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  1. Stainless Steel — 2018-04-01 00:54:33
    …l variations of his alloys, adding a small percentage of chromium and small measures of carbon. {{Image url="Stainless_Steel_1915.jpg" class="left" title="Stainless Steel New York 1915" width="300" }} On the 13th August 1913 Brearley created a …
    steel with 12.8% chromium and 0.24% carbon. Every piece of steel he made he bombarded with various acids and stresses. Many failed the tests but the steel made on that day remained ru…
    …st free. == More than Guns == Harry saw the potential for his steel within the cutlery industry. With the help of his friend Ernest Stuart, Cutlery Manager at Mosley's Portland Works, the…
    …y had perfected the hardening process for knives. Brearley wanted to call his invention ‘Rustless Steel’, but Stuart, persauded him it should be called **‘Stainless Steel’** . …
  2. Steel — 2017-06-28 14:56:51
    …-shaped tools, allowing oxygen to combine slowly remove carbon. {{Image url="EiffelTower.jpg" class="left" title="Steel beams made Eiffel Tower possible" width="300" }} It was then worked with a forge hammer by the puddler before being rol…
    …3000 puddling furnaces in Britain, but the process was slow. == The Process == The Bessemer converter is a cylindrical steel pot approximately 20 feet high, originally with a siliceous lining. Air is blown in near the bottom, creating oxides o…
    …f silicon and manganese, which become part of the slag. Within a few minutes an ingot of steel can be produced. {{Image url="BessemerConvertor.jpg" class="left" title="Bessemer Convertor" width="500" }} Bessemer C…
    …r was instrumental in the production of armaments. Guns, cannons and warships became relatively inexpensive to produce. Steel frames could now be used to build towering skyscrapers. In America the introduction of the Bessemer Converter had an e…
  3. Cat Eyes — 2017-05-17 09:02:28
    … the tram-lines were removed in the nearby town of **Bradford** he realised that he'd been using the polished strips of steel to navigate. The name '''cat's eye''' comes from Shaw's inspiration for the device: the light reflecting from the eyes…
  4. Industrial Revolution — 2016-06-23 12:25:37
    …ormative years studying metallurgy with his father. In '''1856''' Mushet found an inexpensive way to make high quality steel by adding '''ferromanganese'''. == Better Steel Train Rails == '''Mushet''' was the first to make durable rails of st…
    …s for the development of rail transportation throughout the world in the late Nineteenth century. The first of Mushet's steel rails was delivered to Derby Midland Station, where it was laid down early in 1857 at a heavily trafficked part of the …
    …n 1863, the rail seemed as perfect as ever, although some 700 trains had passed over it daily. {{Image url="Rail_Barrow_Steel_1896.jpg" title="Mushet steel rail" class="left" width="300" }} ::c:: == Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806 – 1859) == {{…

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