The frame wire is roughly 0.68 mm thick (28/1000") and 2.06 mm
wide (83/1000"). How would one calculate the original round gauge
Here's one way to do it. It helps to have a calculator that can do
- Find the area of the wire as it exists now. .023 x.083 =.001909
Find the dimensions of a circle with this area (pi x radius squared
- .001909 divided by pi (3.14) = .000607654 (radius squared)
square root of .000607654 = .02465063 radius of wire with an area of
.001909 square inches
2 x.02465063 (the radius) = .049301261 (diameter of a wire with an
area of.001909 square inches).
Compare the wire diameter .049, to a chart of wire gage
.049 falls between 17 ga (.045) & 16 gage (.051).