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craft Ltd.; Robert Charles Morgan, Chief Project and Development Engineer, B.E.A.; Harold Cecil Smith, Chief Stressman, Vickcrs Armstrongs Supcrmarine Works; Robert Hendry Weir, Director of Industrial Gas Turbines, M.O.S. Headquarters. A monthly feature giving news of recent Government and professional appointments, Spareatron Ltd, industrial developments and business changes, etc. A new Company known as Spareatron Ltd., Tuffley Crescent, Gloucester, has been formed and registered. This company will be concerned with the granting of Appointments Offices to Close company is to manufacture the Hawker Hunter fighter licences throughout the world, under the Rudorff and at their Hucclecote factory. The Ministry of Labour and National Service an other patents, for the application of the new process nounces that because of the need for economy in of electronic machining of materials. The company High Duty Alloys' New Managing Director Government expenditure eight of the Ministry's eleven has set up laboratories for pure and applied researeh Appointments Offices are to be closed. The Appoint Mr H. G. Herrington has been promoted Managing in this field at Tuffley Crescent, Gloucester. The pro ments Offices at Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edin Director of High Duty Alloys, Slough, Bucks, a cess is of particular value for the machining and burgh, Leeds, Newcastle-on-Tyne and Nottingham member company of the Hawker Siddeley Group. finishing of the harder materials and those which are were closed on June 28. The Liverpool Appointments exceedingly difficult to form by conventional methods. Office was closed on May 30. Hunting Air Transport Ltd. The new company has been formed by the Bath & The Appointments Service for the whole of the Hunting Air Transport Ltd., of 55 Pall Mall, Portland Stone Firms Ltd., who also control Impreg country will now be provided by the three remaining London, S.W.1, announce the appointment of Mr nated Diamond Products Ltd., Gloucester—makers Appointments Offices. These are in London, Man Leslie Brian Greensted, M.B.E., as Technical Manager of the 'Neven' impregnated diamond tools. chester and Glasgow. The London Appointments controlling the operational side and technical services Office at 1-6 Tavistock Square, W.C.I, will serve the of the company. Sperry Gyroscope Co. Ltd. South of England, the Midlands and South Wales. The Sperry Gyroscope Co. Ltd., Great West Road, The Northern Appointments Office at Aytoun Street, Institution of Production Engineers Brentford, Middlesex, announce that the President of Manchester, 1, will cover the North of England, Sir Cecil Weir, K.B.E., M.C., D.L., has been elected the French Republic has appointed Mr Arthur broadly as far as the southern borders of Yorkshire President of the Institution for the year 1952-53, in Hillier, O.B.E., J.P., Chairman and Managing Direc and Cheshire, and North Wales. The Scottish Ap succession to Major-General K. C. Appleyard, C.B.E. tor of the Sperry Gyroscope Co. Ltd., Officier de la pointments Office at 450 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, Mr Harold Burke, Vice-Chairman of Council for Legion d'Honneur, in recognition of the contribution C.2, will serve the whole of Scotland. the past two years, takes office as Chairman for 1952- which Mr Hillicr has made to French aviation since 53, in succession to Mr Walter C. Puckey. the end of the first World War, through the medium of British Standards 1952 Year Book the close and cordial relations established and main Mr W. C. Jackson The 1952 edition of this valuable reference work tained by his company with the French aircraft indus has just been published. It contains a complete list of Mr W. C. Jackson, who for two and a half years has try and the French Army Air Force. the 1,800 British Standards current at Mareh 31, 1952, had charge of Dunlop aviation division's technical U.S. Defence Materials Procurement Agency with a brief description of the subject matter of each. publications at their rim and wheel works, Foleshill, A subject index simplifies reference. Coventry, died suddenly on June 3. Brigadier-General Thomas B. Wilson, former chair Copies of the year book may be obtained from the man of the Board of Directors of T.W.A. airlines, has Magnesium Advisory Committee British Standards Institution, 24 Victoria Street, taken over direction of the Region 3 office of the London, S.W.1, price 7s. 6d. The Magnesium Advisory Committee announces United States Defence Materials Procurement Agency. that it has appointed Wenham Brothers & Company, His headquarters are at Keysign House, 429 Oxford Messrs Crabtree & Company Limited of 21 Bennett's Hill, Birmingham, 2 (Tel.: Midland Street, London, W.1. General Wilson will direct the Messrs Hedley S. Crabtree & Company Limited, 0994/7) as Permanent Secretaries. agency's activities in Europe, the Middle East and consultant engineers, specializing in air transport, This company also has an office in London at Africa. D.M.P.A. was created by President Truman aircraft and also engine development and production 15 Tooks Court, E.C.4 (Tel.: Chancery 7161), but on August 28, 1951, to help stimulate, both domestic consultation, announce the opening of their new communications should normally be addressed to ally and abroad, the production of strategic and West End office at 9 Ovington Gardens, London, Mr A. M. M. Burdon-Cooper at the Birmingham critical materials vitally needed in the defence and S.W.3, telephone Kensington 9890. office. economic progress of the free world. The Company has also entered into association with M.C.A. Appointment Vickers-Armstrongs Limited Messrs Peregrine & Partners, consulting engineers. The Ministry of Civil Aviation, Ariel House, Theo Following the relinquishment by Commander Sir English Electric Researeh Fellowship in Aeronautics balds Road, London, W.C.1, announces that Mr Robert Micklem, C.B.E., of all his various offices in The first award of the English Electric Researeh Wilfred Gawthorne has been appointed Civil Air the Vickcrs Organization, and his subsequent death Fellowship in Aeronautics, which was recently estab Adviser to the Commissioner-General, S.E. Asia, on May 13, it is announced that the undermentioned lished by the English Electric Company Ltd., at the and Civil Air Attache, Siam, the Philippines and appointments have been made by Vickcrs-Armstrongs College of Aeronautics, Cranfield, Bletchley, Bucks, Vietnam. He is based at Singapore and left the United Limited. Kingdom on Friday, June 27, 1952. has been made to Mr G. C. C. Smith, who is in his Sir James Reid Young, C.A., F.C.I.S., Chairman; final year as a student of the post-graduate diploma Major-General C. A. L. Dunphie, C.B., C.B.E., New Fellows of the R.Ae.S. course at the college. D.S.O., Managing Director, Engineering Works and The fellowship is of the value of £500, tenable for Shipyards; Mr E. J. Waddington, A.C.A., Director of The Royal Aeronautical Society, 4 Hamilton Place, one year. Its purpose is to promote studies in aero Administration. All three gentlemen were already London, W.1, announces the election of the following nautical engineering, with particular reference to the directors. new Fellows: problems of vibration, stability and control of air Major Sir Hew Kilner, M.C., continues as Deputy Francis Stanley Burt, Assistant Director of Aero craft. Mr Smith will undertake a structural researeh Chairman and Managing Director, Aviation. nautics and Engineering Researeh, Admiralty; Arthur project during his tenure of the fellowship. Valentine Cleaver, Special Projects Engineer, de Whitehouse Industries New Appointment Havilland Aircraft Co. Ltd.; Leonard Gaskell Fair- Gloster's New Managing Director hurst, Chief Engineer, Rotol Ltd.; Robert Henry Messrs Whitehousc Industries Ltd. (Philidas Divi Mr P. G. Crabbe, F.R.Ae.S., M.I.P.E., has been Trevcll Harper, Chief Stressman, dc Havilland Air sion) announce the appointment of Mr Gordon E. promoted Managing Director of Gloster Aircraft, a craft Co. Ltd.; William Frank Hilton, Chief Aero- West as Sales Manager for London and the Home member company of the Hawker Siddeley Group. The dynamicist, Sir W. G. Armstrong Whitworth Air Counties. cable in such a way that no control run can be crossed relating to the gas processes in compression-ignition BRITISH STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS when all are assembled. Details of such an arrange engines has been hindered by the lack of clear defi ment of the fittings, together with figures showing nition of such terms as 'volumetric efficiency', Copies of the following specifications may be obtained the dimensions of the assemblies, are given in the 'delivery ratio', 'scavenging efficiency' and the like. from the BRITISH STANDARDS INSTITUTION, appendix to the standards. According to circumstances, various meanings are Sales Department, 24 Victoria Street, London, S.W.1, This combined series of British Standards, com commonly assigned to such expressions and it is con at the prices indicated. prises the following seven standards: sidered undesirable to restrict their use by standardiz SP. 33—Turnbarrels SP. 37—Eye ends ing single meanings. The difficulty can be overcome B.S. SP. 33-39: 1951.—Turnbarrels, Tension Rods and SP. 34—Screwed ends SP. 38—Fork ends by the adoption of a standard method of defining the Swaged Cable-end Connections for Aircraft SP. 35—Tension rods SP. 39—Eye ends for intended meaning. These British Standards detail a tensioning device SP. 36—Tapped ends chain. In this standard, symbols, terms and definitions are for aircraft control cables and a variable range of Complementary specifications incorporating the given for the simple quantities from which such cable-end fittings as a safeguard against the crossing Unified thread are to be prepared. functions as the above are derived. By means of the of controls. The turnbarrel and tension rod are These standards are published in one document. symbols, commonly used expressions can be clearly designed to connect screwed end and tapped end Price 2s. 6d. post free. defined. Moreover, many other relationships which fittings respectively: these in turn are swaged to may come under consideration can be simply ex cables. B.S. 1798: 1951.—Symbols, Terms and Definitions for pressed, whereas the allocation of names to them For each load rating of cable two alternative Gas Quantities in Reciprocating Internal Combustion all is impracticable. thread sizes are provided for the end fittings, each Engines. The standard applies to two-stroke cycle and four- thread size having an alternative left-hand or right- This British Standard was prepared at the request stroke cycle engines, atmospherically charged and hand thread. It is therefore possible to provide eight of the British Internal Combustion-Engine Researeh pressure-charged, and also to free piston engines. turnbuckle assemblies for any one load rating of Association because the exchange of information Price 1s. 6d. post free. July 1952 211
Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology – Emerald Publishing
Published: Jul 1, 1952
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