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Re: [SCA-JML] Re: Boring iron stuff

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  • Ii Saburou
    ... This is actually rather fascinating. It has enlightened me on certain subjects, that s for sure. -Ii
    Message 1 of 2 , Aug 24, 2002
      On Fri, 23 Aug 2002, James Eckman wrote:

      > Rough Timeline
      > ~???? BC - iron in use
      > ~1200 BC - steel in use
      > ~600 BC - China uses cast iron for tools, 1400 AD for Europe!
      > ~1400 AD - Europe begins the use of blast furnaces, more productive
      > ~1700 AD - Coal in use as fuel, up till now everyone uses charcoal,
      > which limits how fast iron can be made since you have burn forests to
      > supply a foundry
      > 1784 AD - Puddling furnace introduced, more productive
      > - AD - What can I say? how many TONS! of steel do you own
      >
      > Sorry for boring everyone...

      This is actually rather fascinating. It has enlightened me on certain
      subjects, that's for sure.

      -Ii
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