First production Lanchester, 1900


Frederick William Lanchester (1868-1946) is well-known in automotive circles as an early innovator. His Pendulum Accelerometer is one of many items he gave to IMechE archive. Designed and constructed by him, and used by Daimler and Company, for the testing of brakes and accelerators (patented 1890). 100s of Lanchester drawings, as well as photos & written works are online. In late 1888, Lanchester was working … Continue reading LANCHESTER, THE AUTO PIONEER

SF Edge leaving Athy control, Napier racing car, 1903 for the 4th Gordon Bennett Trophy.


These three short videos demonstrate how to search the archival collections, how to find historical member records and how to access images from the archive online. Searching the archive: Searching for historical members: Finding historical images:   Archive, Institution of Mechanical Engineers Continue reading SEARCH THE IMECHE ARCHIVE: HOW-TO VIDEOS

Goodeve's membership form


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

Domleo's membership form


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

William Lockhart Bone's membership proposal form


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, 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


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

Gort's membership form


On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action. Albert Henry Gort: 6th November Graduate 1908. Apprenticed to the Locomotive Dept, Metropolitan Railway. Second Lieutenant, Royal Defence Corps, Territorial Force, 15/04/17. Temporary Lieutenant whilst Commandant Prisoner of War Camp, 09/01/18. Probate document states, died Eastern Command Hospital, Cambridge. 1919 Obituary  Lieut. ALBERT HENRY GORT, Northamptonshire Regiment, was born at Felixstowe on … Continue reading ON THIS DAY

Hatton's membership form


On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action. Robert Andrew Hatton: 23rd October Graduate 1902; Associate Member 1906. Engineering Assistant/Draughtsman, WT Henley’s Telegraph Co. Major (Acting Lieutenant Colonel), Royal Field Artillery, 123rd Siege Battery. Died of wounds, France. 1918 Obituary  Major ROBERT ANDREW HATTON, R.F.A., was born in London on 27th July 1880, and was educated at the Grocers’ Company’s … Continue reading ON THIS DAY