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JANUARY 24, 1909.
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As in 1907 and 1908 the White steam cars for this year will be built in two distinct models which, while differing from each other widely in power, in size and in price, resemble each other in their general lines of construction. The larger of the new White cars will be known as the model M and will be the successor of the model X of the past season. Model M is rated at forty steam horse power. The wheel base is 122 inches, the front tires 36x4 inches and the rear tires 36x5 inches. The car is regularly fitted with a straight line, seven-passenger body. The engine is compound, of new design The smaller of the new White cars will be known as the model O. y> **^ - ; - *w* ■- '"'^^^^^S^_!_lT!__!3!!TSlS__sj_!__!__!T ■■-'■ ■* n ■ ■■ .■ .—■—-—;■ r**v : - *: /-i* teM P* * - <«»«$ ■'.■..■ it(-« I v ~r"o':"*X." .' '•':..--\ -; ■a ■ I I mmm\ ?!89iif Est ijw gflß BBr"*tLfe^gisJ^* j L». jflP^ r j&^^^^^^Hl^^fl^^B AMERICAN LOCOMOTIVE'S "B URLEIT" HAS FINE EXHIBIT BECAUSE of the reputation that the famous Burleit has made in Eu ropean motor circles the Ameri canized type of this machine, whicn is being shown at the show as the product of the American Locomotive company, is coming in for its full share of admirers, not only because of its very handsome lines and its ap pearance of speed and comfort, but also because of the fact that the machine has a fifty million dollar company be hind it. That a great locomotive works, with an international reputa- MEDIUM PRICES URGED Were any agument needed to show the status of the medium powered car, a digest of the Paris Salon would offer convincing evidence. Practically every European maufacturer of automobiles has fallen in line, and now lists a ma chine such as the public demands as essential to their needs, in addition to their regular high powered lines. For several years past the public has been gradually weaning itself away from the more expensive- high powered creations, and this has been greatly helped by the strides, which many man ufacturers have made in the matter or production. Nor has this been from a standpoint of economy alone, for thou sands of owners of medium priced ma chines are well qualified to possess LOS ANGELES HERALD SUNDAY MAGAZINE This car may be described more ap propriately as a smaller edition of the new model M, rather than as a suc cessor of any previous model. Model O is rated at twenty steam horse power. The wheel base is 104 inches. This car regularly fitted with a straight line, five-passenger body. The engine, except as regard size, is iden tical with that in model M. The principal mechanical change in the new cars as compared with pre vious White models is in the engine. As previously mentioned the engines in the two new models differ only as regard dimensions. The new engine construction has been undergoing a thorough trying out for two years and both model M engine and model O en gine have been subjected to tests of over 40,000 miles of usage and there fore may be regarded as thoroughly seasoned products. The new construction permits of a great simplification of the engine. The number of parts is reduced almost to a half of those formerly necessary, considerable weight is saved, all ec centrics are done away with and the cylinders are brought close together, permitting the use of a short one piece crank shaft. The main bearings are of the annular type and may be removed from the crank shaft by tak ing off the lock nuts and lock washers. tion, should go into the automobile business is one of the most significant straws in the industry today, indicat ing as it does an assurance on the part of this great concern that the automo bile future is before it, and that as an institution the motor car has come to stay. A number of cars ar e exhibited, which average up well with anything showed by any other exhibitors, and there is little doubt that this company's name plate will shortly be a familiar sight on the streets of Los Angeles and other Southern California cities. themselves of the most expensive crea tions. True, there always will be those who by temperament or otherwise de sire high powered, expensive machines, but it is on the cards that as time goes on their number will, gradually di minish. The light, medium powered, Ameri can made car of today really repre sents what is a great portion of auto mobilitsts. Very few of the large army of owners can be classed as experts, and it is admitted that half the joy of motoring is lost when one is afraid to trust one" self at the wheel. With the medium powered car of light weight the average owner can proceed without a chauffeur, because it is built to the highest de gree of simplification. Taft Buys A White * __fe?3__k_______ :> •** ____ _____ il%W&t_ 'IITMB __! __j _s_ B____** *v f_k :.' «* ift»^__f : I_Sfr2________i&;'' '-■■'■ KjSfc " * __"»*"'' ■ ■/*'-' HHK_fi__fe^.. *"¥_**_ _s_____s_fo- * fe s»__l __J__\__P r^-^j _ ~ ' "— — -' »pl§jiJr&_PE£__||| sW^^a^SsSv^^. _______^__i **^~:r'7~~-' —A' * **~* "^^__^^^»^__">''^^wi'_^l^ '.*'•* c'•*•,"?.t*' _V___ " ____ **-^* i _^___„ *^^^_H___H ____ &-JI ___■! KLs"f| _;_j_f-"-lm_Q*>^_i_M__^^**^*^^^^^^____S__- * _s "^____S^__fiß_Sl*^ *__S_S^^_______H *_-i~cl ill H-_Tr**W' _______■ PRESIDENT-ELECT WILLIAM H. TAFT AND FAMILY IN THEIR WHITE STEAMER rjJJ i . j fc __ President-elect Taft, after duly considering the many so-called "high class" automobiles, purchased a WHITE STEAM CAR. As there was the greatest rivalry among manufacturers for the honor of selling a car to Mr. Taft, the WHITE COMPANY is naturally very much gratified that its car should have been deemed the most desirable. Why is it that those who have the best facilities of judging an auto mobile on its real merits invariably select the WHITE STEAM CAR? The United States Army and Navy Departments use only WHITE cars in their service. The WHITE is used exclusively by President Roosevelt. The luxury of any car depends largely upon its riding qualities, and here the WHITE is "in a class by itself." it is the only car where starting and changes of speed can be effected without jerks or jolts. It is the only car which is free from vibration, because it is the only car where the pow er is applied evenly and continuously, and not spasmodically. It is the only car which does not, at times, emit malodorous vapors. The White Steam Car "The Car That Won the Los Angeles to Phoenix Race" The Most Economical Car to Own and Operate 1909 White Steamers Burn Distillate thus reducing the cost of operation to less 'han one cent per mile Other automobiles use gasoline at a much greater expense. 5 Passenger Touring Car $2150 f. o.b. Los Angeles 7 Passenger Pullman $4150 f. o.b. Los Angeles Let our salesman tell you the good points of the WHITE STEAM CAR You can't expect the salesmen of gasoline car agencies to tell you Hun dreds of interested stockholders of gasoline car agencies knock the WHITE and pose as disinterested. Give us a chance fcr a square deal bv investigat ing for yourself. , ~ *ca"&a»- Call and let us demonstrate the WHITE STEAM CAR to you. See our Exhibit at the Auto Show, Booth 10. The New Home of the White Garage OF LOS ANGELES When completed (about February Ist) will be the finest and largest Automobile Repository in Southern California. Open day and night. F. C. FENNER, President. S. W. BIXBY, Sec. and Treas. 806-816 South Olive Street Temporary Address, 717 South Spring Street. 21