National Geographic : 1920 Jan
US4 Because they can't afford to take chances / and because, with Weed Chains, they / / 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 than the continual, constant and yet hardly perceptible slipping of the rubber tire-surface on wet roads S/ 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 if you pressed them against a rapidly revolving grindstone. Taxicab companies have learned from experience that only by the use of Weed Chains can this continuous 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? Be as wise as the taxi driver and always put on your Weed Chains "at the first drop of rain. " 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 Co., Inc. BRIDGEPORT CONNECTICUT In Canada: Dominion Chain Company, Limited, Niagara Falls, Ontario Largest Chain Manufacturers inthe 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 Philadelphia Pittsburg San Francisco Chicago Portland,Ore. "Mention The Geographic-It identifies you"