THE Institution of Mechanical Engineers was founded in 1847, and the present year is therefore its jubilee. As it came into existence as a Birmingham Society, and for the first thirty years of its career had its offices in that city, the removal to London being made in 1877, it was appropriate the jubilee meeting should be held there.
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The Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Nature 56, 331–332 (1897). https://doi.org/10.1038/056331a0