Re: [SCA-JML] Re: Boring iron stuff
- On Fri, 23 Aug 2002, James Eckman wrote:
> Rough TimelineThis is actually rather fascinating. It has enlightened me on certain
> ~???? 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...
subjects, that's for sure.