A Bust of Bessemer
      This steel process allowed the world to have a new way of producing all kinds of things. Buildings were now able to last longer and were less expensive to build.  With a new method many new skills were developed and many people were employed in numerous fields of work.  This newfound process had a massive impact on the British metal industry, which was the world’s major metal producing country at that time. If you look at any skyline in the world you will see the impact of steel.  If you look at a town like Pittsburgh's history you can see how the process changed America as a whole. Towns became major cities with steel skyscrapers and steel fabrication companies giving jobs to thousands. The Bessemer steel process changed how the world produced from the smallest of household products to skyscrapers.

     Not only did the Bessemer Process impact the society of the time but also sent ripples throughout the years.  Andrew Carnegie for example, quit his job as a railroad manager and started to investigate the wrought iron business.  When traveling in Europe he saw the Bessemer Converter and was converted him self into a man of steel.  If Carnegie would have not produced steel in America, but wrought iron he would have been put out of business very soon, not forming one of the first major monopolies.  Like everthing in our world there is allways a bad side.  Without the Bessemer Process we still might be using cannons in wars today.  The root of the converter was Henry Bessemer's revolutionary new cannon shell.  Weapons like the gatling gun, which was the first machine gun used in the civil war, or missiles.  Overall the Bessemer Converter impacted the world in countless ways, changing the way the world runs.

  In such a case secrecy must be absolute to be effective, and although mere vague curiosity induced many persons of my intimate acquaintance.” Sir Henry Bessemer