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The Engineer

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1856. 163 Strand, WC.
1891. 33 Norfolk Street, Strand, WC.
1867. The office of The Engineer at The Paris Exhibition.
1960. Works of Eden Fisher (Southend).

Founded in January 1856 by Edward Charles Healey, an entrepreneur and engineering enthusiast with financial interests in the railways, the journal chronicles and explains the technical developments underway during Britain's Victorian and Edwardian age of innovation.

It was a weekly journal, eventually made available globally.

The Engineer can be accessed and viewed online from 1856 to 1960, provided by SMC Library, Bristol Central Library and The Engineer (Centaur Communications) at The Engineer (Bound Volumes).

It was initially run by the Office for Publication and Advertisements, 163, then 33 Norfolk Street, Strand, WC, and later Essex Street, Strand.

First issue was 4th January 1856.

Annual Reviews

In the editorial section of the early Engineer journals of each year there is a comprehensive summary of the previous years' achievements. They can be accessed using the links below. Note, not all the reviews are listed!

Foreign Agents Of The Engineer

  • France - Madame Boyveau and Chevillet; Rue de la Banque, Paris.
  • Germany - Asher and Co; 5, Unter den Linden, Berlin; and A. Twietmeyer; booksellers, Leipsic.
  • Austria - Gerold and Co; Booksellers, Vienna.
  • America - The Willmer and Rogers News Co; 31 Beekman Street, New York; International News Co, 85 Duane Street, New York; Subscription News Co, Chicago.
  • China - Kelly and Walsh, Shanghai and Hong Kong.
  • India - A. J. Combridge and Co, Esplanade Road, and Railway Book Stall, Bombay.
  • Italy - Loescher and Co, 307 Corso Rome; Bocca Freres, Turin.
  • Japan - Kelly and Walsh, Yokohama.
  • Russia - C. Ricker, 14 Nevsky Prospect, St. Petersburg.
  • S. Africa - Gordon and Gotch, Long Street, Capetown; R. A. Thompson and Co, 33 Loop Street, Capetown; J. C. Juta and Co, Capetown, Port Elizabeth and Johanesburg.
  • Australia - Gordon and Gotch, Queens STreet, Melbourne; George Street Sydney; Edward Street Brisbane; Turner and Henderson, Hunt Street Sydney.
  • New Zealand - Upton and Co, Auckland; Craig J. W., Napier.
  • Canada - Montreal News Co, 386 and 388 St. James Street, Montreal; Toronto News, 42 Yonge Street, Toronto.
  • Straits Settlements - Kelly and Walsh, Singapore.
  • Ceylon - Wijayartna and Co, Colombo.

See The Engineer 1880/04/16

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