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9th December 1938
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MR. Tom THORNYCROFT, who was, for many years, a director of John I Thornycroft and-Co., Ltd., has joined the board of Silentbloc, Ltd.

MR. FRANK PRICE has been appointed home sales supervisor to Blackstone and Co., Ltd., Stamford, a position which his father, the late Mr. Tom Price, occupied before becoming a director of the concern. He has travelled widely for the company.

Ma. C. L. BISHOP has been appointed to represent Messrs. Norwood Motors, Ashton-in-Makerfield, E.R.F. distributors in Lancashire. He has had a wide experience in the commercialvehicle industry in this district, having represented several manufacturers during the past eight years.

MR. MALCOLM BRERETON, M.A., succeeds MR. R. GRESHAM COOKE as secretary of the British Road Federation. Mr. Brereton was educated at Rugby School and was a scholar of Balliol College, Oxford. He was called to the Bar in 1930 and practised for five years, particularly in the Road Traffic Courts. For tWo years he was at the B.B.C. and instituted several . features of programmes.

During the two years of Mr. Gresham Cooke's office great progress was made in many ways, and nearly 1,000 meetings were addressed by Federation officials. In 1937, Mr. Cooke was secretary of the German Roads Delegation. which has become the Modern Roads Movement. The appointment of secretary of the United Steel Companies, Ltd., has been accepted by Mr. Cooke and he will take up his duties at Sheffield on January 1.

The Latest Foden Service Depot.

Mr. J. T. Elwell, Chester Road. Streetly, near Birmingham, whose portrait appears on this page, has been appointed official service representative in Birmingham and the Midlands by Fodens. Ltd., of Sandbach. A comprehensive stock of Foden spare parts is being carried for servicing every type of Foden vehicle equipped with the Gardner oil engine, whilst a staff of mechanics is available to undertake general repairs. ,

At one time Mr. Elwell owned 14 Foden oil-engined vehicles, and, for this reason, his experience should prove invaluable to present-day operators of Foden machines.

The Value of Expert Witnesses.

Mr. Archibald Henderson, Southern Scotland Licensing Authority, recently heard an application for an A licence by Messrs. J. and A. Fulton. haulage contractors, Crosshouse, Ayrshire, for an additional vehicle, of 9.1 tons unladen weight, for dual-purposes (a) fitted with a detachable tank for the transport of liquid bitumen and (b) an alternative platform body.

After Mr. Fulton. a partner of the applicant firm, had given evidence, Mr.

w24 James Kirkland, of Messrs. Jchseph Kirkland and Son,..Saltcoats. agents for the applicants, called, as trader witnesses, Mr. P. M. Ferguson, of James A. Jobbling and Co., Ltd., Millfield, Sunderland, and Mr. L. C. Hoare, of Shell-Mex and B.P., Ltd., London, in support of the application.

After their evidence had been taken and after cross-examination by Mr. William Weir, for the L.M.S. Railway, the application was granted.

This application demonstrates the need for giving the Court full information as to the traders' transport problems and the advantages to be gained by the contractor in obtaining the assistance of expert witnesses.

Brown Brothers' New Acquisition.

_ Extending still further its network of branches, Brown Brothers, Ltd., Great Eastern Street, London, E.C.2, has purchased the stock and premises of Attwoods (Factors), Ltd., Fryer Street, Wolverhampton, and intends to carry on the business as a Brown Brothers branch. Mr. H. J. Attwood. the previous proprietor of the business. has been appointed branch manager.


Two new items of research work have recently been added to the programme being carried out by the automobile resean:h committee of the I.A.E.

One of these relates to the effect of radio interference suppressors on engine performance, and the other to the overheating of brake drums and wheel rims on commercial vehicles.

There is a possibility that the fitting of suppressors in the high-tension leads may have to be enforced on all vehicles to avoid interference with short-wave wireless reception, particularly television. It is therefore important to ascertain if they have any adverse effects on engine 'performance. A cathode-ray indicator is being used to study their influence on ignition and combustion.

For the overheating tests, a back axle, complete with wheels and brake drums, is being used for a laboratory test of heat dissipation, and various methods of insulation and ventilation are being tried.

That Extra Hour for Christmas.

The Minister of Transport has made an Order, permitting the drivers of C-licensed vehicles to drive for a total of 12 hours, instead of the usual 11 hours, on not more than two days in each .of the three weeks ending December 17, 24 and 31, 1938.

Price of Dodge 10.ton Tipper.

In our issue dated December 2 an inexactitude occurred in connection with the price of the Dodge 10-tonner, with Unipower two-axle drive unit, and Anthony body and tipping gear. The correct figure is £1,081, which includes modifications to the third differential for use on soft ground, the double rear wings and the spare wheel carrier behind the driver's cab. In addition, the brake operation is mechanical, not hydraulic, the Dewandre servo motor actuating Girling brakes on the four driving wheels and standard brakes on the front wheels.

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