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Engineering: History

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January 1866. Front page.
January 1866. Rear page.
January 1872.
February 1872.
June 1872.

Founded in 1866 by Zerah Colburn, who died in 1870, and continued by James Dredge and William Henry Maw. Alexander Thomas Hollingsworth, was a co-director.

It was funded largely by Henry Bessemer after Colburn's dismissal from The Engineer for bigamy and social conduct. [1]

Alexander Thomas Hollingsworth, was a co-director.

Printed by Charles Whiting at Beaufort House Printing Offices in the Precinct of the Savoy; and published by Charles Gilbert at the Office of 'Engineering' No. 37, Bedford-street, in the Parish of St. Paul's Covent Garden in the County of Middlesex. [2]

Engravings largely by John Henry Rimbault, but also by Victor Rose, R. Taylor; (Richard Taylor or Richard Cowling Taylor) and E. Bourdeli.

Single volumes held in the SMC Library listed below:

Volume No. Volume Date Edition No. Comments
1 January 1st, 1866 1 Damaged
48 December 13th, 1889 1250 (with supplement)
55 January 20th, 1893 1412 Damaged
125 May 11th, 1928 3252

See Engineering (Bound Volumes) to read the online volumes.

  • 0001. 1866 Jan 05. (20140626)

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