Bessemer Converter by scatterbattery published on 2011/11/14 21:04:28 +0000 The Bessemer process revolutionized steel manufacture. Before the Bessemer converter - making steel was rubbish - only idiots did it, and even they hated doing it. Then Mr Bessemer put a show on and eveyone was like, "Nahhhhh. Won't work". The Bessemer Converter ended up being the top-selling children's toy of Christmas 1855 through 1861 - kids were mad for molten metals. Mr Bessemer retired and grew his beard in luxury.