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Old 07-15-2019, 12:25 PM
J. Whitton J. Whitton is offline
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Northern Georgia
Posts: 3
Default Wrought-iron vs cold-rolled steel

Hello all, as a new member I hope I'm posting this inquiry in the correct location. A customer brought in some "handmade" wrought chain that they are wanting to use to hang a rather large antique sign. The chain links are made from .250" square stock and are approximately 2.5" long and 1.125" wide. This sign is a little over 100lbs.

Let me fist state that I know very little about wrought iron but I feel this would not be adequate for safely suspending such a large piece. I suggested that we replicate this look with a cold rolled link version. I've always thought of wrought iron chains being too brittle to be nothing more than decorative.

Anyone have any input on comparing the two?

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