ADVANTAGES OF THE I.M.T.
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The Institute of the Motor Trade, 201, Great Portland Street, London, W.1, has issued.a, neat brochure dealing with the advantages of membership of the Institute, and containing an inquiry form as to eligibility for joining the Institute. The I.M.T. is well supported by leaders of the industry, and during last winter over 13,000 fellows, members and guests attended its lectures in various parts of the country.
Beer in Bulk by Thornycroft Tanker.
We reproduce on this page a picture of an interesting tanker that has recently been supplied to Courage and Co., Ltd., the well-known brewing concern, by John I. Thornycroft and Co., Ltd. The vehicle is intended for the bulk transport of beer from the company's brewery at Alton, Hampshire, to the bottling stores at Tower Bridge, London, SEA.
The chassis is a rigid six-wheeler, the bogie of which has a trailing axle. The petrol engine is the company's well-known 112 b.h.p. six-cylindered overhead-valve unit. The wheelbase is 18 ft. and 88-in. by 9-in. single pneumatic tyres are fitted on all wheels. A six-wheeled chassis was chosen so that a 1,500-gallon Staybrite stainless-steel tank, of Messrs. Hopkins and Sons' design, could be mounted without the axle weights exceeding the legal limits with the tank loaded to capacity.
The tank is 14 ft. 4 ins, long and has a single central manhole, which is reached. by way of a steel ladder. Behind the tank is a small platform for carrying hop pockets, the rear framework being hinged to facilitate loading operations. The tank is discharged by gravity.
Wages in Yorkshire.
In connection with the reference to wages in Yorkshire, made on page 832 of our issue dated February 1, we have received the following letter from Mr. J. Bowman, Secretary, Employees' Side, The Joint Conciliation Board Yorkshire Traffic Area:—" My attention has been drawn to a recent isSue of Your paper wherein it is reported that at a meeting of transport workers
I stated that Grade I rates of wages would apply in the Yorkshire Traffic Area after. July 1, 1935. May I bespeak the courtesy of your paper to deny in the most emphatic manner that I ever made any such statement, or even a statement which could be construed in the manner reported in your paper."
Newfoundland Agent for Leyland's.
A new overseas agency is announced by Leyland Motors, Ltd., in the appointment of the Newfoundland Tractor and Equipment Co., Ltd., St. Johns, as an agent for all types of Leyland vehicle for the whole of Newfoundland.
Motors Open Up New Fish Market.
Twenty-live crans of fresh herring were sent by road from Wick to Peterhead, on February 6. This was the first time that Wick had supplied any southern market with fresh herring.
As road transport is cheaper than by rail, and enables the herring to be delivered on the same day as caught, a lucrative new market may be opened up for the northern herring fishers. An oil-engined 6-ton lorry was employed.,
We have been able to keep back a few copies of the two issues 'of The Commercial Motor, dated December 14 and 21, containing the chassis specifications. Those will be supplied at 5d. for the issue of December 14, and 4id. for the issue of December 21, or the two issues for 9icl. Postage is included.
National Fire Protection Company's Position.
We learn that the National Fire Protection Co., Ltd., Petersham Road, Richmond, Surrey, has been recapitalized. The receiver and creditors have been satisfied in full, and the company is now in a position to execute all orders from stock. New machinery has been installed, and production has already shown a considerable increase. Frequent demonstrations are held at the works; the next one will take place early in March.
The company markets the Essex range of methyl-bromide extinguishers. PERSONAL PARS.
Mr. F. R. Davenport has been appointed a deputy member of • the Appeal Tribunal.
Mr. F. Evans, traffic superintendent of Bradford Corporation's passengertransport department, is to retire.
Mr. R. Melhuish, A.M.I.A.E., has been reappointed by Bradford Watch Committee, for the plesent year, as examiner of hackney. carriages.
It is officially announced that Mr. George Scott, the senior traffic examiner for the Northern Scotland Traffic Area, has been appointed by the Minister of Transport to the post of supervising examiner in control of the driving examiners in the area.
Mr, G. David, managing director of the Metropolitan Omnibus Co., Ltd., A well-known brewery concern is using this Thornycroft 1,500gallon six-wheeled tanker for conveying beer in bulk from its Hampshire headquarters to its bottling stores in London. As explained in an accompanying paragraph some interesting features are embodied in the construction of the vehicle.
Perth, Western Australia, has recently returned to Australia after a four-months' visit to this country to investigate transport developments, primarily with a view to renewing the company's fleet of buses. He was impressed by the increasing use of vehicles having compression-ignition engines.
Many leading engineers and administrators, who have taken part in International Road Congresses during the past 20 years, wished to express their indebtedness to Mr. E. B. Hart, of the Ministry of Transport, for the valuable part he has played in the organization of the congresses from 1913 onwards.
A presentation was, accordingly, made to Mr. Hart on February 7, at the Ministry, on behalf of nearly 150 subscribers, the gift taking the form of furniture.
Sir Frederick Berryman, chairman of the highways committee of the County Councils Association, presided at the informal ceremony, others present being Sir Charles Bressey and Messrs. H. E. Aldington,• F. G. Bristow, R. G. H. Clements, F. C. Cook, A. Dryland, E. J. Elford, E. H. Fryer, W. Rees Jeffreys and J. S. Killick.
In expressing thanks for the gift Mr. Hart said that the congresses had afforded him the opportunity of gaining the friendship of many road experts, at home and abroad. As secretary of the British Organizing Committee, he mentioned that the number of members now exceeded 500.