Downie Chevy Article 10-9-1927

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Downie Chevy Article 
10-9-1927 - its six ol well. up and and S USES 75 CHEVROLET...
its six ol well. up and and S USES 75 CHEVROLET When the circus comes to --if It happens to be Downie Wild Animal (Jircus--it comes Chevrolets. Seventy-five of them --sturdy one-ton trucks ---make up the train that transports thia entire show, (wftld animals and all, from the time in early spring it leaves its winter quarters at Harve de Grace, Md., until it returns there late in autumn. Andrew Downie, head of the show, fixed on Chevrolets after trying other methods of transportation during his 42 years In show business. He experimented with horses and wagons, canal barges, steam tractors hitched to trailers, motor trucks and railway circus trains. Now the 75 Chevrolets carry the entire show, consisting of 200 clowns, musicians, tight-rope walkers and other employees, as well as lions, tigers, the "big side shows and complete equipment everywhere on the circuit from inaccessible mountain hamlets to seaside towns. One truck used by General Manager Harron as a summer home provides with a residence en route. Another carries a complete electric lighting plant. Last year the circus caravan traveled 7,000 miles over roads every sort, up mountain trails dragging in and out of muddy circus lots. Not one spring was broken no trouble was experienced with rear ends, or gears, or clutches, according to statement by the 1 chief mechanic, despite the gruel- Ing test that each truck underwent and despite the fact that each truck carried an average load of more than 4,000 pounds

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  1. The Havre Daily News,
  2. 09 Oct 1927, Sun,
  3. Page 6

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