On January English engineer, inventor, and businessman Sir Henry Bessemer was born. Bessemer’s name is chiefly known in connection with the Bessemer process, the first process for manufacturing steel inexpensively
I had an immense advantage over many others dealing with the problem inasmuch as I had no fixed ideas derived from long established practice to control and bias my mind, and did not suffer from the general belief that whatever is, is right. —Sir Henry Bessemer
Henry Bessemer invented the process that would later lead to the steel producing companies of the industrial revolution. His reach was both positive and negative in that it impacted the workers and leaders in completely different realms.
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