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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: FEBRUARY 25, 1917.
FRANKLIN MAKER PIONEER OF GAME John Wilkinson Designed and Manufactured His First Oar in 1898. Hudson Super-Six Phaeton MOTOR GAR MAKERS FACE MICE RISES Some Automobile Materials Have Moved Ahead 300 Per Cent Since a Year Ago. Haynes Light Six FRANKLIN SALES INCREASE STEELS LEAD THE LIST 6 N I When we recall that the automobile industry is only eighteen or twenty yers old and consider what was called an automobile back in the early days, it is easy to appreciate the enormous growth of the country's creates! industry for its age. Look ing at the modern car, the problems of the pioneers seem insignificant. But there was a vast ignorance with regard to the internal combustion en gine, the characteristics of which dif fered so widely from those of the Steam engine in common use. Many of the features of present-day de sign were undreamed of then. Among the pioneers of the indus . try, probably no man had more ad vanced ideas than John Wilkinson. In 1898 he built his first "car," crudely and simply to be sure, but embody ing all of the fundamental principles, such as air-cooled engine, wood chas sis frame and full-elliptic springs, that characterize the Franklin car to day. In addition the engine had four cylinders, compressed air starter, sur face carburetor and jump spark ig nition. The need of a transmission was appreciated, but the knowledge regarding it was so vague that it . was dispensed with, the machine be ing built with only one speed for ward and no reverse. Since this "car" had the first four-cylinder engine built in America, lack of experience in both ignition and carburetion had to be contended with. The correct appli cation of high-tension ignition was developed only after a painful pro cess of experimentation. Short ex hibition runs were then made quite successfully. Profiting by experience with this first model, a second was built in the spring of 1900, which made "ex tended" country runs as high as eighty miles on one trip. In the meantime compressed air starting was abandoned as too heavy and cumber some and the -surface carburetor gave way to the float-feed type of today. A two-speed transmission was then designed and a third car built in the fall of 1901. This was the model after which the eleven cars sold in 1902 were built and had valve-in-, th.had fnitr-rvlindr. air-rnnled n- Sine, wood sills, full elliptic springs, oat-feed carburetor, throttle con trol, tingle high-tension coil ignition, planetary transmission and chain drive. Pint Four and Six. ; ; It is interesting to note that the Franklin car claims the distinction of being the first in America to have a four-cylinder engine (1902), the first in America to have six-cylinder engine (1905), the first to use the valve-in-the-head construction and the first to adopt the float-feed carbure tor, throttle control, automatic lubri cation and drive through the springs. The present Franklin embodies all of these features. Light weight construction was mentioned as a Franklin principle in the first catalog issued in 1902; the NTT...' Hupmobile Touring Car . heaviest car in the Franklin, line for 1917 weighs. 2,620 pounds, the light est weighing 2,160 pounds. Franklin production grew gradually from eleven .cars in 1902 up to a few more than J.200 in 1912. Then in 1913 the company decided to build oAe chassis only, to which all body types were adapted. Such a step made possible more efficient produc tion and increased volume, with a material saving in the manufacturing cost and telling price of. the car.. The success of this move is best shown by the increase in sales from 1,200 in 1912 to about 4,000 in 1915 and a projected production of 10,000 cars for the twelve months from July, 1916, to July, 1917. Harness Makers Will , Sell Motor Supplies Wisconsin harness makers will add motor car accessories, supplies, tires and other goods of a similar nature to their stocks, if suggestions made at the annual convention of the Wis consin Harness Makers' association in Milwaukee are adopted. Speakers Many Speedway Races This Year Motor racing in 1917 ! expected to be popular aa ever, for aa many big contests have been scheduled as last year. As was the case in 1916 the American Automobile as sociation will stage a series o! championship events and points made on eight speedways wul fig ure in the final award: May IB Metropolitan trophy Kw York priwav. May so forilftmpftUi ipwdmy. J tin Chlravo pnMlwBy. Juo 8 Cincinnati speedway, July 4 Omaha uneedtraj. July 14 De Moines peftdwaj. , July JSH -Taooma speedway. Aiut. 4 Kaunas City speedway. ftept. $ Cincinnati speedway. ' Sept. 15- Providence speedway. Sept. 10 New York speedway. Oct. A Hanttas 4My speedway, Oet. IS. hlcaf speedway. , Oct. S7 New York speedway. ' A. A. A. championship veftta fay .1SU. .. , . urged the change to offset the loss of regular trade because ot the encroach, ment of motor vehicles.. Wherever Men Meet Who Know Motor Cars you will find a hearty word of commendation for the Paterson. Every man hat hia favorite and we do not aay the Patenon It the only good car but the number of men who are saying, "My (text car will be a Paterson," is growing larger every day. -:-.r i Motor car value the . kind you can put your finger on, and Judge for yourself is just crowded into the Paterson. Start with the exterior. Its big, generous, yet graceful lines satisfy the eye as no skimpily built car ever can. It is a real motor car not a substitute for one. With it, you can drive right up ; alongside cars costing from $1500 to $2000 and feel no regrets for your choice of the Paterson. And inside, where the element of real service is determined, you . .... I will find it maintains and even exceeds the promise of its handsome I exterior. The Continental Motor, six cylinders, forty-Hvt horsepower, meant i tarrtnt of power, long life, dependability and economy no need to say more to the man who knows motor values. ' YouwIU find the Delco Electric Lighting and Starting ; System on the highest . priced motor cart in America and on the Paterson. Light weight, 3700 pounds. Big, roomy seats, with auxiliary seats for children If you with. A flexible, perfectly balanced spring tuipension that means constant comfort over all kinds of roads. ' You are going to see a great many more Patertont this year than ever before. Why not be among the firtt to telect this wonderful Nebraska Paterson Auto Co. 2010 Farnam St. W. A. Paterson Company, Flint, Michigan. Omaha, Neb. ?' Vi t4&ZS- P. E..P.1M Rom V. f IT"'.' " OmIw Auu Shaw . Jl u fir-i,' ' "Back of the 'incrrascd cost of labor and materials.' which has been set forth as the prime reason for many price advances in the last year, is a wide and deep sea of real truth in the automobile industry. If for noth ing more than prices and material market conditions this year will be phenomenal in motor car history." It is in this way that Don h. Wat son, assistant general manager of the Haynes Automobile company, sums up the motor car manufacturing as pect of the coming year, in his sev enteen years of continuous service for the Haynes company, Mr Watson has learned the automobile manufacturing game as it has developed from a puny industrial infant to the commercial prodigy of modern limes. "To be specific about material prices," says Mr. Watson, "it is only necessary to mention the open hearth steel, used in automobile drop forg ings, which lias gone up from 150 per cent to 300 per cent. Next to open hearth, nickel steel has given itself over to making marked advances in price. This material, which we use extensively in making Haynes chasses, is resting temporarily at marks doubling those of last year. "The aluminum ' market has fallen far short of being stationary, with its present quotations tripling those of two years ago. Tires are higher, with increased prices for crude rub ber and fabric. Leather! top mater ials, copper tubing, the sheet metal used in making fenders, bonnets and dust pans are from 25 to 100 per cent higher than in previous years. Then witH these advances, the labor cost, which is the largest single item in making a motor car, has increased by a generous percentage." Iceland Now Warming Up to the Automobile According to the New York Na tional City bank's foreign trade de partment, Iceland Is investing a little cash in automobiles. In a single week of last month nearly $3,000 worth of automobiles and parts thereof re shipped there. 1903 Pullman Touring Car Los Angeles Canine Has Baby Auto that Is All His Very Own Perhaps the only dog on record that owns a motor car exclusively its own is' Muggins, the canine friend of Mrs. C. C. Caister of Los Angeles. It is a miniature car attached to the battery box on the running board of his own er's Hupmobile. It was built for Mug gins when he was several months younger and the man who built it did not allow for the dog's growth, which IP 'i r i 1 ' ' accounts for the fact that it now seems undersized for its passengei. The miniature is an exact duplicate of the larger car. It is equipped with electric lights and an electric horn. The builder put a noise-making device under the hood and it is operated off the drive shaft of the larger car. Mug gins gets all the fun of pleasurable motoring that goes with the looks of a motor car. The lights are connected with those on the larger car and operate simul taneously. It is next to impossible to induce the dog to leave his seat when the car is in motion, and it is a dangerous task for a stranger to at tempt liberties when Mrs. Caister is not about and Muggins is monarch of all he surveys. OP TO UNCLE SAM TO GIVE HORSE-POWER Demand for Horses and Motors to Rebuild War-Stricken Europe' on the U. S. VAST QUANTITIES NEEDED That wholesale destruction of man power and horse power abroad will keep this country in the grip of con tinued prosperity for many years to come, is the opinion of B. W. Twy man, general manager of the Inter state Motor company. "I cannot pos sibly see how after the war we can expect a lessening of the prosperity which this country is even now ex periencing due to the war. I feel that the ground has only been scratched. To those who arc pessimistic about the future of this country at the con clusion of the war, it should be called to their attention that the two most important factors necessary to place the present belligerent countries on a firm footing again have een de stroyed by the thousands man power and horse power. "It will rest with the United State to supply these two fundamentals. As the largest and most productjve neu tral nation we "will be the biggest source of supply. None of us know how many thousand horses have been killed so far. But we do know that when peace is declared there will b a shortage. Horses will be abso lutely essential to the foreign nations in rebuilding and reconstructing. "It is hardly possible that this coun try can hope to supply these nations with all the horse power they will need immediately after the war is over. It is my opinion, therefore, that it will rest on the shoulders of the motor car manufacturers of this country to supplant this horse power with motive power. In other word, we will be called upon to furnish motor cars and trucks of all descrip. tions in vast quantities." Eighty-Three Years Old, But is Still a Motorist It takes the old citizen to appreciate, the change brought by the motor car. Aunt Sarah Hewitt, Danville, 111, 83 years old, has owned a car for two years. "I cover in twenty-two min utes the distance that required three or four hours half a century ago," she says. 1 Ofmericas Greatest tight Six 99 C7? 4m Qfmericas Greatest Light Twelve " Tbe high-class car yon can afford to drive is genuine economy to buy the fcag, fine-look ing Haynes car economy to enjoy its room iness, its abundance of power, its ability to deliver one to sixty miles an hour on high gear. Because the qfter coat of the Haynes GASOLINE, OIL, TIRES, RE PAIRS end the after cost of any car is infinitely more important than the fird cost makes it one of the most economical cars you can own. GASOLINE gives maximum mileage because the motor is masterfully designed and yields unusually high power m relation to the weight of the car. OIL is evenly distributed to the parts, while nicety of construction elimin ates friction and yields high efficiency. REPAIRS average very low because Haynes quality standards demand . and Haynes price permits consci entious construction. . TIRE mileage runs very high 8,000 miles on an average the result of light weight, proper balance and perfect wheel alignment LIFE One Haynes car has run 300,000 miles, another 270,000, a third 250.000 and all three arestiH running. The Haynes in the picture was built in 1 897, and is ready today to go anywhere.' ' Let us give you actual data on Haynes upkeep, and you, too, will choose this roomy, light weight, economy car. ' And remember wmter performance is a notable feature of Haynes "Light Six, motors. , NEBRASKA HAYNES AUTO SALES CO. Auto Show Spaca No, 1, Auditorium. 2032 Farnam St CLOSED CAR S-Puuacor SaoVn $2260 T-Pum er Sodu (2390 Litht 7Wm' 8-Puwnf or Sed.li $2760 7-PuMfor Sodu $28(0 OPEN CARS Light Six1 Modol 36-g-Paosertfor Touring Car Modol 37-R-4-Pwirr Roadster Modal 37-7-PMBfr Tourinf Cor 'Light TwdvJ Model 40 S-PaoMncer Toormf Car Modol 41-R-4-Poooofor Roodrter Modd 41 7-PaoMnt-or Tourinf Car DomeaataUo Sedan Top for all model $275 Wlr. Wkmh Erm. Uh I1'', Win WhU ltiii. 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