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Vision 032

WE are all interested in quality in various ways. Most of us will have
experienced the frustration of finding a newly acquired article to be
faulty when unwrapped at home, or after a short period of use. Good
quality is remembered and usually linked to the maker’s name; poor
quality does not receive a `second chance’.
We can define acceptable quality as the ability of a product to give
customer satisfaction, reliability, and service, commensurate with the
price the customer is prepared to pay.
Most things could be made from best possible materials and to a It.H.
Royce standard, but most of us would not be able, or wish, to pa’ 16.11s
Royce prices.
Equipment produced at Nlitcheldean is supplied to the customer on a
rental basis. Therefore it remains ‘ours’ and we are unable after a few
months to tell the customer conveniently that the guarantee has expired
and troubles are henceforth his liability.
A particularly high standard of quality and reliability for our products
is therefore of paramount importance. Quality Control is responsible for
ensuring that a satisfactory end product of good design reaches the user.
requiring minimum service and capable of meeting the arduous treatment
often given to equipment not owned by the user.
Quality Control techniques are aimed at the prevention of faults during
actual production and the reduction of waste of time. money, materials
and effort expended on faulty work. It is often possible to advise Production
that parts are approaching tolerance limits, so that corrective action can
be taken before faulty parts occur. In this way, the Production man
appreciates that Quality Control is operating on his behalf and not simply
finding fault on a post mortem basis.
Some processes can only be fully verified by destructive testing of the
part and such testing must clearly be minimised.
One such process is Spot Welding. which requires Metallurgical
sectioning and examination for full approval. The manufacturing Quality
Control in this instance is complete process instruction of time, pressure,
current, electrodes, etc., and systematic sampling.
Systematic or logical sampling brings in the term Statistical Quality
Control, and most people immediately assume it means complex facts and
figures. However, this aspect is an aid to Quality Control and no more.
Statistics are of course a wide subject and there would he no room in this
article to discuss it, even briefly.
Systems ultimately depend on people, and good Quality Control stems
from the individual men and women who wear the Quality Control badge
at Mitcheldean and whose duties are all closely interlinked with production.
I trust these comments will enable them to appreciate the importance of
their work on our products, and that this article will also be of interest to
all at Mitcheldean and elsewhere who regularly read our magazine.
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Two exhibitions on different scales in
different countries, but the stands have
the same story to tell.
The top picture was taken at the
Careers Exhibition organised by the
Rotary Club at the Primary School,
Ross-on-Wye, at Eastertime.
Some of our apprentices were on hand
to operate the 813 and 914 machines on
show and to tell the public all about
Also exhibited were examples of the
type of work carried out by the apprentices
at Mitcheldean.
The picture on the right shows the
Rank Xerox G.m.b.H. stand at the
recent Hanover Fair, regarded as the
most important of the European fairs as
far as office equipment is concerned.
The exhibits-five 813s together with
two 914s and an 1824- aroused great
interest among those attending the Fair.
THIS month work will commence on yet
another building-a new warehouse
officially known as Project 20.
Sited between the services building (the
one with the chimney) and Project 9,
the warehouse will cover 56,000 sq. ft.
and provide storage for finished products
and spares.
A single-storey. office block will be
attached to the building to accommodate
warehouse administration personnel.
Project 20 is scheduled to be ready
for occupation by December 1965/
January 1966.
Work on Project 17 (the services
building) and Project 15 (which will be
used for the production of a new Xerox
model) is proceeding according to plan
and should be completed on schedule.
COVER PICTURE -Karting is the subject of our ‘Hobbies’ article this issue
( pp. 9). Our picture shows Gareth Evans from 813 Assembly practising on
the Royal Forest or Dean Kartitm Club track near Speech House.
R. (VANS Pictured with Mr. T. A. Law after the presentation are (left to right): Messrs.
T. Knight, R. Davis. A. Palmer. W. Brown. F. Sekinger and A. Wing.
Q ix awards for 25 years’ service were
presented at the Twelfth Annual
Dinner of the Long Service Association.
held at the Social Centre on May 14.
Mr. T. A. Law, the President. made
the presentations to: Messrs. W. Brown
(Tool Room), R. Davis (B. & H.
Assembly), T. Knight (Project 9 Machine
Shop), A. Palmer (Sheet Metal Shop),
F. Sekinger (Tool Room) and A. Wing
(Sheet Metal Shop). Mr. Palmer and Mr.
both now retired.
Unfortunately Mrs. Law was unable
to come along to the function, but it is
hoped to see her at the next dinner.
In proposing the toast of the Association,
Mr. F. Wickstead, a Vice-President,
mentioned that the matter of hourlypaid
members of the L.S.A. who are
not yet in receipt of three weeks’ annual
holiday was receiving the attention of
the Board.
In his reply to the toast, Chairman
Mr. R. H. Camp reviewed the changes
in the past 30 years or so, and called to
mind the important part Mitcheldean
had played in supplying equipment to
the professional film industry, quite
apart from the amateur side.
Many people are unaware that the
background process projection equipment
being used today at Pinewood
Studios was designed and manufactured
here at Mitcheldean soon after the war.
The toast of ‘The Guests’ was proposed
by Mr. C. Bird, Treasurer, and
Miss V. Holder from Woodger Road
responded. Representatives from the
L.S.A. branches at Leeds, Leicester and
Perivale, as well as Woodger Road.
were among those attending.
After the dinner there was dancing to
the music of Mike Davis and his Band.
The L.S.A. has acquired ten new
members this year-Mrs. M. M. Roberts
and Messrs. J. Ablett, J. James, J. Kew,
T. Knight. Jnr., E. Lark, G. E. Matthews,
H. F. Milliner. V. J. Pickles, and A.
Incidentally, Tommy Knight and his
son now have 37 years’ service with the
Company between them.
L.S.A. Gets New Label
\ of our Long Service Ladies
as asked if she had had a good
time at the ‘old folks’ party (the
enquirer was referring quite innocentl
to the dinner reported here).
Said the lady in question: “Oh
well, I suppose that’s better than
having it referred to as the Long
Distance Association, as somebody
did on a previous occasion!”
A MEMBER of the recently formed West
Gloucestershire Art Society, Stan Cherry
(T.E.D.) has been asked to show two of
his fine carvings at the ‘Leisure Exhibition’
to be held at the Forest of Dean
Technical College, Cinderford, from
July 7 to 10. He will be exhibiting
the charging bull (shown in our last
issue) and the hand (pictured in our
fifth issue).
HE passing of an era is embodied in
1 the photographs reproduced on this
On Wednesday, April 28, the last
16mm. magnetic projector to be produced
at Mitcheldean was finally despatched.
For many of our long-serving
personnel, this marked the end of an
almost personal association with cine
equipment, stretching back over the last
20-odd years.
There have, of course, been vast
improvements in projector build since
the introduction in 1946/7 of the 601
sound projector seen at the top of the
page: but there are still a number of
these old machines working perfectly,
and this in itself is a great tribute to the
quality of Mitcheldean products.
Between the ‘First’ and the ‘Last’.
quite a number of different projector
models were built at our Plant, ranging
from silent only to the arc lamp type
used in the semi-professional sphere
and, final I . the magnetic record and
play-back projectors.
It is also interesting to note that
quite a lot of development work was
carried out in the early days of cine
projector production at Mitcheldean.
Two of the more notable achievements
were (a) the building of television
storage cameras, still in constant use by
the BBC. [TV and many European
television networks: and (b) a 35mm.
triple background process projector.
This latter consists of three massive
projectors in tandem and weighs two
and a quarter tons. It took two years
to design and build, and was constructed
in a garage behind the old Paint Shop.
It was installed in Pinewood Studios
in 1948 and is in constant use today,
being the only one of its type in the
world. It enables many of the seemingly
outdoor shots in films to be taken
within the studio.
Many of our products have been
exported throughout the world. They
could, I am sure, be found in some of
the more remote parts of Africa, India,
Australia, etc.. as well as the nearer-tohome
European market. This exporting
trend has meant the training of various
nationalities as service engineers, and
many of us can recall with amusement
the difficulties experienced in trying to
converse with people who could not
speak a word of English.
In addition to. the products mentioned.
Mitcheldean has produced over
a quarter of a million cine cameras and
8 mm. projectors, thus helping to bring
cine equipment within the grasp of the
ordinary man in the street.
The pace of expansion at Mitcheldean
does not allow much time for reflection
about the Bell & Howell days, but
perhaps this is just as well. With such
a vast potential Xerox-wise, it is the
future that matters, and if we can count
on the same spirit that helped to produce
our cine equipment, there can be no
doubts regarding the future of Rank
Mitcheldean Plant.
Laurie Rawlings offers guidance for beginners
\VINE-MAKING is one of the most satisfying
and rewarding hobbies I know-its
main requirements being patience and
cleanliness. There is nothing more
pleasurable than drinking a glass of
good wine you have made yourself.
I know there are quite a number of
experienced wine-makers at Mitcheldean
and any hints or tips from them w ill be
most welcome. Personally, I have only
a modest 20 gallons stored in my cellar.
but each gallon has given me infinite
pleasure to make and will give me even
more, I hope, when I drink it!
I am not going to attempt to suggest
to the beginner that he or she has only
to mix some ingredients together in the
bathroom jug to obtain a perfect wine.
On the other hand, there are no difficulties
which cannot easily be surmounted.
There are some die-hards who still
employ and try to justify the methods
used by their grandparents. Personally.
I do not try to guess at my wine-making.
A fermentation lock or air lock is,
therefore, essential. When it stops
bubbling you know the first stages of
fermentation are over, and by using a
ine hydrometer you know near enough
the alcoholic content of your wine.
Girl-friend: “What’s that statue?”
Rank employee: “Oh, that’s Xerox!”
The recipes I hope to introduce to
you in the future will be mainly for
making simple wines and will require
the minimum of equipment. In fact.
the first recipe requires only a bowl large
enough to hold a gallon of wine. This
recipe is for Elderflower Champagne and
is more a family summer drink than a
wine, but I hope it will encourage the
beginner to tackle more ambitious
Elder Flower Champagne
2 heads Of elder flower.
I t lbs. white sugar.
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar.
I lemon.
I gallon water.
On a fine dry day pick the heads %%hen
in full bloom and put into a bowl, to be
followed by the lemon juice, cut-up rind
(no white pith), sugar and vinegar.
Add the cold water and leave for 24
hours. Strain into strong bottles, cork
firmly (I find screw-stopper bottles best!,
After two weeks it should be sparkling
and ready to drink.
In the seventeenth century, elder
flower champagne was a great favourite
and was said to “lift the heart and clear
the blood of all impurities.” In fact,
elder flower ointment was once used for
every kind of skin ailment, and elderberry
wine is said to be good for all
bronchial troubles and the best cold
cure to be had.
A glass of hot mulled elderberry wine
taken before retiring is perhaps the
pleasantest way of dealing with a chill
that has ever been known.
Wrong ‘un
A CHAP arranged to bring mimeone
to work in his car. On picking
up his passenger he was surprised
to be asked: “Where bist thee
gwayin. old ‘un?” A good question-
he had, of course, picked
up the wrong man!
D” you just take a few snaps when
you go on holiday? Or do you go
in for photography in a big way? Well,
whatever category you belong to, here’s
an announcement which is sure to
interest you.
The Cine & Photographic Club
recently arranged a Competition Outing
to Stratford-on-Avon (some of the
entries are pictured here) and they have
Top right: Warwick Castle
Bottom right: Picturesque cottages at
Below: Anne Hathaway’s Cottage
decided to make this the first of a
series of photographic competitions,
open to all employees, whether Club
members or not.
The all-important point to remember
is that subject matter will be the
deciding factor in selecting winning
entries. So the snap-happy will have
just as much chance as the dedicated
people with expensive cameras and all
Prizes will consist of cash vouchers
which can be used to purchase photographic
equipment, and the first, second
and third prize-winning efforts will be
published regularly in VISION. They will
be selected by independent judges outside
the Plant.
The rules are simple. Entries must be
black and white prints, maximum size
approximately 4 in. x 6 in. (you can
enter several if you wish).
Subject for the July/August competition
will be ‘My Holiday. 1965’. Entries
should be in the hands of Pat Jordan
(T.E.D.) by August 13-so make a note
in your diary now.
It’s going to be a lucky Friday the
13th for three people. YOU could be
one of them!
COME 1ART1/1/44!
In this article in the ‘You and Your Hobby’ series.
‘Vision’ takes a look at a challenging sport
THE two American families who, in
the mid-1950’s, introduced a couple
of petrol lawn -mower engines to four
scooter wheels and drove round the
block on the result, could have had
little idea what they were starting.
And what did they start?
Karting in a big way. The novel sport
spread throughout the States and then
was introduced over here. At first
everyone called it a ‘seven-day wonder’,
but they were soon proved wrong. There
are now several hundred karting clubs
in this country alone, one of them being
right here in the Forest.
It was Gareth Evans from 813
Assembly who genned us up on the
subject. He and Wilf Bevan (also in
813 Assembly) belong to the Royal
Forest of Dean Karting Club who have
a practice track near Speech House.
There are two other karters in 813
Assembly-Don Webb (Inspection) and
Ray Moses. And there are possibly
more karters in other parts of the Plant.
Karting today is very specialised.
Apart from true karting (like motor
racing in miniature), there is hill climbing
(.% ith karts using a more powerful
engine), and drag-karting (where a jet
engine is clamped on to the back of a
modified kart for straight-line running
up to 200 mph and more).
And true karting itself is divided into
three classes, which are sub-divided in
turn. There are Class 1 (100 cc. gearless
engines); Class 11 (twin ditto), which
probably includes some of the fastest
karts in the country on short circuit
racing: and Class IV (Class 111 has been
abolished)-this is the heavy-weight
class for 200 cc. engines such as the
Villiers, Bultaco and Montesa.
Child Drivers
Karting is a strictly regulated sport.
You have to belong to a club and the
clubs organise inter-club competitions.
To enter any of these you need to have
an RAC racing licence, which involves
the testing of your kart. An ordinary
driving licence is not required.
It is a sport open to all ages. In fact,
Gareth told us, you will find even six to
seven-year-olds become quite fast drivers
in a short space of time. But the cost of
karting is on the high side, and rather
limits the number of participants.
A new kart can cost from about £40
to over £200, though many people prefer
to build their own from special kits
(lawn mower engines are out!).
Tyres account for a great deal of the
expense. For tarmac racing today a
Slick tyre with no treads is used which
provides more surface area in contact
with the track. But as there is no
differential, tyre wear on cornering is
quite considerable.
Then there is petrol. Gareth has a
200 cc. two-stroke kart which should do
100 mpg.: but engine tuning and high
running speeds bring this down to
approximately 30 mpg.
Karters need to wear a crash helmet,
goggles or visor, some sort of protective
clothing, and strong shoes or basketball
boots. Gloves are compulsory.
In the summer the Forest Karting
Club runs ‘concession karting’. This
means that anyone can join the club for
a day at a charge of only 2s. 6d. which
entitles them to a few laps round the
track on a borrowed kart.
The sport is unpopular with some
people because of the question of noise.
Certainly the karts make quite a racket,
but karters maintain the trees around
the Forest practice track act as a sound
barrier, and the karts hardly make more
noise than the chainsaws used by
forestry workers.
All the Year Round
The season starts about March
and generally speaking continues until
November, though attempts are being
made to make the sport an all-the-year
round one.
At the start of every race each kart is
checked by a scrutineer, and the tracks
are marked out %% ith bales of straw for
safety’s sake. But despite precautions
accidents do occur, though not as often
as you might think, says Gareth, for the
standard of driving is very high. The
usual mishaps include a blown piston,
seized engine, or just getting thrown out.
Gareth vividly recalls one occasion
when he was racing: the main steering
rod of his kart broke and the wheels
turned in opposite directions. In no
time at all he had hit the crash barrier
and found himself lying underneath
one hundredweight of kart. Damages to
kart-broken chassis and a cracked
engine mount. Damages to Garethbruised
shoulder, grazed thigh and hurt
(Above) With the aid of a friend, Gareth
lifts his ‘Fastakart’ out of the tesate car
in which it travels to the track. The kart
weighs about a hundredweight. (Below)
Gareth adjusts his chinstrap before doing
a few practice laps. It may be a bit
breezy in a kart but there’s a nice warm
engine just where it’s needed!
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1. Blowing the lights out. (6)
4. High regard. (6)
9. Somnolent train-bearer. (7)
10. Spiky flower-almost wolfish. (5)
11. Last targets. (4)
12. Breather for the man of mettle’
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14. This is worth a couple of pints. (5)
16. Like very small bright-eyes. (5)
20. Grounds for complaint in your
drink. (8)
21. Does the bird owe money? (4)
24. A girl in dire need. (5)
25. How Mr. Bunn irons his sheets. (7)
26. Oh. do stop it! (6)
27. The last listener will make me like
you. ( 6)
1. Rear with another mother. (6)
2. You can’t hold the candle to this
place, but you might hold the wick. (5)
3. Could be a pane-in the neck? (4)
5. A chip off the old block. (8)
6. Used to be worth 20 shillings. (7)
7. It looks as if they grow old in this
household. (6)
8. Cornish cathedral. (5)
13. Brazen elephant noises. (8)
15. Strangely enough, they put this
uniform on. (7)
17. Spotted. (6)
18. Take a pot-shot at a bird. (5)
19. It’s much nearer-can’t %% in if
headless. (6)
22. Send out the children. (5)
23. Sharp cry. (4)
(Solution on page 14
Skittles Successes
pm Ross and District Skittles League
for the winter has now finished, and it
may be of interest to know that the
Rank ‘B’ team has done very well.
They tied for second place in the
Second Division and a play-off with the
George, Littledean. to decide the issue
confirmed them as winners.
Then the League arranged a match
for a Runners-Up Championship which
was played at the Crown. Whitchurch,
on May 12 between Seven Stars (Div. 1),
Rank’s (Div. 2) and Noah’s Ark
(Div. 3).
Rank’s were way behind at the halfway
mark. Then the ladies who had
come with our team decided to do
something about it. They lined the
alley by the diamond and whooped at
every ball we put down.
Their vocal efforts were well rewarded.
for we recovered lost ground and went
on to go 11 pins better than the Stars,
thus winning the cup. This means two
cups and a shield go into the Club
House for the coming year.
Next year Rank’s have two teams in
the First Division of the Ross League,
and its to be hoped that they will both
be among the leaders at the end of next
season.-Gene Lark.
THANKS 1,0 Mr. Tom Bright, a director
of Forest of Dean Newspapers Ltd.,
our apprentices were given an opportunity
on April 26 to visit Coleford to
see the Mushet experimental shed before
it is pulled down to allow road widening.
At a talk given by Mr. Bright in the
Town Hall. apprentices heard how
Robert Mushet, son of David Mushet
who came to the Forest in 1810, revolutionised
the steel industry.
Robert discovered how, by the addition
of another metal to the iron ore in
the Bessemer converter, he could correct
a serious fault of brittleness in steel
made by the Henry Bessemer process.
He patented his discovery but unfortunately
the patent was not renewed one
year. and Bessemer thus reaped the
entire benefit from Mushet’s invention.
Later Mushet also invented selfhardening
steel, the type of steel used
in the manufacture of tools.
With this account fresh in their
minds, the apprentices went to see the
old stone-built shed and the house
where Robert Mushet was born-now
the Forest House Hotel.-T. J.
A $inning picture of the skittles B. team.
THE ones that got away and the ones
that didn’t doubtless formed the chief
subjects of conversation at a Social
Evening and Prize-Giving held by the
Angling Club at the Club House on
May 22 an event that is to take place
As Individual Champion, John Teague
(813 Assembly) was awarded the Stan
Cherry trophy to keep for a year. It is
quite a coincidence that this carving is
of a pike, for John caught the record
pike for the Wye (a thirty-pounder)
some years ago.
Second place went to another angler
from 813 Assembly-John Price-while
Brian Lewis from P.E.D. came third.
At their recent Annual General Meeting
the club elected the following
officers and committee for the ensuing
year: Chairman: H. Holmes (914
Assembly): Secretary: R. Reed (Planning):
Treasurer: J. Price: Committee:
N. Hanman (Tool Try-out), J. Harris
(Tool Room), and J. Teague.
THE inter-club event between Rank
Mitcheldean Motor Club and Semtex
Motor Club, Brynmawr, was held on
Sunday, March 4.
Although the inter-club trophy for
the best six cars from either club losing
a minimum of penalty points went to
the Semtex Club, Rank’s had the
honour of taking the first two places
overall: first place went to K. Jones and
J. Weaver and second place to W. Smith
and D. Haines, the winners losing 80
penalty points and the second team
losing 98. J. Birch and 0. Morgan took
third place for Rank Club members
with a total of 143 penalty points.
The start for this rally was Raglan
and the first leg covered a distance of
77 miles.
Rank Motor Club produced the only
ladies’ team to compete-Miss E. Reid
and Miss Y. Hart-and one must admire
their enthusiasm, for when they arrived
at the start they had to have some hasty
lessons in map reading.
The second half of the rally covered
a distance of 32 miles in the Forest of
Dean: this was organised by R. Powell
and was by route card. Strange to say.
Rank members lost more marks than
their opponents on this section!
Another rally, organised by M.
Parsloe and D. Haines, was held on
Sunday. May 2, and covered a distance
of 50 miles at an average speed of
20 mph. Results were as follows: First:
E. Morgan and B. Malpass: Second: K.
Jones and E. Weaver: Third: D. Young
and P. Walwork.
It is intended to hold more of these
events-in fact, one was being organised
as this issue went to press. If you are
interested in taking part, then please
get in touch with any of the Motor Club
committee members.-Des Haines (Competition
Keep Fit
THE Ladies’ Keep Fit Group wound up
their season with a very enjoyable
dinner at the Littledean Guest House
for members on May 7. President Mr.
G. S. Hemingway and other guests
were welcomed by Mrs. Edna Hanman
(Project 9 Machine Shop).
The Group, who number about 24,
recommence in September next. They
would appreciate suggestions for future
activities and, even more, some new
members-so think about it during the
summer, ladies!
Cine & Photography
-D%0 important decisions regarding the
composition of their committee were
reached by the Cine & Photographic
Club at the annual general meeting held
last April. One was the establishment
of a new office of vice-chairman: the
other the abolition of the office of
Programme Secretary, it being decided
to leave the arrangement of future programmes
to the committee as a whole.
Officers and committee for the ensuing
year are now as follows: Chairman:
A. R. Mason (Xerox Warehouse Assistant
Controller); Vice-Chairman: R. L.
Evans (Sub-Contracts Manager): Treasurer:
L. Sterrett (Tool Inspection):
Secretary: R. Berks (Production Control):
Committee: Miss D. Barker, G.
Beavan, Miss Y. Hart, P. Jordan, and
C. Jamieson who fulfils the role of
librarian for film hire.
Apprentices who were among those who recently received financial awards.
Award Winners
TWENTY-SIX personnel recently received
financial awards for professional study
achievements. Cheques were presented
to them last month by Mr. F. J. Edwards.
Personnel, Education & Training
The personnel and the examinations
which they were successful in passing
are as follows: General Engineering
Certificate-P. Blake, R. Caldicutt,
R. J. Meek, R. Spencer, R. Turner:
Craft Certificate (Part I) R. Giles,
K. Jones: Ordincic 1 Technic inns Certifi-
sate -D. Beard, J. Hart, D. Hill, G.
Lockwood, D. Moore, J. Newman.
D. Weyman: Ordinary National Certificate-
J. Court, D. Haines, D. W.
Haines, R. J. Hart, T. J. Kavanagh,
C. Parsons: Higher National Certificate-
C. Brain, A. Hartley: Final City
& Guilds Certificate-M. Salmon: Cost
& Works Accountant (Part 2)-C.
Pincombe: The Corporation of Secs.
(brier.) -L. W. Bonser: The Association
of Certified & Corporate Accountants
(Inter.) B. R. English.
A Rank Mitcheldean Dancing Club is
being formed, following the success of
the modern ballroom dancing classes
recently started at the Plant.
Beginners, intermediate or advanced
dancers are welcome and can be taught
to the bronze, silver or gold medal
standards of the Imperial Society of
Teachers of Dancing (President: Victor
Instruction is provided by the wellknown
professional dancing couple.
John and Joan Carton.
If you would like to join, or have
further details, please contact: Mr. C.
Chadd, Production Control (ext. 371) or
Mr. I. Griffin, P.E.D. (ext. 248).
Several people at the Plant would like
to form an amateur dramatic society,
especially in view of the first-class
facilities available in our Social Centre
for staging shows. Would-be actors and
actresses-and would-be producers in
particular-please write to: The Editor,
VISION Magazine, Fair View, Plump
Hill, Mitcheldean (or leave a note
addressed to the Editor at the Gate
If so. Roger Smith (Reliability Engineering)
would like to hear from you with
a view to forming a bridge club.
A GROL P of ladies in 813 Assembly have
formed a select cycling club (we understand
men are not eligible as members!).
The aim of these ladies is not so much
to improve their cycling as to improve
their figures. Look out, Motor Club!
Well, you’ll be intrigued to know that
a Mottie Club has now been formed.
We are told that the annual subscription
is 10s. (what you get for that we can’t
imagine). We can only suggest you apply
to the Club Secretary, Mr. A. East, 914
Miss Barbara Thornton (Chemical
Laboratory) to Mr. Tim Hart on
April 10.
Miss Margaret Williams (Print Room)
to Mr. Derek Wintle at Easter.
Miss Esme Annis (Production Control)
to Mr. John Cox on May 15.
Mr. Gareth Evans (813 Assembly) to
Miss Gillian Crowe on May 23.
Miss Gloria Vincent (Accounts Dept.)
to Mr. Maurice Gibbons (Xerox Transport)
at St. Michael’s Church, Mitcheldean.
on April 17.
Mr. Ken Butt (Design D.0.) to Miss
Janet Mason at St. Stephen’s Church.
Cinderford, on Whit Monday.
Mr. Dennis Bendall (Reliability Engineering)
to Miss Jean Rawlings at St.
Stephen’s Church, Cinderford. on June
Miss Ann Taylor (Accounts Dept.) to
Mr. Ashley Saunders (Carpentry) at
Lydbrook Church on June 26.
Mr. Sid Barnett
We regret to have to record the death
of Mr. Sid Barnett (914 Assembly) on
March 23 at City General Hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. M. Gibbons
vt. (ma Ift-v. K. Burt H. GAMIN
ACROSS: 1-Fusing. 4-Esteem. 9-
Sleeper. 10-Lupin. 11-Ends. 12-
Iron lung. 14-Quart. 16-Beady. 20-
Sediment. 21 -Bill. 24-Irene. 25-
Presses. 26-Desist. 27-Endear.
DOWN: I-Foster. 2-Stead. 3-Nape.
5-Splinter. 6-Expound. 7-Menage.
8-Truro. 13-Trumpets. 15-Undress.
17-Espied. 18- Snipe. 19-Closer.
22-Issue. 23-Keen.
For Sale-Silver Cross pram. white and
black, in excellent condition. Can be
seen any time at 7 St. White’s Road.
Cinderford. Apply to: Mr. A. Phelps
(Production Control: int. tel.: 108).
Wanted- Two -wheel bike for nine-yearold
boy. Replies to: Mr. C. Powell
(Spares Packing).
Crash Helmet – Lady’s white/black
‘Skulgarde’ (B.S.I. approved) for sale.
Size 7iin., as new, £1 10s. Apply to:
Miss A. Morgan, Accounts Department.
Racing Bicycle for sale-Holdsworth
frame, Campag. gears. Bargain at £18.
Fully equipped. Apply to: Mr. R. H.
Camp (Model Shop).
Caravan to Let-22 ft. four-berth. sited
at Burnham-on-Sea. Apply to: Mr.
B. A. Moger, Security Officer.
Wanted-Pictures or prints showing
cocks fighting, as a guide for wood
carving. Reply to: Mr. S. Cherry
Car Seat Covers-Royal Tartan red.
almost new, suit Standard or similar
seats. Apply: Mr. Wing (Sheet Metal
New Arrival
Paula Jane, a daughter for Mrs. Julie
Thomas (Mail Room), on June 13.
CHESTER CARLSON, the inventor of xerography, has become
the first person to win the award ‘Inventor of the Year’.
which was established last year by the George Washington
University’s Patent Trademark and Copyright Research
Top Rank
of the
TOP RANK Bingo, Dance Clubs and Coin-operated Laundries
have been amalgamated into one department of the Theatre
Division, under the title ‘Top Rank Clubs’.
A NEW CAMERA-the Asahi Pentax Spotmatic 35 mm. singlelens
reflex-has been introduced by Rank Photographic.
It is the first Asahi Pentax camera incorporating sensitive
through-the-lens CdS metering system. with coupled shutter
speed and aperture controls, which permit correct film
exposure without calculation. Price is £149 10s.
EIGHT 16mm. religious films hae been released by Rank
Film Library-six in black and vv hite. two in colour.
Extracts from ATV’s religious programmes have been
AN order for three Copyflo printers and eight 1385 Mastermakers,
complete with consumables and spares, has been
received by Rank Xerox from the Soviet Union. The
Russians bought the Copyflo machines exhibited in Moscow
last July. and this latest is a repeat order.
Language Lab.
Goes Overseas
Repeat Order
from Russia
A 28- PosmoN language laboratory with master control
console is being supplied by Rank Audio Visual for the
Teachers’ Training Institute, Buenos Aires. This brings the
number of orders for similar laboratories from overseas
countries to 12.
A BUILT-IN 24-lane Top Rank Bowl will be a feature of a
19-storey hotel overlooking London’s Hyde Park which is to
open at the end of 1967. The two-million pound hotel will be
operated by the Motor Inns & Motorway Services Division.
for Denmark
Hotel with
Built-in Bowl
ORDER worth over £100,000 received from the Danish
Government-controlled computer service bureau is for a
Xeronic printer, which prints out in readable form information
fed in from a computer. The equipment, to be supplied
by Rank Data Systems, is said to do work equivalent to
that of some 800 copy typists.
RANK-BUSH MURPHY have won a repeat order for portable
military radio equipment worth more than half a million
pounds. The transceivers ordered, which will go to meet
the communications requirements of all three armed services,
consist of a transmitter and receiver in one unit that fits on
the fighting man’s back like a climber’s rucksack.
flm. Order
ANY Arms
WHICH young lady, talking about having her ears pierced, said ‘1 think I’ll go to
Mann’s in Gloucester -you can have them done there while you wait’?
WHO has to have his kitchen redecorated after making toast?
WHICH spares packer falls asleep then visiting his fiancee?
WHO in Chemical Lab. used salt instead of sugar in her cake?
WHO incurred such disapproval with his new hairstyle among his female colleagues
that he had to brush it out?
WHOSE boy friend may be getting a ten-gallon tin of maggots on his 21st birthday?
WHO in Production Control has eye trouble owing to the sun flashing on his
speedy spade?
WHO in Accounts Department startled the Canteen staff with a demonstration of
his unique wind machine?
WHICH young lady woke up at dead of night, felt a heavy hand on her head
(a man’s?), screamed, then realised it was her own hand ‘gone to sleep’?
WHO kept the village of Mitcheldean awake on the night of May 12 singing
WHO in 813 sent his fiancee into the barber’s for an ice cream?
WHO took a film of a wedding, then discovered that he had loaded the camera with
some dud film given to him for practice purposes?
WHO in 813 nearly hanged herself with the vacuum cleaner tube while cleaning
her husband’s car?
WHO had his tea whipped away while he was saying grace?
WHICH portly gentleman on 914 ‘plans’ a daily after-lunch ride in a lift, presumably
to relic% e the strain on the stairs?
WHO brought his wife’s knitting to work in his nosebag? If only the needles had
been there he would probably have got on with the job.
WHICH young lady in Xerox Warehouse blamed the kettle for breaking the window?
WHO got up in the middle of the night to finish his crazy paving while still in his
WHICH inspector tried to mow the carpet with his new electric lawn mower?
WHO was helped by a policeman when he tried to break into a stranger’s car?
WHOSE mother got him up for work an hour too early?
WHICH shop supervisor was saluted on the cheek by a visitor?
WHO in 813 had to retire to the ‘Gems’ with a needle and cotton after getting a
touch of the P. J. Proby act?
WHICH lucky gardener grew early potatoes that flowered, and were ready in May?
WHO woke her husband at 2.30 a.m. to hear a bird singing?
WHICH Reliability Engineer jammed his 6d. in a slot machine, went to borrow
another 6d.. then found on his return that some unreliable person had moved the
jammed 6d. and pinched his piece of chocolate?
WHO acted as ‘wet nurse’ to the goldfish?
WHO pepped up his tea break snack with a false tooth?
WHICH Keep Fit member got so gay in the ‘Gay Gordons’ that she tried a bit of
judo, as a result of which our cashier had to strike a balance in mid-air?
WHICH Goods inwards inspector became a ‘stick in the mud’ after visiting a sick
WHO had to resort to a pushbike because her husband wouldn’t tax his car?
WHO cleaned the office floor with tea?
WHO in Production Control stayed up to watch the Clay/Liston fight, then next
morning had to ask what the result was?
Printed by the Victor James Press Limited. Coulsdon, Surrey

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