High test iron
A 19th century term for a type of wrought iron that was heat treated to produce a finer, stronger structure. Now the strength of iron is controlled by the addition of small amounts of alloying metals, such as nickel and chromium.
Synonyms and Related Terms
high strength iron; tension iron
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 158
- Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996