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IEE Staff Social Club Bulletins of the 1950s

The IEE Social Club was formed circa 1938 for the staff at the IEE's Savoy Place in London and it held its first Annual Dinner in December 1938. The President of the IEE Social Club in the 1950s was William... Continue Reading →

ELECTRICAL ADVERTISEMENTS IN ENGINEERING RECORDS 1900-1960

Advertisements are ubiquitous; they pervade our television sets, radio waves, billboards, newspapers and most recently social media. The first kind of advertising dates back to ancient times when announcements were made to publicise events. This blog looks at a small... Continue Reading →

Social History Images in the IET Archives

The IET Archives holds an amazing collection of images which was put together by British Thomson-Houston (BTH), and which consists of some 28 photograph albums and 13,000 glass plate negatives in total. The images all have a connection to equipment... Continue Reading →

The History of Computing –Tabulating Machines

The IET Archives recently received a donation of 6 booklets dating from the 1920s to 1940s covering the subject of tabulating machines which give a fascinating insight into the history of computing and also the forerunners of the well-known computing... Continue Reading →

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