|Origin of Name
||From the Anglo-Saxon word iren, and the symbol from the Latin word ferrum,
meaning iron. It could have possibly come from earlier words meaning "holy metal" because it was used to make swords
in the Crusades.
|Date and Place of Discovery
||The first mention of iron can be found in Genesis 4:22: "Tubal-Cain,
seven generations from Adam, was an instructor of every artificer in brass and iron."
||Known to the ancients
- Iron is present in every cell in the body, but of it is found in the hemoglobin or
- It is a very important dietary requirement. Without enough iron in your body, you can
- Cast iron for ovens and engine cylinder blocks
- Galvanized iron for roofing, automobile bodies and boats
- Steel for buildings, machinery, cans and containers, and appliances.
- Stainless steel for cutlery, hospital equipment, and jewelry
- Tool steel for drill bits and cutting implements.