Popular Mechanics

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Popular Mechanics
Popular Mechanics logo.svg
Popular Mechanics Cover Vol 1 Issue 1 11 January 1902.jpg
Popular Mechanics first cover (January 11, 1902)
Editor-In-Chief Ryan D’Agostino[1]
Categories Automotive, DIY, Science, Technology
Frequency Monthly
Publisher Cameron Connors
Total circulation
(June 2014)
1,211,812[2]
First issue January 11, 1902; 114 years ago (1902-01-11)
Company Hearst
Country United States
Based in New York City
Language English
Website www.popularmechanics.com
ISSN 0032-4558

Popular Mechanics is a classic magazine of popular technology. First published January 11, 1902, by Henry Haven Windsor, it has been owned since 1958 by Hearst. There are nine international editions, including a now-defunct Latin American version that had been published for decades, and a newer South African edition. The Russian edition of Popular Mechanics has been issued since 2002. In 2013, the US edition changed from twelve to ten issues per year.

Format[edit]

Popular Mechanics features regular sections on automotive, home, outdoors, science, and technology topics. A recurring column is "Jay Leno's Garage" featuring observations by the famed late-night talk show host and vehicle enthusiast.[3][4]

History[edit]

Popular Mechanics was established in 1902.[5] The first issue appeared on January 11, 1902.[6] The magazine was originally self-published by the Popular Mechanics Company but in 1958 became a subsidiary of the Hearst Corporation. A nearly complete archive of Popular Mechanics issues from 1905 through 2005 is available[7][8] through Google Books.

Podcast[edit]

Popular Mechanics Show is the official weekly podcast of Popular Mechanics magazine.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alexandra Steigrad. "Ryan D'Agostino Tapped to Helm Popular Mechanics". WWD. Retrieved January 19, 2016. 
  2. ^ "eCirc for Consumer Magazines". Audit Bureau of Circulations. June 30, 2011. Retrieved December 1, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Literature and Popular Culture". Retrieved September 23, 2008. 
  4. ^ "Intro-Popular Mechanics Magazine-Amst 205". Retrieved September 23, 2008. 
  5. ^ "Top 100 U.S. Magazines by Circulation" (PDF). PSA Research Center. Retrieved February 6, 2016. 
  6. ^ Darren Orf. "Analysis" (PDF). MO Space. Retrieved September 22, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Google and Popular Mechanics". Popular Mechanics. December 10, 2008. Retrieved March 13, 2010. 
  8. ^ Ross, James (August 15, 2005). "Google Library Project". Popular Mechanics. Retrieved March 13, 2010. 

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