I never thought of this process from a heating perspective. Wow, learning. Interesting. Suddenly being a blacksmith in my previous life helps bring perspective. Yes, they could set the furnace temperature. Regardless, how much time was the metal exposed to that temperature and was the furnace uniform in its temperature throughout? Much done in low tech metal work was done by senses. We could see, smell and hear the metal changing. It got red, yellow, then started to sparkle when ready to be worked. Wait too long, and your project became a clanker (melted metal and coal lumped together). Hello all, btw, just joined your site.
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