Is Wire Mesh Sexy? Answer: No!


Did you know that the Super Bowl is one of the most watched annual sporting events in the world? We at Darby Wire Mesh bet you did know that and that you likely watched this year’s Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons.

Super Bowl LI: Patriots Vs. Falcons
Super Bowl LI: Patriots Vs. Falcons

And, to no one’s surprise, marketers do too! That is why, according to, the average cost for a 30 second TV commercial during the 2017 Super Bowl between the Patriots and Falcons was $5 Million.


Some of the commercials that you will see during the Super Bowl will certainly make you laugh; others will likely tug at your heart. And come Monday morning, everyone will be talking about these commercials.

Mr. Clean Super Bowl Commercial
Mr. Clean Super Bowl Commercial

We at Darby Wire Mesh also assume that you will also see an advertisement with a scantily clad woman promoting a beer or a handsome man selling yogurt.  In other words, these commercial spots attempt to sell a product or promote a brand through sex.

Bieber, Gronk - Super Bowl Commercial
Bieber, Gronk – Super Bowl Commercial

Darby Wire Mesh never believed we would see the day when someone attempted to make Wire Mesh sexy, but it has happened. Originally brought to our attention by, a website that follows the video gaming industry, it appears there is a Taiwanese Wire Mesh Company that is using Sex to sell Wire Mesh!


Below, please find some of the photos these Taiwanese company uses to promote its wire mesh, and to read the article, click here:


Model with Wire Mesh
Model with Wire Mesh

At Darby Wire Mesh, there is no need for us to resort to sex in order to sell wire mesh. Here’s our bottom line: Darby Wire Mesh is one of the country’s preeminent and most trusted suppliers of woven and welded wire mesh, and we have been for over 150 years. As a family owned company, we are dedicated to serving our customers, from the large industrial user to the small machine shop (and everyone in between).  Our knowledge of the domestic and global industry is second to none; and our expertise in our products can assist you in finding the right wire mesh for your application. 


We believe that we do not need to use sex to sell wire mesh…plus, I do not think you want to see this blog in a swimsuit!

Darby Wire Mesh in Swimsuit
Darby Wire Mesh in Swimsuit


Where Music and Wire Mesh Meet!

The Eagles: "Hotel California"
The Eagles: “Hotel California”

Playing songs like “Stairway to Heaven”, “Hotel California” and “Sweet Emotion”, WMGK 102.9 is Philadelphia’s classic rock station. One of the station’s popular radio personalities is Andre Gardner. If you are from the greater Philadelphia area, there’s no doubt you know his voice and appreciate his knowledge of classic rock.


Neumann Microphone prominently featuring woven wire mesh
Neumann Microphone prominently featuring woven wire mesh. (source: Andre Gardner’s Facebook Page)

He recently shared a photo, and, as wire mesh people, we were intrigued. This is a photo of a Neumann microphone, commonly cited by experts as the top in the world. These microphones are often used for live performances and are considered of the utmost quality.

This microphone prominently features wire mesh. If you are an expert in the microphone world, we’d love to hear from you. Please let us know what we need to know about this microphone. Email us at:



Additional Pricing Details from Specifying Quantity is Important

Brass and Copper Wire Mesh
Brass and Copper Woven Wire Mesh, in Roll Form


Offering a brief yet detailed summary of how wire mesh is priced, one of the most visited pages of our website is the pricing page, which can be found here:



Pricing Information
Knowing how much material is needed is essential for wire mesh pricing.


One of the things that is sometimes overlooked when requesting a price quote is quantity. It is critical that our customer determine how much material they need for his/her specific application. Whether you require a stock item or need an item that is custom manufactured, determining how much you need is essential because, by and large, pricing is quantity based.


Many of the mesh specifications Darby keeps on the floor are manufactured and stocked in full 100FT rolls. The widths of these rolls are usually 36”, 48” and 60” wide. Often times, Darby sells these items in full 100’ roll quantities, but we also routinely cut these rolls down to shorter pieces, like 4’ x 10FT or 3’ x 25FT sections.


Sample Policy
Bronze Wire Mesh | Bronze Wire Cloth


Darby Wire Mesh also likes to remind customers that we are happy to discuss your requirements and options when you need a custom manufactured specification or a unique specification that is not commonly available from stock. Again, especially in these instances, knowing how much you need will help us help you better!


Darby’s Wire Mesh is used in Infill Panels

Wire Mesh used in Railing along River
Wire Mesh used in Railing along River

Wire mesh is an extremely popular choice for infill panels and railings applications. When properly framed and installed, wire mesh infill panels serve as a protective barrier in high traffic areas, like jogging paths, zoos, stadiums, recreational parks, college institutions, amusement parks, restaurants, bars and even residential patios and decks. Engineers and designers often specify wire mesh because it offers an excellent combination of visibility and safety.


Darby's Woven Wire Mesh used in infill panel
Darby’s Woven Wire Mesh used in infill panel

Selecting the appropriate material is critical when deciding to use wire mesh for infill panels – stainless steels, plain steel and galvanized are very popular. Other metals and alloys, such as copper and its alloys, are sometimes used to create an upscale look, particularly in high-end restaurants or residences.


For more information on wire mesh used in infill panel and railing applications, please visit:

Darby's woven wire mesh used in infill panel
Darby’s woven wire mesh used in infill panel
Wire mesh used in infill panels with plants

World Series and Wire Mesh!

The Fall Classic. The World Series.

World Series: 2016
2016 World Series – Chicago Cubs vs. Cleveland Indians

The 2016 World Series is between the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians, and, so far, it has been a great series. We at Darby Wire Mesh have been glued to the series, mostly because we love the game of baseball. It also reminds us when our Philadelphia Phillies won the World Series in 2008.

One of the neat things about watching the World Series on TV is the shots of the crowd. You can absolutely see how invested the teams’ fans are…especially the fans of the Cubs. After all, it’s been almost 100 years since they have won the World Series!

In watching the game on Sunday October 30th, we saw a great image of wire mesh in the background. Oh, and in front of the mesh: Jim Harbaugh (right), head coach of the University of Michigan Football team, and his father (left).

A Wire Mesh Infill Panel spotted at Wrigley Field, during World Series.
A Wire Mesh Infill Panel spotted at Wrigley Field, during World Series.

After zooming in on the photo, it appears the mesh is a Lock Crimp Woven Wire Mesh, that has been rotated 45 degrees to create a diamond orientation. It was then likely placed into a channel and painted and/or coated in green. For more information about wire mesh that is used in infill panels, please visit:


Tim Tebow and Wire Mesh??!!!

Time Tebow, crashes into padded fence. Wire mesh infill panel is present.
Time Tebow, crashes into padded fence. Wire mesh infill panel is present.



By all accounts, Tim Tebow is a talented athlete. He won the Heisman Trophy as a quarterback for the University of Florida. He played in the NFL, and now, he is playing minor league baseball in the New York Mets organization.

In this photo of Tim crashing into a wall, we at Darby are drawn to see the wire mesh infill panels that are used above the padded fence. Both welded and woven wire mesh specifications are commonly used in infill panels at ball parks, stadiums, amusement parks and playgrounds.

Too good not to share!!

#TBT , or “Throw Back Thursday”. In social media, it’s a chance to share something cool, something from the past, something old school. Something that brings back good memories.

We at Darby Wire Mesh shared a great photo this morning on Facebook and Twitter, but this picture is too good not to share on our blog!  This photo was taken in the 1980s!


The men of Darby Wire Mesh circa 1980
The men of Darby Wire Mesh circa 1980


Darby Celebrates Retirement of Long Time Employee

Today, August 31, 2016, is a bittersweet day at the headquarters of Edward J. Darby & Son, Inc. It is also a special day because we, at Darby, are celebrating the retirement of one of our long-time employees, Noberto B.

“Mister” Noberto, as he is sometimes affectionately called, has been with Darby for 28 years. During his time here, Noberto functioned in many capacities, but he truly excelled in his slitting capabilities.


Noberto slitting wire mesh
Noberto slitting wire mesh


During his time at Darby, Noberto could be counted on for fastidious attention to detail. When there was a job with strict tolerances, Noberto was Darby’s go-to-guy!

However, as dependable as Noberto was in his daily responsibilities, what Darby will miss the most is his genuine and warm personality. Over his morning coffee, Noberto would always ask his colleagues how they were feeling and what was new in their lives. Noberto was a breath of fresh air, and all of us at Darby will miss him.

Never one to sit still, Noberto is planning to leave Philadelphia to enjoy his retirement in an idyllic location.

Noberto's Retirement
Noberto’s Retirement


Darby Caters to the Industrial User of Wire Mesh and Wire Cloth


Men of Darby

Some companies celebrate the fact that they have been in business for 25 years, or 40 years, or even 50 years. At Darby, we’ve been in business for over 160 years! The reason for this longevity stems from our ability to exceed the expectations of the broad range ofcustomers that use wire mesh and wire cloth. We pride ourselves in our ability to service all customers, but we have never lost sight of the fact that industrial users are Darby’s core customer.



To our industrial customers, Darby offers a selection of customized product offerings known as the “Darby Advantage”. These wire mesh oriented offerings include: Dedicated Customer Service, Large & Varied Inventory, Preferred & Competitive Pricing, Knowledge of Product & Industry, Fabrication Services, Expediting Services, and Blanket Order & Consignment Programs.


For more information on these, please visit:


In this blog entry, we want to focus on Darby’s preferred and competitive pricing we offer to qualified industrial users. When a customer is identified as an industrial user, our system will automatically reflect that by offering competitive pricing. This pricing applies to various wire mesh specifications in stock; it also applies to custom manufactured runs.

Pricing Information

We also encourage our industrial users to contact us directly, either via email or phone, and discuss your requirements. We are always eager to help an industrial user when price is one of the many determinants of securing a job.