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TIIK HAWAIIAN STAR, SATURDAY, MAY 25, 191J.
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A Week's Sales By
Von Hamm-Young Company.
The pntt week has been u.:othori Mr. H. U. llooth purchased one of
bitcy ono with iho von Unmm-Youngj tho pretty r.iul rcllnblo little Bulck
rntmnnv in tho automobile snitM ami . runabouts, and a sp.ondld Overland
Tho S .S. llonolulun brought a Pack
ard truck which had been especially
ordert) 1 by t,ho Kllnucn Volcano Howse
Company, and this car was shipped on
tho Claudtne to Hllo this week. It
will be equipped with a" specir.l body
which litis been built on tho Islands
touring car vr dcllvored to Mr. J.
A very interesting story has just
been received by the von Hamm-Young
Company how one ot theto Overland
cars, a duplicate o tho one delivered
to Mr. Coombs during the week, de
feated a whole bunch of cars which
E WHEELS FOR AUTOS WILL DtWCE TO
SOON DISPLACE PRESENT TYPE
fr pjirrvlnir tiassnnirors and freight, ere .idling at a much higher price, and
Tho KiJuuca Volcano Vlouea Com- which nro rated with more powerful
pauy Is cue of tho uU concerns in, horsepowers. This little car covered
these Iblauds to use the Packard itself with glory in the recent 200 mile
truck In this freight and passenger road race at Fresno, Cal., covering
service. It ia their intention to use the course In four hours, three min
same to transfer passengers from the utes and sixteen seconds. When tho
Hilo'llallway Company's terminus at Overland flashed across the finish lino
Glcnwood to the Volcano House and to competing cars wcro trailing behind
tho Volcano crater. at various distances. The big Elmoro
A duplicate of th'a truck Is now on finished twenty-seven minutes after
tho way from tho factory for the same the Overland, and tho Flamlers had(
people, and should bo hero within, tho finished but eight laps, the Bulck eight
next two or thrco weeks. This other lops, Warren eleven laps, and the
car will be used together with the ono B. M. F. nine laps. Two other cars
which was shipped up there this -week, had been withdrawn for various rea-
Tho much talked of Cadillacs found sons,
several more enthusiastic purchasers Of the nine starters, seven cans were
this week. A fine little Runabout -was on the course at tho finish. The Over
delivered to tho Walalua Agricultural land was the first to reach tho 100
Company, and another splendid five mile mark and stopped but once during
passenger touring car web delivered to the race.
Mr. W. O. Aiken, of Maul. The Fresno Republican under
Tho wonderful self-starting device whose auspices the event was held
on tho Cadillac cars is stfil creating says of tho Overland: "The big sur-
a great deal of enthusiasm among au- prise wr.3 furnished by the sturdy llttlo
tomobllists, and It may bo ot Interest Overland under tho excellent driving
to know that In a recent test as to of Tom McKelvey. Tho car respond-
tho pulling powers of the Cadillac ed to his bidding without a bobble. Tho
electric starting device by a prominent race will go down in history as one of
automobile dealer in tho State of Ohio, tho most successful events over rough
roads, with sharp turns, In central
California. Tho Overland averaged
about fifty miles an hour.
ON CARE OE GAR
two Important facts were made clear:
First that Is has sufficient power or
pulling torque for every possible con-'
dltlon, such as stiffness of motor and
lubricating oil when weather condi
tions are below zero. Second, suffi
cient source of energy for extreme
Tho test was made on ono of tho
steepest hills in Ohio, and In climbing
tho hill the spark plugs were removed
from tho cylinder heads so that all; "Do not Imagine for a moment that
who saw1 the self-starter perform tho because someone else climbs a hill on
feat might know that no power other high gear that you cannot make with
than that of the EClf-startor wra used. your car without overworking the mo
Tho wonderful Cadillac electric starter tor, that he has a better car than you,"
furnished tho power to tako the car ECia Frank E. Howes, of the Assoclat
up tho hill and run the machine for ed Garage In talking about cars In
forty-one and a half minutes. Such a general. 'Perhaps he Is pulling It down
strain on the sourco of energy would to th0 last gasp or maybe the car Is
never be; found necessary for starting geared lower or has smaller wheols
purpose?. 1 or tires. It Is norslble. of course, fo
It Ib predicted by The Automobllo "France saw tho morlts of the wire O
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that the soRSon oi i:u. win uu i unr- wheel nnu lr.si Beaton niieu me uhu uh
notorized by the advent of Ihe wire Jt for tll0 ig European road-raccw. The
A - 1. t 11.. it.n
Wlioei lor picasure-cnr or. . t.. wre wag rocelve,i Wltll
wire wheel Is meant the typo of wheoll
used In bicycles, wire being employed n,n,B won uuu "
.. .i. r ,i,i fnr hottest days last year It demonstrated
motor.cr.rs has been exploited and Us economy on tires In a grueling road- O
used to some extent In England for race by showing many additional miles u
five years, and has recently secured, or service. The trencumcn w.is con
some foothold in America. Tho writer, vlnccd.
declares that several of Mho loading -'The big tlre-oconomy merit of the
car-makers have quietly stated that wire wheel lies in tho fact that the
next year they will give an option on heat generated in the tire Is Imrncdi
wheels of either wood or wire. Several ntely conducted out through the metal
companies during the past year have spokes, whereas, witn tho wood wheel,
had wire wheels on cars uted for test-, wooil being a non-conductor of heat,
ing at factories. A few companies the heat Is all kept In the tiro and rim
dealing in accessories announce that by tho heavy wood felloe, and as a
they already have wire wheels ready result the tire temperature it kept high
for the market. Indeed, "tho thin edgo r.nd tho do-vulcanlzntion process !s car
of tho wire-wheel invasion has been rled out, the tiro weakens, and a blow
entered." The writer adds thr.t "Its out follows.
progress from now on will be watched "Repeated tests have shown the
with much Interest." Of the advant- great ttrength of the wire wheel. This
ages which are expected to come from, was demonstrated at an English fac-
me use or mis type oi wneei me writer. wi uuhi.b i. - v,,w. 000000000000oOOOO
1 membera of the SocIet 'Auto,mob"e, powers. Numerous makers have rec,
"The wire wheel Ib being introduced Engineers In England. Tho strength Mb mmns
into America because of Its twofold of the wire wheel has been demonstrat-1 gIj(cg ,n BeveraI Qno companyi
merit. It Is easier on tiros than wood, ed in several American cities where ho PccrleaS( nmkes them , ree
wheels and it is stronger. These arc, cars have skidded against tho curb on . ssifJ sIzM nnd provWeB twcnty.nVc
two good rcrsons for Its Introduction.; slippery streets. Tn a recent expert ulftcrent combinations of bodies, and
The question of its being easier on ence of this nature tho axle was dam- tbo j ozer company announces that
tires was demonstrated In Ixmdon bcv aged but tho wheel withstood the horcafter It wilj miI(j Bix.Cyllnder cars
eral years ago when' an official test, shock, only one of tho wire spokes he-1 exclusively. This is Detroit's first
was made of fifty taxlcal-s, twenty-fivo, ing broken and no perceptible malfor- Qr compi.ny to dcvoto lt8 entlro
of which wero shod with wire wheels mation worked. tmmmmmmimmmmmmllmmmmmmmim
and tliQ other twenty-five with wood; "In addition to r duced wear on,
wheels. The tire wear on these fifty tires and great strength, those who
cabs was observed for a period ot seve- have had months of experience in drlv-j
ral months. All of the vehicles operat-( ing cars with wiro wheels claim a,
ed over practically the same streets, greater motor flexibility than with thei
and In practically tho same service., wood wheel. They argue that the lignt
CHICAGO, May 15. The city
council is Investigating a device
patented by three Chicago in
ventors who assert that it will
practically do away with auto
mobllo speeding. Their prop
osition Ib for the council to
pass an ordinance requiring tho
use pf their speed alarms on au
tomobiles. Tho devices are under lock,
and are sot by tho city officials
for any speed limit. Whon that
limit Is exceeded a bell rings,
and if the speed is continued
it will ho necessary to drive to
the nearest police station and
have tho "speed alarm" unlock
ed. As a means of identification,
metal tags bearing" tho number
of tho offending automobile are
dropped every 100 feet.
The cost Is established at $20
for each automobllo.
WEEK AND BRIT PROSPECTS
Business hat hwn Kood in the auto
mobile II no during tho week accordiUK
to repor's from all of tho agencies.
The Schuman ('nrriiiKc Company flent
one of the late model Fords to Maul
by last night's Claudtne; and on Tues-:
day sent the seme model of this nopu-'
la'r light car to Llhue, Kauai, for the
Garden Island. This progressive pa-,
O factory to tho building of six-cylinder
in rapid strides m tho auto track
business - partii ul:n h m placing the
popular llttlo Koo doihory waon
model. Two of the woro sold thia
week one to Hymio Moyons, of WJ
luku, MhuI snd the othor to Ooimafteft
A Comimny of this city. "There aro
more Keo trucks on th.' streets or
Honolulu today," declares Oeorxo
por !s offering, tho car as a contest, Wells, manager of the Royal Hawaiian,
prize, and much interest has been "Than there aro of any othr threo
aroused by the announcement of the makes combined." Mr. Wells sny ae
splendid trophy. The Srhuman jieople 8 prepared to back up his sfateaeat,
also sold a fort.v h. p. Celle tourintc which speaks pretty well for the popu-
car this ween to a prominent trust larlty of the Roo.
company man. The machine was sup-j The Royal Hawaiian Garage i ex
posed to hove arrived by tho Honolu-, pectlng during Uio next two or thrco
lan, but missed connections, and will, weeks, several of the beautiful Reo
probably arrive next week. Two of, tho Fifth roadaters, and two Premier
the popular IS. M. F. cars did come touring cars. The Honolulu brought
to tho Schuman Garago by tho Hono-.to this garago this week, one Reo
lulan, for stock. truck, which will probably be sold to-
Tho Royal Hawaiian Garage is mak-( day.
A new car to bo known as tho Hen-
among which may be mentioned tho
English slip-on, the gaberdine and tho
rubberized raincoat. White polo coata
are very popular for spring wear.
Old oil should ha allowed to drain
dcrson and which will sell for $1200 frm the crankcaao a,bout once a
is being built by the Cole Interests in 'month, or every 700 to 1000 miles. Bo
fore putting tho new oil in, tho crank-
, case should be bushed out with kero-
For touring Borne sort of a dust coat sene. Pour the kerosene into tho
or slip-on Is essential to comfort. A icrnnkcaBe and run the engine for
number of coats designed for this serv- about fifteen seconds. Drain tho
lco aro to bo found in the supply stores orankcaso and refill with new oil.
At tho end'of tho test it was discover- rim weight of tho wiro wheel makes
ed that tho wire wheel showed a tire, quicker acceleration possible and that
economy of nearly seventy per cent, the braking strain is also less. In a
as compared with the wood wheel. The word their experiences point to greater
results wero sufficiently convincing to jease of operation on tho moto-, accom
attract wide-spread attention in Eu- plished by reduction of weight at tho
rope. ' rim of the wheels."
little hard to get at. Under no circum
stances, allow anyone to fill your rear
axle housing or transmlrslon with
grea'so as this w'ill surely cause tho
ball bearings to wear much more rap--Idly
than they should. Ute only ol).
"Your car must have a reasonable
amount of care, and a considerable Tho Cen6U8 Bureau recently issued
amount of judgment must be exercis- a -preliminary report," dealing with
ed in its use, If you aro to receive tho carriage-and-wagon industry, from
the maximum service and satisfaction whlch may bo 8eon whiU ,nroi,dg lmv0
from it. Tho men who do not give been randc by. tho motora on horse.
their cars proper attention as to lubri- vehlcle8 ln tho I)eriou of nve yearB
The Cadillac Electric Starting De-, gear a car so low that it will tako any I caUon ana Eroomm&. or lne men wno. elapsing between 1004 and 1900. The
vice gives ln addition to its starting hill on high, but the car so geared ls U ,Vo recKless'y anu carelessly never, report shoWB that whlIc the valuaton
facilities an electric lighting equipment never as satisfactory on level ground' recelve the Ust servlc from thelr( of horse.drawn vehicles did not decline
"v. to.muiv uie o'vi.-, ui uvciugB uiivuigi me uiguer gearca
trie lights in your home. Recharging cars always proving the most satlsfac
is done automatically while you aWtory when properly handled by an
driving the car. All Cadillac models experienced dr'ver.
for 1912 are equipped with this wonder-j "Do not allow anyone to tell you that
ful starting and lighting plant. tho carburetor needs adjustment slm-
in proportion corresponding to the In
crease in motor-cars, yet tho number
both of carriages and wagons fell off
approximately 100,000 each.
During the same period automobiles
Increased ln number from 21.C92 to
STARTER CONTEST PROPOSED.
Something new In tho form of a con-
I test which will involve self-starters Is
the latest, a challenge having been
The first Greater Hupmobllo touring ply because it "spits" back and has issued by a self-starter manufacturing 12G.593; and in valuo from $30,033,530
car which the von Hamm-Young Com- llttlo power whan flrEt started up. if. company for a match from Chicago to for 1901, to $219,202,075, in 1909.
pany received last week, and which the carburetor !, properly adjusted, the Boston and return for $5000 a side, the, . , . .
was so greatly admired, was sold to motor must always bo allowed to warm j loner to bo tho one whoso self-starter! SIXES GAINING FAVOR.
Mrs. A. 1j. Hutchinson. This car has up thoroughly before it can produce, fails to keep tho machine going. It is' Originally the six cylinder motor
created no end of enthusiasm, and a anything like Its maximum power.) Insisted that the batteries and wires was built to satisfy tho demand for
number of sales have been booked for Never make an adjustment or allow, bo removed, tho cranks taken off and greater power and speed and was built
th's wonderful little car. j anyone to mako ono on your carbure- the crank hole scaled. Tho cars carry-' in high power sizes only. It no sooner
Among other cars which were deliv-; tor when tho motor is cold. Ing tho rival self-starters in tho con- camo into use, however, than it was
erod during tho past week by tho von, "Now Just a word about taking can test must bo of tho samo make and seen that tho extra cylinders lessoned
Hamm-Young Co. was included ono of a car Special attention should bo model. If a six-cylinder It must have the vibration and nolso and gavo tho
of tho sturdy llttlo Everitt "30" tour- paid to lubricating all parts regular-, an engine of at least five-Inch bore, mechanism greatei smoothness and
Ing cars, which was sold to Mr. T. ly. Do not neglect tho greaso euro and If a four, one of flvo and three- flexibility. So thnt ino or englno was
Tnkano. simply because some of them aro a fourth inoh bore. Bpeedlly denvindod mr smaller horse-
Perfect alignment is absolutely essential in a motor-car.
Imperfect alignment wastes power, wears out bearings, and
strains the mechanism.
With the Unit Power Plant motor, clutch, and trans
mission in one continuous housing the mechanism can only
be put together with perfect alignment.
The Three Point Support preserves this alignment, no
matter how much the car may be twisted and turned by the .
inequalities of the road.
The Stevens-Duryea simply cannot get out of alignment
it never has, and it never can.
This is the most important fact about motor-cars. Ask
us about it, or send for catalogue.
Von Hamm-Young Co., Ltd.
Model AA, Six-cylinder, Seven-passenger Touring Car
Stevens-Duryea Company Chicopee Falls Mass
Pioneer Builders of American Sixer
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