Pressed-metal ceiling

Pressed-metal ceiling

A thin sheet metal that is embossed with a decorative pattern and coated with a layer of tin or lead or prepared with an undercoat of paint to prevent oxidation; used as ceiling panels by nailing to the underside of beams or furring strips.
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pressed-metal ceiling

A sheet-metal ceiling embossed in a decorative pattern; usually coated with a layer of tin and lead or a coat of paint primer as a protection against oxidation; much used on the ceilings of stores after about 1875, especially during the early part of the 20th century.
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