National Geographic : 1920 May
Plenty of Power but no Traction spinning wheels that get nowhere -and the man in the taxi believes he is paying for the futile spinning of the wheels. The meter on his car back home would register them in miles. He believes the taximeter is registering a charge against him for the useless spinning of the rear wheels and the resulting damage to the tires. A valuable object lesson, if it makes him think of his own car and how he abuses his own tires when he fails to put on Weed Tire Chains For Sure and Certain Traction The taxicab companies protect the Public and themselves from skidding accidents-from ex cessive costs. Taxicab wheels spin only when drivers disobey the companies' order to "Put on Tire Chains when streets are wet or slippery.'' And to safeguard their patrons against the drivers' possible negligence, the taximeter is attached to front wheels. Weed Tire Chains, when used judiciously, lengthen the life of tires. Whether they are used on taxicabs or on pleasure cars, Weed Tire Chains materially reduce operating expenses. Nothing looks more ridiculous than a spin ning tire-nothing more brainlessly extrava gant. Put on Weed Tire Chains "at the first drop of rain." SAMERICAN 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. General Sales Office: Grand Central Terminal, New York City District Sales Offices: Boston Chicago Philadelphia Pittsburgh Portland, Ore. San Francisco gpa g . ta w am arare rnslnamua i a mmnd "Mention The Geographic-It identifies you"