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Cat' reproduction apparatus, a showroom for the display of which has been opened at 4 Southampton Trade Announcements Row, W.C.I. Handley Page Ltd., of Cricklewood, N.W.2, have taken over the manufacture of Marathon aircraft, the repair and servicing of Miles aircraft and the conduct A monthly feature giving news of recent Government and professional appointments, of the flying school at Miles Aircraft Works, Wood- industrial developments and business changes, etc. ley, near Reading. These activities will be conducted by a wholly-owned subsidiary company of Handley The model E. Kearney & Trecker milling machines Page Ltd. Cierva Memorial Prize are now well advanced at the Hove works on a quan The Council of the Helicopter Association of Great tity basis, production being extensively jigged. All Britain Ltd. announce that the prize for the 1947-48 New Director of Lightalloys Limited machine castings are being made in the C.V.A. competition for an essay on 'The Safety of Rotary Mr R. B. Deeley, B.Sc, A.R.S.M., has been ap foundry and a number of machines are already com Wing Aircraft' has been awarded to D. R. Garraway, pointed a Director of Lightalloys Limited, of St pleted. B.Sc.(Eng.), for his essay entitled 'The Structural Leonard's Road, Willesden Junction, N.W.10. Airworthiness of Helicopters with particular reference Progress is also proceeding on the model 2D rotary to Fatigue Failure', which is reproduced in the current head milling machine, and it is hoped to have some number of the Society's journal. of these models completed shortly. Rolls-Royce Appointment Rolls-Royce Ltd., of Derby, announce that Mr The title for the 1948-49 essay competition has been J. D. Pearson, Wh.S.Sc, B.Sc.,Eng.(Lon.), Ass.M- broadened to allow the widest possible field of entry, Macrome Overseas Agents Inst.Mech.Eng., formerly Chief Quality and Service and the prize for 1949 will be awarded to the com Macrome Limited of Aldersley, Wolverhampton, Engineer, has been appointed General Sales and Ser petitor submitting the best paper of a technical announce that they have appounted the following vice Manager of their Aero Division. nature on any subject connected with Rotorcraft. agents: West Africa—The West African Engineering Papers of a purely historical or journalistic content Co. Ltd., P.O. Box 8, Sekondi, Gold Coast Colony, will not be eligible, but the subject may be broadly West Africa; Italy—The British Italian Trading Co. Short Brothers & Harland construed to include studies in any related field such Ltd., 75 Bishopsgate, London, E.C.2; Norway— Following upon the closing down of the seaplane as operational, administrative, maintenance, naviga Messrs Nielsen & Danielsen A/S, Tollbodgt 25, works at Rochester, the head offices of Short Brothers tion, safety, and economics, as well as the more con Oslo, Norway. & Harland Ltd., have been transferred to Seaplane ventional fields of aeronautcial science and engineering. Works, Queen's Island, Belfast. Telephone number, Full details of the rules governing the 1948-49 Gerrard and Company Belfast 58444. The London office of the company is competition may be obtained by writing to the Gerrard & Co. Ltd., engineers, announce that they at 17 Grosvenor Street,. W.l. Telephone number, Association's Assistant Secretary at Londonderry have moved their offices from 46 Lucerne Road, N.5, May fair 9541. House, 19 Park Lane, W., and competitors should to 37 Windermere Road, Muswell Hill, N.10. apply for these rules before submitting entries. Telephone Tudor 2404. Smith-Waymouth Fuel Gauges Arrangements have recently been concluded be Heenan & Froude Graviner Manufacturing Company tween Smiths Aircraft Instruments Ltd., and Way- The death is announced of Mr W. M. Ratcliffe, The Sales Office of the Aircraft Equipment Division mouth Gauges & Instruments Ltd., as a result of Joint Managing Director of Heenan & Froude Ltd., of the Graviner Manufacturing Co., under the direc which Smiths acquire the sole selling rights of Way- of Worcester, who had been with the firm for many tion of Group-Captain Horniman, has moved from mouth electrostatic fuel contents gauges. years. 53a Pall Mall, London, to Poyle Mill Works, Coin- Fuel Contents Gauges. The equipment, which brook, Bucks. Telephone 48-49. Kearney & Trecker Machine Tools depends for its operation on the varying capacitance As previously announced, Messrs E. H. Jones of condenser elements in the fuel tanks, will in future (Machine Tools) Ltd., of The Hyde, N.W.9, are dis Miles Aircraft be known as Smiths Waymouth. tributing, and Messrs C.V.A. Jigs, Moulds & Tools Miles Aircraft Ltd. has gone into voluntary liquida All inquiries should be addressed to Smiths Air Ltd. are manufacturing several of the machines from tion and a new firm, Copycat Ltd., is being formed craft Instruments Ltd., Cricklewood Works, London, the American Kearney & Trecker range. to manufacture parts for Biro pens and the 'Copy N.W.2. French and Spanish, gives illustrations and brief particulars of the following equipment: Gyro Trade Reviews pilots A.L.I. Pilot Aid, A.3 and Electronic; Gyrosyn Compasses C.L.I, (Mk. IVf) and C.L.2 Under this heading are published from time to time brief reviews of a selection (Mk. IVb); Directional Gyro; Gyro-Horizon, of the Trade Publications received for notice air-driven and electric; Converter; Vacuum Regulator. 'Bristol' Review, Vol. I, No. 1. [The Bristol its use. The booklet can be had free on request Aeroplane Co. Ltd., Filton House, Bristol] by any reader who writes for it mentioning The Nimonic Series of Alloys—their application to AIRCRAFT ENGINEERING. gas turbine design. [The Mond Nickel Co. Ltd., With their summer number, the Bristol Aero Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London, W.1] plane Company brought yet another example to The Kigass K-45 Mk. III Twin Primer. [Kigass the many excellent house magazines of British In its twenty pages this brochure contains a Ltd., 31 Regent Grove, Leamington Spa, Warwick engineering firms that have been born or revived great deal of extremely useful design informa shire] since the end of the war. This publication holds tion. After describing the requirements of mate This comprehensive installation and servicing an excellent balance between general interest rials for gas turbine parts and explaining the leaflet contains all the instructions required by articles on Bristol products and the news of way in which the problems of creep have been the Air Registration Board for maintaining the purely domestic activities. Once again, the tackled the properties of the principal alloys are latest Kigass unit. The Mark III pump differs severely restricted professional publisher can discussed. Tables of the physical properties of from the Mark II only in the new type of gland not but feel envious of the good quality paper Nimonic 75, flame tube material, and the creep that is fitted to it and of which full particulars that helps to make this such an attractive maga resistant Nimonic 80 and 80A that are used for and drawings are given in the leaflet. zine. turbine blades are given, together with an ex tensive series of creep-temperature curves for Ambassador. [Airspeed Limited, Christchurch, Cabin Atmosphere Control. Cabin Atmosphere the two latter materials. This booklet is. a n in Hampshire] Control in Military Aircraft. [Normalair Ltd., valuable reference for the student or design en Yeovil] The latest descriptive brochure of that out gineer interested in these alloys. These latest editions of these two excellent standing British air-liner, the Airspeed Ambas brochures bring the information on pressurizing sador, is dated July 1948. Th e booklet, which is Leonides 500 h.p., Specification equipment up to the date of April this year. Al in loose-leaf form, sets out the latest perform Leonides 500 h.p. Aero-Engines and Power Plants. though dealing with proprietary components, ance figures for the aeroplane and gives an out [Alvis Limited, Coventry] they give such a good picture of general needs line of its development together with an account and requirements that they are of the widest in of the considerations that led to the adoption of These two brochures, revised to July 1948, give terest. The military booklet is rather the more various design features. The booklet is well- full particulars of the present four types of Alvis informative, since it contains sectioned draw written and instructive and, while more photo Leonides aero-engines, the 501/1, 501/2, 501/3 ings of a number of the items. graphs of details would have been welcome, the and 501/4, for aeroplanes and helicopters. The illustrations are adequate to the general purpose first is a leaflet that summarizes the information, Lodge Aviation Plugs, Servicing Instructions. of the brochure and the performance curves are with a brief description, general photographs, [Lodge Plugs Ltd., Rugby] very complete. All data, based on ten months of cut-away drawing, tabular data and power and prototype trials, relates to the production air This brochure gives full servicing and testing consumption curves. craft. information for the complete range of Lodge The second book is much more comprehen sparking plugs that are available for all current sive and as well as giving a more detailed des Aeronautical Equipment. [The Sperry Gyroscope aero-engines. In addition to the instructions for cription, both of the engine and of the power Co. Ltd., Great West Road, Brentford, Middlesex] the plugs themselves there is full information plant it includes fully dimensioned installation about the firm's range of testing equipment and This booklet, which is written in English, diagrams for engine and power plant. November 1948 351
Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology – Emerald Publishing
Published: Nov 1, 1948
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