The Answer to Yesterday’s Question
So there you have it. What we discovered in 100.U1 and 100.U2 were the remains of the “gap” between two stamp batteries. Each iron strap was attached to the front uprights of an individual battery. The “gap” consisted of a slab of end-grained wood with iron braces and more slabs of wood underneath it. All of this points to the idea that the weight of the stamps and stamp batteries themselves were not distributed directly underneath them, but instead off the sides. This makes sense since the areas directly under the batteries were found to be hollow.