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Transactions of the Institution of Engineers in Scotland


The Institution of Engineers in Scotland was established for the encouragement and advancement of Engineering Science and Practice, to facilitate the exchange of information and ideas amongst its members and to place on record the results of experience elicited in discussion.

It owes its origin, in a great measure, to the very successful meeting held in Glasgow, in 1856, by the “Institution of Mechanical Engineers” of Birmingham; the great utility and probable success of a similar Institution holding its meetings in Glasgow, the chief seat of practical mechanics in Scotland, being at the time strongly impressed upon several Engineers residing in and near Glasgow, who held a few preliminary meetings, succeeded by a general one on 1st May, 1857, which was numerously attended, and at which a constitution was decided upon, and office-bearers were elected for the First Session, 1857-58.

The great accession of members, the numerous papers read, the very excellent attendance at the meetings, and the well-sustained discussions rendered interesting by the exchange of valuable information—during the First Session, placed the success of the Institution beyond doubt.

At the termination of the Session in April last, the Institution numbered one hundred and eighteen members, one associate, and eight graduates, and numerous additions are expected early in the Second Session.

Eight meetings were held during the Session, and at these as many as twenty-one papers were read, on various subjects .connected with the objects of the Institution. Each paper was followed by a discussion on the subject of which it treated, and there were in addition two discussions (on Decimal Measures), not preceded by papers.

Glasgow, August, 1858.

I have found 4 volumes of their transactions and am making them available below.

Volume 1
Volume 4
Volume 7
Volume 10

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