Dr. Steinmetz Patent Making Artificial Lava

[Trade Journal]

Publication: Electrical Review and Western Electrician

New York, NY, United States
vol. 62, no. 2, p. 114, col. 1

Artificial Lava.


A process for making artificial lava has been invented and patented by Dr. Charles P. Steinmetz. It is made by mixing powdered mineral talc and a binder of precipitated gelatinous magnesium silicate. The mass is then molded under pressure to any desired shape and fired at a temperature about 1,000 degrees centigrade. It is an excellent insulator and has the heat-resisting properties of natural lava.


Keywords:Lava Insulator : Charles P. Steinmetz
Researcher notes: 
Supplemental information: Patent: 1,049,005
Researcher:Elton Gish
Date completed:January 2, 2011 by: Elton Gish;