National Geographic : 1916 May
OODYEAR Cord Tires were chosen as standard equipment for Peerless cars be cause they offer very definite and very valuable advantages. Since these advantages result in unusual mileage and service, freedom from tire worry, and great comfort, they are well worth critical attention from owners of fine cars. It is almost impossible for Good year Cord Tires to stone-bruise and blow out, because of their extreme flexibility. This comes from their construction, which also makes them extremely lively, speedy and responsive. Strong, pliable cords-placedloosely side by side in diagonal layers-are cushioned in strong, stretchy rubber. Having no binding cross-weave, they are allowed great freedom of move Inent. So, under impact, the cords flex, the rubber gives; the tire literally absorbs road obstructions. This insures against stone-bruise, rupture, and the blow-outs-immedi ate or subsequent-which follow these injuries. Naturally such a tire has long life, gives great mileage, and causes little delay and annoyance. And it permits high speeds with comfort. It has wonderful coasting qualities. It saves power. It increases gasoline mileage. In the Hudson Hill coasting test, Goodyear Cord Tires averaged 177 feat farther than ordinary cord tires on the same car; and reached a maxi mum speed of 36 miles per hour. Of the fifteen Franklin cars which recorded better than 40 miles per gallon of gasoline in the fuel economy test last May, ten were equipped with Goodyear Cord Tires. And these tires made the three highest marks 55 miles, 53 miles, and 51.8 miles per gallon of gasoline. Their great oversize, uniting the added cushion of an increased air volume with the in-built cushion, resil ience, and easy-running of our cord construction, makes the Goodyear Cord the tire of utmost comfort. Goodyear No-Hook Cord Tires, inthe 32x4, 36x4 and 37 x 5-inch sizes, have 23 to 35 per cent more air space than regulation Q. D. Clincher tires of corresponding inch-sizes. In spite of the higher prices neces sary for these tires, because of their construction and their oversize, users seldom change to other tires. Increasing sales show that car owners believe the extra value, and the extra luxury, security and durability of these tires, more than offset the difference in price. Ask the nearest Goodyear Service Station Dealer for Goodyear Cord Tires. The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Akron, Ohio All-Weather and Ribbed Treads, double thick, for rear and front wheels. Note the deep, sharp All Weather grips. They resist skid ding. Thef give great traction. No-Hook and Q. D. Clincher types, for gasoline and elec tric cars. "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you." Co ort Tres, Protected Ag ait lo-out ArRON __ JI =2S '