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Derek J E Hosking’s Faraday House Engineering College Certificates and Medals

The IET Archives recently received a donation comprising a lovely collection of Faraday House certificates and medals that were awarded to Derek Hosking in the early 1950s. The IET Archives already held some Faraday House material, which is perhaps unsurprising... Continue Reading →

The Awards and Medals of H. Peter Jost – A New Acquisition!

Professor H. Peter Jost CBE (1921-2016) was the 1977 President of one of the IET’s predecessors, the Institution of Production Engineers (IProdE), and he was made an Honorary Fellow of the IProdE in 1980. He was closely associated with the... Continue Reading →

IEE Student Summer Tour to Germany, 1934

The IET Archives has just completed the digitization of a photograph album that records the summer visit of a group of 27 Institution of Electrical Engineer (IEE) student members to Germany. This was a visit led by F J Tompsett... Continue Reading →

The Papers of the Electrical Measuring Instrument Specialist, George F Shotter

The IET Archives recently received a donation of the technical and work papers of George F Shotter FIEE (1886-1971), who was an electrical measuring instrumentation specialist. The above photograph shows George in the mid 1920’s when he was the first... Continue Reading →

Islington Power Station – Shift Engineers’ Memo Book 1907-1921

We have just received a donation of a ‘shift engineer’s memo book’, originally used in the Islington Power Station at Eden Grove in the early 1900s. This wonderful donation has been made by RWE Generation UK plc and was handed... Continue Reading →

Charles and Edward Gimingham – Light Bulb Pioneers

The IET Archives has just received a donation of papers and photographs, mostly from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, that originally belonged to two highly capable brothers called Charles and Edward Gimingham. They both worked at a senior... Continue Reading →

EMESCO – the history of an electrical & radio engineering business

George Edward Mortley (1880-1974), an engineer, inventor and musician, owned his own company, G E Mortley and Co in the early part of the 20th century. When Walter Sprague was brought into the business in 1921, the company became G... Continue Reading →

London Association of Foremen Engineers / London Association of Engineers (1852 – 1985)

The IET Archives recently received a fabulous donation of the photographic albums of the London Association of Foremen Engineers (became the London Association of Engineers in 1934) which cover the period of the organisation’s existence up to 1939. The two... Continue Reading →

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