1. IEEC1 – Elsecar, 2017
After editing and review, the Proceedings of the inaugural International Early Engines Conference, in May 2017, were published in three parts in the International Journal for the History of Engineering & Technology, the journal of the Newcomen Society.
Publication began with Part 1 of the Proceedings, published as Volume 87(2) 2017, of the International Journal for the History of Engineering & Technology in July 2018.
Part 2 arrived in 2019, published as Volume 88(1) of that title.
Part 3 followed in 2020 with Volume 88(2) 2018. These issues are available in print form from the Newcomen Society online shop, or may be accessed electronically by becoming a member of the Newcomen Society. Alternatively individual articles can be purchased online from Taylor and Francis.
All of the IEEC 2017 conference delegates received copies of these proceedings.
2. IEEC2 – BCLM, 2021
The published papers from the 2nd International Early Engines Conference held in Dudley, at the Black Country Living Museum in October 2021 are split into 2 volumes of Transactions:
Transactions of the 2nd International Early Engines Conference, Volume 1. Edited by Grudgings, S. & Stephens, P., Published by IEEC in collaboration with the International Stationary Steam Engine Society, (ISSES Stationary Power Vol.24), Bewdley, 2021, ISBN 978-1-872986-24-1
Available (few copies remaining) £25.00 including UK P&P. International postage costs by prior arrangement.
Transactions of the 2nd International Early Engines Conference, Volume 2. Edited by Grudgings, S. & Stephens, P., Published by IEEC in collaboration with the International Stationary Steam Engine Society, (ISSES Stationary Power Vol.24), Bewdley, 2022, [Forthcoming]
Cheques payable to ‘Early Engines’ sent to IEEC2 Transactions, 31, Laverstoke Lane, Laverstoke, Whitchurch, Hants RG28 7NY
via Bank Transfer to Early Engines, Account Number 01444552, Sort Code 608371. Please include
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3. IEEC1 Conference handbook and compendium
Copies of the IEEC 2017 full delegate handbook, containing details of the conference, introduction, agenda, guide to site visits and a valuable compendium of early engines articles can still be obtained via the publications officer at South Gloucestershire Mines Research Group.
For information about the contents, please see the following summary:
To obtain a copy please visit the SGMRG publications page.
4. Facsimile of Henry Davey’s 1903 paper on the Newcomen Engine
This facsimile of Davey’s classic 1903 paper on the Newcomen engine given to the Institution of Mechanical Engineers was beautifully reproduced in card covers by Folly Books and is available from them at £6.00, see Folly Books order page.
5. Other publications
At the International Early Engines Conference held at Elsecar in May 2017, Cornish mining historian Rick Stewart was pleased to present his new work, published by the Trevithick Society. Entitled Mine Pumping Engines in Eighteenth Century Cornwall. Paperback £17.50, ISBN 978-0-9935021-2-5 (170 pages). It is available for purchase here from the Trevithick Society.