Mr. N. S. Smith, who wrote of brake lining work he had had done, mentioned that he was charged 5s. for fitting and riveting two pairs of shoes. I asked the Mintex Depot at Southwark Street, London, to fit just one, repeat one, pair of brake shoes with linings which were my own property. The invoice is as follows :
Customer’s own materials. s. d.
Drilling 24 holes at 2d. per hole 4 0
Supplying 24 rivets at 2d. per rivet 4 0
Forming liners to radius 3 0
Fitting 6 0
I was fortunate in escaping a charge for the paper the invoice was written on.
Thank goodness Trojans have only one drum brake!
I am, Yours, etc., D. J. Williams. Chislehurst.