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RAMBLER AUTOS ARE MAKING GOOD L. H. Bill Tells of the Long Life of the Early ' Models Many of the First Cars Buili Are Still in Active Service R. R. l'Hommedieu I-. H. Bill, the manager of the local ! branch house of Thomas B. Jeffery &. | Co.. in speaking- yesterday of the great i advance made in the manufacture of 1 automobiles in the last stven years. ( "It is hard L- realize what has been j accomplished. This was most forcibly ; brought to toy notice this week. 1 had j occasion to go over tiie stock In our t parts room, where parts of every model built by the factory are on hand. It was a study to me. It showed the treat advancement made in the few years. What we thought at the begin ning was a wonderful car is now only considered ordinary. There were parta of cars built in the beginning which are doing service at the present time. 1 wish they were not, for those who are rot familiar with the history of our ad vanced models do not know why these cats somehow are outliving many of the later day vehicles. Instead of these cars being something that should make j prrsons admire the Rambler it seems j that they want to judge our latest pro- j •auction by them, the good old cars, i jßut it is different with the man whoj |has ever driven a Ilamblor, for lie knows their ability to last." The factory of the F. B. Ptearns com pany ha? been so crowded with work <Jurinj? many months that it has been (necessary to run 22 hours every day. The popularity of the Steams product •has forced this factory to such an ex- ! ter.t that it is now several times as , large and employs several times as 'many men as it did two or three years ago. About r.OO skilled factory operatives are employed in producing the various parts of the rar. This plant is one of the most complete and best equipped of «li the automobile factories in America and its product ranks very high both in this country and abroad. Two of the Steams cars in particular attracted much attention at the New Tork and Chicago shows. The 15-30 standard touring car has proved to be \u25a0 popular type, and several of them Mere sold during each of the shows. The 2fl-€0 toy tonneau was the most popular car shown at any of the shows thus far this year, one of which will be displayed at the Cleveland auto show during the coming week. \*J " CadUlap Wins the Denver Cnp— Word ha« just be«?n received that the Dewar cup has been awarded to the Cadillac moior car company by the Royal au tomobile club of Great Britain for the most noteworthy performance of last year. This is the first time in its his tory that the cup has been presented to an American manufacturer. The award is based upon the special trials ronducted by a special committee of the Royal automobile club last summer. Bo you bnj an automobile because jon think it is a fad or^ do 79 n : Model Forty-Seven With Torpedo back 1/ yon belong to the latter class, then what we hare to say will appeal • ijjili 11 *"" 11 " 11111111^!!^ iffm ' ; .P' the 200 and OTer Rambler ears sold on the coast last year not Tho experienced buyer of an automobile has ceased to consider the o *"^*' *^-*^v * a &&F^\.'' inSl MODEL FOR.T^'-FOUR TOURING C^R. ical perfection of the cars offered for sale. The car for this man is gf &£l~* s&\. iV M '' ' -*-'^"J&^^g^'lS» Wheel base 112 inches, wheels Ht> inches, engine Z\ horsepower: four the car thai will ride the easiest, will always keep running, is the j£r/ <v mS$ %>\ fcl IC : M#^^^^^'^^^^^^ Wf' vertical cyliuciers. 4 J i by \\\ inches; transmission, selective type; cheapest to keep up, and. when repairs have to be made, can be re- jgT I ptf s >^> : !3lA '8 \SS/^ WSfi \u0084S '^^ '^^^^SWs' '"' " adjustable Tiiuken roller bearings, full equipment; gP^fJP This Is What We Claim for *^^^^^^^^^^^g^ "Jik ; model forty-four roadster AWi .^^-^•«- MR T™r i rr«iWT-WW™ " '" ' ' Wheol basollO inches, wheel 35 by 4 inches and same in C.OAf\h th© NeV/ SLaHlbler i <SS^^^^^&^ ' " other raßpects as to build as the tourics car «?£**fJU But It is said that the RAMBUERis a tin wagon.^^ We have heard it, YOUR. MONEY OUR AUTOMOBILE MODEL FORTY-FIVE TOURING CAR. and it is being said every day by. our competitors, and why? Because- , _ . " '-/iM^ . \u25a0 \ , .'';-. SeVen passenger. Wheel base 123 inches, wheels S6 by 4^ inches; en- there are more Ramblers that were manufactured wben the automo- It tile Rambler CaTS are SUCH PCOr Values lOr the mOiiey, Why IS it that from a £;ine 45 horsepower; four vertical cylinders, shy 5^2 COCCfI wX^^^e^SS^SSSS.'S^;^^ small factory seven years ago the plant has grown to be thela^stin tte coy- ; / ,*«>& O. S^^^^nSSStSrSe^^tar ar^is S erin g some 16 acres? Abusiness of tMs magnitude caimotbe|um along it attracts attention and brings to mind the words of our com- increase in business lor every one of the seven ..years if the car is not right. The 14,000 also built ln CX( i uiBite Hmpnsme body.... fvywg S- ySrfwhich griiong n^iZ^^flS^f^tot^!i cars built must have been sold and must hayeproved theirworth to make it possible for MODEL FORTY-ONE £^ S he^«K not know a RAMBLER. If we could destroy all our old cars we would merely a matter Of CaUSC and effect. tary, inclosed; two speeds. Forward and reverse; fdll equipment be money in pocket, but the owners of these cars hay? found that the " v ; . . • and detachable tonneau /carrying two or four CICHft upkeep is so little that it pays to keep them going— at our expense. ' JT\ AW Tf^TH. ''* ' ' passengers.. ..."... ...pIwUU Small Cost for Parts \u0084 . *,V .M^^' - , ~~ model forty-seven runabout This has also been a point ximt hks been used by our competitors AiLhonest car buflftby %most advanced designers and^w^ to try and prove that the RAMBLER is not a profitable car to buy: : For r»^p» ha pV^rl ii n Hw a • they argiie that if the parts are so cheap why the car in the or^^ that it All Engines Have Adjustable Roller Bearings most -be also cheap. We do not want to rob the owner of Ramblers,^nnd \\u25a0. is cheaper to own a~ Rambler than any other. J make. ' \ - nc ask cTeryprospecUre purchaser to jnd^e for himself. Tisitourlparfs ,5 - - J - ; Tl%a © nmltiAn ClAtnA WitAAl department and select any part that is claimed that is not up to staud- \ m^ ka^- m^ m^ ' \u25a0" . \u25a0 - lOc AVaiUDSUi OWaFe W 41 6 61 ard and lmre it tested. This does not cost anything but the time: -^ * ' ! -A; - raf>fl>gk#*' l ff» - . \u25a0 \u25a0" \u25a0 \u25a0 -.\u25a0....\u25a0.-\u25a0 r :. . Then figure what this part cost and see how much more you have to EL?&? a Em*%J SL - All the new c J' lin(ier Ramblers are fitted to receive the Rambler pay for a similar part of any other make of car Then you will - ' \. spare wheel. This consists of a wheel complete, excepting the hub' realize whj antomobile dealers make the Rambler the target of their Once a Rambler OWHer. always a Rambler Owner. This is OUr StatemPTlt Tn center, on whichis carried a complete tire inflated. The wheel is ee- constant criUcism. • \u2666 «., V , -i- V i -W' ~^ *\u25a0»**«> xouui Buaueiueiii. in- cured'to the hub. center by six bolts and nuts. The wheel can be de- quire Of the 'aUtOmO DlllStlWhO OWnS a Rambler. ' \u2666 . tached/by means of the special tools provided, in two minutes. The A ***\ 13t»»»l4» Jr*^*mm.^l*A.~. '\u25a0 . ' : v '- : , .' -. J" r , r -'.V"-- -.-"\u25a0 - ~ - „ .'';-;>.:. * spare wheel can readily be put on and secured in two minutes. ;• It fits \u25a0Vrflil O -^^l wJJ I*lll. V/Wllipi©lC;v. „ * \ ~ •'\u25a0" •-""•—. . \u25a0\u25a0. '.... " \u25a0." \u25a0\u25a0.. '- ... .. \u25a0 : .. on either front or rear, hub. and it is not necessary, when your tri^- is " The reason why the RAMBLER costs tho purchaser.- less is* ; . : cw%, m .' ; jft/ft : * completed, to change it. _'^}y'\ Kgß primarily that every part of the automobile is built- at: the; factory:at vi^H S^ f&'&Qfib *% &> B&L l^^rTAM^f VS^ S^ am^ m^ A n*M «• In the event of tire trouble the injured tire can be repaired, re- - Kenosha. Wis., from raw material, which includes the radiators, frames, U M'S&^llStffl.S SIB* -lS KII%T W^ AC© placed on the original wheel, inflated, and that wheel is thereafter car- motors, transmissions, axles, bodies, wind shields, tops, all nuts and . «s>«k^^ »«4«^»*is*' *&^« .«^^^«& A^/A. "J V&tff l^? M^aKS^iA&A JT ried as a spare wheel. Besides providing for tire trouble, a complete v bolts and even to the locks and' hinges. Not drop forging ori » ,'. ,' ; ' s & < "•-''.'-•'•'*-''* '•f 1 'extra wheel is always available. a^".-: :^ ;^ : "-v':^ - l l? " l^,^! iencia Str * et \u25a0\u25a0^™^™^^«^ l : t ~* nt Modern Motor Cars Show Many Good Improvements Albert J. Klcimeyer, head salesman of Thomas B. Jeffery & Co., at the I .-\ £l wheel of the newV 1909 Rambler roadster.: ,| wjien, . following- a 25 mile road test, three Cadillac cars were completely dis mantled, their parts interchanged and mingled with certain other parts taken from stock, three new cars subse quently being assembled from the ma terial at hand. No fitting of any sort wa§ permitted during the test, and all three cars afterward were run a 25 mile endurance on the* Brooklands course, where they averaged nearly 30 miles an hour. The demonstration at the time created a sensation in Eng land. « As an incident of the restriction that the cost of gasoline places on the use .of automobiles and j'engines, Consul General Frank > D. I Hill forwards from a letter addressed to him from Madrid, calling attention to the restriction. He says: "Tour attention is respectfully called to the following data referring to the gasoline market in Spain and the effect of same on the sale of so called explo sive engines and motors. - It is the consensus of opinion of all those who, like the writer, have studied'the possi bility of -creating in Spain ' a market and demand for engines and motors in which power is developed by the com bustion of vaporized petroleum prod ucts, such as gasoline, benzine, naph tha, kerosene and so forth, that a trade amounting to an annual sale of hun dreds of motors, ranging: in power from 1 to 20 horsepower, and In price, at the seaboard of the United States, from $50 to $100 each, could be and wpuld be developed were It possible to employ such motors economically; that is, were It possible to develop power with such motors or engines at a cost that would allow some profit on same to the immense numbers of - users of small quantities of power, whose industries •will not warrant the installation or care of expensive steam or electrical power producers. This motor trade is barred from Spain at present . by the prohibitive cost of gasoline.' The per horsepower cost in the United States of 1 cent is increased to approximately 5 cents in Spain for the same unit."' GaNoline Costly Xow In >pala "Winlon cars, like public office hold ers, seldom die and never resign. This is again empha sized by news from T. P. Williamson of Yass, N. S. W.. \u25a0v ~ f Australia," says IL I* Owesney. The car referred to is a Winton eingle cylinder that went 1 Old Wlnton I Dome Service /-\u25a0;THEfS£&£PJ^ out to ' the antipodes nearly. 10 years ago. -"Williamson continues: ._ "I inclose a photo of avan construct ed with one of your old pattern 'tens.' I; have" "owned the car for some years and have the pngine at present devel oping 18 horsepower. 1 may state that I. have a thorough practical knowledge and " flatter myself (noth'ingr like a little egotism, you know) that as far as the * theory of explosive motors is concerned I have it at my finder tips. I: altered the exhaust cam and .one or two other . items, and- thus got the extra power." NOTES OF .THE AUTO Henry Ford, president of the Ford motor company, has L notified several manufacturers of his intention to bring suit unless certain infringements on the well known .Ford .final . drive were stopped. The result is' more excite ment -among I ." car manufacturers than they have known since the early days' of the Selden suit. ' - .• \u25a0 ... • • \u0084 \u25a0 . \u2666 " C. W. Belcher of Oakland "has a new •1-CO Thomas nyabout, and one of the first things he has done with the ma chine is to establish a record between Oakland and Los Gatos. a distance of CO odd miles. "I made the run in. a trifle over one hour." said the Oakland motorist, "and only used at the average of one gallon of g-asoline to every four teen miles. Of course, when I become more of an expert at driving I will probably be able to let her out. How ever, a mile a minute is fast enough now. I feel that fourteen miles to the gallon of gasoline 7s a pretty grood test of the economy of my car, and with a little more practice I will be ready to try for some apeed records." , - "Word has been received that $1,000, 000 will be, spent on, the large automo bile track of steel and concrete which is proposed for Atlantic City, N. J./ ac cording to its promoters. In addition to a two and a half mile circuit, the scheme involves a mammoth garage and exhibition building: and a luxurious clubhouse. '\u25a0\u25a0*> :-.- ' . . According to statistics received from Consul General Henry \u25a0• Bordewich of Christiania tlie use of automobiles and motor cars is increasing -rapidly In Norway/ He states that -they, are-emp loyed by many of the merchants for the delivery of goods, and are also gradually , taking the place of horse propelled cabs and carriages, both for pleasure and business purposes. In dlfferentlparts of the, country; there .is being f established? more i.or: less perma nent") automobile eroutesh' carrying Apatf sengers; and 'baggage. '.between? certain points;:*,usually";betweeni ".towns.**; The authorities - in I .the * sections who , have the right to decide such niat ters-now: much* more?readily ; ;than "for^ merly ~. the,; automobile ;.and grant -, j t> the same r - privileges :on : the roads' as are granted, other? vehicles; provided the ..widths sand: other 1 condi tions; of 'the' roads>make it possible to do • so.y Jin '; Christiania -\ some *;- of ? the liverymen. 'have .invested • in biles; v f stands .'apart -'from those 'jot =, the cabmen' have.: been -assigned to ' them, an«l they are freely' made use of by the public.V, Although, the. streets are > nar row *<no? accidents '<oti any consequence liave occurred. . -\u25a0-:\u25a0,\u25a0-- . , ; - ;. -Owing to ; the popularity attained' by motor' bobsleds in .several .parts of .the country.. this . winter :a number, of auto mobile manufacturers are planning' to put well equipped, motor* sleds -on the market by next fall \u25a0to . sell at a. low price.^ ! \u0084 ' - . ' Austria intends setting ally-other nations an- example; with the* erection of an : automobile senate .at 'its; higher courts, which is to deal: with; all le"gal questions Mof "liability and recompense; This 1 innovati6n : is made by- thermin istry of . ju^ticel at the instigation of the Austrian Rutomobile association.-.' >- Consul General Robert P. Skinner, in reply to a correspondent, furnished the following- information as to 'the pur chase of motor cars in Germany.: The imports "of automobiles ;at -Hamburg '"'"' \u25a0 - '"'\u25a0\u25a0vl- \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 *' ' 'fi'''' \u25a0-'\u25a0"• '" " TIT •\u25a0'~~ \u25a0' " \u25a0 The Great DANDERINE Never : jt^^^^^^^^^^i^^^^^^s. resulting in a continuous and are reported as i follows: : In 1905,%5204, 490;;1na906,*5224,013,iand in;i90".i5286, 26 6.. -I s The i general 2 reduction r Jn ? the * re tail >, price >;of. cars, has rbroughtj many buyers ; into .the market, and ; nearly all good \u25a0- makes are » represented. •"* A 7 few. American? automobiles ?have been.?sold froraftlme to tinted btit". as ,the-manu facturers ? have . made >: no i persistent ef fort?, to? cell their * machines, r they can not s be »sa id to occupy . any recognized position .in \u25a0 the market. April 5 the Xew York : trade associa tion of.- automobile, dealers ..will com mence its celebration of the second an nual " automobile ; carnival. •: At the re cent .^meeting, it was decided ',to hold the parade during: the "day instead of at night.-::. The, parade this year will take place on April 10. • - - . .\u25a0 \u25a0•-.. \u25a0..•..-\u25a0•... ,r, r » :—: — SEATTLE MAYOR PRAISES SAN- FRANCISCO SPIRIT Miller Says, Many Will ;Come < From' North to Portola Festival John F. Miller, mayor of Seattle, was a guest of James Rolph J Jr.,' president ot the Merchants' association, and Mayor Taylor yesterday. ' mayor ililler spoke of the great bene fits,that would result tothe coast cities from the; exposition to be held; in his city.*; He said that the people .of Wash ington had si very brotherly feeling * »r California.and particularly for San Francisco. Ho said: - "Calif ornja^was the first state to pf fer to erect its own building at the ex position.". A -hundred thousand !dol!ar? was .^appropriated . shortly,' after .the movement"to'*hold the exposition, was inaugurated. -.We appreciate ; this -""and areswilling- to do anything in our power to help San Franci3co and Us people. I understand you are >to hold'a Portola festival during tho month of October.' I am ; exceedingly glad that: it comes at the close of our. fair, that we may be In a better position to assist you. I'be lieve-a great many people will come from the east and will necessarily, in <f| Three as Illustrated g or jk far * 4 Garments That Were Made to Sell p at Prices From $30 to $35. 4 Jin Unparalleled Offer h for This Time of g | Greater San Francisco | | MARKET AT TAYLOR \ clude California in their itln^rary^.Any thing that I; can do. or^the> nv-n m charge of the exposition can ao, win oe^ willingly done/: .* . "I am glad to see the o s P lei r"^*Pj!^ that is 1 developing in San- **""«"*£,• and this Propose. banquet jncludlnK nil the-reDrrgpntatives of the various comm^alVnd fraternal organ^tions wi'l be-the er^ateat in. all Urt Kina evf 1 held on the ooast. and will do more to , cement the relation* •**"*»»" •*£ one thing that could possibly be ar ranged." • • •\u25a0' "