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Lucas Simms




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PostPosted: Tue 20 Jul, 2010 9:25 am    Post subject: mass produced breastplates         Reply with quote

What exactly does "mass produced" mean when it comes to the pre-industrial era?
Did they find better ways of producing armour that would enable them to use thicker steel and speed up production in the same time?

If so, could such methods be replicated at home by the ordinary 21st. century man?

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PostPosted: Tue 20 Jul, 2010 12:37 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

In this context I think the term (as well as the term "munition") simply means that the pieces were made quickly, without fine finish and without fitting to any particular individual. By the time of this breast there certainly were technological advances that would have allowed for fast production. Large sheets of steel, water-powered hammers and grind stones, etc. Maybe some assembly line work as well (?). A modern hobbyist craftsman can afford similar technology, substituting a wall outlet for a stream and waterwheel. Big Grin Plus, we get angle grinders, drill presses, belt sanders, etc.
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PostPosted: Tue 20 Jul, 2010 12:56 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'd imagine these were made with standardized patterns to cut out the plate and forms to mold the parts around.
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PostPosted: Tue 20 Jul, 2010 4:21 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks guys Happy
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