Wednesday, October 17, 2007


This Day

On this day in In 1885, Sir Harry Bessemer, a British metallurgist, received a patent for a new method of making steel by blasting compressed air through molten iron to remove impurities and excess carbon. By using the Bessemer process, steel became relatively cheap to produce and the wonderful and widespread modern architecture of the 20th Century became possible.


I wonder - did the Swedes use/have in mind the Bessemer process in their formulation of special-steel, used for Swedish Mausers? :-)
My knowledge of the Swedish Mauser is limited. What special steel? Thanks for a gun question I can't answer.
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