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Malcolm Lewis

    Thank you for the answers to date. It is surprising to learn that the difference in thickness between 28oz and 32oz copper plate is only about 0.1mm. Would such a small difference have really contributed to the 32oz plate providing greater protection for say, the bows of a vessel? It is also impressive that the rolling mill at the time was able to gauge the thickness with such precision.