BOOK REVIEW: Jet Flight

Henry Davies, work experience student, reviews a book from the library’s Archive Gallery. Jet Flight, John Grierson, 1946 On my work experience at the IMechE I spent a day in the library and for part of the day I was privileged enough to visit the upper level of the library where I found and read a number of very interesting books from the dawn of … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Jet Flight

Neilson's membership form

ON THIS DAY

On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action. Archie McNicol Neilson: 9th August Graduate 1912. Apprenticed to William Simons & Co Ltd. Fourth Engineer Officer, Mercantile Marine, SS “Canara”. Drowned in Mediterranean. 1918 Obituary  ARCHIE McNICOL NEILSON was born at Paisley on 18th May 1893. He was educated at the Public School and the Technical College, Paisley, and at the … Continue reading ON THIS DAY

NEW E-BOOKS

New Science Direct e-books IMechE members now have access to new e-books through Science Direct on topics from materials and medical devices to waste management and oil and gas engineering. Click the links in the list below to download the full text of the books as PDF documents. Visit Library Search to explore the full range of resources. Microfabrication and Precision Engineering Editor: J. Paulo … Continue reading NEW E-BOOKS

Wilson's membership form

ON THIS DAY

On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action. Leonard Herbert Wilson: 19th July Associate Member 1902. Resident & Constructional Engineer, Consolidated Main Reef Mines & Estates Co, Johannesburg. Captain, South African Infantry Corps, 8th Regiment. Served in the South African Campaign, also in German South-West Africa. Died in East Africa. New Zealand national. Institution First World War Honour Roll Members … Continue reading ON THIS DAY

Manning's membership form

ON THIS DAY

On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action. George Alfred Manning: 18th July Graduate 1913. Pupil, London, Brighton and South Coast Railway Works. 2nd Lieutenant, Royal Engineers. Awarded: Victory Medal, British War Medal and Military Cross. 1918 Obituary  Lieut. GEORGE ALFRED MANNING, M.C., R.E., was born in Calcutta on 29th May 1891. He was educated at St. Paul’s School, West … Continue reading ON THIS DAY

Crofton's membership form

ON THIS DAY

On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action. Edward Vivian Morgan Crofton: 14th July Graduate 1912. Assistant, Dolby & Williamson Consulting Engineers. Lieutenant, Royal Engineers, 61st Filed Company. Killed in action, France. Irish national. 1917 Obituary  Lieut. EDWARD VIVIAN MORGAN CROFTON, R.E., was born in Dublin on 24th June 1889. He was educated privately and at Cheltenham College, after which … Continue reading ON THIS DAY

NEW E-BOOKS

New Science Direct e-books We now have access to lots of new e-books through Science Direct on a range of topics such as materials, project management, programming and aerospace engineering. IMechE members can click the links in the list below and download the full text of the books as PDF documents. Project Management, Planning and Control Author: Albert Lester Seventh edition Who is it for? … Continue reading NEW E-BOOKS

Barrett's membership form

ON THIS DAY

On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action. Edgar Bradley Barrett: 11th July Associate Member 1916. Assistant Electrical Engineers, Power Station, Karteri, India. Second Lieutenant, Royal Engineers. Killed in action. Note: date of death below is given as Jan 1918, the date quote in this list is from his war record. 1919 Obituary  Lieut. EDGAR BRADLEY BARRETT, ME., was born … Continue reading ON THIS DAY

Mather & Platt apprentices, 2 Apr 1936.

ENGINEERING AN EDUCATION

As mechanical engineering began to develop as a profession in the late eighteenth century, the question of how best to educate and train engineers became increasingly important. In Britain, the preference was strongly in favour of ‘on the job’ training.  Initially, an apprenticeship would be purchased in a given firm or with a consulting engineer and you’d be indentured to learn the trade for a … Continue reading ENGINEERING AN EDUCATION

WOMEN RIDERS

Kitty May Brunell was one of a clutch of women motorsport riders in the 1920s-1930s. Born in 1911, Kitty grew up surrounded by racing. Her father was Bill Brunell (officially William Joseph Brunell), a well-known photographer of motorsports. Her mother was Katie Margaret Meech. Brunell officially began rallying in 1928, she was only seventeen at the time, but it seems she stopped around 1933. Despite … Continue reading WOMEN RIDERS