Bessemer converter


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Bessemer converter

[′bes·ə·mər kən′vərd·ər]
(metallurgy)
A pear-shaped, basic-lined, cylindrical vessel for producing steel by the Bessemer process.
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I adopted an old Bessemer converter, making use of something that wasn't wanted.
Often called Bessemer converters, they are also called Gilchrist-Thomas converters, after their inventor Sidney Gilchrist Thomas.