Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, September 06, 1919, Page 10, Image 10

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Hang Trailer on Rear in Order
to Increase Capacity
Unusual flexibility, additional ca
pacity and reduced cost of heavy
hauling is being accomplished
daily by the conversion of the Reo
"Speed-Wagon" into a tractor to
pull trailers and by using it as a
single unit with its own body, wiLh
a semi-trailer, or to carry its own
load in addition to pulling a trailer.
The transportation problem of to
day is one of speed and tonnage,
and it is being solved by the speed
ier smaller units and more of them.
Nothing gnaws at the truck own
er's pocketbook as muh as a big
unit half loaded or returning home
empty unless it is an idle truck, j
and the time lost while loading or |
unloading is an expense even if ":t |
doesn't eat when it doesn't work" |
as truck folks like to put it, be
cause the fixed charge Qf insurance, I
depreciation, interest on the invest
ment and driver's wages carry on
Just the same.
Ope of Detroit's largest manufac
turers had a problem of disposing
of its cinders. By using the combi
nation shown in View C they have
done away with five railroad cars
(big units) and a clamshell bucket
and saved $l2 per day.
By having several trailers some
can be loaded while others are be
ing carted to the dumping ground
and the truck is never idle.
The Braun Lumber Company have
found the semi-trailer in combina
tion with the tractor the only solu
tion to the lost time evil in the
lumber business. Lumber and kin
dred commodities can be loaded on
one semi-trailer with the front end
propped up while the "Speed-
Wagon" is hauling a loaded unit to
some anxiously waiting customer.
They claim as little of the driver's
time is lost as it is humanely pos- I
sible to minimize.
While the huge Forrl blast fur
nace was being erected at River
£cz>ij3j3& -930 o €h,
THE Scripps-Bootß is tke creation of
careful, unkurried workmanship. It is
designed with a full appreciation of the in
dividual requirements of discriminating people
—and for them. From its heautifully-shaped
special silver radiator and smartly-designed
body, to its distinguished appointments, genu
ine leather upholstering and careful finish, it
embodies nothing that is common, but all that
is most acceptable, in individualized appear
ance and appointments.
Keystone Sales Co.
10S Market St. Harrisburg, Pa.
You Can Prove They Are "Miles Cheaper"
HHIIMiI Quaker Multi-Tubes
It is unnecessary to tell car owners
about their construction, for use will
|n again prove they give satisfaction in
every way. We carry the most com
plete Stock of QUAKER CASINGS
strongly recommend them to you.
Alexander & Scott
315 Chestnut Street, Harrisburg
Joseph Alexander BELL 27SBW 7 DIAL SSOS
Five Ways to Make Your
Battery Last Longer
1. Keep battery charged and filled
! to the proper level with the distilled
2. If your engine doesn't start
quickly make sure that gas and
' spark are right.
3. Release starter at once when
engine, begins to run on its own
I power.
4. Keep your spark plugs in good
5. Prime the engine if it's cold.
i Rouge (just outside of Detroit) a
I tractor-ized Reo "Speed-Wagon"
was employed for heavy hauling.
The load in view "B" consists of.
eleven tons of stel truss rods. The
Reo reduced the haulage costs from
$2.25 to 86c per ton.
In the case of Haight*s Express
the owners neded something larger
than a standard Reo "Speed-
Wagon" but could not be satisfied
with anything short of a Reo model;
so they increased the capacity by
using one of the heavy duty at
tachments and now the "Speed-
Wagon" is a sure enough two-1
These attachments, by the way,
are not form-a-trucks. The Speed-
Wagon" is a truck from the ground
up in the first place and it is a
simple case of conversion. Including
a further reduction in the gear set.
These combinations are always
superior to heavy unite. The day
seems to be coming when Highway
Commissioners will rule trucks
above acertain weight and 'capacity
off the improved roads.
Heavy units, of course, have their
place, but the smaller unit is the
more flexible and easily adaptable to
the majority of occupations for
which the truck is engaged.
An Episcopal clergyman who had
but recently come to a certain neigh
borhood passed two urchins on the
"Good morning, Father," said one
of them, misled by the clerical garb.
"Don't you know nothin'?" said
the other contemptuously, when the
minister had passed. "Dat guy ain't!
no father. Why, he's married an'
got two kids."—Boston Transcript.
The Garford Motor Truck Company,
of Lima, Ohio, announces the addition
of a ton-and-a-quarter truck to Its al
ready extensive line. It is to be known
officially as Model 25.
This latest Garford development is
described as having ample wheel base
and body space and is said to be the
"huskiest" model of its capacity pro
duced to date. Provision has been
made for the installation of electric
lights and an electric starter.
The engine, of 22 horsepower, S.
A. E. rating, has four cylinders 3%x5%
inches cast in one block, with heads and
valve chambers integral. The valves
are large and ample water Jacketing is
provided. With the valve location on
the right side and the carburetor on
the left, the gas passes through a wa
ter-jacketed section of the cylinder.
The engine is of sturdy design, em
ploying a heavy crank shaft of the
three bearing type, and cast iron upper
and lower crank cases. The fly wheel
is enclosed in a housing integral with
the crank case.
The oiling is of the constant level
splash system. A gear pump driven
by the cam shaft circulates oil through
a steel tube system to the main shaft
bearings, the overflow; oiling '.he piston
Automobile and Aeroplane
Mechanical School Secures
Big Field
Announcement Is made on another
page of today's paper of the leasing
of a twenty-five acre field In South Har
risburg. that when leveled off and put
into shape, will be used as a landing
and training field for airplanes. This
lease is held by the Automobile and
Airplane Meclwniral School of Steel
ton. who expect to move their enUre
training quarters to this new location.
The entrance to this field will be on
Sycamore street. It is bounded on the
north by Paxton the east by
South Sixteenth street, on the west by
South Thirteenth street and on the south
by Sycamore street.
A one-mile automobile and motor
cycle racetrack and an up-to-date base
ball diamond will also be added fea
tures of this big field. Large grand
stands will be erected. These will be
placed on the top of the shops and
hangars that will be placed there in the
course of the next few weeks. This is
a feature that has been sadly lacking
in Harrisburg, and should prove popu
lar with the many motorists of this
The Automobile and Airplane Me
chanical School has a competent avia
tor here who will soon begin giving in
structions to the 45 students who are
training to become aviators. It is also
said by the management that persons
who may desire to get a flight over the
city will be able to do so. These rlans
are now being worked out
"Yes. grandma," said the fair
young thing. "I am to be married
during the bright and gladsome
month of July."
"But, my dear," said the old lady
earnestly, "you are very young. Do
vou feel that you are fitted for mar
ried life?"
"I am being fitted now, grandma,'
explained the prospective bride,
sweetly. Seventeen gowns and thrci
costumes."—London Tit-Bits.
and cylinder. Lower rod bearings are
oiled by splashers dipping into troughs
filled by a feed from the gear pump.
Ignition both on the standard and
• the electrically equipped models is by
straight, high-teidsion magneto. The
magneto is controlled from the steering
column. The spark plugs are located
over the inlet valves.
Carburetion is obtained through a
Stromberg one-inch float-feed carbur
etor. The throttle control is by foot
acceleration as well as by hand throt
tle from the steering column.
The design of the Model 25 Is char
acterized by its heavy shafts and large
bearings. It provides for direct at
tachment of a power tire pump. The
front drive shaft employs a pair of
composition discs. The drive is tubular,
requiring no lubrication and eliminating
the possibilities of grinding and rat
The Model 25, virtually a ton-and-a
quarter truck, embodies characteristics
of strength obtainable In a truck of one
and one-half ton capacity. It has a
one and one-half ton rear axle and a
one and one-half ton frame, with a
transmission of same type.
The standard tire equipment is of
the solid pressed on type. The front
Local Man Takes Charge to
Increase Its Many
• i
Announcement has Just been
made by J. H. Dutch, manager of
the local branch of the Firestone
Tire and Rubber Company, of the
appointment of Joseph R. Stine to
take charge of the Firestone Ship
by Truck Bureau. Ever since the
installation of these Firestone bu
reaus in all the important cities to
the United States the Harrisburg
branch has been back of the move
ment. Already Mr. Stine has be
gun to co-operate all the different
phases and activities of the bureau.
Mr. Stine is widely known in this
section and is familiar with the lo
cal needs in the ship by truck field.
The local Firestone bureau is al
ready delving deep into its tasks
and many shippers, merchants,
manufacturers and farmers are get
ting in touch with it for informa
tion regarding motor express routes
and lines covering their require
ments. Motor express operators are
also sending to the Firestone Ship
by Truck Bureau all Information of
interest to shippers, such as routes
covered, tonnage of truck, sched
ules, etc.
A certain State's prison installed
motion pictures to entertain the in
mates. When the citizens outside
discovered that the pictures inside
were better than the ones outside,
a wave of crime swept over the
city. The whole town was trying
to get pinched!— Harry J. Smalley
in August Film Fun.
September Touring
will be ideal in a used car.
Good as new bought from us.
Save 40% —Time Payments
A partial list of real values:
BUTCKS $350. UP.
PAIGES . 500. UP.
STUDEBAKERS . .... 300. UP.
And all Standard Makes.
Liberty Auto Exchange,
256 Worth Broad St,
Phila., Pa. Agents Wanted.
tires are 36x3% inches; the rear 36x4
inches. Pneumatic tiros, which are
particularly adapted to this new model,
come as extra equipment
The curved steel dash and seat box
are Included as standard equipment with
the chassis. These units are of high
quality wood with a covering of heavy
gauge body steel.
The control is standard with the steer
ing wheel at the left and the brake
and the clutch at the center of the
chassis. The spark is controlled from
the steering column.
The lamp equipment includes two
side oil lamps mounted flush in the
dash—a special feature—and one rear
signal OR lamp. The seat is extra wide
and carries three persons comfortable.
A special effort has been made to
standardize the Model 25 throughout
with the result that odd wrenches and
Spanners are not required. A full set
of tools is included in the price of the
chassis Which is quoted at $1,890, f. o.
b., Lima, Ohio.
Pneumatic cord tires, 36x6 inches
all around, a power tire pump and ex
tra rim, are furnished at $285 extra.
Electric lighting and starting may be
had for $125 extra.
Tenth Edition Contains 960
Pages and 3,362
This remarkable book has again
been revised and greatly improved. It
could appropriately be termed a "Re
pairman's Guide." In addition to its
mass of information on automobiles,
covering every detail from the con
struction and repair of the axle to the
repair of radiator and top. many new
subjects have been added. For in
stance, how to make electric tests of the
starting motor, generator, battery, coils,
magnetos, etc. In fact .the subjects
are dealt with In such a simplified
manner that one can almost understand
by a mere.glance at the numerous il
The storage battery subject is pro
fusely Illustrated, and anyone who can
read plain English can soon learn how
to diagnose trouble, disassemble, re
pair, assemble and recharge batteries.
A feature of this instruction is a sim
plified explanation of the "Cadmium
Test" of a storage battery. One nat
urally thinks of a very technical and
complicated *rt>ject, but after reading
this subject and a glance at the nu
merous illustrations the "tech" part
becomes perfectly clear. Then there
are many other subjects which the
average repairmen must know about,
such as fitting pistons and piston rings,
etc. In order to do this work intel
ligently he must know how to work in
thousands part of an inch. This sub
ject is so simplified, even the laymen
could do this work, after studying the
The tire subject is very interesting.
One learns the difference between the
"molded" tire and "wrapped tread" tire.
The difference between the "fabric"!
tire and the "cord' tire and the ad
vantage and disadvantage of each. Such
subjects as blow-outs, stone bruises,
loose treads, etc., are thoroughly treat
ed with an explanation of the cause
and how to repair.
The subject of vulcanizing not only
deals with the "sectional' method, but
also the "wrapped tread" method. The
equipment necessary to start Into the
tire repair business is also dealt with.
In fact, many pages are devoted to the
subject of, "how to start into the dif
ferent branches of the automobile busi
ness," from building and equipping a
home garage to that of one for busi
The book covers practically every
phase of the automobile Industry and
deals with automobiles, trucks, trac
tors, motorcycles, airplanes, airplane
engines, including the Liberty engine,
fully Illustrated. .
There are supplements with 332 il
lustrations on the Ford and Packard
car, part printed in colors. Every de
tail of the Ford is explained. For in
stance. how to rebuild a Ford and make
it do 60 miles per hour; how to make
every known repair from the axle to
the engine. The Ford new electric
system is fully illustrated, in fact the
illustrations go so far as to show the
internal wiring of the "cutrout" and
its principle of operation. There are
also five colored inserts, a dictionary,
and a lot more of valuable Information
too numerous to mention.
The author. A. L. Dyke, Is a pioneer.
He originated the first automobile sup
ply business, published the first prac
tical book on automobiles and manu
factured and marketed the first con
stant level (float feed) carburetor in
The partners of a well-known stock
exchange house were having a dinner
conference at an uptown hotel. One of
them appeared- worried during the prog
ress of the meal and finally he was
queried as to the cause of his fit of ab
"I just happened to remember that, I
neglected to lock the safe before I left
the office," he replied.
"Why worry?" said another member
of the firm. "We are all here."—Nash
ville Banner.
New Car Has Been Exhaus
tively Tested and Perfected
During Last Two Years
Production of the new light four cy
linder car, held up for the last two
years because of war conditions, has
been begun by the Willys-Overland
Company, of Toledo, and shipments to
dealers are being made.
The car is known as Overland 4. Its
production, which marks the culmina
[ tion of one of the most interesting un
dertakings in the history of the auto
mobile industry, is a tribute to the per
sistent purpose which has guided Prcs
i ident John N. Willys of the Willys-
Overland Company since he built the
first Overland car ten years ago.
Back of the whole production plan
has been the equally great development
of the Willys-Overland engineering de
partment. Heading the department are
men who plpyed a prominent part in
the development of Packard, Cadillac,
Pierce-Arrow and other notable cars.
The development of the new car from
an engineering standpoint represents a
concentration of skill as Intensive as
the manufacturing skill concentrated
in its production. Oiief among the
many engineering features of distinc
tion in the new car is the new spring
suspension which it is said, after two
years of exhaustive test, marks a real
ly notable advance in motor car riding
More than 30,000 employes in the
many allied Willys-Qverland industrial
plants have taken part in the develop
ment and production of the new car.
Although the announcement of the new
Drivers Idolize This
Reo "Speed Wagon"
the enthusiasm of drivers—not in and question him particularly as
occasional cases but practically *° h° w the. different makes of
without exception-he may feel trucks-their springs frames,
i , _ , . axles and motor—stand up un- 1
he has produced something der conditions of excessive over
pretty nearly approaching per- loading. j
ITHAT IS THE CASE with this about the relative cost of upkeep
Reo "Speed Wagon"—the first of . tbe different makes he. has
and still the model of its class. driven.
aov amv rMDT\7T?t> HIS REPLY to that query will
ASK ANY DRIVER you see on a sd| a Reo „„ J „
Reo Speed Wagon , and note ° Mf
not only his words but the. Ip p ERCHA NCE he has driven II
confident, enthusiastic tone of h.s (rucks fab i|
voice when he says, It is the capacity, but for which you ||
best motor truck ever made. ask ; d £ pay ,„ ice the
of a Reo, ask him about de- I I
ASK HIM what other makes of pendability and upkeep, and he
motor trucks he. has driven— wiu tell you you need p no II
when, in what kind of service more thajl the price of a Reo to
and how long. obtain the utmost service and , I
the least in cost of upkeep.
others—and compare with the HIS BOSS WILL TELL YOU
price of this Reo. t hat the cost per ton-mile of
transporting via Reo "Speed
ASK HIM about, the relative de- Wagon" is almost unbelievably
pendability of Reos and others. less.
( Distributors )
Fourth and Kelker Streets Harrisburg
] R.SO "Speed . I
Wagon*' (as
IPrtcahF. O. B. LMmhtm. W tKm Suctml FtJwmFTmx uml bm mddmd
model was made more than two \ ears •
ago by President Willys, the entire
interval, according to him, has been
devoted to perfecting details, improv
ing and refining the car, with a view
to bringing every part up to the stand
ard of its riding qualities which are
said to be exceptional.
Plans call for an output that will
greatly exceed that of any single Over
land model yet built. To affect these
plans and bring the new car into ac
tual factory production has required
the complete readjustment of the pro
duction program of the Willys allied
The size of this achievement Is more
readily understood when it is realized
that barely eight months ago, the
Willys-Overland industry was almost en
tirely devoted to war production. Fol
lowing this oame the readjustment to
motor car production which reached
425 cars & day; then a complete new
adjustment has been made to a new
car program without holding up the
production of current models on order
from dealers.
Since the armistice was signed, fac
tory routine and methods have been
simplified ; specially designed machinery
built and installed for making the new
car parts. For the insurance of per
manently attractive finish, three bat
teries of electric ovens, each alx>ut 150
feet long and 40 feet wide, have been
constructed at the factory and through
these the all-steel bodies of the new car
will pass through a series of enamel
coating and bakings under high tem
To assure uniformity of steels in the
new car. a new system of Inspection
was installed. Expert metallurgists
from the Willys-Overland begin (heir
inspections and tests at the mills and
this inspection is constant at every op
eration until the car leaves the factory.
Steel mills, accordingly, have been or
ganized to meet the strict Overland re
quirements for the special alloys and
steels in the new car. Raw material
markets have been organized to provide
for a steady flow of the required ma
Allied plants have been at work for
months, under pressure, to produce the
specially designed lighting system,
steering gear, bearing and other parts
essential to the new Overland.
But this picture gives only a limited
idea of the tremendous concentration of
resources which are brought to force
in the first production of the new oar.
To be fully conceived, these great spe
cial preparations must be seen in the
perspective of the existing structure of
the Willys-Overland organization of
which the Toledo plant alone comprises
120 acres of floor space and thirteen
miles of private railroad yards with
provisions for loading and unloading
1,000 railroad cars a day.
Not alone in material preparations
but In the training men as well, the
Willys-Overland organization has made
seven-league strides in preparing 'for
the new car. A training school of huge
proportions has been In operation for
months training mechanics. The school
follows the plans used by the United
States Government so successfully In
training men intensively during the
war. It Is headed by the man who di
rected for training for the Department
of I.abor during the war. By this plan,
hundreds of men while worknlg under
good wages are trained to greater per
fection. higher skill and better jobs.
This in a measure explains the Willys-
Overland Company's herculean achieve
ment in arriving so soon after the war
in production of the new car.
"Your name will echo down the cor
ridors of time."
"No. it won't," replied Senator
Sorghum. "A man goes out of atten
tion quickly these days. Three months
after he's out of office he's lucky If he's
Important enough to be paged In a ho
tel lobby."—Washington Star.
Prest-O-Lite Battery
I Atlas Electric Service Co.
Fourth and Chestnut Sts.