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1st February 1952
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Which of the following most accurately describes the problem?

the Minister of Transport to hold an inquiry into the local transport arrangements. This decision was reached by the town council at a special meeting last week.

The council rejected a suggestion, put forward in a special report by the transport committee, that negotiations should be held with the Brighton, Hove and District Omnibus Co., Ltd., and Southdown Motor Services, Ltd., with a view to securing more economic running of the local buses.

Cllr.: J. C. Sherrott moved the resolution calling for the inquiry and spoke on the 1938 amalgamation of local passenger-transport interests. He said that the council was misled into approving fares increases on the assumption that the advances would be id. on tickets up to 4d. and a Id. over 4d. The increases put into effect bore no relation to these proposals, and there was a large number of anomalies.

He added that in view of the storm of protest; the -transport committee offered some slight amendments, but the need for an inquiry was shown by the fact that the bus company made a profit of £200.869 in 1949 and £161,528 in 1950, whilst the corporation inctifred a deficit.

The deputation to the Minister will comprise the legal and Parliamentary committee, with the addition of Clir. Sherrott, HEAT DISSIPATION FROM DAMPERS

DURING the discussion on "Shock Absorbers," a paper prepared by Mr. J. W. Kinchin and Mr. C. R. Stock and read by Mr. Kinchin at a meeting of the Birmingham Centre of the Automobile Division of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, last week, a member suggested that the lever type of hydraulic damper was better than the telescopic pattern, because of the greater heat dissipation to the frame of the vehicle: the telescopic type was insulated at both ends.

In reply, Mr. Kinchin said that long experience had shown the telescopic damper to be capable of operating satisfactorily at high temperatures and that there was a high rate of heat dissipation from the casing. With regard to provision for filling a telescopic damper, Mr. Kinchin pointed out that the need for tilling usually indicated a faulty seal. Refilling would not cure the trouble and a filling:plug was therefore not required.

When asked for his opinion of raw rubber as a damping medium, Mr. Kinchin stated that the action of a hydraulic damper was sensitive to valve settings and its performance could be accurately controlled. The rawrubber damper could not satisfy this condition,

Referring to the problem of fade and its relation to the viscosity-characteristic curve of the fluid, the chairman of the meeting suggested that it might he berter to design dampers to operate at a high temperature.


A SUGGESTION that builders of .C-1 bread-delivery vehicles should find means for preventing dust and dirt from being blown inside when deliveries are being made, has been put forward by Dr. W. M. Frazer, Liverpool medical officer of health.

In his annual report, he states that there has been a marked improvement in the hygienic standards of new vehicles. but that the rate of supply is insufficient. Many bakers have had to renovate old vehicles in order to provide interior surfaces that can be kept clean.


UNDER the convenorship of Mr. CL W. Henderson, of the North British Rubber Co., Ltd., a technical sub-committee has been set up by the railways and transport committee of Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce. It will meet regularly to keep abreast of negotiations now taking place on matters such as the British Transport Commission's draft charges scheme, and transport integration proposals.


NO introduction is required for "The Practical Engineer Pocket Book" (Sir Isaac Pitman and Sons, Ltd., 12s. 6d.), as the latest issue marks the 64th year of publication. It embodies technical dictionaries in German, French and Spanish and a list of British technical journals. Revisions have been made to bring the contents up to date.

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