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

ENGINEERS ADVENT

From the 1930s the Institution sent an official Christmas card, proceeds went to our Benevolent Fund. Click on the number to reveal that days image from our card collection.             1              2            3            4              5            6             7              8            9           10             … Continue reading ENGINEERS ADVENT

William Lockhart Bone's membership proposal form

RESEARCHING ENGINEERS

We have added another 8 years of membership records for IMechE, IAE and ILochE to Ancestry, 1847-1938. The records have been fully indexed and so searching is easy – access is free to members using your IMechE login details (click ‘Members Ancestry’). Members of Ancestry and non-members can also use the collection (click ‘Discover Ancestry’). A selection of some of our most famous members forms are free … Continue reading RESEARCHING ENGINEERS

Andrews' membership form

ON THIS DAY

On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member died due to WWI. Henry Godfrey Andrews: 22nd November Associate Member 1909. Assistant Borough Electrical Engineer, Bournemouth. Commissioned Temporary Sub-Lieutenant Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve 7/10/14, Temporary Lieutenant 28/2/15, Temporary Lieutenant Commander 1/7/15; Nelson Battalion Mediterranean Expeditionary Force 1/3/15-14/7/15. Ship ‘Greenol’. Gunshot Wound left leg, invalided to UK 13/9/15. Draft for British Expeditionary Force 18/1/18, joined Nelson … Continue reading ON THIS DAY

HISTORY DAY 2018

A chance for students and researchers to discover more about available research collections, History Day 2018 will feature a joint offering from IMechE, IET, IOM3 and The Aeronautical Society (The Engineering Institutions’ Librarians’ Committee). This year we are throwing a spotlight on our first female members and our membership holdings. Book now for History Day! Founded in 1866, The Aeronautical Society of Great Britain (later … Continue reading HISTORY DAY 2018