The English Mechanic and World of Science

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The English Mechanic and World of Science
Categories Engineering
First issue March 1865
Final issue October 1926
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Website Homepage
OCLC number 1567968

The English Mechanic and World of Science was a popular-science magazine, published weekly from 1865 to 1926,[1][2] generally consisting of 24 pages. It was aimed at people interested in inventions and gadgets and new discoveries in science, technology, and mathematics.

The magazine popularized amateur telescope construction in the UK and later in the United States after the Reverend William Frederick Archdall Ellison's articles on the subject were reprinted in the Scientific American. A letter published in the magazine also led to the formation of the British Astronomical Association. A regular chess column was also included, written by James Pierce.


  1. ^ "Introduction". English Mechanic. Retrieved 9 October 2015. 
  2. ^ Neil A. Downie (2006). Exploding Disk Cannons, Slimemobiles, and 32 Other Projects for Saturday Science. JHU Press. p. 288. ISBN 978-0-8018-8506-8. Retrieved 9 October 2015.