THE W.H. ALLEN DESK

As a result of the library’s recent refurbishment and re-opening as the Library and Members’ Hub, visitors coming to view our archives will now be working on the desk used by engineer William Henry Allen in his office at the Queen’s Engineering Works in Bedford. Allen’s company, WH Allen and Sons, were best known as the leading British manufacturer of marine auxiliary machinery for the … Continue reading THE W.H. ALLEN DESK

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

SEARCH THE IMECHE ARCHIVE: HOW-TO VIDEOS

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

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

Hill's membership form

ON THIS DAY

On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action. William Brasier Hall: 23rd September Graduate 1895; Member 1900. Engineer, HMS “Duncan”. Engineer Commander, Royal Navy, HMS “Venerable”. Served on the Belgian Coast and in the Persian Gulf. 1918 Obituary  Engineer-Commander WILLIAM BRASIER HALL, R.N., was born at Leeds on 13th February 1875. His early education was received privately, after which he … Continue reading ON THIS DAY

St Legier's membership form

ON THIS DAY

On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action. ARCHIBALD SAMUEL DE ST. LEGIER: 21st December Associate Member since 1907. At the outbreak of war he was Engineer Lieutenant, Royal Navy, HMS ”Warrior”. Wartime posting(s) was/were, Engineer Lieutenant Commander, HMS ”Negro”. Drowned on service. 1917 Obituary  Engineer Lieut.-Commander ARCHIBALD SAMUEL DE ST. LEGIER, R.N., was born at Loughborough on 6th November … Continue reading ON THIS DAY

Hall's membership form

ON THIS DAY

On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action. GILBERT SUDBURY HALL: 30th November Graduate Member since 1910. At the outbreak of war he was Apprenticed to J Carter, Sons & Co. Wartime posting(s) was/were, 2nd Lieutenant Royal Flying Corps, 18th Squadron. Aviators certificate granted 16th Jan 1916. Died of wounds sustained over France. 1917 Obituary  Sec. Lieut. GILBERT SUDBURY HALL, … Continue reading ON THIS DAY

Corfe's membership form

ON THIS DAY

On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action. ALLAN WILLIAM CORFE: 26th November Graduate Member since 1912. At the outbreak of war he was Apprenticed to Cammell, Laird & Co. Wartime posting(s) was/were, Company Serjeant Major, Cheshire Regiment, 6th Battalion. Died of wounds. 1917 Obituary  Co. Sergeant-Major ALLAN WILLIAM CORFE was born at Liscard, Cheshire, on 23rd November 1891. His … Continue reading ON THIS DAY

Kennedy's membership form

ON THIS DAY

On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action. CHARLES KENNEDY: 16th November Associate Member since 1911. At the outbreak of war he was a Locomotive Carriage and Wagon Superintendent, Great Western of Brazil Railway. Wartime posting(s) was/were, Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery, “D” Battery 113th Brigade. Died of wounds sustained in France (Somme). 1917 Obituary  Lieut. CHARLES KENNEDY, R.F.A., was born … Continue reading ON THIS DAY

Reynold's membership form

ON THIS DAY

On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action. WILLIAM ARTHUR REYNOLDS: 29th October Graduate Member since 1912. At the outbreak of war he was a Engineering Student at the Municipal Technical Institute, West Ham. Wartime posting(s) was/were, Lance Corporal, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 2nd/8th Battalion, “B” Company. Died of wounds. 1917 Obituary  Lance-Corporal WILLIAM ARTHUR REYNOLDS, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, was born … Continue reading ON THIS DAY

Druitt's membership form

ON THIS DAY

On this day, 100 years ago an IMechE member was killed in action. CHARLES LAMBERT DRUITT: 13th October Graduate Member since 1912. At the outbreak of war he was an Assistant, South Eastern and Chatham Railway. Wartime posting(s) was/were, Lieutenant, Seaforth Highlanders, 9th Battalion. Died in France. Awarded: Mentioned in Dispatches. 1917 Obituary  Lieut. CHARLES LAMBERT DRUITT, Seaforth Highlanders, was born at Christchurch, Hants, on … Continue reading ON THIS DAY