Webster’s 1874 Patent Model For Improved Bessemer Process
James Fern Webster (1821-1904) A prolific inventor of many devices for the production of iron, steel and aluminum. Father of over 200 patents in the industry, he was often overlooked as an innovator.
The patent model is Number 90, an improvement on an earlier patent that allowed a traction belt to move the converter while working with the iron. Very detailed in design and function, mounted on wood. The base is 15 1/2" x 12" x 2.1/2", 48 pounds.