Bessemer iron

Bessemer iron

[′bes·ə·mər ′ī·ərn]
(metallurgy)
Pig iron with about 1% silicon and a sulfur and a phosphorus content below 0.10; used to make steel by the Bessemer or the acid open-hearth process. Also known as Bessemer pig iron.
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From the late 1870s on, the Birmingham Foundry & Car Manufacturing Company, the Birmingham Rolling Mills, the Sloss Furnace Company, the Williamson Iron Company, the Bessemer Iron & Steel Company, the Little Belle Iron Company, and the Bessemer Land & Improvement Company came into being as the labor force swelled to 21,400 people--and owners, managers, entrepreneurs, and merchants became wealthy and prosperous.