Over 1700 images from the archives and historic book collection of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) are now available online via VADS at: http://www.vads.ac.uk/collections/IMECHE
The archive charts the history of the Institution and of mechanical engineering, covering topics from railways to manufacturing, spanning the late 1800′s to the late 1900′s.
Highlights include works of art of Liverpool & Manchester Railway to images of Napier engines: and from design drawings of locomotives by David Joy to construction photographs of Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s Great Eastern.
The Institution of Mechanical Engineers is one of the fastest growing professional engineering institutions. Headquartered in London, but with operations around the world, the Institution has over 110,000 members in more than 140 countries. With a 160-year heritage and Her Majesty the Queen as patron, today’s institution is a forward-looking, campaigning organization.
VADS has been hosted online for over 16 years by the University for the Creative Arts (UCA), a specialist university with over 150 years of experience in supporting and developing creative arts students. VADS provides online access to a growing collection of visual images contributed by universities, libraries, museums and archives from across the UK, which can be used freely for educational purposes.
To explore all the VADS collections, visit: http://www.vads.ac.uk/collections