They did not have the benefit of cheap, off the shelf, mass produced batteries. Bronze is a relatively hard alloy of copper and tin, better suited for the purpose than the much softer copper enabling improved durability of the weapons and the ability to hold a cutting edge.
For many years the telegraph, and later the telephone, industries were the only consumers of batteries in modest volumes and it wasn't until the twentieth century that new applications created the demand that made the battery a commodity item. The use of bronze for tools and weapons gradually spread to the rest of the World until it was eventually superceded by the much harder iron.
Background We think of a battery today as a source of portable power, but it is no exaggeration to say that the battery is one of the most important inventions in the history of mankind.
Volta's pile was at first a technical curiosity but this new electrochemical phenomenon very quickly opened the door to new branches of both physics and chemistry and a myriad of discoveries, inventions and applications.
But New York City’s gloomiest musical protagonists have built their prolific career on reliable foundations: blood, sweat, tears and impeccably sharp dressing.
The 2002 release of debut album ‘Turn On The Bright Lights’ saw the band’s career skyrocket virtually overnight and Interpol swiftly become a byword for cool.
Christensen has also served as creative director for Nylon magazine, designed clothing, and supported funding for breast cancer organizations and other charities.
Christensen appeared on many magazine covers--including Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, and W--and in fashion campaigns (including Revlon, Chanel, Versace, Lanvin, Prada, Sonia Rykiel, Hermes, Valentino and Karl Lagerfeld) during the 1990s.
They asked, ‘Would Mingus want to audition for ‘Spider-Man?
Speaking about being scouted in her teens, the supermodel revealed she was shocked that anyone looked twice as she had 'chubby cheeks'.
Talking to Red magazine, she said: 'I had a horrible perm, chubby baby cheeks and frosted pink lipstick!
The video was later featured on MTV's "Sexiest Video of All-Time," voted #4 on VH1's "50 Sexiest Video Moments," and voted #13 on VH1's "100 Greatest Videos." In 1996, Frank De Caro of The New York Times cited Christensen, along with Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Elle Macpherson and Claudia Schiffer as "The Magnificent Seven." De Caro reflected, "Known by their first names to legions of fans, they are the legends of the modern catwalk, the girl next door pretty underneath all the paint." she graced the covers of Spanish Vogue (2011), British Harper’s Bazaar and ELLE, and American Vs. She was also featured in the advertising campaigns of Ermanno Screvino, Reebok, Charactere and Triumph.
Christensen is signed to ZZO Management in Paris, D Management in Milan, Unsigned Management in London and 1/One Management in New York City.