Excerpt from The Society of Engineers (Incorporated): Transactions for 1923 At the Inaugural Meeting it was anunced with regret that the President for 1923, Mr. Arthur Marshall Arter, A.M.I.C.E., M.I.A.E., was unable to be present to deliver his Presidential Address owing to serious illness. Mr. T. J. Gueritte, the retiring President, presented the Premiums awarded by the Council for papers read during 1922, as set out at pp. 292 and 293 of Journal No.4, 1922. Mr. A. Stewart Buckle proposed a vote of thanks to Mr. Gueritte for his services as President during the year 1922. This was seconded by Mr. C. H. J. Clayton and carried by acclamation. Monday, February 5, 1923. Mr. T. J. Gueritte, Past-President, in the Chair. Practical Notes on Inspection. By A. Collis-Brown, A.M.S.E. At the outset the author wishes it to be understood that in the compilation of these tes he had in mind inspection as applied to a medium sized plant producing internal combustion engine details, or parts of a similar nature. It will doubt be agreed that methods of inspection desirable and applicable in these circumstances are t only inadvisable, but most probably impracticable when considered in conjunction with work of a totally different character. The efforts demanded of manufacturers during the late war for increased speed and efficiency led to a greatly accelerated advance in organisation, and by means the least to feel the effect was the subject of inspection. It is longer regarded in the light of a necessary evil, but rather as an important accessory to, if t yet credited with, being an actual producing department. Two Systems. - There are, broadly speaking, two methods of conducting an inspection department; either by the sectional or centralised system. Briefly defined, sectional inspection consists of allocating at least one inspector to each section of the machines in the machine shop, and to each other department where such services are required; the inspection being conducted by the inspector on the spot. The centralised method, which is the more popular, involves an inspection department, or a view-room as it is often styled, situated in a central position as accessible as possible to all departments sending component parts to be inspected. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.