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The formation of this Council will provide for the interchange of ideas on metallurgical problems common to the different Services, and avoid overlap between their research programmes. It should also ensure that balance is maintained between funda mental and ad hoc research, and that the long-term Under this heading are published monthly news of recent professional appointments, research necessary for the provision of new alloys is industrial developments and business changes, etc. embarked upon. The Research Council includes representatives of Aluminium Development Association French Air Attache the Admiralty and Ministry of Supply, and a number Mr D. C. G. Lees, Editor of Metal Treatment, and Colonel P. Stehlin, French Air Attaché, announces of distinguished metallurgists from the Universities, a member of the editorial staff of The Iron and Coal that his offices were transferred as from Monday, Industry, and other Government Departments. The Trade Review, has been appointed Metallurgist to the July 19, to : L'Attaché de l'Air, Ambassade de France, independent members are: Aluminium Development Association of 33 Gros- 58 Knightsbridge, London, S.W.1. Telephone: venor Street, W.1, of which Air Commodore W. Sloane 3404. Professor L. Aitchison (Chairman), Professor of Helmore is Director-General, and is taking up his new Industrial Metallurgy, University of Birmingham. duties in September. E. H. Jones Agency Professor E. N. da C. Andrade, Quain Professor of E. H. Jones (Machine Tools) Ltd., of Garantools Physics, University College, London. Busk Studentship in Aeronautics House, Edgware Road, The Hyde, London, N.W.9, Professor G. Wesley Austin, Goldsmiths' Professor announce that arrangements have now been com The Trustees of this Studentship, founded in of Metallurgy, Cambridge University. pleted whereby the company is appointed sole selling memory of Edward Teshmaker Busk who lost his life in 1914 while flying an experimental aeroplane, have agents for this country for the range of Planers and Mr G. L. Bailey, Director of the British Non- Floor Type Horizontal Boring Machines, manu awarded the studentship for the year 1948-9 to Arthur Ferrous Metals Research Association. factured by the C. A. Gray Company of Cincinnati, John Cable of the Merchant Venturers' Technical Dr R. W. Bailey, Research Consultant, Metro Ohio. College, Bristol University. politan Vickers Electrical Co., Ltd. Mr. H. H. Burton, Director of Research, English Specialloid Hagco Cylinder Liners D.E.R.D., Ministry of Supply Steel Corporation Ltd. Arrangements have now been concluded for the Capt (E) M. Luby, R.N., who retired from the distribution of Hagco Cylinder Liners, as produced by Dr W. Hume-Rothery, Lecturer in Chemistry, Royal Navy with effect from July 6, 1948, willcontinue the Harold Andrews Grinding Company Limited of Oxford University. as a civilian to occupy the post of Director of Engine Birmingham, through the organization of Special Research and Development in the Ministry of Supply. Dr H. Moore. loid Ltd. of North Finchley, N.12 Mr A. J. Murphy, Research Director, J. Stone & Co. Ltd. Ellison and Tufnol in South Africa Zirconium Hydride Having terminated their agency agreement in Mr D. A. Oliver, Director of Research, B.S.A. Murex Ltd., of Rainham, Essex, announce that they Johannesberg, George Ellison Ltd. anounce that Group are now producing Zirconium Hydride, which future sales of Ellison Switchgear and Tufnol in previously had to be imported from the United States. Dr C. J. Smithells, Director of Research, British South Africa and the Rhodesias will be handled by It is made in powder form, and contains about 98 Aluminium Co., Ltd. George Ellison S.A. (Pty.) Ltd., who have opened per cent. Zr, the balance being mainly hydrogen. Dr C. Sykes, Director of Research, Brown Firth offices at 33 Stability Unit House, Simmonds Street, Research Laboratories. Johannesburg. The Ellison representation in Natal Metallurgical Research Council Dr W. H. J. Vernon, Chemical Research Labora and for South African Collieries will remain in the The Admiralty and Ministry of Supply have set up tory. hands of F. G. Licence (Pty.) Ltd., Durban. an Inter-Service Metallurgical Research Council to Mr S. J. C. Wells has been appointed manager of advise them on metallurgical problems of importance The Secretary is Mr A. H. Waterfield of the Ministry George Ellison S.A. (Pty.) Ltd. to the Services. of Supply. disastrous to our hitherto successful export drive in Argentina and to prospects now offering in The S.B.A.C. on the Canadair other South American Republics with dollar shortages. A later report from him shows that leading airline operators in Argentina and Brazil who were considering the purchase of British air Purchase craft have been severely shaken by the British adoption of aircraft built abroad. The S.B.A.C. send us a copy of the following The Council recognize that so grave a decision We have also heard that Canadair aircraft are letter which has been addressed to the Prime could not have been taken by the Government now likely to be acquired for the services of except for powerful reasons, some of which may Minister protesting against the decision to equip British Commonwealth Pacific Airlines. More not have been revealed to the general public, but, B.O.A.C. with Canadair aeroplanes purchased over, it is unfortunately inevitable that the decision in the absence of full explanation and having from abroad. Our own views have not changed must affect the prestige of the whole of our Aircraft regard to the availability within the next year or since in March 1946 we described the decision to Industry, and make harder the task of selling two of British aircraft in every way comparable buy five Constellations from the U.S.A. as ' a piece all types of British aircraft and equipment in the with the American design in question, they share of folly'. This further action of a similar character severely competitive buyers' markets now develop the widely expressed bewilderment which has ing. seems quite indefensible on any ground. greeted the announcement. On the Council's instructions I am sending a Major the Rt. Hon. C. R. Attlee, C.H., M.P., Evidence of the harm done in the export field is copy of this letter to the Chancellor of the Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury, already accumulating. Canadair salesmen are Exchequer and to the Ministers of Supply and 10 Downing Street, S.W.1. naturally busy in may parts of the world, and Civil Aviation, and its terms are being communi SIR, there are indications that buyers in Argentina and cated to the Press. The Council of the Society have considered other South American countries are being greatly this afternoon the Government's decision to per influenced as a result of the enormous prestige I have the honour to be, Sir, mit the purchase by the British Overseas Airways conferred on the Canadair product by the Your obedient Servant, Corporation of aircraft built abroad. They wish British Government's decision. to place on record with you their regrets at the (Signed) E. C. BOWYER, On July 15 we had the honour to inform you decision, and, in particular, their fears that it will of the terms of a telegram received from the July 28, 1948 Director. have serious repercussions on the Industry's Society's representative in South America, in The Society of British Aircraft export trade. which he stated that an adverse decision would be Constructors Ltd. Seine, France] Denison Testing Machines TRADE PUBLICATIONS RECEIVED Breeze Wiring Systems [Saml. Denison & Son Ltd., Hunslet Foundry, S.E.M. Capacity Start Motors [The Plessey Co. Ltd., Ilford, Essex] Leeds 10] [Small Electric Motors Ltd., Beckenham, Kent] Bullows Air Compressors The New Universal Flamemaster Hand Torch 'Araldite' Type 1 [Alfred Bullows & Sons Ltd., Long Street, Walsall] Edwards Type IV Compressor and Vacuum Pump Unit [Aero Research Ltd., Duxford, Cambs] Jenolite Rust Remover and Neutralizer [W. Edwards & Co. (London) Ltd., Kangley Bridge 'Broomwade' News-Bulletin. Vol. II, No. 3, May- Jenolite Aluminium Degreaser Road, Lower Sydenham, S.E.26] June 1948 Jenolite Aluminium Keying Solution [Broom & Wade Ltd., High Wycombe] Heat Treatment of Aluminium Alloys [Jenolite Ltd., 43 Piazza Chambers, Covent 'Ethulon' Tracing Film [Northern Aluminium Co. Ltd., Banbury, Oxford Garden, W.C.2] [M. & B. Plastics Ltd., 3 Wimpole Street, W.1] shire] Aircraft Castings in Hiduminium and Magnuminium Aircraft Castings in Hiduminium and Magnuminium Bulletin Technique de la Societe Rateau. 1948—No. 1 Commercial Castings in Hiduminium [High Duty Alloys Ltd., 89 Buckingham Avenue, [Société Tateau, 141 Rue Rateau, La Corneuve [High Duty Alloys Ltd.; Slough, Bucks] (Seine) France] Slough] 'Mekelite' Industrial Lighting Units Aero Research Technical Notes Saab Sonics. No. 1, Jan.-March 1948. No. 2, April- [Mek-Elek Engineering Ltd., 17 Western Road, June 1948 Bulletin No. 65. The Repair of Loom Shuttles Mitcham] [SAAB Aircraft Co., Linköping, Sweden] [Aero Research Ltd., Duxford, Cambs.] Murex Review, Vol. I, No. 1, 1948 B.S.A. No. 48 Single-Spindle Automatic Screw [Murex Ltd., Rainham, Essex] MT Hobbing Machine Machine Japy Bulletin Technique. No. 1, Juin 1948 [David Brown Machine Tools Ltd., Britannia [B.S.A. Tools Ltd., Mackadown Lane, Marston [Japy Frères, 141 Avenue du Dr. Durant, Arcueil, Works, Sherborne Street, Manchester 3] Green, Birmingham] September 1948 287
Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology – Emerald Publishing
Published: Sep 1, 1948
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