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vintagengineer17/02/2018 20:48:31
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I have just found a 1919 copy of The Model Engineer and Electrician. When did it change it's name?

Bandersnatch18/02/2018 01:23:06
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Posted by vintagengineer on 17/02/2018 20:48:31:

When did it change it's name?



When someone noticed an above-average rate of electrocutions among model-engineers.

Thor18/02/2018 06:54:02
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Not quite sure, but in 1923 the heading was "The Model Engineer".

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Thor

Billy Bean18/02/2018 07:25:36
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Posted by Bandersnatch on 18/02/2018 01:23:06:
Posted by vintagengineer on 17/02/2018 20:48:31:

When did it change it's name?



When someone noticed an above-average rate of electrocutions among model-engineers.

That is definitely a five star answer.

Nicholas Farr18/02/2018 09:00:49
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Hi, well on August 3rd 1922 it was still The Model Engineer and Electrician.

Regards Nick.

Ian S C18/02/2018 09:53:42
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I'v got vol 1, 1898 as a bound book, a major model type was electrical generators, and a open crank gas engine with hot tube ignition with the idea of building that to run your lathe.

Ian S C

IanT18/02/2018 10:02:42
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Thor is correct with his 1923 'Front' heading of "The Model Engineer" (a Journal of Small Power Engineering) but this heading was also being used in 1922.

The reason for the confusion being (I suspect) that the 'inside' pages (even in 1923) were still being headed by "The Model Engineer and Electrician" - so both 'titles' were in fact being used - although the 'main' title had been simplified. I haven't bothered to look forward (or backwards) to track when the front header changed (or when the inside one was bought into line) but it seems there was a transition period over time to the simpler title...

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IanT

Neil Wyatt18/02/2018 10:46:24
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It would be wonderful if someone would write the history of Model Engineer.Even the wikipedia page is very light.

Neil

ega18/02/2018 11:43:12
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Posted by Neil Wyatt on 18/02/2018 10:46:24:

It would be wonderful if someone would write the history of Model Engineer.Even the wikipedia page is very light.

Neil

The Wiki for MEW is, understandably, even lighter! I wonder whether the Wiki author(s) are members of this forum.

An internet search on "wiki model engineer" throws up interesting articles on Tom Walshaw, Martin Evans and Stuart Turner.

Cornish Jack18/02/2018 11:52:04
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Much of the early (turn of century) contents were concerned with 'new-fangled' electrics, especially generators. From memory, in one of my 1900+ volumes there was a reader's query as to whether his large block of well-seasoned wood would be suitable as a generator core. Also a report of a U.S. travelling 'snake-oil salesman' who was selling electric shock treatment as a cure for various ills. He couldn't understand why his 'patients' were emerging with black faces! It tiurned out that the illumination in his treatment tent was provided by oil lamp and the induced static was 'decorating' his customers with lamp black.surprise

Plus ca change ... or not??

rgds

Bill

Fowlers Fury18/02/2018 12:41:12
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Maybe Percival Marshall CIMechE was having an identity crisis in the 1920s. In 1929 the mast head now read:-
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Tim Stevens18/02/2018 12:48:57
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Perhaps it ought to be revised again to 'The Model Engineer but mainly about steam trains'.

Tim

vintagengineer18/02/2018 13:04:53
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c18/02/2018 15:13:46
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Volume 1 Issue 1 - January 1898. - The Model Engineer and Amateur Electrician.

Volume 8 Issue 88 - 1 January 1903. - The Model Engineer and Electrician.

Volume 53 Issue 1258 - 4 June 1925. - The Model Engineer and Light Machinery Review.

Volume 62 Issue 1495 - 2 January 1930. - The Model Engineer and Practical Electrician.

Volume 76 Issue 1861 - 7 January 1937. - The Model Engineer.

Chris.

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