How Big

Measurements of cell impressions from foundation and foundation mills produced by various supply houses from the late 1800’s to 1989.
Type Source Ave. cell size in mm
wax Africa 4.76
wax Africa 4.89
wax A.I. Root (circa 1929) 5.05
aluminum unknown 5.10
mill A.I. Root (circa 1929) 5.12
wax L.A. Honey (1989) 5.15
wax Miller (circa 1888) 5.18
wax Mexico 5.18
wax 5-3/8″ A.I. Root (1989) 5.18
wax Glorybee, OR 5.19
wax Tom Industries, CA 5.19
wax Honey Acres, WI 5.19
mill A.I. Root (1989) 5.20
wax 8-38″ A.I. Root (1989) 5.20
plastic Arnaba, HI 5.21
plastic unknown 5.23
plastic unknown 5.28
wax W.T. Kelly, KY 5.28
mill A.I. Root (circa 1910) 5.29
wax Brushy Mountain 5.30
plastic unknown 5.35
wax 8-5/16″ Dadant (med. brood) 5.36
wax Honey Acres, WI 5.39
wax 5-1/2″ Dadant (med. brood) 5.39
Duraguilt Dadant 5.40
wax Bolivia 5.44
7-11 W.T. Kelly, KY 5.53
Perma-dent Draper’s, NE 5.56
Perma Comb Perma Comb 5.64