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k PREPARATION which is claimed to k obviate rust throughout the life of a hide has been introduced by Corrosion, d., 16 Gloucester Place, Portman 'mire, London, W.I. Known as Glopane averust, it is said to be effective also as undersealing agent.
Applied by normal painting methods, a coating dries rapidly to a light grey itt finish capable of taking any finishing int, including synthetics and celluloses. le protector is unaffected by climate and resistant to petrol, oil, grease and so , whilst heat has no effect, permitting to be used for engine parts, exhaust tnifolds and pipes. A pack containing fficient material to treat some 30 sq. ft. surface costs 10s.
Main distributors in the south of 'gland are J. H. Sankey and Son, Ltd., pple Road. Barking, Essex.
tfer Reversing 10 promote safety in • reversing, a device known as the Reversascope is ing introduced by the Notek Electrical r., Ltd., 23 London Road, Bromley, mt.
The unit consists of a convex mirror tunted below the vehicle floorboards the left of the driver, being shielded , and viewed through, a panel of *halted glass let into the floor. The rror is housed in a casing to protect from dirt and damage. The price is ely to he about £7 10s.
Research and development work have en carried out in collaboration with '.D., Ltd.
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RECTANGULAR pigskin holder for L. cigarettes, matches, spectacles and tebook with pencil, has been introzed in the shape of the Auto-Mate, by Bisset and Co., 145 Grand Buildings, tfalgar Square, London, W.C.2. This 'essorf clips to the back of any internal r visor. Retail price is 19s. 6d.
Pitch Panel for Extras
'0 assist those wishing to install switches for controlling extra etrical equipment fitted to their tides, a Bonne switch panel has been :odueed by D. H. BonneIla and Son.
I., West Hill, Hoddesdon, Herts. It carries four pull-push switches and one socket outlet for use with accessories, such as inspection lamps and portable parking lights. Supplied in black crackle finish, it costs I9s. 6d.
Shatter-proof Plastics Sheet ASEM1-RIGID transparent sheet,
Vybak DVB 229, for use in making machine guards, protective screens and windows, has been introduced by Bakelite, Ltd., 12-18 Grosvenor Gardens, London, S.W.1. It is based on P.V.C. resin, and is non-inflammable and resistant to water, chemicals and oils.
Major features are its resilience and ability to withstand much mechanical abuse without shattering. Vybak is available in standard sizes, 50 in. by 26 in and 50 in. by 40 in., in thicknesses ot in. and in., both surfaces being highly polished.
Slight curves can be made when fitting but sharper curves may be formed by warming the sheet.
Metal Edges Protected ADECORATIVE strip known as Piansel Auto Edge which can be used for protecting and embellishing bare metal edges is now available from Creators, Ltd.,Plansel Works, Sheerwater, Woking. Surrey.
The strip, which is of sprung, halfround section tapered, consists of a thin layer of polished metal foil covered internally and externally with tough transparent plastics. This gives an appearance similar to that of chromium plating, but has the advantage of being proof against scratches and tarnishing. Retail prices for the two sizes available are 2s. and ls. 6d. per ft.
Cleaner Sucks up Liquids AN industrial vacuum cleaner capable of picking up liquids in addition to dust and dirt is now marketed by Martindale Electric Co., Ltd., Westmorland Road. London, N.W.9. It is known as the Martinet Wet-Dry Suction Pick-up, and can be used to clean the interiors of passenger vehicles and to pick up oil and dirt from engines or other machinery.
The equipment consists of a standard Martindale portable blower mounted on a rustproof 4-gal. tank having a tricycle undercarriage, with filter bag, hose anc suction-tool attachments. The cleaner will operate off A.C. or D.C., 100-130v. and 200-250v.
Quick Hose Coupling AHOSE coupling for use with lowand medium-pressure compressed air and fluids is now obtainable from Airtech, Ltd., Haddenham, Bucks. Normal working pressure is up to 250 p.s.i.
Among the advantages claimed are that no preparation of the hose end is required, no tools are necessary for fitting or removing the hose, and varying Wall thicknesses can be accommodated on a coupling suitable for a given inside diameter of hose. The average time needed to make a joint is stated to he 10 seconds.
Coloured P.V.C. Tape FOR identification, insulation and protective purposes, p.v.e. selfadhesive tape in a range of colours Jind widths from in. to 1 in. by i-in. increments, is being marketed under the name of Lassovic by Smith and Nephew, Ltd., Bessemer Road. Welwyn Garden City. Herts.
Colours comprise white, black, silver grey, blue, light green, dark green, yellow and red. For fewer than 20 rolls, prices range from 2s. 9d. to 6s. per 25-yd. roll, according to width.
Engine Overhaul Described APART from the fact that one drawing appears to be upside down, the fourth edition of " Automobile Engine Overhaul," by A. W. Judge (Sir Isaac Pitman and Sons, Ltd., 15s. net), gives commendable coverage of a complex subject by copious illustration and easily understood text.
It gives directions for the complete dismantling, overhaul and reassembling of many types of engine, and covers general Maintenance, tuning and lubrication. However, it suffers from the usual draw,back of such publications, in that much generalization is necessary.