National Geographic : 1919 May
It's not the po it's the tractio The above illustration was suggested by a well known business man who was standing on the curb at the foot of a sharp incline leading to a bridge spanning a river. The scene made such an impression upon him that he described it to us in detail and urged us to picture it in an ad so that all motorists might learn the lesson he got from it- "to al ways put on Weed Tire Chains when the roads are wet and slippery." Here's the Story "The bridge had just swung closed and the policeman had given the 'Go' signal. All the motor cars, motor trucks and wagons, a long line of them, started ahead, but right in front of me stood a big car - a beauty-which seemed to me to have as much power as a loco motive, but she didn't move a foot. Stood like she was anchored, and I judged the 'clutch was slipping' until I realized that all this time the rear wheels were 'spinning' on the cobble stones like a windmill. "It surprised me to see a small-power delivery truck with a heavy load turn out and go by the big car and up the grade without any trouble. Then I noticed that the cars that were moving were equipped with Weed Chains while the big car had nothing but slippery, bare tires. "Here was the driver of the big car, with all its tremendous power, standing still, wasting time and wearing out his tires spinning on a rough, uneven road. And when I thought of what those big 36x5 tires cost and how they were being ruined, it taught me a lesson I will never forget. "In the past few years I have read over and over again how Weed Chains gave positive traction and prevented slipping and skidding, but I never saw it so vividly portrayed. "If every motorist could see it in the same way, not a single one would attempt. to drive on slippery streets or pavements without Weed Tire Chains." We are glad to put our friend's story into print and hope the lesson will "strike home" to a lot of drivers who have been either careless or indifferent about using Weed Chains-one of the most important factors in sane motoring. American Chain Company, Inc. BRIDGEPORT N CONNECTICUT In Canada: Dominion Chain Company, Limited, Niagara Falls, Ontario Largest Chain Manufacturers in the World The Complete Chain Line-All Types, All Sizes, All Finishes-From Plumbers' Safety Chain to Ships' Anchor Chain. "Mention The Geographic-It identifies you"