Bessemer converter is a pear-shaped vessel invented by the American Henry Bessemer that enabled the refining of steel at a lower melting point while keeping carbon content low.
Blooming is a process of separating iron from slag by repeated heating and hot hammering.
Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc with a yellow-gold glow. The low melting point means brass objects are often cast.
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Brazing is a method of using heat to join brass or bronze.
Bronze is an alloy of copper and tin. Its pinkish brown cast weathers to a deeper brown patina. Because brass is strong and weather resistant, it is often used for outdoor sculpture.
Copper is found in nature in a free metallic state. Because it is easy to mine, it was the metal used in the Copper Age. Copper is known for its tendency to weather to a desirable green color referred to as Verdigris.
Cold drawing is a method of making wire or tubing by drawing metal through a series of dies as the cross-section gets progressively thinner.
Corrosion is the rusting that occurs on some metals when they are exposed to atmospheric conditions.