Sir Henry Bessemer


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Sir Henry Bessemer: William Kelly
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Sir Henry Bessemer - British inventor and metallurgist who developed the Bessemer process (1813-1898)Sir Henry Bessemer - British inventor and metallurgist who developed the Bessemer process (1813-1898)
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
In 1884 Henry Fairchild leased a 150,000-acre tract of mineral land on Red Mountain and two years later founded, in cooperation with others, the industrial center of Bessemer, named for the Englishman Sir Henry Bessemer. Ensley, who began to overshadow Thomas Hillman, took control of the Alice Furnace Company, as well as the Linn Iron Works; he combined these enterprises with the Pratt Coal & Coke Company in 1884, to create the Pratt Coal & Iron Company, by far the largest business entity that ever existed in Alabama.
1851 - Sir Henry Bessemer, England, develops the steel-making process that bears his name.
Sheffield steel entrepreneur Sir Henry Bessemer's folly was an anti-sea- sickness ship in which the cabins swung independently of the motion of the ship.