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Mail Tribune 100, Sept. 26, 1919

The following news items were drawn from the archives of the Mail Tribune 100 years ago.

Sept. 26, 1919


The Chandler six car that automobile enthusiasts have been most anxious to see has arrived and is being kept busy giving demonstrations with those who have made a study of the different automobiles manufactured. Owing to the great demand for the Chandler it has been impossible to get cars heretofore.

In speaking of the Chandler and Cleveland cars, Seely V. Hall, who has the agency for Jackson and Josephine counties, says: “After making a study of the makes of many different cars, and owing to the mountainous and geographical location of my territorial sales, I selected the Chandler and Cleveland as the two cars to be the most suitable for my territory.

In the first place both the Chandler and Cleveland are sturdy and durable, with motor power so great that few cars excel them in pulling power. The motors are built by their own respective factories, so designed and so simplified that the average motorist should have but little trouble. People will choose the Chandler and Cleveland cars for their mechanical excellence. The ignition is furnished by a Bosch high-tension magneto and does away with all that extra wiring which brings grief to many motorists.” Some of Chandler special features are:

No. 1 — Aluminum crankcase, the same as the Cadillac, Fiat, Marmon, Mercer, Packard, Pierce-Arrow, Simplex and Winton.

No. 2 — Aluminum crank case which ties the frame of the car together at four points, at front and rear sides of the motor, giving perfect rigidity to the motor mounting, same as Packard, Locomobile, Mercer, Winton, Simplex and Fiat.

No. 3 — Silent chains for driving motor shaft, same as the Winton, Packard, Cadillac, Simplex and Mercer.

No. 4 — Torque arm or tube, same as Pierce-Arrow, Locomobile, Winton, Cadillac and Packard.

No. 5 — Annular ball-bearing transmission, same as Mercer. Pierce-Arrow, Simplex, Fiat, Packard and Locomobile.

No. 6 — Annular ball-bearing differential, same as Marmon, Pierce-Arrow, Simplex, Fiat, Packard and Locomobile.

No. 7 — Annular ball-bearings for rear wheels, same as Packard, Locomobile, Fiat, Marmon, Mercer and Simplex.

No. 8 — High tension magneto ignition, same as Locomobile, Mercer, Simplex, Winton, Fiat, Marmon and Pierce-Arrow.

Data from Motor Record, Dec. 1st issue.

Data from Motor Age, Jan. 3rd issue.

Data from Automobile Industries, Jan. 3 issue.

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