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Brinell, Johann August

Born: 1849 AD
Died: 1925 AD, at 75 years of age.

Nationality: Swedish
Categories: Engineers


1849 - Born on November 21st in Bringetofta, Sweden. Swedish metallurgist, engineer and developer of the Brinell hardness test and equipment.

1900 - He first demonstrated his idea at the Paris Exhibition, the test provides a hardness number or rating based on pressing a standard size steel ball into a metal specimen using a known force.

         - Johann August Brinell develops a test to estimate the hardness of metals that involves pressing a steel ball or diamond cone against the specimen.

1903 - Brinell was chief engineer of the Swedish Ironmasters Association.

1925 - Died on November 17th in Stockholm.


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