Practical Mechanics

 

   Monthly electronics construction and hobbyist magazine from the U.K

Practical Mechanics was a monthly British magazine devoted mostly to home mechanics and technology. It was first published by George Newnes, Ltd., in October 1933, and ran for 352 issues until the magazine's termination in August 1963. Practical Mechanics was edited by Frederick J. Camm until his death in 1959. With an emphasis on things its readers could reasonably construct themselves, the magazine featured numerous articles on how to build things around one's house, such as a sink or bathtub. It also regularly featured more fanciful articles on how to build things with less obvious applications around the home, for example a Geiger counter, or an aeroplane for £25 (not including the cost of an engine). The early issues were in black and white.
In September of 1962, the title was changed to "Practical Mechanics & Science" and the scope broadened to cover "more than just the home workshop". The change was accompanied by the use of a better paper and, of course, a raise in the issue price.
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Collection created by David Andrews
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