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IET members can read and download a range of engineering textbooks from Knovel , the Library's ebook service. read more...
Posted by Anne Locker on IET Library and Archives May 5, 2020 11:40 am BST
STC mobile radiotelephone equipment
For those who are unable to travel in to their usual places of work, check out the content that is available online. Updated June 2020 with further resources. read more...
Posted by Anne Locker on IET Library and Archives Mar 18, 2020 1:26 pm GMT
Due to the coronavirus situation, the Knowledge Centre at Savoy Place and the Archives Centre will be closed until further notice. read more...
Posted by Anne Locker on IET Library and Archives Mar 17, 2020 1:29 pm GMT
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

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