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1 12 GOODWIN'S WEEKLY
I AUTOMOBILE GOSSIP
WHEN the automobile industry re
ceived its first impetus lu
America, some twelve years
H ago, the electric type of machine pre-
H dominated. In those days people were
H afraid of what was then called the sue-
H cessive explosion motor, many fearing
H that cylinders with such .things as ex-
H plosions taking place inside them
H would blow up. Furthermore a few
H of these early contraptions did blow
HI up and catch fire. The early electric
H machines more or less clumsy in con-
H struction, with their heavy batteries
H which had a hablf-of running out when
H attacking a hill after covering some 30
H or 35 miles, wore considered more re-
H liable then. One did not have to get
H out and clearTspark plugs, or make ad-
H justments every 10 miles or so. How-
H ever, the disadvantage of the electric
H was that it would run for 'so short a
H distance and then require re-charg-
HI As the gasoline car was improved,
H for some years the electric lost rather
H than gained in popularity. In fact five
H or six years ago there was very slight
Hj demand for the storage battery pro-
Hj pelled machine. Of recent years, how-
B ever, such marked improvements have
M been made in electric automobiles of
m both the pleasure and commercial va-
M riety, that the same public who went
m crazy over gasoline cars a few years
H previously and forgot all about elec-
H tries has now turned around and views
H tho gentler type of machine with con-
H Automobile Numbers a Specialty
I & B'e tamP
B (jiMMWiifl Rubber Stamp, Seals, etc.
H 35 W.Broadway Phone 304 Salt Lake City
H Save 1 2 per cent on all risks
H on your auto insurance
I DEMING & McMIUIN
H 204 Felt Bldg. Salt Lake City
I Automobile Tire Repairing
M Excellent Equipment and Service
H Our repairs are worth
Hj while. A call will
H convince you.
S Austin Tire & Rubber Go.
H 147 East 1st. South St.
Hj Telephone Wasatch 3010
sidorahlo favor. For one thing, elec
tric machines now are made much
lighter and are designed to run be
tween 75 and 100 miles on a single
charge. Furthermore, the service sta
tions are now so numerous and close
together that in making the trip from
city to city or from town to town, ono
does not have to worry about being
unable to obtain a battery charge.
There are cases on record where elec
tric vehicles have been driven nearly
200 miles on a single charge, but of
course road conditions, level country,
etc., have much to do with this being
Inasmuch as the electric machine
runs slower than the average gasoline
car, ithe owner of an electric seldom
would care to make a run in a single
day covering more than 75 or 80 miles.
As it is, most people who own elec
trics maintain gasoline cars as well
and these are called upon to do the
heavy touring. The electric is de
signed to be and is employed more is
a town and suburban car and its value
is In its convenience and ease of
handling rather than its ability to
make long tours. However, as batter
ies continue to be manufactured to
produce increased mileage, the electric
shortly will be looked upon as a tour
ing car as well as just a mere gad
about. The Utah Tire and Rubber company
reports a brisk demand for Firestone
tires, which are coming into more
general use as the qualities of this
product become known. The local
force of the Utah company has been
working overtime to catch up with
orders and is giving satisfaction.
The policy of the American Auto
moile Insurance company handled by
Doming & McMillin, in the Felt build
ing, hae a strong appeal for autolsts
since it glees complete protection to
the owner. Those who have familiar
ized themselves with this policy have
looked no further.
The Austin Tire and Rubber com
pany is making a specialty of tire re
pairing that has won wide favor
among motorists, this company giving
eminent satisfaction. The policy
maintained by the company to give
good service has boon Its greatest asset.
The bandit doesn't hold us up by
stepping from the woods:
Ah, no; secure within his store, he
stays and sells us goods.
Stick to Stickney's. (Adv.)
Your automobile Is waiting for you.
Purdue's Automobiles and Taxlcabs.
Anywhere at Any Time.
Phone for Rates.
Phone: Wasatch 5 or 1598.
Buick "3 1 ," Price $ 1 435 f.o.b. Salt Lake
With full equipment.
X 7 X $
Buick has established an enviable reputation for building
high-grade serviceable automobiles, and the 19 13 Line repre
sents the best efforts of this mammoth organization.
The success of the past season when the entire output
was sold early in June is evidence of the quality of the Buick
product and an indication of what may be expected for 19 13.
No car at any price can give more real motor car value.
Every Model in the line is so built that it will not only
protect, but enhance the reputation so emphatically won and
so firmly established.
THE 1913 LINE
F.O.B. SALT LAKE
Model 24 Two Passenger Roadster, 25-H.P., Fully equipped - - $1,100
Model 25 Five Passenger Touring Car, 28-H.P., Fully equipped - $1,200
Model 30 New Type Roadster, 32-H.P., Fully equipped - - - $1,250
Model 31 Five Passenger Touring Car, 32-H.P., Fully equipped - $1,435
Model 50 Five Passenger Touring Car, 40-H.P., Fully equipped - $1,800
EQUIPMENT. Fully Equipped, including Speedometer and Self-Starter
These prices include every practical improvement that
has demonstrated its value, either in the operation of the car
or the convenience and pleasure of its owner.
"When Better Automobiles are Built (Buick vill Build Them"
Advance detailed specifications mailed promptly upon request.
Randall-Dodd Auto Co., Ltd.
53 W, 4th South, Salt Lake City