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William Metcalf (3 September 1838 – 5 December 1909) was a united states steel manufacturer.

Metcalf was created at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and finished Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Troy, New You are able to, in 1858. In 1860-65, he’d control of the output of the heavy Rodman and Dahlgren guns in the Fort Pitt Foundry in Pittsburgh, where the majority of the heavy artillery utilized by the us government throughout the Civil War is made.

After 1868 he was engaged continuously in steel manufacturing, as well as in 1897 he organized the Braeburn Steel Company, which he was the mind until his dying. He’s credited with getting made the very first crucible steel in the usa. In 1881 he offered as president from the American Institute of Mining Engineers as well as in 1893 he held the presidency from the American Society of Civil Engineers. He printed Steel – A handbook for Steel-Users (1896).

He died in Pittsburgh on December 5, 1909.