Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, February 24, 1918, AUTO SHOW NUMBER, Image 76

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    THE OMAHA SUNDAY . BEE: FEBRUARY 24, 1918.
CADILLAC SHOW
CHASSIS SHINES
LIKEJLATINUM
Material Simply That Which
Goes Into the Regular Car,
That Is Sold in the Reg- ., i
. ular Way.
Mechanical construction was given
more than ordinary prominence this
year in the Cadillac booth at the
New York and Chicago show.
The cut-open chassis, showing in
ternal construction and operation, is a
feature which the Cadillac company
was the first to adopt in the early
days of the industry, and which has
been a feature in every show since
that time.
This year's exhibit contains a spe
cial chassis, in which the predomina
ting effect is that of platinum , and
gold. I he materials, however, are
only those which go into the actual
construction of the car, highly
cleaned and burnished.
The Cadillac company is showing
a line of ten body styles tins season
as follows:
Seven-passenger car, four-passenger
phaeton, two-passenger roadster with
rumble seat, four-passenger broug
ham, tour-passenger town limousine
and town landaulet, seven passenger
limousine, landaulet and imperial. All
five limousine and landaulet; models
are on a 132 inch wheelbase and the
others are mounted an a 125 inch
wheelbase.
Feature Eight Cylinders.
Adhering to the eight-cylinder V-
type high-speed, high-cfficienc
principle which it first introduce
and which has characterized its pro
duct for the last three years, the
Cadillac company calls attention to
further refinements of that principle,
The company is now on its "fourth
year's production of eight-cylinder
cars, witn more than 55.UUO in use.
Perhaps the most important change
is tne use or detachable cylinder
heads. These are secured to the
cylinder blocks by 20 nuts each, and
are made gas and water tight by
special copper-asbestos gaskets. The
detachable heads make for greater
accuracy m manulacture, without
sacrificing the compactness, lightness
and rigidity of the former construc
tion. They permit easy access to
valves and pistons, without removing
the cylinder blocks, and greatly facili
tate the removal of carbon deposits.
One of the detachable heads is re
moved in the cut-open chassis, show
ing piston and valve action very
clearly.
' The Tilting Headlight.
A feature of the new cars which it
is felt will be particularly appreciated,
is the device tor tilting the headlight
reflectors. This device eliminates
glare from the eyes of uncoming
motorists by lowering the direction
of light It is operated by the driver
by means of a small lever attached
lothesteeringpost.
They Give Ford Service for McCaffrey
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ELECTRIC CARS
MUCH IN DEMAND
Parents Left .Without Drivers
When Boys Go. to War Are
Turning to Electric .
1 Cars.
Without question there are indus
tries which have suffered as a result
of the war, but the encouraging re
ports from other industries seem
bound to1 counteract all of the war's
ill effects on business. One of the
latest announcements of bigger and
better business comes from R. S.
Woodhull, sales manager of the Mil
burn Wagon company of Toledo, O.,
manufacturers of the .Milburn Electric.
"Despite the advance in price due
to increased costs of material and la
bor, our electric car business is get
ting better and better," says Wood
hull. "Unquestionably, the growth
in certain business is largely due to
the merits of the product manufac
tured: nevertheless the most meritori
ous article in the world could not be
marketed successfully unless the pub
lic were in the financial position to
buy it. .
And, to us, that is the most inipor-
tant feature of the -whole situation.
The public is in a financial position to
buy electrics and when the public has
money general business will not suf
fer. 1
"Obviously, flie manufacturers of
electric cars are in most advantageous
position for making the best of cur
rent prosperity. Nowthat this most
admirable wave of intelligent economy
is spreading oyer the land, 'the
economy in operation and the low up
keep cost of the electric appeals to
every motor car enthusiast.
"Furthermore, in the building of
our cars we specialize in light weight
and low construction,' consequently
they guarantee the maximum tire and
battery service, thereby increasing the
economical advantages of the vehicle. 1
TrYBBSTa
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ANNOUNCING THE
Commonwealth 4'
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. An Automobile Which
v Took Dealers At The
Chicago Show By Surprise
Every little while some manufacturer comes out
with a model that startles the dealers. That's
what the Commonwealth did to dealers who
visited the Chicago Show. . We are pleased to
announce our connection as western distributors
and invite you to inspect this model.
SPECIFICATIONS
. "Another factor which is increasing
the sale of electrics by leaps and
bounds is the calling away to war of
thousands of chauffeurs and boys and
young men' who drove the gasoline
cars for their parents. The increasing
scarcity of chauffeurs has turned the
mind of more than one gasoline car
owner to an electric because the lat
ter is so simple to operate that either
the old or the young may drive it
with perfect safety.
CITY OF CHICAGO
BUYS HEAVY TRUCKS
Seven Service Trucks Assigned
to Task of Performing
Heavy Hauling for Illi
nois Metropolis.
Albert E. Bihler, Omaha distribu
tor for Service trucks, points with
pride to the recently executed con
tract made between the Service Truck
company and the city of Chicaeo.
The city of Chicago purchased seven
five-ton Service trucks for the heav
iest work the city has to do.
"Service gives service that is serv
ice, is the motto of Bihler. "Service
trucks are worm drive and include
1, 1JJ, 2, IVi special and S-ton models.
Users of any of these trucks will all
tell you that on a basis of sheer ef
ficiency the Service is a winner." de
clares Bihler.
"Service is the ideal truck for anv
kind of work," continued the Omaha
distributor. "Carry any load you
want to and the Service truck will
deliver it. And lills and rough roads
will not tear the insides out of its
engine either."
Tiuck Company to Locate
Factory at Havelock, Neb.
The Hebb Motors company of Lin
coln will locate its new truck man
ufacturing plant at Havelock, Neb.
The Hebb Motors company has
been a body manufacturing com
pany at Lincoln. Recently at a small
factory at Detroit a corps of engineers
has been testing and assembling dif
ferent units and a motor truck has
been built. It is this motor the Hebb
firm will make at Havelock and place
on the market.
A large site at Havelock has been
obtained by the Hebb people and
they will start construction of the
plant immediately.
The capital stock of the Hebb com
pany is being increased and stock sub
scriptions now are being sold.
Coast Hurler Expected
To Deliver With Chicago
Frank Schellenbach, the tall lad
from Los Angeles, after a season's ex
perience in the minors, is expected
to make good with the Ch
this year, who says the pitcher showed
mm last year that all he needs
brushing up.
Rock Island Will Sue for
Coin Posted as Guarantee
The Rock Island club of the de-.
fund Three-I league has notified
President Al Tearney that it means
to sue him for payment of the $1,000
it deposited as a guarantee with him
to finish the season. me president
of the league says the money was
used to finance crippled clubs, or at
least sonic of it was, and that an ac
counting will be made showing that
fact. But Rock Island claims the
money was not put up to finance lame
is ducks. So there's the argument and
the law suit.
A cordial invitation is extended to all Auto
Dealers and Garage Owners to investigate
THE MORRIS CASH & CREDIT REG
ISTER during Show week.
Serves You As a
CASH REGISTER
CREDIT REGISTER
AUTOMATIC BOOKKEEPER
EVERY ENTRY FORCED
A device designed expressly for your par
ticular business in every detail.
MORRIS CASH AND CREDIT REGISTER COMPANY
219-222 City National Bldg.,
16th and Harney Sts.
Phone Douglas 4408.
Omaha, Neb.
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light Cylinder
Passenger Cars
Are Surpassed by No Other Make
Cars in the United States
of
BEFORE PURCHASING A NEW CAR
SEE AND RIDE IN THE DOUGLAS EIGHT
Space 2, Main Floor; at the Show
OMNI-POWERED MOTOR Is ; which
the power Impulses are OTr-ljpd;
the crank shaft bearing resistance
. reduced br ever 80; vibration al
most entirely eliminated; fuel eon
mmptlon reduced and acceleration
materially Increased. Four SHxS
cylinders-en bloe; removable cylinder
head: ample valve area; efficient,
lelf-eontalned lubrication in eonnee
tion with plunger pump; three-point
suspension.
COMPLETE ELECTRICAL EQUIP
MENT, including Dyneto Double Unit
tartinir and lighting system; At-water-Kent
ignition; 10-inch double
bulb head light ; 6-volt, 80-hour
Wlllard itorage battery: tall light,
dash light and motor-driven horn.
The generator is driven from head
gears; starting motor ii fitted with
Beadia drive.
NOTICEABLY - 8MOOTH ? RIDING '
QUALITIES the three-quarter elliptic
rear springs being 48 inches long and
2 inches wide with the under leave
virtually flat; semi-elliptie -front
springs; all spring bolts fitted with
grease cups.
DEPENDABLE SYSTEM OF BRAKES,
internal and external, operating on
liberal sised drums; equalized.
TRANSMISSION m UNIT WITH MO
TOR, selective type, gliding gear;
three speeds forward, one reverse;
annular ball bearings; noiseless gear
shift.
DRY PLATE MULTIPLE DISC
CLUTCH, the velvety action of
which permits of gradual engage
ment and instant release of seven
pistes; Clutch-hub lubricated from
motor; adjustable.
FULL FLOATING REAR AXLE;
weight carried entirely on housing;
drive shafts easily removable by
simply unscrewing bub caps; Two
Bow Bower tapered roller bearings in
each rear wheel hub; Hyatt roller
bearings next to differential; special
ly treated shafts; differential remov
able through rear plate.
THERMO-SYPHON COOLING In eon-
. nection with honey-comb radiator;
overslied . manifolds, spacious water
jackets and powerful fan,
HOTCHKISS DRIVE; two universal
joints; specially heat treated pro
peller shaft.
WHEEL BASE II J Inches.
WEIGHT 2,875 pounds.
SPEEE:Fou' t0 ittt " PW hour
on high gear.
PRICE Five-Passenger Touring Car
or Four-Passenger. Chummy Road
ter. 9J. Wire Wheels Extra.
.Don't Buy It Because St Ss Made
n Omaha Buy It Because It's a
BETTER CAR
Price $995 f. o. b. Factory.
Nebraska Paterson Auto Co.
Omaha, Neb.
Distributor
See It at the Show.
Lincoln, Neb.
OUR NEW FACTORY AT 30th and SPRAGUE STS., ready for occupancy May
1st, will give us added facilities for the manufacture of passenger cars and trucks.
THE DOUGLAS iy2-TON TRUCK, with internal gear drive, combination box, plat
form and stake body, with many other up-to-date exclusive features, make it the
foremost opportunity for individual transportation problems in the middle-west.
The
Douglas Motors
Corpo
ration
26th and Farnam Streets
After May 1st, in our new, Fireproof
Factory at 30th and Sprague Sts.
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