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A mass of solid brass did not appear to be a likely thing to fall to powder under treatment by a pestle and mortar.
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After leaving school, I begged my father to let me remain at home, and learn something of practical engineering.
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At this period the enthusiasm of the amateur was fast giving way to a more steady commercial instinct, and I let no opportunity slip of improving my position, but I felt that I was still labouring under the disadvantage of not having acquired some technical profession.
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Fraunhofer's system of manufacture was at that time a profound secret, and the small discs of glass which he sold at fabulous prices were the envy of all other optical glass makers.
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How well I remember the heartbreaking disappointments that beset all my early attempts to cast from the lost wax in plaster-of-Paris moulds.
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I fear this little episode does not speak very favourably for my business capacity in those early days, for I certainly ought to have made much more than I did by this really important invention.
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I had an immense advantage over many others dealing with the problem inasmuch as I had no fixed ideas derived from long-established practice to control and bias my mind, and did not suffer from the general belief that whatever is, is right.
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I had been working pretty hard up to the time of the trials of the cane press, and felt that I was entitled to a little relaxation.
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I had now arrived at my seventeenth year, and had attained my full height, a fraction over six feet. I was well endowed with youthful energy, and was of an extremely sanguine temperament.
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I was quite unable to make any white metal alloy hard enough to be made into powder by my machinery.
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If we contemplate the rise and progress of almost all the great industries of the world, we find their origins lost in the mist of ages, with but few indications remaining of their gradual progress and development, or even of the names of those persons to whom we are indebted for their discovery.
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In spite of injunctions to the contrary, I would, by some means or other, find my way into the melting-house, where large masses of antimony were broken up to form the alloy with lead.
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In such a case secrecy must be absolute to be effective, and although mere vague curiosity induced many persons of my intimate acquaintance to ask to be allowed to just go in and have a peep, I never admitted anyone.
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It is true I had been successful on a small scale in overcoming one of the main difficulties in the new process, but there was still much to invent, and much that at that period I necessarily knew nothing about.
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My eldest sister was a very clever painter in water colours, and in her early life, in the little village of Charlton, she had ample opportunities of indulging her taste for flower-painting.
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My life at this time was pretty much one of hard work and steady attention to business, from which I could only snatch short intervals.
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Nevertheless, several of my friends have from time to time tried to induce me to write a concise account of my steel invention in my own quiet way.
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On March 4th, 1830, I arrived in London, where a new world seemed opened to me.
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The bronze powder business, however, no longer required my personal attention, and was well managed by those I had chosen as the guardians of a secret, which was long and honourably kept.
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The ground for the factory having been chosen, and a long lease of the premises obtained, I had next to plan the necessary buildings.
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The name of Bessemer does not sound like an English one, and has often given rise to doubts as to my nationality.
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The new bronze caused quite a stir in the trade. The locality of its origin and its mode of manufacture were kept a profound secret.
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The ordinary bronze powder is, as before mentioned, made from an exceedingly thin leaf of beaten metal, resembling an ordinary leaf of gold.
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The result of this interview was that Mr. Pratt left with me a specimen of his woven Genoa velvet, a copy of which I undertook to try and produce by heat and presssure on a plain fabric.
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We fixed on No. 4, Queen Street Place, for our City offices, and it was from there that so many of my patented inventions were dated.
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What I desired to achieve was the production, at a small cost, of large and massive discs or lenses, which could not be produced by Fraunhofer's system.
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When I was experimenting with plumbago (about 1838) I was engaged in designing a new system of casting types by machinery, some features of which are of sufficient interest to be recorded.
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