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Milliard Research Laboratory Dr. C. F. Bareford, M.Sc., Ph.D. has been appointed manager and head of the new Mullard Electronics Research Laboratory at Cross Oak Under this heading are published monthly news of recent professional appointments, Lane, Salfords, near Horley, Surrey. He has come to the Mullard Radio Valve Co. industrial developments and business changes, etc. Ltd. direct from the Admiralty Signal Establish ment at Portsmouth, where he has been engaged Anglo-U.S. Exchange of German Technical copies of all documents desired by the O.T.S. on research and development work connected Information experts will be supplied by the Board of Trade. with radio location, direction finding and tele In a joint statement, Sir Stafford Cripps, communications, and now he will be closely con Portsmouth Aviation Ltd. President of the Board of Trade, and Mr. W. A. nected with the development of Electronics as The 'Erection Bays' (approximately 80,000 Harriman, United States Secretary for Com applied to industry. square feet) at the cast end of the Aircraft Factory, merce, announced recently additional arrange Rochester, have been allocated to Messrs. Ports ments for the exchange of German technical in The Hoffmann Manufacturing Co. mouth Aviation Ltd. The firm will employ over formation acquired by the two nations since The Hoffmann Manufacturing Co. Ltd. of 400, of whom a large proportion will be sheet V.E. Day. These arrangements are comple Chelmsford have recently opened a new branch metal workers, on the production of a twin- mentary to those already in force whereby reports office at 59 Queen Square, Bristol, 1, which will engined aircraft known as the 'Aero-Car'. on German industry and technical developments, be under the control of a qualified Ball and prepared by British and American investigators Roller Bearing Engineer. An emergency stock of United Aircraft Corporation respectively, are made available to the industrial bearings will be carried. The telephone number is Mr. James S. Lee has been appointed European ists of both countries. Bristol 20561. Representative for United Aircraft Corporation. Hundreds of thousands of important German He left the United States early in November to scientific and technical documents have been un Allen-Bowden Ltd. select a location for the European headquarters. covered by British and American investigators in Mr. Charles Mesling, Senior Industrial Liaison their respective zones, and microfilm copies have Officer of the Council of Industrial Design, has The Fairey Aviation Company been made. Heretofore the exchange of these resigned that appointment to join Messrs. Allen- A reshuffle of wide degree in the wartime documents between the two nations has been Bowden Ltd., Industrial Designers and Consult arrangements of the Stockport factories of The imperfect; but under the present agreement re ing Engineers of 4 The Parade, Leamington Spa. Fairey Aviation Co. Ltd., has now been com presentatives of each nation will be able to select While on the staff of the Council of Industrial pleted smoothly with the recent final handing over from each other's storehouse of reports the items Design Mr. Mesling was responsible for the of the Errwood Park factory to Crossley Motors. which it finds valuable. Copies will be obtained liaison with the Electrical and Mechanical Likewise, the demands which necessitated air on an exchange basis. Engineering and Plastics and Transport In craft dispersal factories under Fairey Aviation dustries. The American depository for German docu at Warrington, Reddish and Parrs Wood, as Mr. Mesling intends to operate from the ments and microfilms is the Office of Technical well as minor units, have now ceased, with the London offices of Messrs. Allen-Bowden Ltd. at Services, Department of Commerce. Three result that the Heaton Chapel works of the 4 Lygon Place, S.W.I. Telephone: Sloane 7291. British experts are now examining the catalogues Company has become the centralized unit for and abstracts of these reports which have been Fairey's northern production. prepared by O.T.S., and the Department of The Company's Works at Ringway Aero Northern Aluminium Co. Commerce has agreed to provide microfilm copies drome, Manchester, become the main unit for Mr. Kenneth Hall recently resigned the manag of all items chosen by the screeners. ing directorship of the Indian Aluminium Com repair under the reorganization scheme, although In London, the main processing centre for pany to become the managing director of the the Hamble works are occupied in full. Although German documents is the Board of Trade, Ger at the moment Ringway repair work concerns Northern Aluminium Company Ltd. man Division (Documents Unit) which is located military aircraft, the organization is so planned Mr. S. E. Clotworthy has also been appointed at Lansdowne House. There, documents of in that it can be rapidly expanded to handle the to the Board of that Company, which now con terest to industry are summarized and copies of increasing business of civil aircraft when the civil sists of: Mr. Kenneth Hall, Mr. D. Cannon the abstracts sent to the O.T.S. staff which is aviation activities of Ringway come into their Brookes, Mr. H. C. Thomas, Mr. S. E. Clot- now at work in Frankfurt, Germany. Microfilm full and proper stride. worthy. intended to do more than give brief details of each type in the range. However, one would have pre Trade Reviews ferred cut-away, or exploded, drawings from the Servicing Manuals to the not very informative retouched photographs of each basic type. The Under this heading are published from time to time brief reviews booklet is certainly a useful ready reference. of a selection of the Trade Publications sent in for mention Production Engineering Research (5s. 0d.). Survey of Research Department Activities. Research Pacemakers of Progress. Sir W. G. Armstrong land Engine Co.—Ltd., Stonegrove, Edgware, Plan. The Institution of Production Engineers, Whitworth Aircraft Ltd., Coventry. Middlesex. Research Department, Loughborough. A short booklet, which was available at Radlett These four booklets are uniform in presenta These three booklets delineate respectively the and Paris, outlining the work of this firm over the tion and are intended to outline the characteristics aims of production research, the work in this past 25 years. The illustrations of structural and performance of the post-war Gipsies. Each field carried out during the past seven years by developments and details of the tailless aircraft contains a cut-away drawing as frontispiece (the the Institution of Production Engineers, and the controls are interesting. The structural develop partially exploded one of the Gipsy Queen is the programme of the newly-formed Production ment from the 'all-steel' Siskin to the laminar- best), a few photographs with a brief description, Engineering Research Association. flow Hurricane wing, prototype for that on the leading particulars and performancs curves. AW-52, is briefly and effectively covered by excel Although adequate, these brochures are not as The first is a reprint of a paper by Dr. D. F. lent illustrations. good as those on the aeroplanes because they are Galloway, Director of Research at the P.E.R.A. de Havilland Hornet. de Havilland Mosquito. less illustrative and they tend to be somewhat and is a very lucid, well-illustrated exposition of de Havilland Vampire. The de Havilland Aircraft thinly spread with information. One feels that the methods, results and application of produc Co. Ltd., Hatfield, Herts. technical information should always be either tion research. It is well worth study by those Three excellent brochures on the current D.H. compressed or comprehensive. interested in the subject. military aeroplanes. Produced economically, but de Havilland Goblin 2. de Havilland Ghost The second brochure outlines the work of the Engine—preliminary statement. The de Havilland effectively, on foolscap paper and contained in Research Department of the I.P.E. since its Engine Co. Ltd., Stonegrove, Edgware, Middlesex. stout card covers these booklets are all that one formation in 1939 and explains how the new could desire as to the manner of presenting tech Association was founded with its help and the The two latest D.H. jet engines are described nical information. In each case the text is quite support of the Department of Scientific and in these booklets. The descriptions are complete brief, but the leading particulars and performance Industrial Research and of various trade associa and there are reproductions of installation dia data are very complete and are clearly presented. tions. The methods of working are described and grams. The leading particulars and performance The illustrations are largely drawn from the the sixty-four commissioned investigations made data are well presented. Again the booklets, Servicing Manuals and, as such, present their between 1939 and May 1946 are listed. although good, would be improved by more information in an eminently practical form illustrations of details. The third booklet is a statement of the way in without recourse to superfluous 'art'. which the new association is going to set about de Havilland Propellers for Engines of all Powers. de Havilland Gipsy Engines: Gipsy Major 10— its work, form its library, etc. The thirty or so de Havilland Propellers Ltd., Hatfield, Herts. Gipsy Major Series 30 and 50—Gipsy Queen II— production subjects to be investigated in the This is a publicity brochure giving particulars Gipsy Queen Series 30, 50 and 70. The de Havil immediate future are listed. of the present range of D.H. airscrew, it is not. 72 Aircraft Engineering
Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology – Emerald Publishing
Published: Feb 1, 1947
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