Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 150,047 pages of information and 235,418 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

William Kelly

From Graces Guide

Claimed to have invented a process equivalent to the Bessemer Process

By 1858, according to John E. Fry of the Cambria Steel Works, Kelly's experiments "had not accomplished anything that would give ground to his claim of being the inventor of the pneumatic process of converting cast iron into its malleable products, or in substantiation of the rather vague claim allowed him in his first patent, issued subsequent to the issue of yours (i.e. Bessemer's) in this country (i.e. Britain)". [1]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1896/05/08