[LMB] Preparing for a visit
baur at chello.at
Fri Jul 30 19:16:47 BST 2021
first thing i would do is a 5GU binge read and picking all the clues on
tech level i can find
i would then try to get at least a few months apprenticeship in one of
the heritage iron smelters - i think the 5GU needs blast furnaces and
siemens-martin furnaces (but puddling will do in a pinch)
taking a few foundry and mining handbooks with me (among other books
georg agricola's "de rei metallica" - illustrated edition)
other things that come to mind - introduction of fore and aft rigs (i
think we have only seen square and lateen rigs) .. need to check if the
5GU build clinker or carvel and if they build ouside-in or inside-out
lithography to print pictures comes to mind (if i can find the proper
metal and wood working lathes come to mind .. together with the concepts
of precision measuring and standardisation .. as well as advanced water
mills (for more things than just milling grain) ..
Am 30.07.2021 um 17:35 schrieb WILLIAM A WENRICH:
> What subjects would you like to study before visiting the WGW or 5GU? (I didn’t include the Nexus since I can’t think of anything useful outside of literature.)
> For the WGW, I would study all of the glass and manufacturing techniques for making microscopes, telescopes, and binoculars.
> For the 5GU, everything I could get on printing and moveable type. (Sorry if this is a overreaction of mine.)
> William A Wenrich
> Christian, Husband, Father, Granddaddy, Son, & American. Here I am. I can do no other. God help me!
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