Published Resources Details Journal Article
- The Bullfinch disaster
- The Engineer
- vol. 88, 11 August 1899, p. 147
The Editors of The Engineer directed the attention of all steel experts to the extraordinary behaviour of the steel connecting rods of the Bullfinch, it was incredible that the connecting rods that were only exposed to longitudinal stress should split lengthwise. Usually connecting rods were forged in one piece and slotted out. If the Bullfinch rods were made in this manner, their longitudinal failure was inexplicable.