7 December 2013

7th December 1943: model aircraft wheels of Ebonite

7 Tues. On fire duty from 2 to 4 a.m.; no incident. Very cold, dismal. Cycled to Morden to buy fish. Made pair of ebonite wheel discs for Anthony's aero and fitted wire undercart to same.

Notes. 1. 'Ebonite' is a brand name for a very hard rubber, first registered by Charles Goodyear. It has been used in castors, so Fred's use for wheels is appropriate. The Ebonite company now manufactures bowls. 2. 'undercart' - a correct but now outdated term for an aircraft's undercarriage.

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