The Engineer was founded in 1856 by Edward Charles Healey, an entrepreneur and engineering enthusiast with financial interests in the railways and whose friends included Robert Stephenson and Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Here you can find a wide and varied range of articles selected from The Engineer's rich archive. Covering issues from inventions and patents during the high point of British economic manufacturing power, the magazine also published stock prices of raw materials in the 19th century. It is now considered a valuable historical resource for the study of British economic history.