Bessemer steel


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Bes´se`mer steel`


1.Steel made directly from cast iron, by burning out a portion of the carbon and other impurities that the latter contains, through the agency of a blast of air which is forced through the molten metal; - so called from Sir Henry Bessemer, an English engineer, the inventor of the process.
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Harold also owns "A" and "B" versions of the Malta gate-latch hillside plow manufactured by the Brown-Manly Plow Co., Malta, Ohio, featuring a Bessemer steel moldboard.
Low-cost Bessemer steel replaced iron for railway construction, and by the end of the century, 200,000 miles of railroads crisscrossed the American landscape.