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The Iron and Steel Institute


    THE annual meeting of the Iron and Steel Institute took place at the Institution of Civil Engineers on April 30 and May I and 2. The proceedings commenced with the reading of the Council's Report and the Accountant's statement, and with the presentation of the Bessemer Medal jointly to Mr. E. B. Martin of Dowlais and Mr. E. Windsor Richards of Middlesbrough, in recognition of the part taken by them in introducing the basic process for the manufacture of steel. In returning thanks, Mr. E. Windsor Richards mentioned that his firm, that of Messrs. Bolckow, Vaughan, and Co., were now making no less than 3000 tons per week by this process from Cleveland pig-iron, such as would have been thought, until recently, wholly unsuitable for steel-making. Sir H. Bessemer, who was present, congratulated the recipients and the steel trade generally upon the brilliant success of Messrs. Thomas and Gilchrist's invention.

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