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18th February 1938
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Celtis, Lid., Tewin Road, Welwyn Garden City, Herts, which markets Tisit products, proposes to form a company to produce and market, under licence for the British Empire, a new type of battery made in America by the Lincoln Battery Co., of New York. This is stated to be the result of nearly eight years research, and the claims made for it are that it is non-sulphating, gives an exceptionally high output for the plate area, is not harmed by the reversal of charge or shortcircuiting, and performance is maintained if the electrolyte be well below normal level.

At the moment it is proposed to grant a licence for production only in the British Empire ; foreign licences will be negotiated in due course.

"9.45" by the S.M.M.T. Players.

The S.M.M.T. Players are presenting " 9.45" at _ the Fortune Theatre, Covent Garden, London, on March 21 and 22, commencing at 8.15 p.m. The proceeds are in aid of the Motor and Cycle Trades Benevolent Fund and the prices of seats range from 1s. 6d. to £2 2s.

Making Fis Pistons.

We are advised that F. E. Tranter and Co., Ltd., Farnborough, Rent, has acquired the manufacturing rights of Fis pistons. We learn that the company has recently extended and equipped its works for the prodUction of pistons, in addition to its other activities. Mr. M. J. Camino, who was responsible for the introduction of the Fis piston in this country. is joining the board of the Tranter concern.

Of Interest to Vulcan Users.

From March 1, Tilling-Stevens, Ltd., Victoria Works, Maidstone, 'takes over the manufacture of Vulcan vehicles, and all service facilities for old and new Vulcan users will be available. In the North, Huddersfield will he the centre, the address being Cable Street, St. Thomas's Street. with facilities for sales, service, spares and repairs. The London office for sales will be at Abbey House, Baker Street, London, NW., and the service facilities will be carried out by the company's agent, Wiggs and Sons, Ltd., Peckham Park Road, S.E.15. Full service will also be available at the works at Maidstone.

An official announcement will be made in our next issue.

Benevolent Fund Dinner.

Instead of the hall being full to overflowing, as might have been expected, it was only just over half occupied on the occasion of the Motor and Cycle Trades Benevolent Fund tlinner-dance, on Tuesday night, at the Connaught Rooms.

This function coincided with the retirement of Mr. F. S. Bennett, former president, and the election of Sir Albert Atkey, J.P., as president for the coming year. The principal guest of the evening was Capt. G. E. T. Eyston. It is interesting to 'note that the


dinner came within a few days of the 80th birthday of Mr. A. J. Wilson, the, " founder of the Fund," who put in so many years' hard work on its behalf, and a telegram of congratulation was sent to him.

Weight of White 6-tonner.

In our announcement of the introduction to this country of White goods chassis, which appeared in our issue dated February 4, an inexact statement was made of the chassis weight of the 6-tonner. The weights of the three models in this class range from 39 cwt. to 39i Cwt.


That the introduction of standardized signs for traffic direction daring road operations is most desirable and that the question of legislation on the subject might be investigated by the High-. stay Law Consolidation Committee, has been expressed by the County Councils Association.

The Association is unable to support the suggestion of the Cheshire County Council that the word " Stop" should be marked on the carriageway at road intersections having " Halt" signs, although it approves of white lines.

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