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AUTO DEALERS'
SHOW ASSURED
} MANAGER AND SITE WILL BE
" CHOSEN TODAY
PLENTY OF 1910 CARS PROMISED
FOR EXHIBIT
New Lines Handled by Local Agents
Represent Best in Makers'
Art In This Coun
try
Mover has there been such enthu-
Rlaam among the automobile dealers
over any event as that which la being
displayed over the coming automobile
show, to bs held, by the licensed deal
ers February 16 to 26.
The committee Is busily at work over
the final selection of a place to give
the show. The Hamburger store is
nnw the favorite placo where the ex
hibit should be held, aa it. is the most
convenient in the city, with elevator
service (or the patrons nnii with the
40 000 feet of space makes It the most
ideal selection that could be made.
Tn addition to the selection of a
place the matter of selecting- a general
mnnager for the show Is under careful
consideration. Several names have
been placed before the committee,
among whom are one or two promoters
accustomed lo booming things-, but in
giving the matter careful consideration
it is flepmed better to confine the man
agement of the affair to one of the au
tomobile men actually and actively en
waged in the business. When the se
lection is made, which will be done,
probably this morning, the man will
be found to be one of the liveliest of
the whole active bunch of automobile
hustlers in this city.
Every licensed automobile man in
T.os Angeles is enthusiastically enter
ing into the spirit of the show, and
have wired telegrams by the yard to
their factories, so that when the show
opens the people who visit the show
will undoubtedly see the finest array of
machines ever gathered together under
one roof west of Chicago.
All of the very latest models known
to the trade are to be seen at the com
ing exhibit and every manufacturer
represented in this city will have from
three to half a dozen or more models
on display.
Many New Lines
For this show The Herald has per
sistently clamored, because the many
new and handsome lines exhibited for
tills year will be sure to attract the
nttontion of the seekers after cars, the
year 1010 being an example of demand
the like of which has never before
been known.
Tt is some reminder of the classy
machines which will be exhibited when
ilip following exhibitors are represented
In (he coming show:
Apperson, Leon T. Shettler, 622 South
Grand avenue; Babeock Electric. El
more Motor Car company, 742 South
Olive street; Baker-Klectrie, Stoddard
Dayton Motor Car company. Tenth and
Olive streets; Buiek, Howard Auto
V'ompany, 1144 South Olive street; Ca
riillnc. Lee Motor Car company, 1218
South Main street; Chalmers-Detroit,
Western Motor Car company. 727 South
Olive street: Columbia, Bireley &
Young, 1231 South Main street: Corbin,
CorWn Motor Car company. 843 South
Broadway; Courier, Stoddard-Dayton
Motor Car company, Tenth and Ollvo
streets- Cartercar. Woolwine Motor
Car company, 1124-26-28 Sooth Olive
street; Elmore, Elmore Motor Carcom
liitny. 742 South Olive street; Franklin,
Tt. C. Hamlin, Twelfth and Olive
streets: Glide. Shafer-Goode Motor
company, northwest corner Tenth and
Olive streets; Haynea, H. T. Brown
Motor company, 1136 South Main
street; Hudson, Western Motor Car
company. 727 South Olive street; Jack
son. Charles H. Thompson, 1012-1014
South Main street; Locomobile, Los
Angeles Motor Car company, Pico and
Hil! streets; Lozler, Nash & Fenimore,
Tenth and Olive streets; Maxwell,
Maxwoll-Briscoe-Los Angeles company,
1321 South Main street; Mercer, Mercer
Auto company, 313 West Tenth street:
Mitchell, Greer-Robbins company. 1501
South Main street; Moline, Wilson &
Buffington, 842 South Olive street;
Mftlieson, Renton Motor Car company,
1230 South Main street; Moon, C. C.
Slaughter Motor Car company, 1026
South Olive street; Oldsmobile, Wool
wlne Motor Car conjpany, 1124-26-28
South Olive street; Overland, Renton
Motor Car company, 1230 South Main
street; Packard, Western Motor Car
company, 727 South Olive street; Pal
mer-Singer, Golden State Garage, 2122
AVest Pico street; Peerless, H. O. Har
rison company, 1214 South Main street:
Pieree-Arrow, W. R. Bush, 1227-29
South Main street; Pope-Hartford,
William R. Ruess Automobile company,
1028 South Main street; Premier,
Sehwaebe-Atkinson Motor company,
Adams and Main streets; Pullman, Mil
ler & Williams, 1140 South Olive street;
Regal, Big Four Automobile company,
1203-li South Main street; Reo, Leon T.
Shettler, 633 South Grand avenue; Sel
den, H. O. Harrison company, 1214
South Main street; Simplex, Golden
State garage, 2122 West Pico street;
Steams, C. C. Slaughter Motor Car
company, 1020 South Olive street;
Stevens Dwyea, Eastern Motor Car
company, 523-827 South Olive street;
Stoddard-Dayton, Stoddard-Dayton
Motor company, Tenth and Olive
streets; Studebaker, Lord Motor Car
company, 1032 South Olive street;
Thorn, Wilson & Buffington, 842 South
Olive street; Winton. W. D. Howard
Motor Car company, Twelfth and Main
streets; Woods Electric, Leon T. Shet
tler, 633 South Grand avenue.
This makes an aggregation of cars
the like of which has neve» been seen
bpforo on the Pacific coast, and every
dealer included in this list in earnestly
engaged in making the coming show
excel anything ever before attempted.
POPULAR REO EXHIBITED
One of the many strong and attract
ive features of the exhibits of R. M.
Owen & CO. at the Palace show was
the chassis of the new model four
cylinder Reo. The motor of this* popu
lar model is kept running constantly,
and is ho glazed and illuminated that
its inner workings may readily be seen
by visitors. Among: the many novel
and practical features of this chassis Is
the device whereby the shifting 1 lever is
locked into neutral position. This
Bracket of special design is so Inserted
as to catch the lower part of the shift-
Ing lever which Is mado secure by a
small padlock. As this permits the
moving- about of the car anywhere in
the garage and yet makes it impossi
ble to drive without unlocking 1 the
shifting lever, R. E. Olds has again
promptly supplied a popular demand,
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STRANGLED TO DEATH
MILLJBROOK, N. 7.. Jan. 13.—Sarah
Bramer, a nurse maid employed by
Mr. and Mrs. Barnes Compton in this
place, was strangled to death this
morning by burglars, who robbed the
Compton mansion nf lewelry valued
at $10,000.
New Model Pope-Hartford Delivered
to Los Angeles Popular Hotel Manager
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E. L. Potter of Van Nuys hotel at wheel of his new car purchased from W. R. Ruess Automobile Co.
LITTLE MOLINE IS
RECORD BREAKER
HAROLD STONE ENGAGED TO
PILOT CAR
Stripped -for Racing, Machine -Sails
Over Roads and Demonstrates
Class Attributed to Higher
Priced Autos
Quietly but earnestly The Herald has
endeavored to assist the dealers of this
city to build up the automobile business
in which they are engaged. It has not
hesitated to hunt up for itself and for
the public anything of Interest in the
way of cars and drivers who would
bring before the public' the merits of
both men and machines at any time.
In working on these lines it found
recently a machine which has remained
for some time in the dark, when the
true merits of the car, if properly
brought to light, would show that even
hidden as It has been it is a marvel as
a car. The first suggestion as to this
machine came from numerous notices
of endurance manifested In the running
of this car in a number of places in the
east, and acting upon these mentions of
public notice The Herald dug up the
little Mollne. The word little is used
in an advisory sense, not that the car
is a little machine by any means, but a
full-fledged, full-sized, handsome ma
chine, well qualified to take its place
in the galleries of the older cars which
have been more generally known.
The suggestion to Wilson and Burl
ington, the well known agents for tha
Thomas Flyer cars, who are also tho
agents for the Moline, quickly placed
the latter machine in the way of show
ing just what it could do, and the firm
engaged Harold Stone, who has earned
considerable fame as driver In winning
the San Diego record, to drive it. Tho
handsome red body touring tonneau
was taken from the frame and laid
away for future une, and the beautiful
trimmings in the way of horn, front
lamps and such things as decorate the
well groomed car were placed alongside
the tonneau, and from the groomed
machine such as might be used for call
ing or matinee purposes the ruthless
hand of the mechanic stripped her
down to the ordinary garb of the racing
machine.
Stripped for Racing
Instead of the tonneau at the rear of
the car there Is now the big red gaso
line and oil tanks, with auxiliary tanks,
and the little car was given its initial
run yesterday afternoon on a certain
straightaway which it is not necessary
to mention here. It is not told just
where, because there are two eagle
eyed cops called Coe and Gardner who
are looking for just such little red or
blue cars with speedometers and stop
watches in hand, seeking funds with
which to replenish the fees of the
courts where they love to assemble
when a live one is captured.
It may be believed that when The
Herald states that the little Moline is a
revealed wonder, it certainly is. There
is no claim made that it is the fastest
car in the world, because it is not such
a machine; but when it is stated that
with the gears as low as on the Moline
at present it tears off the miles close
to the minute mark, and yet sells for
the prico at which the Moline is listed,
it is certainly some car.
The manner in which Harold Stono^
demonstrates what the car will do H
should certainly pjease those who want
a road car which will perform and
carry out all that a buyer can ask for
proves that the Moline has the stuff.
Going at the highest rate of speed, on
the high, without touching a lever, the
car is brought to a standstill or a alow
rate of speed without the slightest ef
fort, and being released from the
brakes gets up and runs away as
though it had never had a touch put to
the brakes. Controlled by the Bosch
dual system, the car is one of the
quickest to act, and there are several
stunts marked out for the Moline in
which it will show to the public that
for service and wear and speed it is an
unnecessary investment to put twice or
three times its cost in other cars sim
ply because they have borne big names
for so long a time.
The Moline will within a day or two
attempt to take the record on the Coli
seum saucer track, arrangements hav
ing been made for such a stunt by The
Herald with Manager Kramer, and if
the supports are sufficient to hold the
car up Stone will try to beat the circu
lar track record now held by De Palma
of 50 4-5 seconds.
MAKES CLEAN SWEEP
J. F. Lemmon, local manager of the
Firestone Tire and Rubber company,
has received a telegram from his firm
stating that Firestone tires made a
clean sweop of the Palace and Garden
automobile show*. Mr. lemmon states
his linn was lirst in total number of
tires, Including non-skids, and also de
mountable rims.
LOS ANGELES HERALD: IHIDAY MORNING, JANUARY 14, 1010.
COMMERCIAL CARS
SHOW IMPROVEMENT
Objectionable Feature of Inaccessible
Parts Overcome In Late Models
Shown by Reliable Manu
facturers
To the general public, the gasoline
commercial cars of today are pretty
much tho same as last year, but there
Is a vast Improvement in details that
can be discovered easily by close ob
servation.
On the details depends to so great a
degree the success or failure of a car
from a standpoint of reliability and
economy. Up to a year or so ago the
commercial car was not much of a suc
cess.
Chief among the faults of the com
mercial car that has hindered Its
progress has been inaccessibility of
parts. The best engineers have con
tended that the first thing to be con
sidered in designing a truck was to so
attach the different vital parts to one
another so that within a few minutes
any part could be taken away without
disturbing any .other part, and that un
til this was done, without sacrificing
strength or adding weight, the design
was not' correct. For example, suppose
in the past, a bearing in the transmis
sion wept wrong from some cause
probably not altogether the fault of tho
car. This bearing in Itself might be
very inexpensive, but after the car had
been taken all to pieces, the bearing
fixed, and the car put together again,
the repair bill presented to the owner
of the truck, to say nothing of the time
lost, made him skeptical of the econ
omy of motor wagons over horses. If
this bearing could have been gotten at
quickly and fixed it would have been
another story. Another thing which
tended to give the motor truck a
"black eye" was that engine bear
ings, and in fact bearings all over the
car, were too small to withstand the
hard wear, tremendous strains and
shocks to which they were subjected,
and the result was short life.
When a merchant pays several thou
sand dollars for a piece of machinery
that he expects will reduce the cost cf
transporting his goods he is not in
clined to enthuse much over this piece
of machinery if it has joined the "down
and outs" within six months or a year.
Had the bearings been generous and
designed for long life the merchant
would have a different story to tell.
In the past engineers made the gears
strong enough—with a reasonable fac
tor of safety—to transmit the power
developed by the engine, but unforseen
strains came up and knocked into a
"cocked hat" the theory that gears
need only be strong enough to transmit
the engine's power. Now the tendency
is to reduce the horsepower of the en
gine and multiply the strength of the
gears. This year, transmission, differ
ential and driving gears are big, husky
and of the right material. The driver
that can put them "out of business"
should be made foreman of a railroad
wrecking crew.
Axles, steering apparatus, frames,
springs, radiators, in fact all parts in
the past have been generally deficient,
but the 1910 models of all the reliable
makers that are on exhibition at the
Madison Square garden show are ma
chines that no merchant need hesi
tate to invest his money in. They
show that the engineers and operators
have been getting their heads to
gether and today have produced a
practical motor vehicle that is thor
oughly reliable, long-lived and econom
icnl.
TOURIST AUTOMOBILES
Eventually
WHY NOT NOW?
Auto Vehicle Company
NATIONAL I
AUTOMOBILE CO.
Distributor*, 1328-1338 So. Olive St.
LICENSED UMIKH SI I din PATENTS
W. E. BLBU. So. Cut A ( *iier,
Oarac* and Repalrlog. *
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AUTOS GOING TO AVIATION
MEET MUST BE RUN SLOW
Chief Deputy Case Warns Drivers Not
to Go Faster than 20 Miles
an Hour
The Automobile club of Southern
California warns all automobilists at
tending Aviation meet not to exceed a
speed of more than twenty miles an
hour after leaving the city limits. So
far this week the deputies have been
very courteous and in most cases sim
ply warned without arresting offend
ers, but owing: to the persistent in
fraction of the law by so many au
toists the officers have lost all pa
tience and from now on will arrest all
those who are driving their machines
more than twenty miles an hour.
P. G. Case, chief deputy, said he had
had seven officers patrolling the roads,
but will double the force and that while
he didn't wish to appear officious he
certainly would not hesitate to arrest
anyone going faster than the law al
lows.
He has asked the automobile club to
publish a notice of his intentions, so
those attending the meet will be suf
ficiently notified to go slow, unless they
wish to be arrested.
SHIELD IS POPULAR
The hydraulic folding dust and wind
shield is one of the most useful and
practical devices for the comfort of mo
torists which has Just been put on the
market. This shield is neat in appear
ance, and does not mar the appearance
of the car. There are certain times
on a sultry day when the tourist thinks
ho does not need a shield. A sudden
wind, a shower or a cloud of dust
caused by a rapidly passing or ap
proaching car changes the order of
things, and then the shield Is wanted,
and wanted immediately. With the hy
draulic wind shield it is not necessary
to stop the ca,r or to get out of the ma
chine; no screw-drivers or monkey
wrenches are needed.
1/VIJTOMOBI^
Amariran American Motor Car Agency,
rtlllUl ltdll 1 1210-1212 South Olive
A „„:,,„ C:~.»Jxv., ■ Bekins-Corey Motor Car Co.,
American-oimplex p iC o and Fiowe,
A flic - Bekins-Corey Motor Car Co.,
AH . , Pico and Flowei
CrA\s Apnia California Automobile Co.,
\X\\ A 01 Ilia Tenth and Main
Hnrrk Bosbyshell-Carpenter Co.,
UOrrio .- 1226-1228 South Olive
riiirnrar Durocar Manufacturing Co.,
UUI Utdl 929 South Los Angeles
Fmi\ir£k * Munns Auto Co., "
LllipirC \ 1351 South Main
C J Standard Automobile Co.,
rOltl • ", . Twelfth and Olive
(jrcat Wostcrn 1130-1132 south onve
II II J^., l^-.**^ Motor Car Import Co.,
ay*lsotta 810 south oii Ve
HiirkmnKila Tri-State Motor Car Co.,
nUPIIIOUIiO 7 600-604 South Olive
PAtpr«nil Pico Carriage Co.,
raieioOn PkoandMain
Patrol ' Williams Automobile Co.,
I till Cl 1806 South Mair
Ramhlpr W. K. Cowan,
IXulllUlul s 1140-1142 South Hope
\fcrlin/l -' A N. Jung Motor Car Co ,
Olrl Illiy 1213 South Main
T/niiricf California Automobile Co.,
I OUriM Tenth and Main
l/ n |" ft Standard Automobile Co., •
TUIIO Twelfth and Olive
r.nntfnAnt;il Angelus Motor Car Co.,
UUIIIIIIcIIIuI 1242-1244 South Flower
Pi/1 nr I nu/ic Angelus Motor Car Co., : , ,
fllUOr-LuWIS =. 1242-1244 South Flower
FEW CHANGES IN
THOMAS MODELS
THE CHASSIS TO BE MARKETED
NEXT YEAR
LONG-STROKE MOTOR BECOMES
FEATURE
Development of Various Parts Has
Resulted in a Very High De.
gree of Efficiency in
New Cars
D. W. SEMPLE
While the E. It. Thomas Motor com
pany has not made any decided
changes In its 1910 models, particularly
in its two larger ones (the models F
and X), Its Little Six and Town car
shows several refinements and addi
tions. „
For 1911 the company will market
three chassis, a Thomas model M 6-40,
the X 6-70 and the ft Town car 4-28.
The new long stroke motor which
has attained such popularity in Eu
rope and which engineers have conced
ed to be the best form of engine con
struction has been made one of the es
sential features of both the new
Thomas model M and Town car.
The advantage of the long stroke en
gine is that it does not have to revolve
so fast to deliver its power. In other
words, the long stroke motor will wear
a much longer time than a short stroke
motor. i
Flexible Engine Produced
Large gas passages and valves (mo
half the diameter of the cylinders,
coupled with the long stroke dusign,
have* produced an engine which is so
flexible that it can be driven at any
speed from two miles an hour to sixty
on high gear.
The water jacketing is another feat
ure to which special attention has
been paid. Every possible portion of
the cylinder wells and valve chambers
has been jacketed and the circulation
so arranged that the coldest water
comes In where the metal is hottest.
The centrifugal pump used is a min
iature reproduction of that efficient
type used in large hydraulic work. A
belt driven fan of cast aluminum op
erating behind an extra large surfaced
honeycomb radiator adds much to the
efficiency of the cooling system.
While the past models have been
noted for their quietness, this year by
the use of a little surgical instrucent
called the "phonendoscope" even the
smallest knocks and noises have been
localized and removed from the motor
while it is in the block testing depart
ment.
The valve clearance has been re
duced to .004 of an inch. The rotating
and reciprocating parts have been
carefully balanced, both statically and
dynamically. The compression In all
cylinders has been made equal In order
that uniform explosions may result and
the motor run free from vibration.
Shafts Carefully Fitted
All the shafts have been carefully
fitted and the cams more accurately
ground. All parts have been fitted
with more precision s»nd great stress
has been laid upon the heat treating
processes.' The B. R. Thomas Motor
company states that it has the best
automobile steel heat-treating depart
ment In this country, and by the use
of this department in connection with
the physical and chemical laboratory
it has been able to incorporate in this
year's models materials which in their
composition and treatment are even
better than those formerly used.
The transmission also shows the
mark of careful design. It weighs only
eighty-two pounds and is of very
strong but compact design.
The gears are of nickel steel and run
on annular ball bearings.
The transmission is connected with
the motor through two joints of the in
ternal gear type by a new design
clutch of the Thomas three-disc pat
ented type. The flywheel is o* steel In
stead of cast Iron.
COMING
I The
Automobile Show
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Under Auspices of
Licensed Motor Car Dealers'
Association of Los Angeles
Note the Dates
February 19=26 Inclusive
(SUNDAY EXCEPTED)
Place to Be Announced
Greatest Exposition of MOTOR CARS ever held west of
Chicago. Over 40,000 square feet of space devoted to cars
built and protected under the
Selden Patent
(Known as Licensed Cars)
The following licensed cars will be exhibited at this show
and at NO OTHER SHOW held in Los Angeles this year.
These are cars that you know have made good and we
know are here to STAY.
Apperson Matheson
LEON T. SHETTLER, RENTON MOTOR CAR. CO.,
633 South Grand avenue. 1230 South Main street.
Babcock Electric Moon
ELMORE MOTOR CAR CO.. C. C. RLAUGHTER MOTOR CAK
7*2 Sooth OUve street. CO., 1026 South Olive.
Baker-Electric Oldsmobile
STODDARD-DAYTON MOTOR CAR WOOLWINK MOTOR CAR CO.,
CO., Tenth and Olive. 1124-20-28 South Olive.
Buick Overland
HOWARD AUTO CO.. RENTON MOTOR CAR CO.,
1144 South OUve street. 1280 South Main street.
Cadillac Packard
LEE MOTOR CAR CO., WESTERN MOTOR CAR CO.,
1218 South Main street. 721 South Olive street.
Chalmers-Detroit Palmer-Singer
WESTERN MOTOR CAR CO., GOLDEN STATE GARAGE,
727 South Olive street. 2122 West Pico street.
Columbia Peerless
BIRELEY ft YOUNG, H. O HARRISON CO.. ..
..1231 South Main street. 1214 South Main street.
Corbin Pierce-Arrow
CORBIN MOTOR CAR CO.. W. E. BUSH.
849 South Broadway. 1227-29 South Main street.
Courier Pope-Hartford
WTODI>ARD-DAYTON MOTOR CAK W.M. R. RUESS AUTOMOBILE CO.,
CO., Tenth and Olive. 1038 South Main street.
Cartercar Premier
WOOI.WINE MOTOR CAR CO.. SCHWAEBE-ATKINSON MOTOR
1124-2G-28 South Olive. CO., Adams and Main streets.
Elmore Pullman
ELMORE MOTOR CAR CO., MILLER ft WILLIAMS,
742 South Olive street. 1140 South Olive street.
Franklin Regal
Jl C HAMLIN. ' BIG 4 AUTOMOBILE CO.,
Twelfth and Olive streets. 1208-3 South Main Htreet.
Glide Home rss7B Keo
SIIAIER-UOODE MOTOR CO., IKON T. SHETTLER.
N. W. cor. Tenth and Olive sis. 033 Sonth i.mnd avenue.
Haynes Selden
11. T. BROWS MOTOR CO., H. O. HARRISON CO..
1180 South Main street. 1214 South Main street.
Hudson . Simplex
WESTERN MOTOR CAR CO., GOLDEN STATE GARAGE,
7J7 South Olive street. 312- West Pico street.
Jackson Steams
CHARLES H. THOMPSON, C. C. SLAUGHTER MOTOR CAB
1012-1014 (South Main street. CO., 1026 South Olive street.
Locomobile Stevens Duryea
I.OS ANGELES MOTOR CAR CO., EASTERN MOTOR CAR CO.,
Plea ami Hill streets. 828-827 South Olive -street.
Lozier Stoddard-Dayton
NASH & FENIMORE, STODDARD-DAYTON MOTOR CO.,
Tenth and Olive »treels. Tenth and Olive.
Maxwell Studebaker
MAXWKLL-BRISCOE-LOS ASUE- LORD MOTOR CAR CO.,
LES CO., 1321 South Main street. 10S2 South Olive .treet,
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Mercer Thomas
MERt ER AUTO CO., WILSON ft BUFFINGTON,
318 West Tentt street. »« «»•»»« OUv. street.
Mitchell Winton
IiUKF.K-ROBBINS CO., W. D. HOWARD MOTOR CAB CO..
1301 South Main street. Twelfth and Main .treet..
Moline Woods Electric
wiison * mriiNtrroN, J eon t. shettler.
M 3 woulh olive .treet. «33 Stuth Uraud avenue.
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