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Bessemer   /bˈɛsəmər/   Listen

British inventor and metallurgist who developed the Bessemer process (1813-1898).  Synonym: Sir Henry Bessemer.

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"Bessemer" Quotes from Famous Books

... protect a man who was standing up was more than he could carry. But battles are not fought now-a-days by men who are standing up. Your infantry are all lying on their stomachs, and it would take very little to protect them. And steel has improved, Munro! Chilled steel! Bessemer! Bessemer! Very good. How much to cover a man? Fourteen inches by twelve, meeting at an angle so that the bullet will glance. A notch at one side for the rifle. There you have it, laddie—the Cullingworth patent portable bullet-proof ...
— The Stark Munro Letters • J. Stark Munro

... the future of iron. But he had never dreamed of steel. But "sixty-five" saw the first steel rail rolled in America, and Anthony Cardew began to dream. He went to Chicago first, and from there to Michigan, to see the first successful Bessemer converter. When he started east again he knew what he was ...
— A Poor Wise Man • Mary Roberts Rinehart

... in Sweden, as described by Professor Ehrenwerth, and subsequent experiments of a similar kind made at Pravali, in Carinthia, and elsewhere, have led the author, who is specially occupied in the building of Bessemer works, to design a plant suitable for operation upon small charges. This consists essentially of a converter about 1 meter outside diameter, and 1.5 meters high, connected by a single trunnion to a horizontal steel ...
— Scientific American Supplement, No. 492, June 6, 1885 • Various

... make it. I knew Mr. Wharton and the rest of them years ago, for I was born and raised in a furnace town. My father worked in a Bessemer plant—until he was killed. What I saw there ...
— The Auction Block • Rex Beach

... have known too well had she heard poor Graham mutter: "My will must be made of Bessemer steel if I can see her often as she looked ...
— His Sombre Rivals • E. P. Roe

Words linked to "Bessemer" :   inventor, artificer, discoverer, metallurgist, metallurgical engineer

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