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Original General Order 95


Section II


Definitions of Terms as Used in The Rules of This Order


23.3    Wire Gage means a standard of measurement used for convenient nomenclature of the various size of wires.


A.    American Wire Gage (AWG) otherwise known as Brown and Sharpe (B&S) for copper, aluminum and other conductors.


B.    Birmingham Wire Gage (BWG) for iron and steel conductors (used principally for telephone and telegraph conductors).


C.    New British Standard (NBS), a wire gage for certain copper, bronze or copper-covered steel conductors (a modification of BWG used principally for telephone conductors).