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Old 03-26-2019, 03:59 PM   #18
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Default Re: [LT] Padded/Layered Cloth weight

Originally Posted by Anthony View Post
According to wiki, "The manufacture of basalt fiber requires the melting of the crushed and washed basalt rock at about 1,500 C (2,730 F). The molten rock is then extruded through small nozzles to produce continuous filaments of basalt fiber." That is not Victorian-era tech, it's not really practical much before when it was actually first attempted (1923).

Practical=/=possible. Victorians could get to 1,500 C. If you've got the oxygen for a Bessemer Furnace you can do it.

It's what you would see in a Steampunk or Steampunk/Fantasy game, not a historical one.
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