Matheson Automobile Co.

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Matheson Automobile Co. - "SILENT SIX" MEANT AN EXPENSE OF $300,000...
"SILENT SIX" MEANT AN EXPENSE OF $300,000 Matheson Company First to Introduce Quiet Running Engines How It Was Done. " C. W. Matheson, general sales manager of the Matheson Automobile company, when questioned , as to the mechanical meaning of silence in the operation of a gasoline engine, 'gave this interesting answer: - "When motor cars were first introduced, very little effort was made to secure quiet running qualities. The main problem was to get a car to run at all reasonably well, and it took several years to make any marked headway. Later, in the development of the gasoline motor, efforts were made to increase the efficiency of the motor, still without reference to quietness. Latterly, however, the demand increased for quiet running cars, and it was this demand which led the Matheson company to expend over $300,000 in the development of the "Silent Six" Matheson, which is today, without doubt, the most quiet running car of all types on the marked. "In order to obtain and maintain the quality of silence in the Matheson motor, the following problems have had to be successfully solved: "1 The workmanship must be extremely and uniformly precise to one - thousandth of an inch. "2 The element of undue heat (which is the most destructive of all elements in a gasoline motor) has had to be eliminated. "3 the lubrication must be abundant and the system of lubrication virtually fool - proof. 4 The bearing surfaces must be very large, and "5 The materials usedTnust be the very best possible to obtain for each part "Having obtained silence in the operation of the Matheson motor by meeting successfully the above conditions, it was then found that a great I gain had been secured in the matter of economy of gasoline consumption, Rubricating oil consumption and in minimized wear, so that the mechanical meaning or significance of silence In a motor car means economy of me chanical up - keep and economy of oil and fuel consumption in addition to the advantage of uniform efficiency and service. "How well these facts have been proved is attested by the great string or victories of Matheson "Silent Six' during the past two seasons in which it has never lost a hill climbing con test nor an endurance run, although it has competed in almost every one or importance. THAT POPULAR MOTORETTE. H. J. Hill Finds Great Market For Three Wheeled Machine. For a long time people of moderate means have been looking for some system of locomotion that could Toe procured at a reasonable rate. - They wantea an automobile, and it remained for H. J. Hill, of 321 North Washington avenue, to put something vithin their reach. Mr. Hill introduced the Motorette and it immediately became so popular that people in all walks of life dug down for $385 and secured the Modal M Motorette, a fine little machine that answered every demand for speed, comfort and durability. The Motorette is a three - wheeled affair that is destined to come into uni versal use before many more months. It is an innovation on the automoMie market that will revolutionize the present trade. It is not a cheap imita tion of an automobile, but a refinement and ultimate development of the motorcycle. It will average twenty - five miles an hour for speed. 'Model N Is a commercial car designed for department stores, and those having large, though light, delivery problems. Model L is a semi - commercial car. SATURDAY'S FOOTBALL RESULTS Pennsylvania, 9; Ursinus, 0. Princeton, 31; Vlllanova, 0. Tale. 12; Syracuse, 0. Harvard, 8; Holy Cross, 0. Cornell, 15; Oberlin, 0. Lafayette, 11; Swarthmore, 3. West Point, 12; Vermont, 0. Indians, 46; St Mary's, 5. Dickinson, 29; Western Maryland, 5. EVarthmouth, 29; Colby, 0. 1 . Michigan, 24; Case, 0.

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  1. The Scranton Republican,
  2. 09 Oct 1911, Mon,
  3. Page 8

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