|Nikolay Nikolayevich Benardos|
|Born||July 8, 1842
Benardosivka, Kherson Governorate, Russian Empire
|Died||September 21, 1905
Fastiv, Russian Empire
Nikolay Nikolayevich Benardos (Russian: Никола́й Никола́евич Бенардо́с) (1842–1905) was a Russian inventor of Greek origin who in 1881 introduced carbon arc welding, which was the first practical arc welding method.
During the 1860s and 1870s he investigated the electric arc, and he worked on this in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kineshma. Nikolay Benardos was the first to apply an electric arc to heat the edges of the steel sheets to the plastic state. He demonstrated a new way of metal compounds in Paris in 1881.
He died at the age of 63 in Fastiv.
M. M. Benardos Museum in Pereiaslav-Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine
The museum was established in Pereiaslav-Khmelnytskyi (Ukraine) in 1981 to commemorate 100 years after inventing the Elektrogefest. The museum consists of five rooms: a study, living room, workshop, laboratory and the exhibition hall.
- Biography of Benardos by A. A. Chekanov (in Russian)
- Benardos Nikolay Nikolayevich at weldworld.ru (in Russian)[self-published source?]
- БЕНАРДОС Микола Миколайович (in Ukrainian)
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