Henry Bessemer

Summary

Henry Bessemer was an English inventor who created a process to manufacture steel quicker and cheaper. He was born on January 19, 1813 and he died on March 15, 1898.

Bessemer Process

The Bessemer Process is the method for making steel by blasting compressed air through molten iron to burn out excess carbon and impurities. The Bessemer Process lowered the cost of production steel, leading to steel being widely substituted for cast iron. It was the creation of modern steel.