March 9, 2007

Sir Henry Bessemer, F.R.S

Growing up in Pittsburgh, PA in the 1950's, I was very aware of the steelmaking going on there and Bessemer Converters were in constant use. I never really thought about who Bessemer was or what else he did until today when a link to his autobiography came up at Neanderpundit's excellent blog (where he dismembered a commenter and delivered an excellent screed on what describes an Engineer). Reading page after page, I am fascinated by this guy's history -- he was a real polymath, inventing things for all sorts of industries. A good writer and businessman too. Check out: Sir Henry Bessemer, F.R.S, an autobiography Posted by DaveH at March 9, 2007 7:20 PM
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