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In the early 1970's Clark Masts published their first catalogue in 16 years.
Alec Clark, the company's founder had been designing and building portable
air-operated telescopic masts since 1957. During this time Alec Clark's unique
lightweight portable masts had found their way into applications throughout the
world with government Departments Of Defence, Police Departments, Fire
Departments and Emergency Services. Commercial and industrial applications
included for Radio Field Strength Surveying, TV Field Strength Surveying and
portable radio communications.
Alec Clark's company, Clark Masts Limited, performed practically ever manufacturing operation itself in-house. Fabrication, casting, precision machining, canvas sewing, plastic and rubber mouldings, anodising and plating, painting, printing, publishing and even the manufacture of packing cases were all in-house operations.
Australian users first saw these unique portable masts in the early 1960's courtesy of a antenna manufacturing company called Belling-Lee and the foresight of a gentleman working for them at the time, Frank Welsh. Frank went on, with others, to form his own company, Scalar Industries, in the late 1960's and brought the Clark Masts agency with him. Following Frank Welsh's retirement from Scalar in the mid 1980's GFS Electronics took on the Australian distributorship and continued to market Clark Masts in the Australia Asia-Pacific region until the company was closed in 2011. In 2012 a new company, started by Greg Whiter, who was previously Managing Director of GFS Electronics took over the Australian distributorship of Clark Masts. That new company is Portable Masts Australia Pty Ltd.
Illustrated on this web page, for historical purposes, are Clark Masts late 1960's - early 1970's catalogue pages on Wind/Guying Information in relation to their portable masts. Guying and mast mounting information for today's Clark Masts portable pneumatic telescopic masts can be found HERE.
In the late 1960's and early 1970's Clark Masts, in their catalogue of portable pneumatic telescopic masts, provided a table on the wind loads to be expected on a circular section mast. Also included in the catalogue was a table on the 'Beaufort Wind Scale' then in common use to describe wind conditions.
Clark Masts late 1960's catalogue also included some information on the breaking strain of various guying materials, including terylene rope and steel wire, along with some details on guy tensioning.
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|Page 1||Clark Masts History - Early 1970's QT Mast Series|
|Page 2||Clark Masts History - Early 1970's ST Mast Series|
|Page 3||Clark Masts History - Early 1970's PT Mast Series|
|Page 4||Clark Masts History - Early 1970's WT Mast Series|
|Page 5||Clark Masts History - Early 1970's DAF Mast Series|
|Page 6||Clark Masts History - Early 1970's SCAM Mast Series|
|Page 7||Clark Masts History - Early 1970's PB1 Mast|
|Page 8||Clark Masts History - Early 1970's Surveyor Mast Series|
|Page 9||Clark Masts History - Early 1970's 63/70 Trailer Mounted Mast|
|Page 10||Clark Masts History - Early 1970's 63/100 Trailer Mounted Mast|
|Page 11||Clark Masts History - Early 1970's Mast Fitting and Mountings|
|Page 12||Clark Masts History - Early 1970's Vehicle Mounting Accessories|
|Page 13||Clark Masts History - Early 1970's Air Supply Equipment|
|Page 14||Clark Masts History - Early 1970's Guying Equipment|
|Page 15||Clark Masts History - Early 1970's Antenna Fittings|
|Page 16||Clark Masts History - Early 1970's Miscellaneous Equipment|
|Page 17||Clark Masts History - Early 1970's Antenna Mounting|
|Page 18||Clark Masts History - Early 1970's Useful Wind Information|
|Appendix||Clark Masts History - The 1968 Clark Scamp Moped|
Any comments on this article should be directed to the author, Greg Whiter at: GregWhiter@portablemasts.com.au
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