The Metallurgist Johann Conrad Fischer 1773-1854 and His Relations with Britain

The Metallurgist Johann Conrad Fischer 1773-1854 and His Relations with Britain

Schaffhausen, Switz. George Fischer Limited, 1947. Hardcover. 53 p.: 16 p. of illustrations; 30 cm. Red cloth spine with white handmade paper over boards. Gilt-stamped spine and cover titles: Johann Conrad Fischer 1773-1854 a Swiss Metallurgist. No dust jacket. Former owner's name stamped on front free endpaper: R.J. Luebbers. In 1802 Johann Conrad Fischer bought a water-driven mill in the Mühlental valley near Schaffhausen, Switzerland, which he used for copper smelting. In 1805 he first successfully cast steel in crucibles, probably the first person in continental Europe to do so. Until then, the cast steel works in Sheffield, England, had held a monopoly on the production of cast steel. Fischer went on to invent many other alloys, including malleable cast iron in 1827; his work led to the development of the Schaffhausen iron and steel industry. In Near Fine Condition: covers are slightly soiled; paper at corners of covers is rubbed; pages are clean and bright. Near Fine. Item #000512

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