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SHIPMENT OF COAL AT BARRY AND PENARTH. Under the auspices of the Bristol Channel Centre of Marine Engineers, Mr S. W. Allen (Cardiff) on Tuesday evening last delivered a lecture at the University College. Cardiff, on "Mechanical Appliances for the Shipment of Coal," illustrated by lime-light views and a series of models. The president (Professor A. C. Elliott) occupied the chair, and there was a numerous attendance. Mr Allen, in his lecture, gave an historical resume of the various methods employed in the transit and shipment of coal. The lecturer, having described some of the appliances in use during the early history of coal shipment in South Wales, directed attention to some of the systems of coal shipping by hydraulic power, and to Cardiff, Barry, New- port, and Swansea he said they should repair to see to what perfection hydraulic power had been applied for this purpose. The hydraulic tips made for Barry, &c., by Sir William Armstrong on the low level system were minutely described the scheme* for movable tipping arrangements brought out by Mr George Taylor (Penarth) and the tip. on a somewhat different principle, erected by Tannett, Walker, and Co., at the Alexandra Dock, Newport. Concluding, the lecturer expressed the opinion that no better system had ever been employed for shipping the very fragible South Wales steam coal than the system of boxes introduced 20 or 40 years ago, but as long as the demand for rapid shipment was so universal he was afraid it would be impossible to return to this very excellent arrangement. Movable coal tips certainly were the ideal method for rapid shipment, as by this arrangement coal could be loaded into every hatch- ways of the vessel at the same time, but it had been found in practice that with the best system of fixed tips, placed at sufficient distances apart, the coal can be shipped quite as fast as required, and when proper care was taken in using the anti-breakage boxes as little break- age occurred as in any other arrangement. In the discussion which followed the reading of the paper. Mr Councillor T. H. Riches said he had been asked to speak from the point of view of the locomotive engineer, but he claimed to speak also in the capacity of a constructor of tips. Mr Allen's paper, as far as he could judge, was up to date except in respect of the tips at Penarth Dock. These tips had recently been improved in design, and, he was bound to say, were an improvement on the system which obtained at Barry, and which Mr Allen seemed most to advocate.

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