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'- SHANES I IE Sit I Ml HI '
: BY TS"1S SQ
I FROM THOSE WHO , v S?5 Ylams S"V 7 i-KJ ft fl f
Physician and Surgeon "
" Sntem, Oregon, May 4, :-I8W.
Lee U Gilbert, Hulcm, Oregon. ,;
; Dear Sir: In reply to your letter ask
ing mo if my Elgin cu is giving witis
faction, I will ny thut I ant thoroughly
satisfied with it. '. ; V 'i
' As I told you when I bought the HA-
gin, that I must have a ear whlcn
would be ready to go nt" ull times, eqital
to oil emoregencie, one that would
withstand the most hazardous trips, and
maintain the maximum powei and speed,
I luive found thetie requirements personi
fied in the Elgin. ,
Furthermore it possesses wonderful
riding qualities, permitting transporta
tion of my patients to and from tho
hospital wtlhout the slightest discom
fort. . '.
I also wishto express my satisfaction
with the service you have given me,
which is more than I expected and far
uhead of any I have been given on
other mukes of curs I have owned.
. Verv truly yours,
" ' G. E. rRIMK
' Cigars, Ruft Drinks and Biliards
- Hnlem, Oregon, Mav 21, IMP.
Mr. Lee L. Gilbert, Sulem, Or.
Dear Sir; Replying to your inquiry
as to how 1 ljke my car. In reply per
mit ntci to express my appreciation- of
the unequnlled service you have" extend
ed to me on the Elgin Six which I pur
vliased from you last summer. Ko one
could expect more than Vuu have done,
and I am very weH satisfied with the
cur In every way.
As for riding, I think I am safe In
saving that it is a er.sy a riding car n
T have ever been in and the upkeep lias
been nothing nt all except for gas, oil
It is inv opinion thut there is no other
car on the ninrket today within several
hundred dollars that is cnunl to the El
gin, and a verson would have to go n
food many' hundred hitfher to find Its
superior. , . .
I have plenty of power at nil times,
and can speed p " necessary and no
he compelled to eat the road hog's dust
and on the other hand I can throttle It
down to two miles an hour on high
which U very roaveient on ernwded
Thanking you for the favors extended
to me in the past, mid wishing you ev
"cry success, I heat to remain,
- jos. ADOT.rrr.
0. T.. SCOTT, D. P.
Balem, Or.. April 30, 101!.
Mr. Lee L, Oilbert, Salem. Ore.
Pear Sir: I have now driven my Elgin
Pit some 1100 miles since I purchased
it from yoa Mnrea 20, lfl. It is giving
excellent satisfaction in every way. Tr
is very economical in consumption of
Cnnoline and oil. Ahont 10 mile per
eiillon of an sol in and M0 miles per
qnr.rt of oil.
It ride very easy, the springs being
the verv best type of cantilever that t
hnve examined. " .
Tt has a oividi plck-un and holds the
road fine nt nil speeds, and T find I
have emple power for alt purpose.
Verv trulv touts.
PR. O. T.. PCOTT. D. f.
P. S. Yon mav publish this if you see.
fit. ' '
Wooiuoeket, S. Dak., July 12, 1910.
Denr Sir: We arritred here safe and -sivund
in 11 days d spent on dn
in Yellowstone Park. Got liere rooming
of July d. ' Never had bit of ear
trouble the whole trip. Met and passod
ell other kinds ditched and being fix
ed. -- :
Can't sav enough in praise of the
Elgin. Had long talk with the Elgin
man nt Tlnron. R. D:ik. He sold 4S0
Eltrin last fear.
If those picture are coed send me
one at Marshall, Minn. And I will see
you on my return trip.
F. M. TIXDI.T
THE DAILY CAPITAL
The Sign of the
By this sign Elgin makers and dealers pledge themselves to deliver to Elgin buyers a GOOD motor car and to back it up
with GOOD dealer service. ;
These three interlocking triangles symbolize the blending of the interests of Elgin makers, Elgin dealers and Elgin owners.
The six points of the triangle represent the six points of ELGIN GOODNESS Beauty, Power, Durability, Economy, Per
formance and Comfort. .
E. W. POWERS ARMSBY CODE G.W. POWERS
Office Phone 385. Res. 1439 and 629
C. W. POWERS & SON
PACKERS OF . .; - .
: OREGON, DRIED FRUITS
U. S. Food Administration License No. G-1 1 7899
Room 205, U. S. Nat. Bank Bldg.
SALEM, OREGON, SEPT. 8, 1919.
Mr. Lee L. Gilbert, '
Dear Sir: . . v
I wish to thank you at this time for the service you have given me on my 1919 Elgin, also on the 1918 Elgin
which I purchased from you last season.
My car has given me very good service this year and the past three or four months I have driven it about
9000 miles over all kinds of roads as my business require s me, at times, to go over ploces that are practically im
passible. I haven't spent a dollar for repairs in the 9000 miles and the car has given me wonderful mileage on
gasoline, oil and tires. I have one of the original tires on the front wheel at this time. In fact, all the tires on
the car ran from three to four thousand miles over the guarantee.
The writer wishes you every success in your automobile business, as I know that you are giving more 'real
automobile service to the owner than any dealer that I know in this city or valley.
The writer feels that service is the main thing to consider when any one is buying an automobile. There are
many good cars manufactured today, but I think the main thing to consider when purchasing a car is to buy a car
where one is assured of service whenever it is necessary to have it.
Thanking you again for the courtesies you have shown me, I am, , v' . (
- .... Very truly yours,
TERRITORY OPEN FOR GOOD LIVE DEALERS
The test of a car's steadiness and smooth riding is its ability to travel at a merry clip over rough roads.
Under such conditions you feel a sense of security and safety in the Elgin Six no "nerves" or worrry no jouncing about
or side sway no fear that the car will slide off the road.
Improved cantilever spring suspension of exclusive design and perfect balance throughout make the Elgin Six ride straight
as an arrow under all conditions.
These outstanding features help to give Elgin Six its place as the supreme motorcar value in its price class.
Take a demonstration as our guest and find out for yourself .
LEE L. GILBEstributor
1 56 South Commercial Street ' Salem, Oregon
JOURNAL, SALEM, OREGON," SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER
Motor Gar GOTOratiomi
20, 1919.. .
FJOM THOSE WHO
BKLLA VISTA SUBDIVISION CO.
Owners Bella Vista
Portland, Or., Sept. 19, 1917.
Mr. I.ee L. Gilbert, Salem, Or.
. Dear Sir: I desire to express my ap
preciation to your firm for going over
my new Elgin ear recently and making
the necessary adjustments without
charge. I fully expected to pay for this
I am greatly pleased with the new El
?in and mnxt say that the . wonderful
springs in this car makes it the easiest
riding machine that I have ever had
the pleasure of driving. I have, drivea
this car over 1800 miles and it has
yet to miss hitting on all six cylinders
and surely has been running like a top.
I negotiated th0 trip to Hood Biver
. about ten days ago and filled my tank
before leaving Portland and set my
speedometer at zero, which registered
on reachin Hood River 69 miles. I
again filled my tank at Hood River
and it took . trifle less than four gal
Ions of gasoline, making an average of
a trifle, over 17 miles to the gallon.
My ear has loosened up considerably
' since then and think I am getting about
'20 kOhe present time. ' ' '. ' ' T' "
I wish you every success and you can
jest assured I am an Elgin Tbooster.
, ;, svj Very truly yours,
BELLA VISTO OX THE COLUMBIA,
Ernest Wells, Pres.
Wholesale Dairy Products
.. Portland, Or., May 2ii. 1919.
Mr. Lee L. Gilbert, Salem, Or.
Dear Sir: In your letter of a recent
date you ask mc "how I like my Elgin
Six 'Chummy.' " -
I will in reply state that I have driv
en my car about 8000 miles itnd the only
expense I have boon to on my engine is
to buy 3 spark plugs. I drove all win
ter through very bad roads and in sev
eral instances through water 30 inches
deep, and in one place I was the only
one out of 7 cars that went through with
out being towed. I have just returned
from a "trip through Troutdale to Glen
wood and over a grade from Glenwood
to Goldendale, Wash., which is about
5 miles, and in many places over 30 per
cent. My Elgin is always ready to go
and I am well pleased with the Elgin
With the exception of a broken spring
nd some new bushing I have had no
expense. During the winter months I
have averaged better than 15 miles to
a gallon of gas. Now as the roads are
getting beter I am making about 17
miles to a gallon of gas.
Thanking you for talking me Info
buying an Englin I beg to remain,
' ' W. B. PEAIBS.
LOUIS V. LCNDBURG
Attorney at Law
Portland, Or., Aug. 7, 1917.
Mr. Lee L. Gilbert, Salem, Or. ...
Dear Sir: When I bought my Elgm
Siv from you several weeks age, I was
inclined to be skeptical in regard to
some of the claims made for it, but
, they hare been so fully proven in serv
ice that I am more than satisfied with
It is a wonder in performance n
roughr country roads and a surprise how
easy it rides the bumps. At thirty-five
miles per hour, which is as fast as I
have dared to go to date, I never noticed
any vibration whatever. I am proud to
. own the ear and thank you. for having
your salesman influence me to bur sn
tons v. irxPBrRo.