- Sir Henry,1813–98, English engineer: inventor of the Bessemer process.
- a city in central Alabama.
Examples from the Web for bessemer
It must have taken no small amount of courage to then present himself in Bessemer the following night.Charles Portis, a Journalist With True Grit
September 25, 2012
The way in which Bessemer challenged the trade was itself unusual.The Beginnings of Cheap Steel
Philip W. Bishop
Before long, what is known as the "Bessemer process" was invented.Diggers in the Earth
Eva March Tappan
What have been the effects of Bessemer steel on the carrying power of railways?Commercial Geography
Jacques W. Redway
This was the first steel rail, now called Bessemer rail, ever used.The Johnstown Horror
James Herbert Walker
Now, in the Bessemer converter the carbon was almost entirely consumed.Stories of Invention
Edward E. Hale
Word Origin and History for bessemer
in reference to the process for decarbonizing and desiliconizing pig iron by passing air through the molten metal, 1856, named for engineer and inventor Sir Harry Bessemer (1813-1898) who invented it.