Business: Revolution

Sir Henry Bessemer toyed with the notion, other inventors dreamed of it; last week it became a reality. In Beaver Falls, Pa., steelworkers poured molten metal into a mold, watched the melt slowly make its way down a 75-ft. tower, to be cooled, cut and ejected as a steel billet ready to be shipped. Commercial steel had at last been cast from molten to semi-finished state in one continuous process.

Continuous casting (the process is still unnamed) bypasses the cumbersome and expensive system which steelmen use to cast ingots, reheat and mold their steel....

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