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Latest Mechanical Lubricator

11th January 1952
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A FODEN eight-heeler to be rls supplied to Eastwoods, Ltd., London, E.C.1, for the transport of building materials has been equipped with the latest type of Clayton Dewandre R.P. multi-point mechanical lubrication equipment. The latest models are now in production and are somewhat similar to the earlier designs, in that the head portion is a standard unit and the body can accommodate either 24or 36-point heads singly or in pairs. Various combinations give a range of 24-, 36(single-head) and 48-, 60and 72-point (twin-head) units.

The lubricator has been mounted on the Foden in a vertical position in the near-side frame member and is driven by a pulley from the transmission shaft. There are 60 points which serve 57 parts of the chassis, three of them doubly. Oil feed is from a gallon reservoir mounted on a cross-member.

An efficient demister has also been produced by the Grayton Dewandre Co., Ltd., for installation in full-fronted coaches without a driver's bulkhead. Known as the B.6, the demister has been demonstrated on a Leyland vehicle, which had two side windows and a dummy windscreen, complete with dash and wiper, installed.

The 11.6 has a high-performance centrifugal blower which introduces fresh air to the heat-exchange element Warm air is then discharged at the base of the windscreen through four nozzles at a speed of about 2,000 ft. per minute.

To make demonstrations realistic. steam is produced by Calor-gas equipment. The demister is said to be capable of maintaining a perfectly clear screen even while steam is being projected directly on to the glass.

B.6 units are now coming into full production.


Locations: London

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