This tin is in fact the correct size for a full 2lb loaf. I have two from the 50`s/ early 60`s, all that is left from dad`s bakery back then. They are exactly the same size. If they are incorrect then he has used over 1000 incorrect loaf tins for about 35 years. His tins were of course a lot thicker steel, they had to be. Loaves were dragged out the oven, thrown down on a huge bench to bounce out the bread, then the tins were slung across bakery to other side out of the way ready for next batch, they had to be tough. No need for that sort of strength in a normal household. Why they are making long, not very tall ones now is a mystery to me as you will never get the correct proportions for a "proper" loaf. That being in dad`s day one that was roughly the same height as is the length of tin, when cooked. The one I have shown in pics is about 1cm under height, err sorry dad. A "proper" loaf should be virtually square. I say "proper" by 1950`s 1960`s bakery standards. This tin is not as thick as some but is still an excellent loaf tin and at the price as cheap as chips. Well worth 5 stars.
I used to knead at home by hand, age has arrived, and not welcome. So I bought a Kenwood Chef KMC560 to take away the hard work and knead dough for me and what a cracking job it makes of it. Might review that some time but at the moment jury is still out for other factors.