Eastern Clackamas news. (Estacada, Or.) 1916-1928, September 02, 1920, Image 9

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W hat Is There Left
For Essex to Prove
Need to T h r o w A w a y Nutmeg
Grater Because It Has Become
a Little Dull.
A nutmeg grater which Inis heemm
too dull for usefulness for Its‘original
purpose makes a splendid instch safe,
says Popular Mechanics muguxlnc
Note the Range o f its Nation ■ Wide
Performances A ll Made in One Week
These performances show what to expect of the Essex you will get.
T h ey are not a surprise to the more than 40,000 Essex owners, although their equal in so many
instances was never shown by any other car.
Some of the hardest tists w t r ; made by Essex cars that had already traveled over 35,000 miles— equiv­
alent to 7 years of average driving.
Some were on criginal tires that had done from 15,000 to 20,000 miles.
M an y were owner cars— owner driven— taken without special preparation from their ordinary day to
day work, to break the speed, reliability and economy marks of their localities.
W om en piloted some of the runs that showed as high as 28 miles to the gallon of gasoline.
T hey set
new marks for fast time over long distance driving where men with many cars hesitate to venture
there any important car quality left for Essex to prove ?
With 49 cars in every type o f performance of from 5
to 72 miles per hour and over all kinds of roads the av­
erage was 18.9 milesper gallon.
The inter-city records for time in nearly all localities
are now held by Essex.
The St. Louis to Kansas City record, 303 miles was
taken by Essex in 10 hours, 17 minutes. Another
Essex went from Yakima. Wash., to Seattle, 180.1
miles over Cascade Mountains in 4 hours, 56 minutes,
lowering the railroad time by l hour, 44 minutes.
A Hastings, Neb., woman drove 100 miles to Lincoln
averaging 28 miles per gallon.
Four women drove from Los Angeles to San Fran­
cisco and return averaging 22.3 miles per gallon and
another Essex made the round trip between the two
cities, 846 miles, with an average of 23 miles per gal­
In every section Essex set now performance marks on
the most difficult hills.
The Rim () the World in California, a climb of nearly
f>,000 feet in 8.8 miles over mountain roads, was made
in 17 minutes. 23 seconds, beating all previous records.
Reliability which is a larger factor in car economy
than even gasoline mileage, was proven in every local­
ity in non-stop motor performances and in long dis­
tance inter-city runs.
A t many points non-stop motor performances were
made during which the car was for a greater time
used in country and inter-city running. No attempt
was made at speed but in no case was the motor stop­
ped during the period of test. Scores of cities saw the
Essex in constant operation for 144 hours. At one
point a two weeks test 336 hours was made o f a
motor in constant operation.
An Essex which had previously gone 28,000 miles made
a round trip between San Francisco and Los Angeles
over a route of grades and mountain passes, frequently
far from water supply, with its gear shift levers, hood
and radiator all sealed. It averaged 22.8 miles per
Literally hundreds of tests like these were made in all parts of the country.
exactly what you may expect from the Essex you buy.
W h a t they reveal is
Can you place equal confidence in any car
that has not so vividly established its performance?
Dendrograph Furnishes Information of
Much Practical Value to Stu­
dents of Arboriculture. *
Another Essex that had set the best time between
Boston and Fort Kent, on the Canadian Border, made
four round trips within a week, totaling 4,052 miles.
The 31st Street hill in Washington, D.C., was climbed
by an Essex on high. No other car had done that.
And on the Tilden Street hill an Essex went over the
top at 51 miles an hour anu the same car towed a 6-t«»n
truck with load 16 blocks uphill.
An Essex which had seen 16,000 miles service was
driven from Columbus, Ohio, to Washington, I). Ci,
403 miles, in 11 hours, 40 minutes.
Huns' Savage Crime.
Among the many crimes with which
the Germans are charged Is that of the
destruction of religious uiftntinfciils
ami everywhere In the devastated dis­
tricts are graves which have been vlo
luted and vaults which have been burst
open. One of the cemeteries which
has suffered the greatest damage II«* h
high on a hill above a III tie town not
very far from Paris. Il«‘re the work
of destruction was carried out by aer
ial torpedoes, five of which w«»re fired.
Not one missed Its mark. Monument­
al crosses are heaps of twisted Iron
and broken stone, and at the points
when» the torpedoes exploded nothing
remains hut deep holes. ^
From Buffalo, N. Y. to Kochester the distance is 88
miles. An Essex did it in SO minutes.
24 cars were sent on an average 216-mile economy
run in Connecticut, some over mountains and others
on|a level course, averaging 18.7 miles per gallon. One
car with 35,000 miles service averaged 21.2 miles per
: :
The grater Is hung up by the hole m
handle on the larger end, the bottom
of the nutmeg pocket Is taken out and
n wooden plug Is driven In, leaving «
sufficient height above It for the
matches to route Just tinder the Mil of
the nutmeg pocket. If the rough sur­
face Is too «lull for good grating It 1«
Just right for striking nfwtches.
The dendrogrnph Is a new Instru­
ment devised by the department of
botanical research of the Carnegie
Institution for recording growth and
other variations In the dlineiislons of
trees. Two types of the apparatus
are now In use. Both employ a belt
of wooden blocks hinged together and
fastened securely as a supporting belt
around« the trunk of a tree. In one
type, series of plungers In conflict with
a number of «selected points Hrotind the
tree carry «m their «niter ends un en­
circling wlrcV Vn.v change in position
of the plunger moves the* encircling
wire unU the motion Is recorded by a
pen on a sultuhle revolving «Iruiu. ThV
second type curries a yoke which ru-
clrclea the trunk **f the tree, with four
points of c«>ntact. changes In vtdume
of the trunk ure followed by differ­
ences In distances between the con­
tacts, which are duly recorded as
shove. These devices ftirni-di uu lu-
ter«»stlng re«,«ir«l of ihe «1« ^ ami -e»
VUiaI chunges In tin* sl/.e and form
of tree trunks.