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Documents, Digitisation and Data: A look at digitising the Lloyd’s Register Foundation’s Ship Plan and Survey Report Collection

Guest blog author: Michael Launchbury, Digital Archivist, Lloyd's Register Foundation. Since 2016, the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, Heritage & Education Centre has embarked on an extensive digitisation project to conserve, catalogue and digitise its historic Ship Plan and Survey Report Collection.... Continue Reading →

Rare Book: Martin Del Rio’s Magical Investigations

By Daniel Simkin, IET Research Librarian The image above shows the engraved title page of Martin Del Rio’s Disquisitionum Magicarum or Magical Investigations, published in Latin in 1603. It examines the practice of demonic magic and gives advice on how... Continue Reading →

The Kinora: Pioneer of Edwardian Home Movies

What you see above is a Kinora, a device invented by cinematography pioneers Auguste and Louis Lumière. Patented in France in 1896, the Kinora was a smaller and portable version of the mutoscope, known in the United Kingdom as ‘What-the-butler-saw... Continue Reading →

The Early Photographic Collections of Standard Telephones & Cables

The IET Archives holds the photographic records of the New Southgate factory of Standard Telephones and Cables Ltd (later STC plc). STC was a British manufacturer of telecommunications equipment and transmission cables which grew out of Western Electric, an American... Continue Reading →

The papers of R A W Connor: power generation and supply

The IET archives has recently completed the cataloguing of a collection of papers belonging to Raymond Arthur W Connor, an electrical engineer who spent most of his working life at the Eastern Electricity Board. Connor is depicted in the image... Continue Reading →

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