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Original pilot Bessemer converter, 1865.


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Bessemer's converter seen on display in the Science Museum's Making of the Modern World gallery in 2007. Sir Henry Bessemer (1813-1898) learned metallurgy working in his father's foundry. In 1856, in response to demand for stronger cannon able to fire a n
 
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