Hamburg Grange (Hamburg, NY) Facade
- Colonial Apartments Cornice
- 1389 Delaware - Photo # 1 ... Photo #2
- The Pedlar People Catalog
- 114 Main Street, Albion, NY Cornice
- 116 Main Street, Albion, NY Cornice
- Charleston, South Carolina Cornice
- Got Mesker? Includes links to 1904 and 1906 catalogs