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Part 2 of the Proceedings of the 1st International Early Engines Conference (2017) published

Part 2 of the Conference Proceedings

The organising committee of the 1st International Early Engines Conference are delighted to announce the publication of Part 2 of the Proceedings of the IEEC from May 2017. Published with the Newcomen Society, as Volume 88, Issue 1 (2018) of the International Journal for the History of Engineering & Technology, Part 2 includes a series of excellent papers which were first presented at The Ironworks, Elsecar in 2017.

The contents of Part 2 of the IEEC Proceedings include:

  • John Hunter – Newcomen-type pumping engines in collieries and ironworks on the north side of the Don valley in the Rotherham area of South Yorkshire in the eighteenth century (pp.1-36)
  • Prof. David Perrett – Henry Ford’s 1928 English Holiday Part 1 – In Search of Newcomen Engines (pp.37-56)
  • John Barnatt – Investigating the 1794–95 Newcomen-type pumping engine at Watergrove Mine, Derbyshire (pp.57-72)
  • David Kitching – Hidden in plain sight—Nathaniel Wright’s pirate engine house (pp.73-79)
  • James Greener – The First and Third Engines (pp.80-111)
  • Les Turnbull – William Brown’s giant Tyneside engines (pp.112-123)
  • Steve Grudgings – Old Sarah – A Late Survivor (pp.124-134)
  • Ken Pointon & Andre Pointon – Building a 21st Century Newcomen Engine (pp.135-163)

Part 2 includes some wonderful papers which provide insights into the technical history, and the social and historical context of the development of Newcomen type atmospheric engine prior to 1812.

The proceedings include original research contributions to our knowledge of early engines, as well as providing valuable information about local economic conditions, particularly in the North East and Yorkshire in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

Building on Part 1, (Vol.87(1) of the International Journal for the History of Engineering and Technology) Part 2 includes well illustrated papers with geographical and biographical data and even a complete overview of the complexities of building a Newcomen Engine in the 21st century!

The International Journal for the History of Engineering and Technology (available freely to members of the Newcomen Society) can be accessed from Taylor and Francis in electronic form here.

Individual print copies can be obtained by contacting Taylor & Francis.