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ALTHOUGH goods vehicles will not be exhibited at this year's Royal Show, which takes place at Windsor from July 4-8, in accordance with the decision' of the commercial-vehicle department of the S.M.M. and T., tractor manufacturers and makers of allied power-farming equipment will be well represented. The list of exhibitors in these sections will include the followin q Concerns. the stand numbers being given in parentheses:— John Allen and Sons (Oxford), Ltd. (45); Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Co. (80); Associated Manufacturers' Co. (London). Ltd. (79): Chaids:s IT Pugh. Ltd. (Atco Motor Mowers) (331); Auto-Mower Engineering Cm, Ltd. (401; Aveling-Barford, Ltd. 11051: Blaw-Knox, Ltd. 178); David Brown Tractors. Ltd. 186); CooperStewart Eugineering Co., Ltd. (89 and 387); Dunlop Rubber Co.. Ltd. 1198): Firestone Tyre and Robber Co., Ltd. (751; Ford Motor Co., Ltd. (74); William Foster and Co.. Ltd. (103); John Fowler and Co. (Leeds). Ltd. 11171; Goodyear Ty,. and Rubber Co. (Great Britain). Ltd. (52); Thomas Green and Son. Ltd. (4061; International Harvester Co. of Great Br(tain. Ltd. (99); J.P. Engineering Co., Ltd, (3481: Kennedy and %min, Ltd. (Si); Larobourn )barages, 1420); Lanz Tractor Co.. Ltd. (73): R. A Lister and Co.. Ltd. (138. and 405); Marshall. Sons and Co. (Successors), Ltd. 1102)1 Massey-Harris. Ltd. 1132); Merryweather and Sons. Ltd. (327); Miller Wheels, Ltd. 1601: Jack Olding and Co., Ltd. (93); Ransomea. Sims and Jeff ones. Ltd. 1109 and 415); Riee Trailer Products (424); Roadless Traction. Ltd. (68): Sale. Tilney and Co_.. Ltd. (84); Stanhay. Ltd. 1148); Vincents of Reading. Ltd. 14231; Wallis and Steevens, Ltd. (1561.

The Tractors 'Users Association will also be represe pled.

London Demonstration to Boost Battery.electrics.

ON Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week the electricity undertakings of several London boroughs and the County of London

Electricity Supply Co., in association with the British Electrical Development Association Inc. and the Electric Vehicle Association of Great Britain, Ltd., staged a demonstration of battery-electric machines at Wanstead, London.

In a speech, following a luncheon which preceded the inspection and trial of the various vehicles on the opening day, Major A. L. Trundle, F.C.I.S., chairman of the Electric Vehicle Association, explained the outstanding advantages of the battery electric when used in those spheres of service for which it was primarily intended. That he had changed his dairyman because he preferred the silence of the electric to the sound of horses' hoofs, his audience found difficult to believe.

Amongst the vehicles that were available for inspection and trial we noted the Murphy, Tomlinson, Lewis, Wilson, Morrison and Metrovick. The new Wilson-Spaniel which, in fleets of six, complete with charging plant, sells at £15)) per unit, attracted considerable attention. SAFE P.O. DRIVERS IN BIRMING HAM.

UNDER the 1938 National " Safety First " scheme, awards were presented to Birmingham Post Office van drivers on Thursday, last week. The entries numbered 149, and 118 awards were gained. The highest award was to Mr. H. L. Parkes, who has been driving for nine years without an acci


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