MECHANICAL WATERCOLOURS

Launched on 31st January, The Watercolour World showcases the pre-photographic world in over 80,000 images, including several 100 items from our archives. So come and take a tour around a vanishing world without even leaving your seat! Here are some of our IMechE favourites, explore our images for yourself: And from around the site: Archives, Institution of Mechanical Engineers Advertisements Continue reading MECHANICAL WATERCOLOURS

WHY READ CONFERENCE PAPERS?

Written papers produced as part of a conference are very popular among IMechE library users. They are a great place to find original content and cutting-edge ideas because of their short length and faster publication process. This blog post shows you how to access conference papers through your IMechE membership. ASME ASME publishes around 100 proceedings volumes annually on topics encompassing the entire spectrum of … Continue reading WHY READ CONFERENCE PAPERS?

WATT’S EIDOGRAPH

Photographs of James Watt ‘s parallel eidographs have been found during the cataloguing and conservation of recently discovered photos at IMechE. These curious objects was designed to copy and create sculpture. Watt developed the machines at his home, Heathfield Hall. The photos were found with letters about the machine, they are freely available online. Watt developed two sculpture-copying machines; one for same size copies and one for … Continue reading WATT’S EIDOGRAPH

NEW ONLINE RESOURCES TRIAL: ASM HANDBOOKS & ALLOY CENTER DATABASE

In response to demand for more online materials data, the Library team at IMechE have arranged a trial of two new resources throughout February 2019: ASM Handbooks and Alloy Centre Database. Follow the links, log in with your IMechE credentials and let us know what you think by emailing your comments to Sarah Rogers, Head of the Library At the end of February, we will consider … Continue reading NEW ONLINE RESOURCES TRIAL: ASM HANDBOOKS & ALLOY CENTER DATABASE

Goodeve's membership form

ON THIS DAY

On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member died, the last of our WWI casualties. Thomas Edward Goodeve OBE: 26th January Associate Member 1906; Member 1914. Manager and Assistant Locomotive Superintendent, Southern and Western Railway. Royal Engineers. Operations in Egypt, including Sollum. He was at the engagement at Agagir on 26/2/1916. Major, Egyptian Expeditionary Force. Buried, Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery, Dimashq, Syria, Plot E4. Awarded: … Continue reading ON THIS DAY

Sabre V (Series VII) aero engine, 1946

OBJECTS OF ENGINEERING-Sabre model

The Sabre model can be seen at IMechE, made by the company it is a detailed example of an engine model. D Napier & Son had been working on large aero engines since the end of World War I. The Lion, in modified form, had powered several of the Supermarine Schneider Trophy competitors and several land speed record cars. However, by the late 1920s, work had started on replacements. Two … Continue reading OBJECTS OF ENGINEERING-Sabre model

ACCESS HANDBOOKS ONLINE THROUGH YOUR IMECHE MEMBERSHIP

You’ll have already heard that IMechE membership gives you access to the full range of Library Services, but did you know that it also provides online access to core handbooks? This post shows you how to get quickly to those texts you need on a regular basis, saving you time and money. The library’s simple search box is the easiest way to find any resource, … Continue reading ACCESS HANDBOOKS ONLINE THROUGH YOUR IMECHE MEMBERSHIP

THOUGHT-PROVOKING READS FOR MANAGERS AND ASPIRING MANAGERS

In this post, Andy Webber, Principle Training Consultant at IMechE, recommends five key books for managers and aspiring managers, which are all available to borrow from the IMechE library. Bill George, True North – Discover your Authentic Leadership (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2007) “True North” is a point on a compass and a compass needle is pulled towards a magnetic field. This book pulls you toward the … Continue reading THOUGHT-PROVOKING READS FOR MANAGERS AND ASPIRING MANAGERS

Domleo's membership form

ON THIS DAY

On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member died due to WWI. Robert Frearson Domleo: 10th December Graduate 1912. Apprenticed to Midland Railway. Lieutenant, Royal Engineers, Temporary 2nd Lieutenant (promoted 12 May 1917). 1919 Obituary  Lieut. ROBERT FREARSON DOMLEO, R.E., was born at Breaston, Derbyshire, on 28th August 1892. He was educated at Derby School, and served his apprenticeship in the locomotive works and … Continue reading ON THIS DAY

UNIQUE GIFTS FROM THE IMECHE ARCHIVE

You may already know that hundreds of images from the IMechE archive are available online, but did you know that you can order unique gifts featuring these images? Whether it’s a print, place mat, mug, jigsaw or coaster, these make excellent (and surprising) gifts for engineers and engineering enthusiasts. To take a piece of the IMechE archive home, simply choose your image, then choose your … Continue reading UNIQUE GIFTS FROM THE IMECHE ARCHIVE