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Articles on the history of English Mechanic taken from its pages can be downloaded here in PDF format (size 156kb).

Pen-names used in English Mechanic
The latest list of pen-names revealed so far (updated May 2008) can be downloaded here in PDF format (size 32kb).

Some of the early issues were reprinted,
and its not always obvious which are the originals! download here how to tell the difference in PDF format (size 10kb).

Some free sample issues of English Mechanic...
Issue No. 1 March 31st, 1865 (size 10MB) the very first

Issue No. 218 May 28th, 1869 (size 24MB) includes articles on...THE OLD PARK "SKIFF VELOCIPEDE"...M. DUBRONI'S PHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS...NITRO-GLYCERINE...THE AMATEUR MECHANIC'S WORKSHOP.

Issue No. 1989 May 8th, 1903 (size 18MB) includes articles on...THE "E.M." MOTOR-CAR UP TO DATE No. XIV...THE JAQUET-DROZ ANDROIDS...ECCENTRIC FRUITS...THE AIR-SHIP IN BIRMINGHAM.

Issue No. 2571 July 3rd, 1914 (size 18MB) includes articles on...SOME PRACTICAL NOTES ON GRINDING...THE PRODUCTION OF HIGH VACUA...A VISIT TO THE EIFFEL TOWER...GEORGE ADAMS'S LATEST LATHES