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Industry Has Done More Than
Merely Resume, Says Cole
Improvements Have Been Added to Cars Beyond
Public Demand ?Makers Realize They Have
Kept Faith With Public Seeking Automobiles
By J. J. CoU
prenant. Cole Motor Car Company
American business stands on the !
threshold of ?n era destined to apply
the ?c'd tcst t0 wkatev?r we may have
?rbitved. . ,
For a year or mo** ?tir activities
?ere so ?ought with reatiess enter?
re that we found it scarcely pos?
sible to analyze all that had been ac?
complished- Just korw much of the
work is to enduro the coming year
will tell
Si?? November 11, 1318. America's
industrial achievements have been
Brobdingnagiasi. An?B rearing over the
rest, the motor car industry stands
,s a' hu-re cyclops? a mounment to the
ability, "the integrity, the vitality of
those who havo been responsible for
its strides sin? e ?the war ended.
Had the aut -nobilo industry simply
ij^en compelle "j return to its erst?
while normal ??sis, the task would
?ave been g; ic ?enough consider?
ing how bad! U wzs disrupted in its
efforts to s 3 -? its nersonal in?
terests for * reater national good.
But it has n forced to do more
than that.
Imm?diat? be American people
found the idea of restraint re- I
moved by I ,.-??tion of hostilities,
a demand w ?i d been damming it?
self up for c: f and a half burst
lil?? a flood the motor car in?
The cry fo or cars was heard on
every hand. i day the demand be?
came mote c Hing. A new class of
buyers had b* created for some cars.
Others, jjrb.<~ .d done without new
cars wkfl? '- war was on, wanted to
boy at ??&?-.
With ?up. ?. Jemand and with a pub
lie easy to i tts y, because it wa3 sat?
isfied \e tak what it could get, the
metier ?tar iu?ustry proved its true
worth by the ' attitude it assumed to?
ward prot?u'-.?ion. Instead of simply
coing hack where it had left off and
buinnff csrs- of the same type it had
beca producing prior to the war the
Haynes to Keep
On With Sixes
And Twelves
Public Demand Puts Seal of
Approval on These Types,
Says A. G. ?Seiberling,
Manager of Kokomo Plant
"For the 1920 fiscal year the Haynes
Company, Kokomo. will continue to
build both the six and twelve cylinder
types of chassis," said A. G. Seiber?
ling vice-president and general man?
ager. "In the six-cylinder motor there
is a decided lack of vibration. Where
there is no excessive vibration or
where it is reduced to the minimum
the life of the motor is proportion?
ately increased and the operating ex?
pense consequently decreased.
"The Haynes light six motor is re?
garded by its many thousands of
users as being a highly developed
motor, with vibration practically elim?
inated. The power impulses of the six
cyiinder motor overlap to such a de?
gree that a smooth motion is effected.
fh? motor of six cylinders ?3 a high?
ly dependable type and decidedly eco?
nomical. There -are, perhaps, to-day
more six-cylinder cars in use than any
other type.
"Howt-ver, there are personal tastes
to be satisfied in the automobile busi?
ness the same a3 in other lines. And
the public has certainly approved the
motor with twelve cylinders. The
Harnes company, in recognition of the
demand for twelve-cylinder cars, will
devote a certain part of the factory to
the manufacture of automobiles of
this type. Every motorist who has
experienced the wonderful qualities of
Mr. Cole.
motor car manufacturers of America
took advantage of every development
which the intensive research during the
war had evolved and gave to the Amer?
ican motoring public a new type of
automobile?cars which embodied the
advancements which war engineering
had produced.
How much this added to the task
there is no waiy of calculating. But it
was accomplished, and American auto?
mobile manufacturers now have the
satisfaction of knowing that they kept
their faith with the public?that they
progressed despite every handicap, and
that they have not only reestablished
themselves in business but have not
lost a minute in progress.
For ourselves, from a maximum pro?
duction of about 3,500 cars a year prior
to the -war, we enlarged our program to
6.000 cars for 1919, and even then were]
unable to supply the cars actually or- j
de red. We are now more than doubling
our factory facilities, and in 1920 will
produce a minimum of 12,000 cars.
a twelve-cylinder motor realizes its
rii .tinct advantages, and for that rea- !
son there are certain users who will
not drive or use any other style of
motor for power.
"One noticeable advantage of the
twelve-cylinder type is its unusual
flexibility. In crowded traffic or in any
place where frequent gear shifting is
necessary the extreme-flexibility of the
twelve-cylinder motor is of particular
advantage. Owners will tell you that a
i motor of this particular design reduce"
j the necessity of frequent gear change.
This affords added pleasure to the user,
and at the same time actually makes
; motoring more ideal.
"Fatigue in driving a twelve-cylinder
\ car over cross-country roads and up
j mountainous paths is a thing unknown,
j according to those who use their cars
?? for such purposes. A twelve-cylinder
; car has an abundant reserve of motive
power. This is another reason for its
popularity. Power reserve means long
. er life to the entire mechanism, with
better riding qualities.
"In the twelve-cylinder motor the
interlapping of the power impulses is
even more pronounced. For example,
take a young boy rolling a hoop down
the street. To make this hoop go a
given distance let us say that the boy
hits the hoop six times. Now have the
i boy hit th? hoop twelve times to go
: the same distance. In hitting the hoop
six times the force must necessarily
; be a trifle greater than when the hoop
is hit twelve times to cover th. given
; distance. In other words, when the
i boy applied twelve power impulses to
the hoop the impulses overlapped to a
greater degree than when the boy ap
; plied only six impulses. Interlapping
, impulses give riding comfort, and from
our experience comfort is one of the
de-ciding factors in automobile selling.
"The astute automobile user, through
his wide experience, ha3 become highly
attached to the six and twelve cylinder
1 t-pes of automobiles," concludes Mr.
j Seiberling, "and for. this reason the
Haynes company is literally forced to
accede to this demand and manufacture
; both the six and twelve cylinder type3
: during the 1920 fiscal year."
TAKE an inventory of your
motor car ideals*. List the
essentials your car must have.
Then make a critical examination of
?the Stearns 1920 and note how closely
it conforms to the specifications you
have determined upon?
In the making each car is a separate
unit.' They are built in limited
quantities?to satisfy critical motor?
ists. Therefore you should see and
test the Stearns.
Demonstrations can be arranged to
suit your convenience.
CENTRAL ??**"-* Pvk West Cor. of 61st St
PALACE IMm-M 7fM Col?!.w Ntw York City
Peerless Centers
On Passenger Cars
i Th^_f,_etoi3. facnitiea of the Peer
lesa Motor Car Company ?re now
devoted to the production of the
two-power range," eight-cylinder
passenger cars. Only the one chassis
and bodies in the five approved open
and inclosed types are manufac?
tured. Machinery and space former?
ly used for truck building are now
taken up by the passenger car work.
The addition of four new build?
ings and the elimination of truck
production have more than doubled
the passenger car capacity of the
Peerless plant, which makes possible
an enormously increased output for
the coming year.
Hudson Shows
Chassis, F if st
Time in Years
Six Distinctive Body De?
signs Also Mark the
Striking Exhibit of the
Super-Six Makers
The Hudson Super-Six exhibit at the
automobile show this year consists of
chassis and six distinctive body de?
The Hudson exhibit is always one
of the centers of interest for the show
crowds. This year is no exception to
the rule, as the 1920 Hudson models
are notable, and, in addition, a stripped
chassis is being shown for the first
time in many years. .
This chassis impresses visitors with
its strength of construction. A strik?
ing thing is the absence of the usual
mass of complicated controls and rods.
The engine is a clean block of metal
to which the carburetor is bolted. The
clutch and transmission are a unit
with the motor. The drive being on
the HotchkiBS principle through the
springs, there are no torsion or radius
rods to mar the clean-cut appearance
of the chassis.
The body designs on view include a
four-passenger phaeton, a seven-pas?
senger phaeton, a sedan, coup? and
touring limousine. The general lines
Straight Lines ft
:?:?:?? : ... :?;?::, :y.? ?jviSv^Si?*;:?^ :.
This super-six model is adaptable to cross-country touring or town driving. The young lady entering the rear
_door is Miss Jane Hollinbery, of San Francisco, who finds it makes an ideal dressing room, too.
are the same as those which have dis?
tinguished the White Triangle for
many years, but there are many re?
finements in detail.
The body and wheels of the seven
passenger phaeton are finished in Val?
entine blue with black fenders and
white striping around the body, hood
louvres and wheels. The four-passen?
ger phaeton is finished in the same
shade of blue but with vermilion
wheels and striping on the body bevel
and louvres.
The sedan also is finished in Valen?
tine blue with light gray upholstering.
The coup? is in maroon and the tour?
ing limousine in Brewster green. Both
the latter are upholstered in harmoniz?
ing fabrics.
Another feature of these inclosed
bodies is their general utility. The
sedan, for instance, is constructed to
withstand the hardest service to which
it can be put. The front seat extends
the entire width of the body, adding
greatly to the rigidity of construction.
The pillars supporting the top are
solid. The doors are mounted on heavy
hinges and swing wid_e open.
Vlark This Sedan
jFo describe fitly theoAuhurn
beauty-Six *would require
far more than this allotted
space. Even then its daring
beauty and mechanical
merit could not be fully
appreciated. *? t*? ?*
TAe oAuburn must be afiu?
ally seen to be judged.
There are several
'models, series of 1920, being
displayed at space B-12,
second floor, Grand Central
^Palace? ?Ve sugge? that
you see them, scrutinize,
them and secure complete
information about them?
You 'will really enjoy a wisit
ta this oAuburn exhibit?
Body Lines Now
Getting Their
Due Attention
Rueschaw Thinks ThoseFare
Best in Style Competition
Who Build Rather Than
Buy What Goes on Chassis
"It is only natural that since the
most important problem In the early
days of automobiles was to make a
machine that would run, more atten?
tion should have been paid to the
mechanism than to the body," Bays R.
C. Rueschaw, vice-president of the
Mitchell Motors Company. "But it
seems to have taken a surprisingly
long time for many manufacturers to
realize tbet the public is accepting the
chassis as a matter of course and is
now looking with more interest than
over at the appearance, comfort and
quality of the body.
"Given a car that runs satisfactorily,
the automobile is essentially a style
carriage and it is now entering the
era of style competition upon which
basis the carriage business rested when
the automobile came into its own.
"Any product that depends for its
excellence upon style, represents pro?
duction problems that are very difficult
to overcome. With a piece of ma?
chinery you can specify the material,
the shape and sizes of the various parts
and the other physical characteristics,
but style being largely a matter of at?
mosphere, it cannot be governed by
concrete specifications.
"Many manufacturers who buy their
bodies outside have had the disap?
pointing experience of approving a de?
sign on paper or even in the form of
a sample body, only to find that when
the production bodies came through
they missed the style element which
made the sample so attractive. The
material and lines may have appeared
to be exactly like the sample, but the
indefinable something which gave the
body its character was missing.
"At the Mitchell plant," continued
Mr. Rueschaw, "we came to a realiza?
tion of this many years ago and for
that reason have always built our own
bodies. Not only was the style ele
i ment always under our direct control.
I but we exercised a supervision of
j quality impossible in the case of bodies
] built outside."
Oil Tank Wagon Shown
Included in the Nash Motors Com?
pany truck exhibit will be a two-ton
rear-driven Nash truck with a tank
body of the Texas Company.
Night Driving Is
Robbed of Dangers
By; New Auto Lights
*- 'I
IIInm in?ting Engineers Give ;
Sanction to tibe Method; !
Used on Cadillac Cars; '
Accidents To Be Lessened
"Difficulties in,night driving occa?
sioned by the elements?such as fog,
rain and snow and by natural condi?
tions such as curves and hills?are
gradually being overcome by automo?
bile engineers," says Harry W. Gas
ton, local Lexington dealer. ''Lights
devised to meet these problems are the
two-way lamps of the Lexington and
the tilting reflector lamps of the Ca?
"The solution of obtaining adequate
road illumination when driving in fog,
rain and snow lies in the narrowing
of the atmospheric wall to be pene?
trated and directing the light to the
spot where it will do the most good
under the circumstances.
"Lexington two-way lamps and Ca?
dillac's tilting reflectors overcome the
difficulties to a large extent. When
the pneumatic Lexington lamps are
in the down or driving position and
when the Cadillac reflectors are tilted
by means of a little lever on the steer?
ing post they necessarily combat the
narrowest possible wall of atmosphere
for safe driving, illuminate the road
ahead for a safe distance and at the
same time confine the projected beams.
"Changing of the direction of the
rays is instantaneous so that when the
weather clears or occasion demands the
lights instantly can be put into the
upward position.
"These lights also solve the problem
of sharp curves and hills, at night,
problems that are menacing with the
I fixed lights of most automobiles.
"The fixed light ordinarily illumjr
'AppersorCs Li
I nates the fields when a turn is made;
??forcing the driver to much guesswork
! as to whether he is making the turn
i properly. With Lexington and Cadillac
! tilting lights, the road directly ahead
, of the car is always lighted when the
1 lamps are in the down position. Th?a?
rays of light, through the movable re?
flectors, are concentrated on the ground
immediately ahead of tht car, elinv
; nating all guesswork a* tu wher?
! the car is go^a: on hills the lights
j have a downward angle as the brow
i of the hill is crossed, instead of
j shooting straight ahead into space.
"The tilted or two-way lamp does
1 away with the necessity of dimmers or,
j lenses.
"In Lexington two-way lamps the
': operation of the reflectors is controlled
by a valve located on the instrument
board, the partial vacuum created iu
the motor by the suction piston stroW
being utilized to exhaust the air from
the metal bellows connected to the n?
"There is nothing left to the judg?
ment of the driver of the car as to
1 how far he shall deflect the projected
? beams to come within the law. There
1 are only two driving positions pos-*
i slble. The projected beams are either
I full ahead or in the down position.
! These positions have been predeter
i mined and comply with the provisions
of the New York law. which was drawn
from recommendations of the Society
of Illuminating Engineers, who solved
the locomotive headlight problem. If
the driver should neglect to deflect his
lights when parking they would b?
automatically deflected when the motor
"The Society of Illuminating En?
gineers, which, cooperating with the S.
A. E. in framing the recommendations
for the New York State anti-glare law,
conceded to be the only scientifically
drafted law outside of California, has
said in its report containing the rec?
ommendations that the ideal solution
to the blinding glare problem is the
lamp capable of being operated as te
accomplish results obtained by the re*
movable reflector lamps. Cadillac and
Lexington, at large cost and simply in
the interest of eliminating the glare
menace, have made the tilted lights
standard equipment on the cars."
:ader, the Ace
! The latest creation of the Apperson Brothers is calUd by the name of the Ac?,
reminiscent of war-time aviation.
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"Be true to your word and your work
and your friend"
1896 Broadway, at Sixty-third St.
Phone fy6j Columbus '*4__I,V Service Station, 642 Wat jptb St.
Brooklyn : L. A. D. Motor? Corp_t_____
P-ughkt-P-i- : John Van -Winch-ten
?On gitan : Van s Gara g?
Newburnh : Parro? Motor Con-pan.
Pwk-kiif: H.J. Crawford
Whita Plain-: Budd & Apgar
Harrfor-ts Ru-fc? P. Taber, Inc.
New H.iven : White Mot?n Co.
Bridgeport : Arthur L. CL.ric Co.
Waterbury : W. H. Phocr.i?
Derby : Lombard' Motor Car Co.
Manden : John _*_, Hull Automobil* Co. i
Newark : J. W. Mason K Sam PlainfieW : O. A. Re?!
Paterson : J-clc.ion Moron Corp. ?{_ Part*. Arabojr : Union Garage Co.. Inc.
HERE, in a line, fe a philosophy of life
and of motor car making.
A motor car that remains true to a fine
conception, to a high standard of work*
manship and to its owner, needs neither
praises nor apologies?it is its own evi*
dence of worth.
At the Peerless factory we have had a
habit ever since 1901 of working from
the inside out, rather than from the out>
side in.
?We have not surveyed the ?e!d to dis*
cover what type of car would sell easiest,
we have watched other makers with in*
terest but have not allowed them to
influence us. We have started from a
logical beginning, planning a car which
should bear the Peerless name proudly,
selecting the particular type of skilled
workmen and the special materials which
would produce it, letting these costs de?,
termine the price.
Those who appreciated such a car and
could afford this price bought it?because
they tyiew it would be true to them.
This was the method which arrived at
the great twcpower-range principle that
has made Peerless famous. Having found
and perfected the application of this prin*
ciple, we have remained true to it. When
you see the 1920 Peerless Twcpower*
range Eight at the Automobile Show,
you will see a car which has not been
fundamentally changed for five years. Yet
it welcomes comparison with the newest
models of all other cars.
Touring Car or Roadster ?2900 ^ Coupe ?350?
S?ecian $3700 Sedan-Limousine ?3900
F. O. B. Cleveland; subject to change without notice
Cleveland, Ohio

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