Are Proposed School Services Adequate ?
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WHEN United Automobile Services, VV Ltd., applied last week for permission to operate stage services in place of rail facilities suspended by the closing of the Hawes-Northallerton line. North Riding County Council objected that there would be inadequate provision for schoolchildren travelling between Bedale, Leyburn and Askrigg. Mr. W. R. Hargrave, for U.A.S., said it would cost them £2,500 a year to provide the services, which would be used by only 46 children.
Mr. A. E. Beckett, for the county council, argued that the company should operate the services, even at a foss. The council paid £23,000 a year to the applicants for schoolchildren's travel. It would cost the council £500 a year to provide the special facilities. Ha suggested that as the British Trans port Commission owned U.A.S, their loss on providing the services should be balanced against the Conimission's saving of £14,000 a year on closing the railway line.
U.A.S. Were losing 6d. a mile on all their services in the area, said Mr. H. G. Baker, traffic manager.
Overruling the objection, the Yorkshire Licensing Authoritygranted the application.
• NEW HYMATIC COMPRESSOR QUITABLE for installation on special
vehicles, a new compressorhas been produced by the HYmatic Engineering Co., Ltd., Redditch: Known as the Model 200 SAS, it has a displacement of 5.25 Cu. ft. per min., at 750 r.p.m., and a working pressure of 100-150 p.s.i. When necessary it can be operated at 1000 r.p.m. to give a displacement of 7 Cu. ft. per min. at 100 p.s.i. At 750 r.p.m„ the compressor absorbs about 1 h.p.
NEW PAINT-STIRRING MACHINE
A MACHINE for stirring paint, by ti means of which the condition can be preserved during long periods of store, has been produced by Steele and Cowlishaw, Ltd., Cooper Street, Hanley, Staffs. Priced at £79, the machine shakes small cans of paint from 1 pt. to 1 gal. in size, and obviates the need to open them. All types of paint and enamel can be dealt with. The machine works off 220-240-volt singlephase alternating current.
POWER-OPERATED TUBE BENDER
AH1GH-SPEED hydraulic tube bender, which can be set for automatic operation for repetition work, has been developed by Chamberlain Industries. Ltd., Staffa Works, Leyton, London. E.10, in conjunction with Walter P. Hill, Inc., of America.
Power is supplied by a 4 h.p motor, which drives a vane pump capable of delivering at the rate of 5 g.p.m. at a working pressure of 500 psi.