Wire and cable throughout the ages

The German Wire Museum (Deutsches Drahtmuseum) in Altena is all about wire and cable—from its use in chainmail in the Middle Ages through superconductors today. Just reading the story about the museum is a real eye-opener. As hams, we tend to think of wire and cable as electronic components, but wire has been used down through the centuries in jewelry, in pianos, in bridges, and many other applications. Interesting stuff.