Sheffield Steel Timeline

28.03.2022

1742

Benjamin Huntsman invents the crucible steel process

1856

Henry Bessemer invents the Bessemer converter furnace.

1857

Sir John Brown is one of the first ironmasters to recognize the value and importance of the Bessemer process

1912

Harry Brearley invented stainless steel in 1912.

1924

Dr W. H. Hatfield created “Stainless 304” – probably today’s most commonly used stainless steel.

1979

Peter Fish formulates his renowned steel price research method (The Fish Method). Which is still used to this day, forming the basis of the market intelligence that helps companies all over the globe with their steel purchasing.