National Geographic : 1919 Dec
raxicabr us WEED TIRE CHAINS Because they can't afford to take chances and because, with Weed Chains, they s,,, get greater mileage out of their tires. It's a business proposition, pure and simple, with taxicab companies. They use Weed Chains for economy and accident insurance. The main incentive for the use of Weed Chains is the . accident-preventing feature-a most important factor as it means the saving of lives and property. But further than that it is known from bitter and costly experience that the continual, constant and yet hardly perceptible slipping of the rubber tire-surface on wet roads and pavements-only the foot or so of lost traction at a time-is an alarming expense item wearing out tires just the same as ifyou pressed them against a rapidly revolving grindstone. Be as wise as the taxi driver and always put on your Weed Chains "at the first drop of rain. " Taxicab companies have learned from experience that only by the use of Weed Chains can this continu ous wear on tires be prevented. Their drivers are ordered to put on their Weed Chains "at the first drop of rain" because of the thousands upon thousands of dollars that are thus actually saved every year in tire service and the elimination of skidding accidents. Wouldn't it be well for you to learn wisdom from the fellow who really knows? Weed Chains are also made to meet the demand for an efficient traction and anti-skid device for trucks equipped with single and dual solid tires or with the very large pneumatic tires. They are so constructed that they satisfactorily meet the requirements of heavy truck service in mud, sand or snow. AMERICAN CHAIN COMPANY Inc. BRIDGEPORT CONNECTICUT In Canada: Dominion Chain Company, Limited, Niagara Falls, Ontario LARGEST CHAIN MANUFACTURERS IN THE WORLD TheComplete ChainLine-All Types,AllSizes,AllFinishes-From Plumbers' SafetyChainto Ships'Anchor Chain General Sales Office: Grand Central Terminal, New York City E District Sales Offices: Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Pittsburg, Portland, Ore., San Francisco "Mention The Geographic-It identifies you"