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Kirkaldy Materials Testing Machine Kirkaldy Testing Museum

Plaque: Kirkaldy Materials Testing Machine

Erection date: 28/4/1987

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Kirkaldy Materials Testing Machine
Built in 1865 to David Kirkaldy’s design, this machine established the present-day system of materials testing and specifications of mechanical properties for engineering materials.

{Round the edge at the bottom:}
The Institution of Mechanical Engineers

{The crest at the top is that of the IMechE.}

Site: Kirkaldy Testing Museum (2 memorials)

SE1, Southwark Street, 99, Kirkaldy Testing Museum

The Historic Southwark plaque is on the street frontage beside the less ornate entrance. The other, round, plaque is inside, high on the wall above the machine. In the pediment of the fancy entrance is the admirable rubric: Facts not Opinions.

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Kirkaldy Materials Testing Machine

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David Kirkaldy

Born near Dundee. In 1857 Kirkaldy helped form the Institution of Engineers i...

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Kirkaldy Materials Testing Machine

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Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Founded by George Stephenson (father of Robert) in Birmingham.

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Kirkaldy Testing Works

Kirkaldy Testing Works This building was built in 1874 for David Kirkaldy (18...

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