The Engineer (magazine)

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The Engineer
Editor Jon Excell
Frequency Monthly
Founder Edward Charles Healey
First issue 4 January 1856; 160 years ago (1856-01-04)
Company Centaur Media
Country United Kingdom
Based in London
Language English
ISSN 0013-7758

The Engineer is a London-based monthly magazine covering the latest developments and business news in engineering and technology in the UK and internationally.

The journal was founded in January 1856.

History and description[edit]

The Engineer was established by Edward Charles Healey, an entrepreneur and engineering enthusiast with financial interests in the railways whose friends included Robert Stephenson and Isambard Kingdom Brunel. The journal was created as a technical magazine for engineers.[1]

The Engineer began covering engineering including inventions and patents during a high point of British economic manufacturing power. In the 19th century it also published stock prices of raw materials. Together with the contemporary Engineering journal the work is considered a valuable historical resource for the study of British economic history.[2]

On 16 July 2012 the journal announced its final print edition,[3] the magazine subsequently returned to physical publishing of its work.[when?][citation needed]


  1. ^ "History of "The Engineer"" (PDF), The Engineer Centenary Number, pp. 146–148 
  2. ^ E.H. Fowkes (1963), "Railway History and the Local Historian" (PDF), East Yorkshire Local History Series (East Yorkshire Local History Society) (16), p. 40 
  3. ^ Jon Excell, "Moving on(line)", The Engineer: 5, After 156 year of chronicling the highlights of UK engineering innovation, this is the final fortnightly print edition of The Engineer magazine 

Further reading[edit]

  • Mortimer, John; Taphouse, Ralph; Beatson, Cedric (1976). The Engineer — Highlights of 120 Years. Morgan-Grampian Ltd. 

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