Bessemer converter


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Bessemer converter

n.
A large pear-shaped container in which molten iron is converted to steel by the Bessemer process.

Bessemer converter

(ˈbɛsɪmə)
n
(Metallurgy) a refractory-lined furnace used to convert pig iron into steel by the Bessemer process
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Noun1.Bessemer converter - a refractory-lined furnace used to convert pig iron into steel by the Bessemer processBessemer converter - a refractory-lined furnace used to convert pig iron into steel by the Bessemer process
converter, convertor - a device for changing one substance or form or state into another
steel factory, steel mill, steel plant, steelworks - a factory where steel is made
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Just as the click of the reaper means bread, and the purr of the sewing-machine means clothes, and the roar of the Bessemer converter means steel, and the rattle of the press means education, so the ring of the telephone bell has come to mean unity and organization.
Like all time-saving inventions, like the railroad, the reaper, and the Bessemer converter, the telephone, in the last analysis, COSTS NOTHING; IT IS THE LACK OF IT THAT COSTS.