Henry Bessemer invented his revolutionary process for the mass-production of steel in 1856, and full-scale use began in Sheffield in 1860. By 1880, the city was producing 10,000 tonnes of Bessemer steel every week, mainly for use in the railway industry.
This handmade linocut print depicts the preserved convertor on display at Kelham Island Museum in Sheffield. This unit produced the last Bessemer steel in the UK, at a steelworks in Workington in 1974. It has been at the Museum since 1978.
The image is taken from my own photograph, and is printed on Daler-Rowney Canford white acid-free paper, using black water-based ink.
Image size 184mm x 140mm.
This item will be despatched in a card-backed envelope, with additional protection inside. I will also include a free test print.
Please note that this is a hand-made original linocut print, not a digital or other reproduction. Although this is an open-ended edition, I will title and sign each copy.
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