perience with the Press, the Ministry of Aircraft Pro duction, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, and latterly as Public Relations Officer to the Rootes Group of Companies, is available in all A monthly feature giving news of recent Government and professional appointments, matters concerned with exhibitions, display, public relations and sales promotion. industrial developments and business changes, etc. M.C.A. Divisional Controller New Chairman of the Air League having acquired the whole of the plant of the German The Ministry of Civil Aviation announces the Index-Werke, Esslingen, two years ago, and will thus Air Chief Marshal Sir Guy Garrod, G.B.E., appointment of Air Vice-Marshal Simpson, C.B., strengthen the sales and servicing facilities which can K.C.B., M.C., D.F.C., LL.D., F.R.Ae.S., has been C.B.E., M.C., R.A.F. (Retd.), Aerodrome Command be rendered to customers in this country in future. elected Chairman of the Air League of the British ant, Northolt Airport, to be Divisional Controller, B.S.A. Tools Ltd. are retaining the personnel of Empire in succession to Major R. H. Mayo, O.B.E., London and South-Eastern Division of the Ministry Leo C. Steinle Ltd., who are familiar with the Index A.M.Inst.C.E., F.R.Ae.S., who has held office during of Civil Aviation in succession to Air-Marshal Sir Machines and other types of Machine Tools in which the past three years. Roderick Carr, K.B.E., D.F.C., A.F.C., R.A.F. they were interested, including the Steinle Thread Major Mayo, who had been nominated for re (Retd.), whose contract of service expired on January Generating Machines. election to the Chairmanship, expressed a wish that 31. Burton, Griffiths & Co. Ltd. will in future operate the office should be held at intervals by other members as the sole selling agents of the above companies in Milliard Equipment Ltd. of the Council. He was warmly thanked by the Great Britain and Northern Ireland. By special Resolution on November 3, 1949, the Council for his work as Chairman, and was unani The manufacturing side of the Steinle business has name of the Company hitherto known as 'Electronic mously elected a Vice-President. been transferred to the B.S.A. Tools Works at Transmission Equipment Ltd.' has been changed to The new Chairman of the Air League retired from Marston Green and Sparkbrook, Birmingham, the 'Mullard Equipment Ltd.', Century House, Shaftes the R.A.F. last year after a distinguished career. latter continuing with the production of Thread Rolls bury Avenue, W.C.2. From 1943 to 1945 he was deputy Air C-in-C, and and the former handling the production of the Thread during the latter part of the time Air C-in-C South- Generating Machines and Huller Tapping Machines. Newton Brothers (Derby) Chairman East Asia. From 1946 to 1948 he was R.A.F. repre As this transfer of plant has already been carried out At the annual general meeting of Newton Brothers sentative on the Military Staff Committee of the expeditiously it is hoped that continuity of production (Derby) Ltd., of Alfreton Road, Derby, held in United Nations. In the early war years he was Air will not be interfered with to any extent. October last Mr P. C. Cooper-Parry, O.B.E., M.C., Member for Training on the Air Council. Work is being put in hand to make the interior J.P., F.C.A., stated that he had notified the Directors of the buildings at 93 Albert Embankment suitable that for reasons of health it was necessary to reduce I.C.A.O. Appointment for housing the whole of the London staff, and to his business activities and that he would resign from It is announced by the Ministry of Civil Aviation, equip the ground and first floors as extensive Machine the Board on December 31, 1949. Ariel House, Theobald's Road, W.C.I, on behalf of Tool and Small Tool Showrooms and Stores, where all At a Board meeting held on December 30, Mr I.C.A.O. that Air Vice Marshal Alan Ferrier, C.B., types of machines, both manufactured and factored Cooper-Parry formally resigned and the Directors M.C., has been appointed Assistant Secretary General by the B.S.A. Tools Group of Companies will be appointed Mr F. V. Pipe, A.M.I.E.E., Managing for Air Navigation of the International Civil Aviation permanently exhibited, and can be demonstrated Director, to succeed him as Chairman. Organization. He took up his new duties at the under power. It is also the intention of the B.S.A. In anticipation of the vacancy that would thus arise beginning of the year, succeeding Mr Ivor McClure. Tools Company to carry large stocks of Small Tools, on the Board, Mr Guy Smith, F.C.A., a partner in Air Vice Marshal Ferrier is at present a member of and distribution and delivery service is to be in Watson, Sowter & Co., Chartered Accountants, was the Canadian Air Transport Board, which is charged augurated in the New Year. appointed a director at the annual general meeting. with the economic regulation of all commercial air It is expected that these new premises will be open services operating in or over Canada. Mushet Family History for full operation in March 1950. Prior to this appointment he was a member of the Mr Fred M. Osborn, Chairman of Samuel Osborn Due to the continued expanse of its activities and Royal Canadian Air Force's Air Council, responsible & Co. Ltd., of Clyde Steel Works, Sheffield, 3, is the need for enhanced facilities to maintain and where for specification, development, inspection and main engaged on writing a history of David Mushet (1772- possible improve upon its services, the Manchester tenance of all Air Force technical equipment. 1847) and Robert Forester Mushet (1811-1891), both office of the B.S.A. Tools Group, incorporating distinguished metallurgists of their day, the former B.S.A. Tools Ltd., Burton, Griffiths & Co. Ltd., Aircraft Materials Limited being the discoverer of the Blackband ironstone of Index Automatic Machine Co. Ltd., and Leo C. Aircraft Materials Ltd., of Midland Road, N.W.I, Scotland and the latter, amongst other things, being Steinle Ltd., has moved from 274 Deansgate, to new announce that Mr Desmond F. Hannan has joined associated with Sir Henry Bessemer in perfecting his premises adjoining the Daimler and Lanchester the staff as Head of the Technical Sales Department. process and the discoverer of self- or air-hardening Showrooms, at Daimler House, Wilmslow Road, steel, the pioneer alloy steel. Mr Osborn would be Manchester, 14. Telephone: Rusholme 2333-4. The Airscrew Company & Jicwood Limited grateful if any readers who have recollections of the At an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Mushet era, that is from about 1860-1900, or who have B.S.A.A.C. Airscrew Co. Ltd., of Addlestone, Surrey, held on documents covering this period and bearing on the The Board of British South American Airways Cor Tuesday, January 3, 1950, the following Special subject, would be good enough to write to him. It is poration ceased to exist as an independent and paid Resolution was passed: 'That the name of the Com believed that the Mushet family goes back to William Board at the end of December. pany be changed to "The Airscrew Company & the Conqueror's time and any information about It is necessary for legal reasons to continue its Jicwood Limited".' David Mushet's antecedents (he was born at Dalkeith existence, but it will be subsidiary to the Board of in Scotland, his father being William Mushet who British Overseas Airways Corporations and will not The British Aluminium Company married Margaret Cochrane), will be appreciated. carry out any active work. Since January 1, 1950, the telephone number of the The Minister of Civil Aviation, Lord Pakenham, British Aluminium Co. Ltd., at Salisbury House, has appointed Sir Francis Brake and Sir John Ste London, E.C.2, has been: MONarch 4422. phenson, Deputy Chairman and Member of B.S.A.A.C. respectively to be members of the Board TRADE REVIEW New BESTEC Director of B.O.A.C. and Sir Clement Wakefield Jones, who is BESTEC (British Engineers Small Tools & Equip Tufnol Technical Information. [Tufnol Ltd., Perry a Member of B.O.A.C. to be a member of B.S.A.A.C. ment Co. Ltd., of Buckingham House, Buckingham Ban; Birmingham, 22n] The appointments are dated January 1, 1950. Street, Adelphi, W.C.2) announce a new appointment Tufnol is a name requiring no introduction in the to their Board of Directors in the person of Mr C. J. He has also accepted, with thanks for his past aircraft industry, but its full possibilities are perhaps Linzell, A.M.I.P.E., who is joint Managing Director services, the resignation of Mr G. MacT. Sheppard not quite so completely understood. This new booklet with Mr L. F. Eve of Crawford & Co. (Tottenham) from the Board of B.S.A.A.C. which now consists has been prepared in order to provide designers with Ltd., the well-known collet manufacturers. solely of Members of B.O.A.C. a ready reference covering the full range of the ma Mr Linzell was born in 1897 and was educated at terial. In the introductory pages the booklet indicates New Ekco Telephone Number St Albans School. He served throughout World the principal uses of Tufnol and explains the dif E. K. Cole Ltd. announce that, as from January 9, War I in the R.F.C., and in 1920 joined Crawford ferent types of paper and fabric base sheet tube, 1950, the telephone number of the London Offices & Company, who had been founded by his uncle, rod and moulded materials that are identified by the and Showrooms of E. K. Cole Ltd. and Ekco- Mr H. C. Linzell, some twenty years earlier. He was names Kite, Crow, Whale, Vole, Carp and Swan Ensign Electric Ltd. at 5 Vigo Street, will be REGent appointed a Director in 1932 and joint Managing Brands. In sections 2, 3 and 4 are set out the me 7030/9. Director in 1936. chanical properties and other characteristics of sheet, tubes and rods, respectively. Where necessary, London Chamber of Commerce B.S.A. Tools Group thumbnail sketches are included in order to amplify At the annual meeting of the Air Transport Leo C. Steinle Ltd., who were for many years prior and explain the meaning of the tests in relation to the Section of the London Chamber of Commerce, of to the war Agents for a number of prominent Con arrangement of the base laminae. In Section 5 the 69 Cannon Street, E.C.4, held on December 19, 1949, tinental Machine Tool Makers, including the Index- requirements of various specifications for bonded Mr J. Vivian Holman was elected Chairman of the Werke, Esslingen, and manufacturers of the well- materials (such as B.S.668—1936, B.S. 972—1941, Section in succession to Mr J. S. Wills, and Mr A. M. known Steinle Thread Generating Machines and Desoutter was re-elected Deputy Chairman. and B.S. 1137—1943) are given and the tests are Huller Tapping Machines, have entered into an illustrated with further lucid thumbnail sketches. The arrangement with B.S.A. Tools Ltd., of Mackadown New Gas Turbine Equipment Ltd. Director booklet should be of great value to designers when Lane, Marston Green, Birmingham, under which Mr L. R. Perkins, Chief Works Engineer for Joseph making the choice of a plastic material since it sets B.S.A. Tools Ltd., acquire the goodwill, buildings, Lucas Ltd., has been appointed Director of Gas out clearly and concisely all relevant data for each of plant, etc., of Leo C. Steinle Ltd., at 93 Albert Turbine Equipment Ltd., Burnley, a subsidiary of the Tufnol brands. The makers will be pleased to Embankment, for the purpose of developing it as the Joseph Lucas Ltd. supply copies to designers, or other responsible Southern Headquarters of the B.S.A. Tools Group engineers, who apply in writing on their company of Companies, comprising: B.S.A. Tools Ltd.; Burton, A. E. L . Mash and Associates notepaper; although they are not making a general Griffiths & Co. Ltd.; Index Automatic Machine Co. Mr A. E. L. Mash has opened an office at 41 St distribution because the interest of this book is Ltd., Redditch; Leo C. Steinle Ltd. James's Place, Piccadilly, S.W.1 (Regent 0863), where limited to practical engineers. This arrangement follows on B.S.A. Tools Ltd. as Public Relations Practitioner his twenty years' ex February 1950 59
Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology – Emerald Publishing
Published: Feb 1, 1950
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