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FACTORY AREA
1905 ................... 2.5 acres
1925 ................... 625 acres
1945 ................... 1105 acres
1955 ................... 165 acres
 
EMPLOYEES
1905 ................... 200
1925 ................... 8,000
1945 ................... 16,000
1955 ................... 21,000
 
PRODUCTION
1905-6 ............... 23 vehicles
1925-26 ............... 24,920 vehicles
1946-47 ............... 86,388 vehicles
1953-54 ............... 193,810 vehicles
 
CUMULATIVE PRODUCTION
1906-7 ............... 170 vehicles
1925-26 ............... 78,402 vehicles
1946-47 ............... 1,122,163 vehicles
1953-54 ............... 2,135,292 vehicles
 
CAR ASSEMBLY BUILDING
Length ......... 900 feet
Area of glass .......... 60,000 square feet
Length of main supply tunnel ......... 1,120 feet
Depth of tunnel below ground ......... 20 feet
Volume of air circulated per minute ....... 1,000,000 cu. ft.
Length of conveyor system ......... 16 miles
Load capacity of conveyor ......... 708 tons
Length of electrical cable in control system ......... 100 miles
Number of automatic switches .......... 600
Electricity load per day ......... 400 kW
SPARE PARTS (1954)
Orders handled per week ......... 3,000
Individual lines stocked ......... 35,000
Spare parts despatched per week ......... 300,000
Average weight of parts despatched per week ....... 400 tons
USE OF SALVAGED MATERIAL (1954)
Yellow metals (brass and phosphor bronze)
333 tons re-smelted for the production of ingots
Aluminium and Light Alloys
734 tons re-smelted for the production of ingots
Leather Cuttings
50 tons used for making slippers, shoes, industrial gloves and artificial fertilizers
Roof Linings and Calico
7 tons used for incubator curtains and boot, shoe, slipper and glove linings
Carpet Cuttings
9 tons used in the toy trade and for making hassocks, slipper inner soles, polishing pads, etc.
Paper .......... 105 tons.
Firewood ......... 680 tons
 
PACKING FOR EXPORT Per week (1954)
Number of complete crates .........1,500
Total of timber used ......... 27,000 cu. ft.
Waterproof lining paper used ......... 180,000 sq. ft.
Nails used in crates ........ 2.25 tons
 
WORKS POST OFFICE Per Week (1954)
Letters and postcards despatched .......... 52,850
Average cost of letter post ......... 575
Parcels despatched .......... 1,500
Average cost of parcel post .......... 179
Internal works post - number of postmen ......... 11