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.
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.
- 1868 The Engineer 1869/01/01.
- 1869 The Engineer 1870/01/07.
- 1870 The Engineer 1871/01/06.
- 1871 The Engineer 1872/01/05.
- 1872 The Engineer 1873/01/03.
- 1873 The Engineer 1874/01/02.
- 1874 The Engineer 1875/01/01.
- 1875 The Engineer 1876/01/07.
- 1876 The Engineer 1877/01/05.
- 1877 The Engineer 1878/01/04.
- 1878 The Engineer 1879/01/03.
- 1878 The Engineer 1879/01/17 - (Electrical).
- 1880 The Engineer 1880/12/31 - (Sheffield Trade).
- 1884 The Engineer 1885/01/02.
- 1885 The Engineer 1886/01/01.
- 1886 The Engineer 1887/01/07.
- 1888 The Engineer 1889/01/04 and The Engineer 1889/01/11.
- 1888 The Engineer 1889/01/18 - Clyde Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering.
- 1889 The Engineer 1890/01/03.
- 1890 The Engineer 1891/01/02.
- 1891 The Engineer 1892/01/01.
- 1892 The Engineer 1893/01/06.
- 1894 The Engineer 1894/01/05.
- 1895 The Engineer 1895/01/04.
- 1896 The Engineer 1896/01/03.
- 1897 The Engineer 1897/01/01 and The Engineer 1898/01/07.
- 1898 The Engineer 1899/01/06.
- 1899 The Engineer 1900/01/05.
- 1900 The Engineer 1901/01/04.
- 1901 The Engineer 1902/01/03.
- 1910 The Engineer 1911/01/06.
- 1913 The Engineer 1914/01/02.
- 1915 The Engineer 1916/01/07.
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- 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.