National Geographic : 1940 Apr
The shock-absorber tree THIS IS Hevea brasiliensis, the tropical tree from which rubber is made. Rubber, because of its remarkable resilience, has become the chief shock absorber of the physical world, with uses extending from the tires on your car to the tremendous engine mountings for modern ships. But, important as rubber is as a shock absorber, there are some small pieces of paper in your desk which do a more vital job of shock absorbing for you. They shield you from financial bumps and shocks; they are the shock absorbers of the eco nomic realm. These pieces of paper are your insurance poli cies. Should a fire destroy your home, or an acci- dent put you in the hospital, or an automobile smashup make you the victim of a damage suit, insurance acts as a cushion that protects you from serious financial loss. And should you unexpectedly be taken away, insurance will shield your wife and children from the too-common shock of being placed, over night, at the mercy of the world. Let a Travelers representative advise you on the most important types of insurance that you, indi vidually, should own. Moral: Insure in The Travelers. All forms of in surance. The Travelers Insurance Company, The Travelers Indemnity Company, The Travelers Fire Insurance Company, Hartford, Connecticut.