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Newcomen Society

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1920 After the James Watt memorial celebration, many people interested in the history of engineering were drawn together with the outcome that Arthur Titley and a few other gentlemen of Birmingham would take steps to find out if the establishment of a historical society would receive sufficient support to ensure its success. They formed a small committee in Birmingham and H. W. Dickinson, of The Science Museum and Rhys Jenkins took the matter up to London.

It was decided the title of the new society formed would be The Newcomen Society: for the Study of the History of Engineering and Technology.

The Objective: - To encourage the study of the history of engineering and manufacturing industries, particularly in the United Kingdom.

Members of The London Committee of the Society included:

1920 President was Arthur Titley. Honourary Secretary and Treasurer was H. W. Dickinson of The Science Museum, South Kensington.[1]

1921 Reports 90 members.[2]

See Newcomen Society web site

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1920/06/11, p 600.
  2. The Engineer 1921/06/17