Malleable iron


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Malleable iron (Metal) iron sufficiently pure or soft to be capable of extension under the hammer; also, specif., a kind of iron produced by removing a portion of the carbon or other impurities from cast iron, rendering it less brittle, and to some extent malleable.
    • Malleable iron iron that is capable of extension or of being shaped under the hammer; decarbonized cast iron. See under Iron.
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In literature:

Reaumur was probably the first to show that steel could be made by fusing malleable iron with cast-iron.
"Heroes of the Telegraph" by J. Munro
The old man was not a man of iron as he had feared, but quite human, and if properly managed, soft and malleable.
"The Prime Minister" by Anthony Trollope
I'll be gee-whizzly-gol-dusted if he ain't a malleable-iron-double-back-action self-adjusting corn-cracker.
"Black Rock" by Ralph Connor
Iron, again, which is so easily mineralised and scorified, is seldom found in its malleable state.
"Theory of the Earth, Volume 1 (of 4)" by James Hutton
This was harder but more brittle than the tough but malleable wrought iron.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
That material is not 'bronze, or a metal which resembles bronze', but is pure malleable iron, as proved by analysis.
"Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official" by William Sleeman
The contact rail is carried upon block insulators supported upon malleable iron castings.
"The New York Subway" by Anonymous
It is a solid shaft of malleable iron, the natives claim its foundation is laid in the center of the earth.
"My Trip Around the World" by Eleonora Hunt
These differences in practice would not have assumed such magnitude but for the introduction of mild steel in place of malleable iron.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 2" by Various
The chemical kind of annealing is specifically that employed in the manufacture of malleable cast iron.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2" by Various
For quickening the process of converting cast iron into malleable iron.
"The Scientific Basis of National Progress" by George Gore
Given a quantity of malleable iron and a fire, it would not be an impossible task to construct some rough tools.
"His Unknown Wife" by Louis Tracy
It was of malleable iron, and of the form shown in the accompanying figure.
"A History of the Growth of the Steam-Engine" by Robert H. Thurston
It melts very easily, producing a soft, malleable iron.
"Scenes and Adventures in the Semi-Alpine Region of the Ozark Mountains of Missouri and Arkansas" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
In many other cases the same metal, in different states, contains more or less phlogiston, as cast iron, malleable iron, and steel.
"Heads of Lectures on a Course of Experimental Philosophy: Particularly Including Chemistry" by Joseph Priestley
It was first applied to the making of malleable iron, but this has never been successfully made by the Bessemer method.
"The Romance of Industry and Invention"
A. Malleable iron castings are made from mottled iron.
"Scientific American, Vol. XXXIX.--No. 24. [New Series.], December 14, 1878" by Various
Heat brings the iron from the native ore, and heat renders it malleable and plastic to be shaped for man's uses.
"Curiosities of Heat" by Lyman B. Tefft
Though all true cast iron is brittle, in the sense that it is not usefully malleable, i.e.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 7" by Various
Lucas' process making Malleable Iron Castings.
"The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century." by Edward W. Byrn

In news:

It's two pieces of malleable black pipe (not cast iron), a nipple and a reducing coupler, wrapped with a bicycle inner tube for a comfortable grip.