Questions tagged [historical-techniques]

For questions on how certain products, processes, activities, etc were created or performed in history. Questions on techniques in researching history, known as historical methods, should use the historiography tag.

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What were shoe soles made from in previous ages?

Today, nearly all commercial footwear has a sole made of either rubber or plastic with rubber-like qualities. It's a great material for the job, but it comes from a tree that's native to the Americas,...
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When did leaf springs appear in vehicles?

Passenger vehicles require suspensions for ride comfort. Most today use helical springs, but leaf springs were at one time a major advance over chain or leather strap suspensions, and are still used ...