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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 24, 1918)
THE OMAHA SUNDAY EEE: FEBRUARY 24, 318.
Motor Cars Are Taken From
Detroit to Atlantic Coast
Under Their Own
All to Be Seen at The Show
Rigors of war and of the severest
winter that most sections of the
United States ever experienced have
combined to prove dramatically the
transportation efficiency of American,
made motor cars and trucks. With the
railroads congested with war freight
and frequently blocked by snow, man
ufacturers of trucks and automobiles,
dealers in them and the government
itself are independent on the ability
of the motor vehicles to travel cross
country under their own power.
"Despite ralroad congestion, freight
embargoes and blizzards, the govern
ment is getting its army trucks
through from factory to seaboard,"
said C R. Norton, general salesman
ager of the Packard Motor Car com
pany. "The first army train, of 30
Packards, pioneered the way over 580
miles of snow-filled, ice-covered roads
between Detroit and an Atlantic port.
This run was so successful that the
quartermaster's department now has
six more such trains on the road to
the coast and six more are soon to
be made up in Detroit."
Convinced by the government's
test, dealers and private purchasers
are assuring themselves of prompt de
liveryand in many cases the only
delivery possible by driving their
cars and trucks from Detroit to dis
tributing points. In the last fort
night the Packard Motor Car com
pany of Baltimore has driven 24 Pack
ard trucks and eight twin sixes over
land from Detroit to Baltimore. The
Packard Motor Car company of Pitts
burgh has taken delivery of six
trucks and eight passenger cars in
this manner. Detroit to Cleveland is
getting to be a very usual run, the
Packard Motor Car company of Cleve
land having driven away eight trucks
and a number of passenger cars.
Dealers in Philadelphia, Washing-
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ton, Buffalo, Columbus and other
points have adopted the new method
of transportation. Now the order to
prepare the longest run of all has
come to the Packard factory from
The Tackard Motor Car company
of New York has arranged to drive
overland all .trucks and cars now
awaiting sh pment to the factory. The
first of these trains left Detroit Jan
uary 2.1. The can and truck nr
driven by expert drivers, accompanied
dv SKiuea mechanics. Mops are usu
ally at J'oledo, Youngstown. Pitts
burgh, Philadelphia, Baltimore and
New York, in each of which cities
Packard has standard service estab
lishments ready to take care of the
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THE HEBB MOTORS CO. of Lincoln announces the completion of its plans to pro
duce PATRIOT TRUCKS of li2 and 2 12 tons capacity. A modern, completely equipped
plant will be built, employing hundrWs of skilled mechanics.
This new 'organization, with a capital stock of $1,250,000.00, is the outgrowth of
the Hebb Auto Co., which has been building commercial bodies for all makes of trucks
and for every line of business during the past two years.
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Built to a Staftdard--Not to a Price
PATRIOT TRUCKS are now being built in Detroit dnd deliveries
will begin about April 1. The plan and specifications of the PATRIOT
are the result of the efforts of the best construction engineers and are
in harmony with the best practice endorsed by government experts.
The new Heavy Duty type Continental motor will be used, four
speed selective type transmission and both internal gear and worm drive
rear axles. A staff of ..experienced engineers has been working many
months perfecting the PATRIOT and nothing but high grade, thorough
ly tested materials will be used.
PATRIOT TRUCKS will be produced under the most favorable
manufacturing conditions by men who are prominent in the develop
ment of the automobile industry. Neither time nor expense have been
Prospsctive purchasers should thoroughly investigate the PATRIOT
before placing orders, and dealers interested in open territory should
write or wire at once. Our advertising campaign will make the PA
TRIOT one of the best known trucks in the central west before the end
. of 1918.
Solves Problems of Thousands
of Business flfen; Simplicity
and Strength Features.
With the growing shortage of man
power, the improvement in roads
everywhere and the restrictions on
short-rail -hauls, the heavy tonnage
motor truck daily is becoming more
necessary. Its use gives the greatest
output per man and the lowest unit
To attain the best economy of time
and labor it is necessary that the
body be adapted to the loads carried
The Denby truck, manufactured by
the Denby Motor Truck company in
Detroit, makes the proper truck se
lection easy by maintaining a special
department to help in the choice of
They furnish either complete bod
ies, standard or special, or, on appli
cation, body builder's drawing for the
truck buyer's local builder.
Denby trucks are made in one, two,
three and five-ton capacities and meet
every business demand. They are
used by prominent firms in all parts
of the globe.
Simplicity and Strength.
Simplicity and strength are the out
standing features of Denby design and
construction. There is a reserve
strength in every model which makes
it absolutely dependable for its work
under all conditions of load, road and
The frames are deep section, with
very wide flanges They aie capable
of a remarkable amount of distortion
without breaking or even sagging.
This combination of strength and flex
ibility takes care of all the twists and
strains of service.
The motors are heavy truck type,
built to spepifications by the best
known motor specialists in the coun
try. The unit power plant, with
clutch and transmission, is enclosed
in a waterproof and airtight case.
Three-point suspension prevents dis
alignment and breakage.
The Denby multiple disc is faced
with woven asbestos. It operates
without jerk or strain on the driving
mechanism. Transmission gears are
heat treated and are kept quiet and
in perfect mesh by annular ball bear
ings on both main and counter-shafts.
The internal gear rear axle com
bines great strength, simplicity and
perfect protection from all mud, grit
and water. All load is carried on the
dead axle, which is a soliU round
one-piece bar of chrome nickel steel.
The live axle is used only tor driving
The driving strains are taken by
the chassis springs, doing away with
radius and torsion rods. Spring clips
are heavy bars of nickel steel to elim
inate stretching and the consequent
Every point of wear on the chassis
is provided with a replacable bushing
and lubvicated with an accessible o'il
Denby Drive Big Factor. '
The Denby internal gear rear axle
is, in reality, two axles one to carry
the load and take all the road shock
and the other to transmit the power
in the most efficient way.
The load-carrying axle is a round,
straight, one-piece bar of chrome
steel, without joints or welds. It is
just as strong horizontally as ver
tically. The live, driving axle is virtually a
jack shaft placed in front of the load
carrying axle and supported by it at
three points. On the ends of this
driving axle are mounted spur pinions
which mesh with large internal gears
completely enclosed insh'e of the
brake drum. These gears and pinions
are made of chrome nickel steel, heat
treated and hardened.
The maximum power is applied at
the wheals at all times, irrespective
of road conditions or load. This fea
ture makes it ideal for use in bad
roads and with trailers. The Denby
axle is perfectly protected from dirt
and mud. There is no necessity for
adjustments. Radius rods are elim
inated. It is quiet under all conditions.
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The keynote of our organization is to be "Personal Service."
There is a vast difference between cold, indifferent service and
"Personal Service." One means Satisfied Customers who boost;
the other means indifferent customers ever ready to find fault.
Nothing mechanical, regardless of price, will run without rea
sonable attention. The automobile, be it a $10,000 car or a
$1,000 car, is no exception.
In addition to offering an established motor car and truck for
sale we will provide considerate personal service.
The prudent buyer will insist
upon these most important qualities.
Sturdiness of design.
"Beauty of design.
Economy in operation.
Moderate price. k
Comfort'and easy riding.
Maxwell models conform to these
specifications. Convince yourself by
More brains than metal are used
in building Maxwell Trucks.
Through the use of scientifically
treated materials of tougher quali
ties they accomplished what truck
owners have wanted for a long time.
A Strong, Light Truck.
One which sells at a low price and
on acount of its light weight costs
less to-operate. The motor is a
giant. Over 6,000 owners will tes
tify to the value of Maxwell Trucks.
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Mid-City Motor Supply Company
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Phone Tyler 2462.
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