Ten fun facts about Henry Bessemer
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He invented the process for the mass production of steel called the Bessemer process.
The major invention he was recognized for was for steam powered machines used in the manufacturing of gold paint. It used a simple production line.
In 1879 he was made a fellow member of the Royal Society.
Henry is buried in the same cemetery as Sir Henry Tate and Sir Henry Doulton.Fact 5
Although never patented, he invented a ship that was to stay level during rough waters.Fact 6
He paid the Mushet family off since he used Robert Mushet's idea for increasing the product quality in 1866.Fact 7
He wrote "The Manufacture of Iron Without Fuel" to describe the Bessemer process. It was published in The Times.Fact 8
Many of the bridges were made of cast iron then, so his implementation was used for steel to replace the cast iron.Fact 9
His father invented the process for making gold chains.Fact 10
In the town of Rotherham, there is a road named after him. It is called Bessemer Way. Go to more people facts ❯
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