Rated X wrote: Mkall wrote:
Rated X wrote:As good as it looks, I gotta ask why the ship has lights on the roof when the lightbulb had not even been invented yet ? They should have left the orange lights out and just had chest armor.
I suspect it has to do with the coal burner emiting light, but I can't say for sure.
That would make sense I guess.
It may also be an artifact of the fact that Hearts of Steel as a story doesn't know itself when it takes place:
Mark Twain lived in San Francisco from 1964 to 1966, but he mentions having ONE daughter, which would place it somewhere between 1972(birth year of his first daughter) and 1974(birth of his second daughter).
In addition, John Henry's famous interactions with steam hammers(or more importantly, his race against them) occurs anywhere between 1969 and 1971.
The invention of the Lightbulb occurs in 1979, with a patent in 1980, so it's possible, too, that someone didn't fact check, especially since the "lights" are grills/vents on the actual original design:
They also appear to be vents/grills and the right color of the production model, as opposed to the orange ones the prototype has.