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Sheffield clockmaker Benjamin Huntsman wanted better clock springs and after years of experimenting in secret, he perfected a process to produce crucible steel.
Readers keen to sample ales in science-themed hostelries could perhaps visit the George Stephenson in Killingworth, Tyne and Wear, or sojourn at the Benjamin Huntsman in Sheffield, a Wetherspoons named for the inventor of the crucible steel-making process.
Crucible steel was developed in the 18th century by Doncaster clockmaker Benjamin Huntsman in his search for better-quality steel to make clock springs.
Huntsman - Akari and Benjamin Huntsman, of Eugene, a son.