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Goodwin's weekly : a thinking paper for thinking people. [volume] (Salt Lake City, Utah) 1902-1929, August 07, 1909, Image 4

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H 4 GOODWIN'S WEEKLY
I WE ANNOUNCE THE ARRIVAL
I OF OUR FIRST SHIPMENT OF
1 American Cars
I One Traveler Model for Immediate Delivery
I $4,000 F. O. B. Indianapolis
I Guaranteed Free of Repairs for One Year
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I! THE AMERICAN TRAVELER
NO NOISE BUT THE WIND
fli This car embodies certain pronounced structural departures The underslung frame, swinging the weight of the car closer to
h from accepted usage which establish it In a class by Itself. These the ground, lowers the center of gravity, giving the car far greater
M departures from accopted usage may be scheduled in the order of stability. This, and the resulting absence of sidewise vibration, are
V their Importance in a very few words: particularly noticeable when the car is traveling at high speed.
H, First, the underslung trame. .... , . . . ., . . Furthermore, in turning corners and in talcing sharp curves,
?,?ront,the r"ltant virtue of an absolutely straight line drive. thQVQ ,B Iagh to the rear&end of the carthe tendency to skid is
M lhIrd- Vie consequential advantage of a spring action which re- entirely eliminated by the underslung frame. If the momentum Js
M coils upward instead or downward. great enough to swIng the car out of its COUrse, all four wheels slide,
Fourth, the additional merit of absolute freedom from side instead of the perilous skidding of the rear wheels.
Hi sweep and swaying motion. . .,,',, , , , ., - ,, -, , .
Fifth, the absolute Immunity from danger due to overturning , The straight line drive is one of the perfections for which auto
m and to broken springs mobile nanufacturers nave striven for years. Very, very few if
Sixth, the tremendous power quality wMch gets the car under any-cars but The American have an absolutely straight line drive,
full headway in the fraction or a second. though some have approached it quite closely. The reason It Is m-
In your own personal experience with The American the last possb e in the majority of cars is that the frame is so high it is im-
consideration will doubtless be first because the marvelous capacity possible to lowe- the engine sufficiently.
' of the motor in developing Instantaneous power makes a difference The underslung construction and only that gives an absolute
1 . in the riding qualities which no words of ours can adequately describe, straight line drive.
I WE WILL DEMONSTRATE AT YOUR CONVENIENCE
I Seven Different Models to Choose From
I Rooklidge-Gilmer Company
I 2 25 So. West Temple St. Telephones fe" in 5442
- (Opposite Commercial Club Bldg.) .(Ind. 1857 I

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