Percy Gilchrist 1851 - 1935

English; British
born in:
Lyme Regis, Dorset, England

Metallurgist who, with his better-known cousin Sidney Gilchrist Thomas, devised in 1876-77 a process (thereafter widely used in Europe) of manufacturing in Bessemer converters a kind of low-phosphorus steel known as Thomas steel. In the Thomas. Gilchrist process the lining used in the converter is basic rather than acidic, and it captures.