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During its long existence the offices of the English Mechanicshave had many address, they include 31 Tavistock Street Covent Garden, 382 Strand W.C., Effingham House, and The Rolls House Breams Building London E.C. The paper was owned and published for many years by Mr. Passmore Edwards and in the later years by the Proprietors, Gilbert Wood & Co., Limited. The English Mechanic was a weekly newspaper published from March 1865 to 1926, (First Series), 1927 to 1940? (New Series), the paper was made famous not so much by the news it carried but by the construction articles and letters sent by its readers, contributions from working men, noblemen, and the greatest living scientists appeared side by side in the same issues, these contributors affectionately termed the paper "Ours". The subjects dealt with covered a wide scope, as an examples there were a fine series of articles by Derwent on how to build cycles which brought them within the reach of everyone, then came the motor-car and the paper was the first in the field to have articles and real working instructions on building a motor vehicle, the development of wireless telegraphy and telephony were discussed freely and experimenters could air their views and exchange experiences, it was a leading journal for astronomical and microscopical matters, new developments with trains, railways, motors, and machines of all descriptions, it was the best and most affordable encyclopaedia for astronomers, mechanics, and all others who have hobbies of the scientific, artistic, and practical nature. First Editions, 4to, pp. most volumes have in excess of six hundred pages but a few of the volumes in the first world war period go down to three hundred pages, in total these volumes have over 25,000 pages; each volume is bound in green cloth with titles lettered in gilt on spines and front boards, illustrated with numerous diagrams and photographs and working drawings, most of the volumes are in good condition, a few are starting to weaken at the hinges and a few of the spines are damages . Odd volumes of this magazine are hard to find and collections of this size are rarely offered for sale

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