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Electric Clocks
The Silvanus Phillips Thompson pamphlet collection was collated and arranged by Thompson, the former President of the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE) and professor of physics at the City and Guilds Technical College in London. The collection covers a wide range of topics in physics and chemistry including electrical horology.  read more...
Posted by IET Library on IET Library and Archives Jan 9, 2020 12:11 pm GMT
The latest Archives blog, from Daniel Simkin, IET Research Librarian.   read more...
Posted by Anne Locker on IET Library and Archives Dec 2, 2019 10:19 am GMT
Kinora
Patented in France in 1896 and invented by cinematography pioneers Auguste and Louis Lumière, the Kinora was a smaller and portable version of the mutoscope, known in the United Kingdom as ‘What-the-butler-saw machines’. Unlike the mutoscope, the Kinora would not be associated with amusement arcades, beach piers, and a means to view early erotica, rather it pioneered home movies... read more...
Posted by IET Library on IET Library and Archives Nov 27, 2019 2:38 pm GMT
The following books have been added to the Library this month. Please email the Library Desk (libdesk@theiet.org) to borrow or for more information. read more...
Posted by IET Library on IET Library and Archives Nov 12, 2019 2:58 pm GMT
Interested in the history of electric timekeeping? The Electrical Horology Group could be the place for you: part of the Antiquarian Horological Society, the group hosts resources on the history of electric clocks and organises events.  read more...
Posted by Anne Locker on IET Library and Archives Oct 21, 2019 11:51 am BST
On the second floor of Savoy Place and nestled in south east corner of the Faraday Centre you’ll find the IET Knowledge Centre. Managed by professional library staff, it provides a quiet area for study and a gateway to the IET Library’s print and digital collections If you’re looking to visit or use the IET Library, here’s a few frequently asked questions the Library team often answer… read more...
Posted by IET Library on IET Library and Archives Oct 17, 2019 2:33 pm BST
Sir William Crookes and the Kinora read more...
Posted by Anne Locker on IET Library and Archives Oct 11, 2019 10:50 am BST
Trinity Bay
The IET Library and Archives service will be closing at 3pm on  Friday 23 December 2016 . It will reopen at 9am on  Tuesday 3 January 2017. The online catalogue and Virtual Library will be available to members as usual while we are closed. With festive best wishes to all our members and a happy New Year. read more...
Posted by Anne Locker on IET Library and Archives Dec 22, 2016 4:02 pm GMT
We are having issues with accessing the online Library catalogue. If you would like to renew, borrow or search for books and journals, please contact the Library Desk on 020 73445461 or libdesk@theiet.org. We are working on the problem and hope to restore access as soon as possible. Anne Locker Library and Archives Manager read more...
Posted by Anne Locker on IET Library and Archives Nov 28, 2016 9:54 am GMT
Dickens-Faraday letter
Michael Faraday was born 225 years (and one day!) ago, on 22 September 1791. Faraday is an important name at the IET, and besides the statue outside Savoy Place, and the rooms, awards and events named after him, there are resources on Faraday's life and work in the Archives section of the IET website. The IET Archives also holds a world-class collection of ... read more...
Posted by Anne Locker on IET Library and Archives Sep 23, 2016 2:26 pm BST

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