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Weight of Map Cabinets

The following table is reprinted with the permission of the SLA Geography and Map Division from the article Map Libraries: Space and Equipment by Catherine I. Bahn, SLA Geography & Map Division Bulletin, v. 46, pp. 3-17 (1961)

Copyright by Special Libraries Association, www.sla.org.

 
 

Number of Maps

Number of 2" Drawers

Weight in Pounds per 5-Drawer Section-Case

Weight of Maps (Lbs)

Top & Base Weight

Total Weight (Lbs)

Area in Square Feet

Height (Feet)

Weight per Square Foot

200

1

 

68

83

       
1,000

5
(1 Section)

245

340

83

668

12

2'

55 lbs.

2,000

10
(2 Sections)

490

680

83

1,253

12

3 1/3'

107 lbs.

3,000

15
(3 Sections)

735

1020

83

1,838

12

4 2/3'

158 lbs.

4,000

20
(4 Sections)

980

1,360

83

2,483

12

6'

207 lbs.

5,000

25
(5 Sections)

1,225

1,700

83

3,008

12

7 1/3'

264 lbs.

6,000

30
(6 Sections)

1,470

2,040

83

3,593

12

8 2/3'

310 lbs.




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