New Place For Tom Flynn Niles Inspector
NEW PLACE lUDf FOR TOM mm Big Boost For Wiles Ordnance Ordnance Inspector Becomes Official Star-guagor At Sandy Hook He Will flake Final Measurements Of All The Big Guns Made For The Army—Goes To New York About. New Year. Assistant Inspector of Ordnance Thomas F. I'ijnii, who has been, in charge of ail iho government pun carriaj^p and mortar work at tho Niles Tool works during the past three years, was notified, today through General A. E. Bii fling ton, • chief of the United States army' ordnance bureau, that he had been appointc-d oflicial ctar guoger. of tho. Sandy Hook, New Jersey, proving grounds The Niles Tool Works company will conclude its government .work 'luring this month, when the last.of the la-inch mortars for U>e government government will be completed. • Mr. Flynu will leave about the- first of the year for Xew York.where he will make his home, and will take charge of his new place. Tbe' position la a new one ami never existed existed under the government before. All star guaging at the final tests of big rifles heretofore has been done by regular army oflicers. Star gauging consists iu measuring with extreme accuracy, by special- gtiage, the bore of heavy, rifled guns. Under the old system it frequently frequently happened that one officer would begin the measurements of- a' gan and another would be called upon upon to complete it. 'As no two men can guagc with perfert uniformity with each other, it was deemed'best to have nil the guaging 'done by a single expert. In recognition of his high" ability. 1 and his past services, Mr. Flynn has been called upon for. this honor.J His homo is in Boston but during the past three years that ho has lived hero hu has made many friend* who will regret his departure. Ho is the oldest assistant inspector niUJje ' government service and it is a source of great gratification to his friends here to know that his services are so substantially appreciated. The best wishes will accompany- him for his continued success in the future.