Sunday, October 28, 2012

Wanted: English Mechanics, Amateur Mechanics & Mechanics

Almost a year ago, I mentioned English Mechanics Magazine and highlighted the amazing questions men in sheds were asking three-quarters of a century ago.

I like to the website of Eric Hutton who is scanning all the old English Mechanic issues from 1865 to 1926.

He is now working on the later issues from 1926 up to 1954 when the magazine went through various name changes before eventually becoming incorporated into Model Engineering. If discussions with Model Engineering go OK, these will be published digitally.

There are some missing edition in Eric's set. Mostly odd magazine plus the whole of volume 6
from April 1929 to October 1929. He's looking to find anyone who can locate these. A full list of those required can be found here.

Eric's website can be found here and is well worth a delve into.


Jim said...

This kind of thing is a great use of the web. I came across a site where someone has scanned in a lot of the old Meccano magazines - brought back memories!

Jackofallhobbies said...

I wouldn't mind getting a link to that site for Meccano magazines.

Phil Parker said...

Jack, try here:

Bolton Steam Museum said...

We have been given a set of English Mechanics Magazines to sell on behalf of Bolton Steam Museum. They are for 1927-1929 They would be quite heavy to post but we will accept a reasonable offer or you can see them this weekend at the Steam Museum Open Days 6 and 7 May. Please message Bolton Steam Museum on Facebook or email if you are interested