The reintroduction of the basic Bessemer process at the large new Corby works in Northamptonshire, chiefly for the purpose of making tube steel, has proved that with iron smelted from the ore-beds of this and adjacent Midland areas it is possible to make a reliable basic Bessemer steel from British raw materials. Similarly the Luxembourg and Lorraine ores, such as minette, have been well suited always to basic Bessemer steel production, and British railways which were compelled in 1921 to buy basic Bessemer rails from Luxembourg. The War Production Board has now laid it down that in the manufacture of certain details of railway equipment the railways must be prepared if necessary to accept Bessemer in place of open-hearth steel. The list of such material covers 66 items.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1943-8-20

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  • Accession Number: 00039629
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM