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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 1, Issue 7 (December 15, 1926)



Burton, W. D., Assistant Workshops Foreman, Petone.—Awarded a preliminary bonus of £15 for suggested improved ratchet for pulling in cylinder bushes.

Christie, N. C., Fitter, Frankton Junction.—Awarded £25 in recognition of his part in the development of the present standard bridle.

Davis, T. F., Boilermaker, Petone.—Awarded £2 for suggested gusset stay for steps of “La” wagons.

Espersen, M. T., Leading Fitter, Petone.—Awarded a preliminary bonus of £6 for suggested method of fixing moulding boxes to table of moulding machine.

Godber, A. P., Assistant Workshops Foreman.—Commended for interest and initiative displayed in connection with suggested mandrel and double tool holder for turning locomotive axle box crown brasses.

Hanna, W. T., Clerk, Christchurch.—Awarded £5 and commended for suggestion in connection with the renewal of ledger accounts.

Hodge, J., Boilermaker, Hillside.—Awarded £1 for suggested slotted bolt for holding spark arresters.

Henry, W. T., Boilermaker, Petone.—Awarded a preliminary bonus of £10 for ingenuity displayed in designing a tool for making spacing block and binding hoop out of one piece of steel in two operations.

Jenkins, C. A., Workshops Foreman, Invercargill. —Awarded £2 and commended for time and thought expended in formulating a proposal dealing with the matter of advertising the Railway Department on the back of passenger tickets.

Kidman, H. V., Porter, Otorohanga.—Awarded £2 for suggestion that a long iron or hardwood “arm” be used to facilitate the handling of sheep and timber wagons.

Longton, A. N., Clerk, Wellington.—Awarded £5 and commended for interest and initiative displayed in compiling and submitting ready reckoners for computing measurements of timber.

Smith, E. W., Leading Fitter, Petone.—Awarded £2 for suggestion for the prevention of cracked freight car bogie channels.

Seaton, W., Leading Lifter, Wellington.— Awarded £2 and commended for interest displayed in suggesting alteration to freight bogies to facilitate the replacing of broken springs.