The Institution's members are drawn from across the spectrum of mechanical engineering: representing the expertise and skills of the discipline. From the very beginning, notable engineers have joined. Their application forms give a potted biography, as told by them. Here we showcase a selection of some of the most famed.
In collaboration with Ancestry, all the forms from 1847 up to and including 1938 are now available online. IMechE Members can view all the records for free. For later forms, or membership enquiries for the Institution of Automobile or Locomotive Engineers please contact us.
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