Use began about 1830. Originally named for the Washburn and Moen Manufacturing Company, which was later merged into the American Steel and Wire Co.
This is the same as the Washburn and Moen Gauge, or the American Steel and Wire Gauge, except the diameters in most cases are given to the nearest mil.
This gauge is so generally used for steel wire that it is sometimes called the Steel Wire Gauge or the Market Wire Gauge.
Wire in Electrical Construction.
Trenton, NJ: John A. Roebling's Sons Company, 1916.
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