National Geographic : 1921 Feb
WEED Tire Chains Safcquard Pedestrians THE DRIVER caught the signal, shot on his brakes - and Weed Tire Chains did the rest. The car came to a dead stop well within the safety zone and the lady crossed in safety. It will pay you to analyze this little crossing episode - one of frequent repetition in the experience of every traffic officer. What prevented an accident was teamwork between the brakes and Weed Tire Chains. The brakes took hold but it was the chains that kept the tires from sliding. Bare tires on that slippery pavement and in a tight place like that would have meant disaster. Traffic policemen have learned to depend on Weed Tire Chains in that ticklish moment that comes with each shift in the direction of traffic. The pedestrians go swarming forward regardless of anything but the signal. That's when the officer must look sharp -e speciallyondaysofmud,slime,orslush. That's "skidding weather" and he hates skidsworse than St.Patrick hated snakes. If the wheels of the cars are equipped with Weed Tire Chains there is no need for worry. They prevent skidding- each staunch link absorbing its share of the treacheroussliding impulse and"ground ing" it in a fraction of a second. The lack of Weed Tire Chains, inexcusable in congested traffic, is the most prolific source of motor mishaps. Ask any traffic officer and he will tell you so. AMERICAN CHAIN COMPANY, Incorporated BRIDGEPORT / 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 GENERAL SALES OFFICE: Grand Central Terminal, New York City DISTRICT SALES OFFICES: Boston Chicago Philadelphia Pittsburg Portland, Ore. San Francisco "Mention The Geographic-It identifies you"