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THE TIMES: MARCH 25,-1913
4? . "IUmw' i iiAiWst' I - -bsk VISIT OUR EXHIBIT VISIT OUR EXHIBIT at the at the Auto Truck Show CASINO Auto Truck Show CASINO t 3 V Q CITY ICE & COAL CO. TO III 2 AND ONE 5-TON MACCAR TRUCKS BRIDGEPORT FIRE DEPARTMENT FOUR 2 -TON CHASSIS CHRIS RICHARD ONE 3 -TON AND ONE 2&-TON MACCAR TRUCKS The Finnegan & Mtcliell Company, of 15 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, distributors for MACCAR TRUCKS for the State of Con necticut, wish, to extend to their many users their appreciation for the confidence which they have shown in accepting our judgment re garding the merits of the MACCAR TRUCK. "We fully realize that the MACCARS, which were sold in this territory during the past year were sold simply on the strength of our sales arguments, or on the amount of confidence in our good judgment and reliability which the purchaser may have felt. Our arguments now, as to why you who intend putting on motor truck equipment during the coming sea son should buy MACCARS are our users. They are in a position to best judge successfully 100 per cent of the prospective purchasers, it must be clear that sales arguments, as presented by salesmen, are worth only the temporary impression which they make, inasmuch as there are as many arguments for as against any apparent advantage which the different types of motor truck construction may, for argu ment's sake, appear to have. 1 May we have, during the Auto Truck Show Week at the Casino which : began Monday, - March 25, the pleasure of at least meeting you and learning what your requirements in our line may be,, with reference to your particular needs? It may be possible that regardless of whether we have the pleasure of doing business with you or not, that we may have some suggestions to make, which might be of advantage to you. Furthermore,' it has been our experience that it will be to our mutual advantage to at least enjoy the acquaintance, and possibly friendship, of as many pros pective buyers and users as possible, owing to the fact that in a business sense we are more or less related, and certainly there are none of us so narrow minded or egotistical as to feel that we have the best truck built, :or that we can continue to do business successfully without pulling together. , We sincerely trust that the coming season will be one of continued prosperity for one and all who are inter ested in the furthering of the motor truck industry in this territory. ' , , & Mitchell rinnegan 15 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, Phone Barnum 4655 Siate Distributors 1098ChapeISt.,NewHaven CSSEI YOU'LL FIND DODGE BROI MACHINES EVERYWHERE , . s , - - - " : SHOCK ABSOR ARE UNNECE! FOR LOCO 0 IWNERS (The Locomobile Has Obtained the Justly Earned Distinction Being the Smoothest Car Run on the Highways Present Model Has Many Striking Innovations. Everyone in Bridgeport knows the smooth lines, the polished paint work j and the noiseless gliding of the Loco-, j mobile but there are many to whom ) th region under the bonnet is un known territory. The show at the Armory will give them an opportunity to look under the bonnet and see "what makes the wheels go round," and- to examine the construction that . , the car of safety and comfort. The frame is long and of deep chan , nel alloy steel with many cross mem ' bers. The suspension is very low bringing the weight close to the ! praamd yet leaving as much road ' clearance as other cars have. The i result of this construction is that i th. Locomobile is the lowest built -American car. This, together with : the perfect balancing of all parts is , responsible in large part for the car's . famous ability to "stick to the road." The rear construction is unique. A heavy torque arm, bolted to the dif ferential housing at the rear and hung universally from a cross mem ber at its front takes all driving stresses. All braking strains are ab sorbed by two-radius rods. The com mon practice, which is the cheap con- I struction, is to allow the springs to I take these stresses. In the case of the Locomobile the springs have absorbers to its cars. Every part is made of the one ma terial best adapted to the needs of that particular part. These materials are of the highest grade and are pur chased without regard for price. More than SO different metals go to make up one of these cars. The crank case and transmission case are of bronze. Aluminum which is used on most cars for these parts, is too brittle to be approved for the Locomobile con struction. It is used only for valve enclosures and similar i places where lightness is desirable and strength is not needed. Valves are of tungsten steel, the only metal that will not warp or pit under the terrific heat ing and hammering to which valves are submitted. Connecting rods and crank shaft are of chrome nickel steel. The highest degree of accuracy is maintained in the manufacture of every part. Pistons are finished to three ten-thousandths of an inch. Cylinders are calibrated with heavy oil to insure that the combustion spaces shall be exactly equal. The connecting rods must balance each other witkin a sixteenth of an ounce and their centers of gravity must balance each other within a sixteenth of an ounce and their centers ol gravity must lie within a sixteenth of an inch. The same degree of care, standing and a running balance that makes it absolutely true. The eng'ne consists of six T-head cylinders, cast in pairs. The T-head construction gives the greatest valve room. The casting in pairs insures easier handling and better cooling. Timing gears are of special fabric composition that eliminates the hum present when metal gears are used. The present model, the Series Two, displays a number of innovations, the most important of which is Tandem Ignition. By this system each cylin der is fired by two sparks occurring simultaneously over each valve. The result is quicker and more complete combusion of the charge. This gives greater power and greater fuel economy. The Locomobile Company has found by dynamometer test that Tandem Ignition increases the power of the engine by over 15 per cent. Al though ..this system has been used by specially built racing cars it has never before been applied to a stand ard car. The magneto used is the American-made Berling which is standard equipment on the aeroplanes built for our own and English government. It was adopted for the Locomobile after two years of strenuous testing. Another addition to the car is the Lanchester crankshaft vibration damper. In every gasoline engine there is a certain speed at which the moving parts come into harmonic vi brations that are distinctly noticeable to the occupants of the car. The Lan Chester Damper which is a light fly wheel flexibly attached to the forward end of the crankshaft, smooths out the vibrations at the "critical speed." The Series Two Locomobile engine develops its maximum power at a somewhat higher speed than the pre vious models. For this reason the gear ratio in the rear axle has been reduced. The result is greater power and easier and more rapid accelera tion. , A ruling of the Chamber of Com merce has made it impossible hereto fore for the Locomobile to be exhibit ed at the Bridgeport show. This year, however, a special arrangement has been made and Bridgeporters 'will be able to examine at their ease and in detatil the motor car built in their city, that is the acknowledged leader of American automobiles. MILLER TIRES nothing to do but to act as springs, which means hand workmanship of The result is the easy riding quality the highest order is carried through that mokes good the company's boost I out the building of the carl Eveiy Hunt t,'.ra is not need of fitting shock crankshaft and flywheel is given a FINDS REST IS HARDEST WORK "Busy as a bee' is a universal ex pression used to denote great activity. But out in Akron, O., the phrase is changed to "Busy as the 'B'," the "B" in this instance being Edward S. Babcox. In addition to being advertising manager of the Firestone Tire & Rubber Co., one of the largest na tional advertisers in the country, with a staff in the advertising department alone numbering more than 100, Mr. Babcox is vice president of the Asso ciation of National Advertisers, an active committee member in the Ak ron Chamber of Commerce, director of several local undertakings chair man of the war committee of the A. N. A. which is soliciting definite offers of advertising iace from its 280 members, and a prolific writer on ad vertising and patriotic subjects. Mr. Babcox also takes a deep inter est in church work and is now con ducting an important application of business methods in religious work in his home church, while la recent article by him on the "Business Man L L E R T I R E S The Gunn Rubber Co. DISTRIBUTORS OF Miller Uniform Tires We Also carry a complete stock of Goodyear, Lee, Thermoid and De Lion Tires. Accessories Our line of accessories includes everything to fill the Motorist needs. Dis tributors for Thermoid, Brake Lining, Garden Hose, Radiator Hose, etc. Service We are prepared to give dependable service at all times. ( Expert Workmen in Charge of Our Tire Repair Department. ALL REPAIRS ABSOLUTELY GUARANTEED SEE OUR EXHIBIT AT THE AUTO SHOW. THE GUNN RUBBER CO. 338 FAIRFIELD AVE. PHONE NOBLE 408 JOSEPH O'CONNELL, Mgr. M I y L E R T I R E S MILLER TIRES and 'he Church" has attracted wide spread comment. And just to keep from getting rusty, Mr. Babcox makes at least one ad dress a week before big business or ganizations in various parts of the country. Several generals were sent home be cause physically unfit. It is indig nantly denied that they were relieved when they were relieved. FAMED NURSE IS PNEUMONIA VICTIM Hartford, March 25. Miss Lander Sutherland, principal of the Hartford hospital training school for nurses, died at the hospital today of pneumo nia after a sickness of only threes days. She was a native of Co-burg, Ont She was a graduate of the Tor- onto general hospital and was for seven years in the Lakeside hospital in Cleveland. She haldi been at the Hartford institution 12 1-2 years. She was president of the Connecticut board of examination and registration of nurses and president of the Con necticut State Lea-gue of Nursing Ed ucation, and a director of the Na tional league. She leaves three sisters, one. of them. Miss Edna Sutherland, being structor at the University of Califor nia. Others are Mrs. Hunter Corbett, Chefoo, China, and Mrs. F. N. Foulds, Hastings, One. A niece and three nephews are in overseas Canadian service. Daniel C. Roper, commissioner of internal revenue, announced that the time for filing the income return blanks will not be extended beyond 'i - 1 "