Vol 55 – No. 1 – 1983-84


Pg iv – Officers and Council, 1983-84

Pg 1 – A Brief History of the Counter-Pressure Brake for Steam Locomotives
D.R. Carling, MA, F.I.Mech.E. (Member)

Pg 31 – Some Aspects of Technological Change – 1900-1939: A Symposium

Pg 67 – The Origins of Water Power: A Problem of Evidence and Expectations
N.A.F. Smith, BSc (Eng.), PhD (Member)

Pg 85 – Contributions of the British to Irrigation Engineering in Upper India in the Nineteenth Century
Joyce M. Brown, MA (Member)

Pg 113 – The First Newcomen Engine in Sweden (1726-1728) and its Hoisting Gear: A Closer Look at the Triewald Drawings
Svante Lindqvist (Member)

Pg 131 – F.B. Behr’s Development of the Lartigue Monorail: From Country Crawler to Electric Express
Professor D.G. Tucker, DSc, C.Eng., F.I.E.E. (Vice President)

Pg 153 – Engineering on the Thames Navigation, 1770-1845
Professor A.W. Skempton, DSc, F.I.C.E., F.Eng., F.R.S. (Member)

Pg 177 – G.P. Bidder at the London Dock Extension Works 1826-1828
E.F. Clark, MA, C.Eng., M.I.Mech.E. (Member)

Pg 211 – The Sixteenth Dickinson Memorial Lecture: Was There a Decline of the Industrial Spirit in Britain 1850-1939?
Professor W.H. Chaloner, MA, PhD (Member)

Pg 219 – Triewald’s Booklet on the Newcomen Engine and the Society
Communication by J.S.P. Buckland (Member)

Pg 223 – Information for Intending Authors

Pg 227 – Bridgwater Canal Weekend
J.G.B. Hills

Pg 233 – Summer Meeting in Guildford

Pg 243 – Annual Report of Council 1983-84

Pg 249 – Obituary Notices

Pg 253 – Index