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Raising the Bushel

Raising the Bushel Aircraft Engineering THE MONTHLY SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL ORGAN OF THE AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING PROFESSION VOL XXIII No 271 SEPTEMBER 1951 The Society To revert to the subject of our opening paragraph, having decided WING to the fact that the S.B.A.C. Display is being held that to cover the Display was not possible we had to consider how a week later this year than hitherto we reluctantly decided otherwise to meet the occasion; since we clearly could not ignore O some months ago that it would be quite impossible to publish what is beyond question the most important event in the British our annual survey of it. We may perhaps explain that we have to aeronautical calendar. After taking thought we came to the con­ close for press over a fortnight before publication date, which in­ clusion that it would be appropriate to publish some account of the volves all the 'copy' and illustrations being in the hands of our activities of the SOCIETY OF BRITISH AIRCRAFT CONSTRUCTORS itself. printers and blockmakers at least a week before that. It will, there­ We consequently approached MR BOWYER and were delighted to fore, be readily appreciated that it is quite out of the question to find that he needed no persuasion to fall in with our suggestion have an illustrated article on the Display ready in time for publica­ that he should himself write a contribution on the subject. We felt, tion in our October issue when the event does not finish till Septem­ and he agreed with us, that while the SOCIETY has done so much ber 16; while all interest in it would have evaporated if it did not to bring into the limelight the products of its constituent members appear till November. it has always kept its own light hidden under a bushel. How right we were in this feeling, readers can see for themselves in the account A Difficult Problem of its technical activities. We believe that the catalogue of these, Incidentally, we wonder if our readers realize the very heavy particularly as evidenced in the tables, will come as a revelation to burden the taking and manning of a stand for the best part of a most of them. We arc perhaps to blame for not having displayed week at an aerodrome some 30 miles distant from London imposes more curiosity on the subject but we now freely confess that we had on a small firm such as ours, whose sole activity is to prepare and no notion of S.B.A.C. interest in many of the subjects shown. We produce AIRCRAFT ENGINEERING each month. It involves denuding suppose that much of the information prepared is confidential and the office of all but a skeleton staff, so that normal work almost suitable only for circulation within the industry but at the same time ceases while the Editor himself has to decide how best to divide his it does seem to us rather surprising that so much goes on, and time between London and Farnborough so that he may have some apparently such a wealth of literature produced, with no inkling opportunity of examining the aeroplanes and seeing them demon­ of it ever leaking out to the world in general. strated while ensuring that the preparation of the October issue is not entirely neglected. The R.A.E. is too far from Bloomsbury Square for it to be possible to spend a morning at one and an A Revelation afternoon at the other so he has perforce to devote alternate days to the Display and spend the intervening ones at the office. If therefore We believe that it is the first time that this full list of the names friends who call at the stand fail to find him there, we trust that they of the Technical Board and work and personnel of the Technical will remember that this is the explanation and not in any sense a Executive Committee and its seven Standing Committees has ever failure to appreciate the importance of the occasion. He can, how­ been published and we cannot help feeling considerable satisfaction ever, state for their information that he intends to be at Farnborough at having elicited it and been the cause of its seeing the light of day. on the Tuesday ('technicians' day') and Thursday at any rate— when he hopes to see some of his oversea readers—and possibly on the Friday, though this is uncertain. N or M Question: 'What is your name?' Answer: 'N or M.' So opens the The Justification English Church Catechism in the Book of Common Prayer, of The financial cost of participation is also considerable, and in­ which we were irresistibly reminded when to our dismay we opened creasing each year. In our more pessimistic moments we have indeed the first copy of our August issue and saw that BRITISH MESSIER wondered whether the expense and general dislocation of occupying LIMITED'S Brake Energy Nomogram appeared in unfamiliar guise a stand is really worth while; since quite obviously the financial as a Monogram. In our experience, this is the most difficult technical return from the sale of copies of the paper and the various mono­ term in the English language to get correctly translated into print. graphs we have published bear no relation to the expenditure. ft had in fact appeared properly spelt in one place in a proof but, alas, an over-zealous printer's reader evidently at the last minute The only justification for continuing to have a stand is to provide saw what he deemed to be a mistake and 'corrected' it. We feel that a meeting place and we do therefore trust that, as in the past, many it is due to ourselves to assure our readers that the mistake was of our readers and contributors will make a point of visiting us and not due to ignorance on our part but was a genuine example of the give us the pleasure of seeing them and having a talk at least this printer's error. once in a year. S.B.A.C. DISPLAY FARNBOROUGH SEPTEMBER 11—16 We invite our readers to visit us at STAND NO. 22. 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Raising the Bushel

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology , Volume 23 (9): 1 – Sep 1, 1951

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Aircraft Engineering THE MONTHLY SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL ORGAN OF THE AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING PROFESSION VOL XXIII No 271 SEPTEMBER 1951 The Society To revert to the subject of our opening paragraph, having decided WING to the fact that the S.B.A.C. Display is being held that to cover the Display was not possible we had to consider how a week later this year than hitherto we reluctantly decided otherwise to meet the occasion; since we clearly could not ignore O some months ago that it would be quite impossible to publish what is beyond question the most important event in the British our annual survey of it. We may perhaps explain that we have to aeronautical calendar. After taking thought we came to the con­ close for press over a fortnight before publication date, which in­ clusion that it would be appropriate to publish some account of the volves all the 'copy' and illustrations being in the hands of our activities of the SOCIETY OF BRITISH AIRCRAFT CONSTRUCTORS itself. printers and blockmakers at least a week before that. It will, there­ We consequently approached MR BOWYER and were delighted to fore, be readily appreciated that it is quite out of the question to find that he needed no persuasion to fall in with our suggestion have an illustrated article on the Display ready in time for publica­ that he should himself write a contribution on the subject. We felt, tion in our October issue when the event does not finish till Septem­ and he agreed with us, that while the SOCIETY has done so much ber 16; while all interest in it would have evaporated if it did not to bring into the limelight the products of its constituent members appear till November. it has always kept its own light hidden under a bushel. How right we were in this feeling, readers can see for themselves in the account A Difficult Problem of its technical activities. We believe that the catalogue of these, Incidentally, we wonder if our readers realize the very heavy particularly as evidenced in the tables, will come as a revelation to burden the taking and manning of a stand for the best part of a most of them. We arc perhaps to blame for not having displayed week at an aerodrome some 30 miles distant from London imposes more curiosity on the subject but we now freely confess that we had on a small firm such as ours, whose sole activity is to prepare and no notion of S.B.A.C. interest in many of the subjects shown. We produce AIRCRAFT ENGINEERING each month. It involves denuding suppose that much of the information prepared is confidential and the office of all but a skeleton staff, so that normal work almost suitable only for circulation within the industry but at the same time ceases while the Editor himself has to decide how best to divide his it does seem to us rather surprising that so much goes on, and time between London and Farnborough so that he may have some apparently such a wealth of literature produced, with no inkling opportunity of examining the aeroplanes and seeing them demon­ of it ever leaking out to the world in general. strated while ensuring that the preparation of the October issue is not entirely neglected. The R.A.E. is too far from Bloomsbury Square for it to be possible to spend a morning at one and an A Revelation afternoon at the other so he has perforce to devote alternate days to the Display and spend the intervening ones at the office. If therefore We believe that it is the first time that this full list of the names friends who call at the stand fail to find him there, we trust that they of the Technical Board and work and personnel of the Technical will remember that this is the explanation and not in any sense a Executive Committee and its seven Standing Committees has ever failure to appreciate the importance of the occasion. He can, how­ been published and we cannot help feeling considerable satisfaction ever, state for their information that he intends to be at Farnborough at having elicited it and been the cause of its seeing the light of day. on the Tuesday ('technicians' day') and Thursday at any rate— when he hopes to see some of his oversea readers—and possibly on the Friday, though this is uncertain. N or M Question: 'What is your name?' Answer: 'N or M.' So opens the The Justification English Church Catechism in the Book of Common Prayer, of The financial cost of participation is also considerable, and in­ which we were irresistibly reminded when to our dismay we opened creasing each year. In our more pessimistic moments we have indeed the first copy of our August issue and saw that BRITISH MESSIER wondered whether the expense and general dislocation of occupying LIMITED'S Brake Energy Nomogram appeared in unfamiliar guise a stand is really worth while; since quite obviously the financial as a Monogram. In our experience, this is the most difficult technical return from the sale of copies of the paper and the various mono­ term in the English language to get correctly translated into print. graphs we have published bear no relation to the expenditure. ft had in fact appeared properly spelt in one place in a proof but, alas, an over-zealous printer's reader evidently at the last minute The only justification for continuing to have a stand is to provide saw what he deemed to be a mistake and 'corrected' it. We feel that a meeting place and we do therefore trust that, as in the past, many it is due to ourselves to assure our readers that the mistake was of our readers and contributors will make a point of visiting us and not due to ignorance on our part but was a genuine example of the give us the pleasure of seeing them and having a talk at least this printer's error. once in a year. S.B.A.C. DISPLAY FARNBOROUGH SEPTEMBER 11—16 We invite our readers to visit us at STAND NO. 22. Bound volumes of AIRCRAFT ENGINEERING will be available for consultation, recent issues and various books and reprints on sale and booklets and pamphlets obtainable

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Published: Sep 1, 1951

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