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Issac Babbitt's Smelting Cast
Smelt

Origin

Isaac Babbitt

Type

Smelting Cast

Effects

Exudes a thin yet responsive skin of protective metal upon any surface

Downsides

Reduces structural firmness of affected object

Activation

Pouring hot metal over a target

Collected by

Warehouse 13

Section

Smolensk-813JN

Aisle

647850-7345

Shelf

291274-8624-389

Date of Collection

May 28, 2017

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OriginEdit

Isaac Babbitt's claim to fame was the creation of a tin-compound alloy suitable for bearings and other machinery parts subject to heavy wear. His work searching for a cheap alternative to pewter eventually led to the creation of Babbitt, another alloy named directly in his honor. Consisting of copper mixed into a tin matrix, it was not entirely resistant to surface tresses such as heat and chemicals. However, when the weaker tin melted away, lubricant could then each the stable sections and prevent any further degradation of the bearings.

EffectsEdit

Heated metal produced with the cast will encircle the entire outline of any object with a thin, permeable layer. A taut skin will absorb any minor abrasions or scuffs, allowing the object to avoid direct damage. Heavy scarring will cause the layer to momentarily loosen its molecular bonds and self-correct, reforming itself over any areas requiring more protection. The object itself will become less rigid in structure and behave closer to a gelatinous mixture than an absolute solid. Continual long-term use will destabilize the entire form, causing it to collapse inward into a cocktail of goop.

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