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37th Year 

New York, September 22, 1914 

Ten cents a copy 
Two dollars a year 

Plans for a New Sales Year 

— clean-cut opportunity for a limited number of GOOD 
new dealers to handle the premier motorcycle 

The Indian Sales Department has recently re-districted certain areas in 
the United States with the result that a group of excellent localities have 
been made available to new Indian representatives. 

We do not always have such fine paying territories to offer the merchant 
as we now have. The men who act quickly and in good faith will find 
themselves in possession of a big volume of business — business that our 
past experience has definitely proven to be readily at hand in the various 
allotments which we have newly created. 

We could not have opened up these attractive chances at a better time 
than now. The men at the forefront of American commercial and finan- 
cial affairs are practically unanimous upon the fact that 1915 will see un- 
precedented manufacturing and retailing activities in full swing — an Amer- 
ican prosperity greater probably than we have ever had before. 

The whole motorcycle industry confidently joins in this same optimistic 

Therefore, an opportunity to handle the predominant motorcycle — the 
predominant Indian — places at the merchant's disposal a proposition that 
commands far more than ordinary consideration. 

Please address all correspondence relative to Indian representation to me 

FRANK J. WESCHLER, Treasurer and Sales Manager. 


(Largeat Motorcycle Manufacturera in the World) 


Minneapolis Denver San Prandsco Atlanta 

PubUvhed Every Tuesday by The Bicyding World Coikipany, 239 West 39tH St., New Yotk 

for YOU 

And here's why — In the first place, 
the Dayton motorcycle is built to last. 
The best materials are used. 

In the second place, it is built to 
develop speed and power. The motor 
develops a greater speed than its 

In the third place, it is built with a 
view to giving comfort- 
able riding. The Dayton 
Rocker Spring Fork, 
and the Dayton Shock 
Absorbing Seat Post 
eliminate the jolts and 
bumps. It's a real pleas 
ure to ride the husky 

You ought to know 
more about Dayton Mo- 




This Catalog 
of Dayton 
is Free. Send 
for it. 

Are built in the largest cycle 
factory in the world — cover- 
ing lSy2 acres, employing 
2000 men. 

Are strongly guaranteed to 
you by the large, responsible 
firm behind them. 

Are proven and tested well, 

able to do for you all that 

you would expect from any 

cycle product you would 

buy. Are at least worthy 

of your most careful 

V whether you are 
a rider or a 

for YOU 

And here's why— In the first place, 
the Dayton bicycle is built entirely in 
our own factory. Our large, ample 
manufacturing facilities make this 
possible. It is not an "assembled" 

In the second place, it is a product result- 
ing from years of investigating and bicycle 
building. The Davis factory made almost 
one-third of the total num- 
ber of bicycles manufactured 
in the United States last 

In the third place, Dayton 
bicycles have their special 
exclusive features. These 
features have been responsi- 
ble for the Dayton's v.forld- 
wide popularity. As they 
have appealed to others so 
will they appeal to you. You 
ought to knov7 more about 
Dayton bicycles. 


This Catalog 
of Dayton 
Bicycles is 

Free. Send 

for it. 


Dept. C 


111 E s tablisHed' Q~l Y e a x- g J^ ^ oTlJll^ 

September 22, 1914 




^*\/ f \5E/1 I5LAND FABRIC 

The Old Reliable 

The original heavy fabric tire. 

Two years old and just as 
good now as when first 

Our 1915 line of other grades 
of Bicycle Tires and Bicycle 
Inner Tubes is worth your 

Kokomo Rubber Company 

Kokomo, Indiana 

Please mention this publication when writing to advertisers 


September 22, 1514 

A good part of the pleasure of owning and riding a motorcycle is in knowing that your mount is up-to-date in all points. 
EMBLEM is a thoroughbred machine. It embodies all that is best in a motorcycle. It expresses distinction in every line. 
EMBLEM riders are never out-classed in any competition of form, endurance, power or speed. 


Angola, Erie County, N. Y. 

For California, JOHN 
T. BILL & CO., Los 
Angeles. For Oregon, 
Washington and 
Idaho, BALLOU & 
WRIGHT, Portland, 
Ore., and Seattle, 
Wash. For the South, 
CO., Baltimore, Md. 

odel 110, Big Twin, 
lOH.P $275 

Model 108, Regular 
Twin, 8 H. P. . . 

Model 105, Big 
Single, 5 H. P. . 200 

Its better to buy 
a Pope than to 
always wish 
you had 

The Ideal Machine for Side Car Service. Con- 
tains Pope Overhead Valve 15.4 H. P. Engine; 
"Automobile Heavy" Gear Change Mechan- 
ism Self Locking; Celebrated Pope Spring 
Shock Absorbers; Foot Boards, Foot Operated 
Brake; Large Gas and Oil Tanks make 
touring a pleasure. 

Model R-14. Price $285 

A gratified customer tells YOU — 

"The R-14 recently received exceeds our 
fondest expectations. Mere words fail to ex- 
press our opinion of it. We can confidently 
say that there is nothing on the market which 
approaches it. We have made the natives sit 
up and take notice. Have the town talking 

Buy one now. Don't wait. The passing days are too precious to lose 
THE POPE MANUFACTURING COMPANY, 4 Cycle St., Westfield, Mass., U.S. A. 

Please mention this publication when writing to advertisers 

September 22, 1914 


Sales Helps 
for Bicycle Tire Dealers 

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber 
Company has solved a hundred 
advertising and selling prob- 
lems for bicycle tire dealers. 

In the doing of it hundreds of 
dealers were interviewed in or- 
der to get their ideas first hand, 
and to present only what was 
actually practical for other deal- 
ers' use. 

Then all this wealth of mate- 
rial was put into a big 9j/4 x 13 
book of 32 pages, printed in 

Ordinarily such a book would 
cost the dealer money. But it 
was decided to send it free to 
dealers interested in Goodyear- 
Akron Bicycle Tires. 

Thousands of copies of this 
book, "New Ways to New Busi- 
ness," have already gone out to 

dealers. These men are using 

their book as a sales manager, 
advertising manager, window trimmer, an 
ager combined. 


of Book 
9H X 13 





Bicycle Tires 

A Wonderful Bicycle 

This book also tells the great 
story of Goodyear-Akron Bicy- 
cle Tires. It tells of the idea 
which prompted the making of 
a high-grade tire which would 
enable dealers to compete with 
inferior tires — and at their 

It tells how Goodyear-Akrons 
add to dealers' profits in aggre- 
gate sales. 

It tells how Goodyear master 
methods, equipment and output 
have resulted in this new value 
while maintaining highest Good- 
year quality throughout. 

All in all, it tells of a revolu- 
tion in bicycle tire making and 
selling which will have an in- 
tense appeal for every bicycle 
tire dealer. 

general man- 

Get This Book, Free 

It presents a host of helps ranging from advertise- 
ments written for the dealer to free tire racks. With 
such a book in your store you have a high-priced expert 
in every department of your business, without having to 
pay a penny. 

If you have not already received a copy of "New Ways 
to New Business" drop a card today. Also ask for prices 
and dealer's proposition in general on Goodyear-Aki'on 
Bicycle Tires. Learn what new trade and new profits 
await you — helped by the great book which you cannot 
obtain elsewhere. 

Write today— write NOW 


Toronto, Canada 

Mexico City, Mexico 

London, England 


Branches and Agencies in 103 Principal Cities Write Us on Anything You Wanf in Rubber 

Please mention this publication whe 

iting to adverti; 


September 22, 1914 

Harley - Da vidson 


Winner of the 25-iTiile professional race at Cleveland. 

His Harley-Davidson made the 25 miles in 21 :20. This 

is an average of 51 1-5 seconds per mile, or 70.31 miles 

per hour, on a one mile dirt track 


Harley-Davidson wins both stripped stock- 
events at Minnesota State Fair. 


Harley-Davidson wins at Anniston — 3}i 
miles in 3:23. 


Harley-Davidson wins first nnd second in 
all three races at Meridian. 


Harley-Davidson wins ijoth amateur and 
professional events in Beachview-Marshal- 
sea 34-mile road race. 


Harley-Davidson wins first in all fotir races 
at Knoxville. 

South Carolina 

Harley-Davidson wins the big 50-mile event 
on two mile straightaway course, making 
24 complete end turns, in 50 minutes, 55 


Boston Bay State Endurance Run results in 
12 Harley-Davidson perfect scores, includ 
ing two Harley-Davidson sidecars. 

Harley-Davidson Motor Co., 790 C Stre( 

Please mention this publication when writing to advertisers 

September 22, 1914 


Winnings Increase 


Harley-Davidson wins the motorcycle event 
at Juarez. 


Harley-Davidson wins first and second in 
the 5-mile race at Fort William, Ontario. 


Harley-Davidson wins first and third in 200- 
mile race at San Antonio. 


Harley-Davidson finishes first and second in 
Portland-Tacoma 324-mile endurance run, 
defeating 19 machines, of practically all 


At Cleveland, Harley-Davidson wins first 
and -second in sidecar race, first in novice 
event, and first, second and fourth in 25- 
mile professional stripped stock. 


Harley-Davidson wins first and second at 


Harley-Davidson wins first and second in 
both amateur events at Canton. 

Milwaukee, Wis. 


After winning the big 50-mile race at 
Charleston, liis Harley-Davidson stripped 
stock model 10-K averaged 92 miles per 
liOLir in an exhibition event on a straight- 


The well known Birmingham Harley-Dav- 
idson rider, who made a splendid showing 
in the 50-mile race at Charleston, South 


er of the 200-mile race at San Anto- 
Banks defeated 18 riders, represent- 
ing^ practically all make 


Please mention this publication when writing to advertisers 


Septemher 22, 1914 

insure safety "to 


rievent skidding and Slippind i 


Maximum Traction 

Easy Steering and Perfect Safety 

Mud, sand, slippery pavements, 
ice and snow will not spoil your 
sport if you always carry 


Motor Cycle 



Just as perfect in principle, construction and 
workmanship as WEED CHAINS for automobiles. 
Make motorcycling absolutely safe — sixty miles an 
hour with perfect safety. 

The continuous "creeping" prevents injury to the 
tires and keeps them clean, thus minimizing the chances of 
punctures. Extreme lasting qualities. 

Easily carried as the small bundles they make in their 
canvas bags take so little room that they could be carried in 
your pocket, when not in use, without inconvenience. 






Ed. Harmer, professional racer and 
owner of an Excelsior, tried a SPLTT- 
DORF MAGNETO on his machine 
on the Detroit Motordrome recently, 
and, first time out with the new equip- 
ment, made a WORLD'S RECORD. 
Specify Splitdorf 



KANSAS crry 

64-72 E. 14th St, 

811 Race St. 

402 S. Ervsy St. 

127 E, r " 

972 Wonduard .\ve 

LOS ANOELES 1215 S. Hope St. 

MINNEAPOLIS 34 S. 8tll St. 

NEWARK 290 Halse.v St. 

NEW YORK 18-20 W. G3d St. 

PHILADELPHIA. 210-212N. 13th St. 


SEATTLE K2,'i Rrnadnny 

TORONTO 4(1!) Vmigo St 



It's the three braking surfaces and the two driving surfaces, in 
ti thoroughly trouble-proof design that makes the supremacy of 


Riders want the best when it comes to a Coaster Brake. It means 
so much in a possible emergency. Dealers want to handle the 
Brake that they can honestly recommend. 

Ptit an ATHERTON COASTER BRAKE on your wheel and 
feel absolutely secure ! 

Cat Out the Worry —Ask for Circulars 


Licensed Coaster Brake Manufacturers 


48 Warren Street. New Yorii City Distributors 

:ion this publication when writing to advertise 

September 22, 1914 


, 1915' '- > 

The brake 
that hrouqht 
the bike 
back " '-"J^M 

There Never Was a 
Catalog Like This 

TT is the most important we ever issued 
and contains the announcement of 
radical changes in New Departures that 
every Hve man in the trade wants to 
know about. A copy has been mailed 
to every dealer on our list. If you do 
not get yours promptly, drop us a post 
card and ask for it. We will send it by 
return mail. :::::::::::: 


Bristol, Connecticut 






SEE that it is on the rims fitted to your Bicycles, and on those you buy for repair 

Lobdell Rims have been, and still are, standard factory equipment by reason of their 
quality, and our ability, financially and otherwise, to serve the trade satisfactorily. 


American Wood Rim Co. 

Factories- O^AWAY. MICHIGAN 



Stocks carried for jobbing trade at 


Please mention this publication when writing to advertisers 


No Greater Testimonial 
Can be Paid to 

September 22, 1914 


Corbin Duplex 
Coaster Brake 
for Bicycles 

Corbin Duplex 
Band Brake 
for Motorcycles 

than the fact that bicyclists who once equip 
with them always continue to use them. 

The rider who 14 years ago equipped his bicycle 
with a Corbin Duplex Coaster Brake is using 
one today and if he uses a motorcycle you 
will find the Corbin Duplex Motorcycle Band 
Brake on its hub. Thoroughly dependable 
service has taught him to rely absolutely on 
Corbin Brakes. 

Corbin Brakes are never failing in the strength 
and smoothness of their action. Their 
unequalled durability is the result of a perfectly 
constructed, friction reducing, ball bearing 
mechanism. Throughout they are characterized 
by the most accurate and skillful workmanship. 
Their design is of unusual strength, their 
material of the highest quality. 

'* Corbin Control Means Safety Assured" 

Write today for catalog. 
Makers of Corbin-Browrn Speedometers and Automatic Screv^r Machine Parts 



BRANCHES: New York Chicago Philadelphia 

ention this publicatio 

riting to adve 

Vol. LXX 

New York, September 22, 1914 

No. 1 

The Week 's News 
: : at a Glance : : 

"Jimmy" Walker Finishes 
Long Trip 

Story of the "Wheel About the 

How a Toledo Dealer Keeps 
Busy All Year 

Racing News from Every- 

What the Trade Is Doing 

Coffman Appoints a Legate 


Chicago Show to Be "Best 

Details of Iver Johnson's 1915 

Hendeemen in Annual Session 

Chairman Johnson's Legal Aid 

Show Plans Nearly Completed 

More Exhibits and Larger Displays Than 
Ever Will Feature First View of 1915 
Products in Chicago Show Next Month 

That the value of the National Motor- 
cycle, Bicycle and Accessory Show 
from a sales standpoint is more fully 
realized by manufacturers, jobbers and 
dealers of the three allied industries 
than ever before, is being shown by the 
rush of applications for space in the third 
annual show which will be held in the 
First Regiment Armory, Chicago, 111., 
October 12-17. 

Information received from those who 
are to exhibit this year discloses the fact 
that they are getting their individual 
exhibitions in shape and planning a more 
comprehensive and complete representa- 
tion than in either of the two previous 
shows. There will be little or no change 
in the manner of staging the exhibits, as 
the arrangement in the past has proven 
generally satisfactory to all concerned 
and all the exhibitors have had a fair 
share of the orders placed in the show. 

The attendance at the coming show 

probably will exceed even the figures 
of last year, when more than 1,500 deal- 
ers and 250 jobbers passed through the 
doors. In his trips through the coun- 
try, Manager Coffman has received a 
multitude of assurances from trade rep- 
resentatives to the effect that they wD'e 
going to attend the show, many assert- 
ing that aside from the educational fea- 
tures the opportunities for study of their 
competitors' offerings and the actual bus- 
iness that can be transacted in such a 
gathering makes the presence of those 
interested in the industries almost im- 

The Chicago exhibition will be the 
first opportunity that the trade will have 
to view the product for the 1915 market 
and as dealers have come to a general 
realization of the value of early informa- 
tion on this subject a majority will take 
advantage and be in attendance during 
a part or all of the show. 



September 22, 191-t 

Items of Trade News from Everywhere 

Westing Reaches for Farmer Trade 
The G. H. Westing Co., distributers of 
Indian motorcycles had an attractive ex- 
hibit at the State Fair held in Indian- 
ipolis last week. A stolid-looking In- 
dian, mounted on a machine in front of 
the teepee, distributed literature to the 
passersby. Thousands of people showed 
their interest by making inquiries of the 
salesmen and the advertising derived is 
bound to benefit G. H. Westing Co. as 
well as practically every Indian dealer 
over the state. Visitors from far-off 
Oklahoma and Maine registered and sig- 
nified their intention of buying machines 
when they arrived home. This sort of 
advertising reaches the farmer when he 
is in a receptive mood; he has come to 
the fair .with the avowed purpose of 
investigating new machinery and appli- 
ances that will lighten his work and in- 
crease the efficiency of the farm hands. 
The motorcycle salesman does not find 
it a hard matter to interest the progres- 
sive farmer, as an examination cannot 
help but convince him of the practica- 
bility and adaptability of the motorcycle 
to everyday uses on the farm. The sales- 
men in the Indian wigwam secured the 
names of hundreds of prospects and their 
follow-up system will undoubtedly result 
in numerous sales. 

Pope Receiver Has $152,000 

Colonel George Pope, receiver of the 
Pope Mfg. Co., in his report for August, 
states that he had $160,914.22 on hand 
July 31, and his cash receipts during 
August were $67,967.81, giving him a 
total of $228,882.03. The cash disburse- 
ments were $76,967.61, leaving a balance 
on hand of $151,914:42. 

Standard Welding Again Expands 
Despite wars and rumors of financial 
depression, manufacturers who have to 
dt> with the motorcycle and bicycle in- 
dustries are experiencing the need for 
additional space, made necessary by a 
constantly increasing demand for their 
wares. For the third time within a year 
the Standard Welding Co., of Cleve- 
land, O., is engaged in building an ad- 
dition to its already large plant. The 
newest structure is of structural iron, 
with corrugated asbestos, metal rein- 
forced roofing and siding. The dimen- 
sions are 60 x 240 x 30 feet. 

The building is to be devoted entirely 
to the storage of rims and will accommo- 
date approximately 100,000 rims of vari- 
ous types. 

The construction of the new building 


is necessitated by the growirtg demands 
of bicycle, motorcycle and automobile 
manufacturers for Stanweld rims. 

Hearsey-WilUs 1915 Catalog Out 

The catalog for 1915 of the Hearsey 
Willis Co., makers of bicycle and motor- 
cycle tires, and which has its home in 
Indianapolis, Ind., is out in circulation. 
It is splendidly gotten up in every de- 
tail and the neatness of it, the straight- 
forward, honest selling arguments con- 
tained, and the confidence which it in- 
spires in the mind of the reader of the 
substantiality of the concern and its 
products, are all that could be desired. 
The good quality of glazed paper used 
takes the illustrations well, and life and 
realism is given to it by the use of both 
red and black ink in the cuts, which 
enables the red and .grey rubber goods 
to be shown almost exactly as they 
really are. The cover is of heavy, olive 
green stock and has a neat design in 
gold upon it. 

Cycle Outfitters Show Their Line 

The Gem Shirt Co., of Dayton, O., 
manufacturers of all kinds of clothing 
for motorcyclistf,, is circulating a cata- 
log which deserves full commendation. 
It is made up attractively in every de- 
tail and is thoroughly up to date and 
businesslike. The cover, of good stock 
light green paper, carries an effective 
and artistic design. The quality of the 
paper on the inside of the catalog is 
excellent and has a glazed finish on 
which the numerous illustrations show 
up to the best advantage. 

The general layout is bright and pleas- 
ing to the eye, while the concise, snappy, 
but complete, descriptions of the articles 
presented are extremely creditable. One 
of the features of the catalog is the 

manner in which no prices appear except 
at the end, at which place two pages 
of a well classified price list is given. 

English Firm Seeks American Goods. 

In a letter received by Bicycling World 
and Motorcycle Review from the Tone- 
lyte Mfg. Co., 70 Great Eastern street, 
London, E. C, the firm states that on 
account of the European war it is de- 
sirous of getting its supply of motor- 
cycles and accessories from the LTnited 
States and asks this publication to put 
the firm in touch with the manufacturers 
in this country. This possibly is an 
opportunity for foreign trade which is 
but a forerunner of that which is to 
come as a direct result of the gigantic 
trouble on the other side of the ''pond." 

H'arley-Davidson Agents at War 
"Nearly all of our agents and employed 
in England, Scotland and Ireland have 
enlisted as motorcycle spies in the Brit- 
ish army," said William Davidson, super- 
intendent of the Harley-Davidson Mo- 
torcycle Co., yesterday. "All of our 
agencies are at a standstill. 

"At the time war was declared, we 
were preparing to ship a large consign- 
ment to the Russian government, which 
has been trying out our machines. Under 
present conditions we cannot risk the 
shipment." . '■ 

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Dividend 

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has 
declared the usual quarterly dividend of 
1^4 per cent on its preferred stock, pay- 
able October 1. The books close Sep- 
tember 19. -i 

Webster to' Manage Jobbing Dept. Sales 

Ralph D. Webster', who has been callv 
ing on- the trade' in the "Central States 
during the past two months 'for the 
Miami Cycle &.Mfg. Co., has been, apt- 
.pointed sales manager of the jobbing 
■department of that company, with headr 
. quarters at the factory in Middletowri', 
O. He will in th'e'futufe give his entir^ 
time and attention to the sales of. coaster 
brakes and jobbing wheels, calling on 
the jobbers east of the Rockies. 

Stevens Co. Signs First Miami Contract 

To the R. M. Stevens Co., of Fort 
Dodge, la., belongs the distinction of 
being the first of the old Racycle agents 
to sign up for the 1915 models of the 
Miami Cycle & Mfg. Co. The concern 
also has taken on the Flying Merkel 
line of bicycles. 

September 22, 1914 



Iver Johnson Clips Motorcycle Prices 

Reduction Reaches as Much as $50 on Belt Model— Two- 
Speed Gear, Kick Starter, Automatic Oiler the High Spots 
in Improvements — Weather Proof Models in the Bicycle Line 

Again emphasizing the fact that the 
tendency of the times as regards motor- 
cycles is to give fuller and better equip- 
ped machines at considerably reduced 
prices, comes the announcement from the 
Iver Johnson factory that despite many 
and some radical changes in the Iver 
Johnson line, the prices on all three 
models which are continued from last 
year are to be considerably lower and 
that two new models have been created 
— two-speeds, of course. The price re- 
duction is not slight. On one model, 
the smaller single with V-belt drive, 
it amounts to $50, that model now list- 
ing at $150 instead of $200. Both of the 
other models, the 7-8 horsepower twin 
and the 4-horsepower chain single, 
singly geared, now sell for $25 less than 
last year, listing at $250 and $200 re- 
spectively. The new models, which are 
in every way similar to these save that 
the two-speed . mechanism has been 
added, sell for $275 and $225 respec- 

These are not the only new features 
embraced in the Iver Johnson line for 
1915, however., Indee.d, while the two- 
speed is an innovation from the Fitch- 






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burg factory, equally important is the 
adoption of a kick starter, mechanical 
lubrication and a chain guard, all of 
w-hich are now featured on all models 
save the belt-driven single. The foot- 

boards are of course retained, and in 
addition a new bracket or platform at 
the side of the luggage carrier has been 
provided for the tool bag. The spring 
frame, which formerly was optional with 
the two larger models, has been done 
away with, and in its place a new leaf 
spring saddle suspension is offered; the 
spring frame as used previously is still 

wearing parts. The sprockets are large, 
minimizing wear, and all of the strain 
incidental to the use of the device is 
taken by the crankcase and not by the 
more easily strained crankshaft. 

The kick starter is beautifully simple. 
It comprises merely a segment of a gear, 
to which, of course, is attached the crank, 
which is brought into a position con- 


optional with the belt-drive model. 

The two-speed gearing is quite unlike 
anything that has heretofore been used. 
It is a planetary gearing in which two 
sets of pinions are used and is placed on 
the engine shaft just as is the planetary 
undergearing which always has been a 
feature on the chain-driven Iver John- 
son machines, and takes up very little 
if any more room. Control is effected 
by the single side lever; shifting the 
lever back locks one drum and brings 
one set of pinions into action, these pro- 
viding low gear ratio. Shifting the lever 
forward brings the other set of pinions 
into play and provides high gear. The 
braking frictions, one of which is in- 
ternal and the other external, are of 
ample surface to do the work intended 
without heating or wearing unduly. The 
two-speed device, of course, serves at 
the same time as a reducing gear and 
as a clutch, the triple fimctiort permit- 
ting of quite a reduction both in the 
weight of the machines and in the com- 
plication. All parts run either on ball 
or roller bearings, the gear teeth are 
always in mesh and ample provision has 
been made for effective lubrication of the 

venient to the foot when the rider is in 
the saddle, and a gear which transmits 
the power to the motor. It is so ar- 
ranged that when the motor is operat- 
ing there are no parts of the starter in 
engagement and consequently there is no 
occasion for rattle and no tendency for 
undue wear. Forcing the foot lever 
down once starts the motor, the lever 
being returned to the inoperative posi- 
tion by means of a spring. 

The automatic oiler is novel in that it 
is free from valves and their attendant 
trouble and in that the feed is regulated 
by the speed of the motor. It will feed 
either heavy or light oil, so it is claimed, 
without the necessity of altering the ad- 
justment and regardless of temperature 

The chain guard is made of heavy 
pressed steel and is rigidly attached to 
the rear fork stay by means of clamps, 
eliminating all chance of its working 
loose. It protects the rider's leg from 
contact with the chain in a most effect- 
ive manner. The tool box platform at- 
taches to the left side of the tubular 
luggage carrier, and substantially sup- 
ports the leather tool kit in an out of 



September 22, 1914 



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the way place, yet where it is very easily 
reached when need be. 

The spring seat post, which is fitted 
as additional equipment and which lists 
at $5, comprises a seat mast which car- 
ries a flat platform extension to which 
an extraordinarily long vanadium steel 
leaf spring is attached at the front end 
and on which it is free to rock accord- 
ing to the road conditions. The saddle 
attaches to a steel tubular arm resting 
over the springs. The absence of com- 
plicated parts minimizes any tendency 
to wear and leaves nothing to get out 
of repair or adjustment, while bottom- 
ing is almost impossible under ordinary 
road usage. 

Considerable that is new marks the 
1915 Iver Johnson bicycle line as well. 
Probably the most important departure 
from past practice and one which has 
been advocated by Bicycling World and 
Motorcycle Review, is the adoption of 
the all black weather proof finish on 
three of the new models as optional 
finish. This, of course, follows closely 
British practice and is intended to rob 
the sport of one of its chief drawbacks 
— the hardship imposed by the tendency 
of nickel to tarnish and the necessity for 
constantly polishing the bright work. 
Also savoring of overseas practice is the 
inclusion of a Chater Lea hanger as op- 

tional equipment in one of the racing- 
models, though at $S additional cost. 

The frames have been changed to the 
extent that nothing but imported seam- 
less tubing now is used and that a new 
joint of solid steel is provided for the 


truss frame. Also new is the practice of 
fitting Corbin two-speed coaster hubs 
where called for to any of the models at 
an additional cost of $7.50. On all of 
the models an option of fancy or plain 
tread or non-skids now is given save on 
the racing wheels. The accessory de- 
partment also shows a little newness, 
including a fork truss, attachable to any 

of the models, a pennant standard, two 
styles of bicycle stands, a display stand, 
a drop-forged screw driver, and a com- 
bination wi-ench and screw driver. 

As for the line, save for the addi- 
tion of the racing model with Chater 
Lea hanger, it has not been increased 
and comprises three racing models sell- 
ing at $60, $55 and $50, respectively; a 
cushion frame and a spring frame road- 
ster, both of which list at $50; a heavy 
service model priced at $45; a truss 
bridge roadster at $40; a motorcycle 
type which sells at $35; a roadster at 
$30; a ladies' special roadster and a 
ladies' roadster at $40 and, $30, respec- 
tively; a boy scout's and a campfire 
girl's model at $25, and boys' and girls' 
midget models at $22.50. 

Outside of the fact that both the mo- 
torcycle and the bicycle lines have been 
improved, a feature that will interest 
both rider and dealer alike is the im- 
provement in the Iver Johnson catalogs. 
Instead of combining all lines in one 
single catalog, as has heretofore been 
practiced, this year there is a special bi- 
cycle catalog and a special motorcycle 
catalog, making it a very much simpler 
matter to find what one is looking for. 
The catalogs are well arranged and pro- 
fusely illustrated with both clear-cut 
wood engravings and with halftones. 

Trade Good in Harrisburg, Pa. 

Heagy Bros., Harley-Davidson agents 
for Harrisburg, Pa., and vicinity, report 
the sale of three machines to the local 
gas company and one to the electric light 
company. Notwithstanding the fact that 
trade has been held back on account of 
the big railroad strike, they have sold 
all of their 1914 allotment. One sale 
was to M. E. Smiley, of 1400 North 6th 
street, a well-known Harrisburg grocer, 
who bought a Harley-Davidson outfit to 
use for "quick delivery" in his business. 

Baxter Files Bankruptcy Petition 

LTnable to meet its financial obliga- 
tions, the Baxter Sidecar Co., of Boston, 

Mass., have filed a voluntary petition in 
bankruptcy, with the result that Judge 
Olmsted, of the United States Bank- 
ruptcy Court, has appointed Alexander 
Stoneman, William B. Doan and Clar- 
ence A. Barnes as receivers. A schedule 
of the liabilities discloses that the firm 
owes $22,143 and the assets to meet this 
are valued at $12,821. 

Strogonoff Will Tour to Chicago 

A. Strogonofif, the indefatigable Em- 
blem agent, of Schenectady, N. Y., who 
contests with M. E. Gale for the motor- 
cycle family touring honors, is shown, 
with his three riding companions, in the 
illustration on page 9. Like all live 

agents, the Schenectady dealer will be a 
visitor to the Chicago show next month, 
but unlike most of them he will not go in 
a train. He will take his wife and two 
youngsters on his social equipped ma- 
chine and ride from the Empire State 
to the Windy City. 

Champion Co. in Receivers' Hands 

The Champion Motor C«., of St, Louis, 
Mo., manufacturers of Champion motor- 
cycles, after a discouraging attempt to 
attain a foothold in the motorcycle 
field, have abandoned the effort and now 
are in the hands of receivers. The lia- 
bilities are given at about $32,000 while 
the assets are merelv nominal. 

September 22, 1914 




Dealers from Far and Near Visit Spring- 
field Factory and Inspect 1915 Models 
— Traveling Force in Annual Sales 
Convention at Plant 

Springfield, Mass., is at present the 
mecca for those who have to do with 
the disposition of the product of the 
Hendee Mfg. Co. In the first place the 
traveling force of the Hendee company 
have been called in from the road for 
their annual sales convention and for 
an inspection of the new models and 
in addition to the direct representatives 
of the company, Indian dealers from 
all parts of the world are taking ad- 
vantage of the opportunity to see next 
year's products. 

Prominent among the recent visitors 
was L. J. Mueller, the Cleveland, O., 
distributer. When he returned to the 
"Sixth City" his understudy and chief 
assistant, E. H. Tracy, came on for his 
annual visit to the wigwam, bringing 
with him I/. J. Nieschwitz, who keeps 
the Indian trading post in Canton, O. 
They arrived Friday and took in a clam- 
bake Saturday afternoon given by the 
Indian Outing Club. After inspecting 
the plant and new models they left for 
home Monday. 

Among the early arrivals Monday 
morning were H. E. Tucker and M. E. 
Metzger, of the Buckeye Motor & Cycle 
Co., Akron, O. C. W. Risden, of Los 
Angeles, Cal., the largest Indian dealer 
on the Hendee roll, came in and spent 
Sunday at Hendee camp on Lake Suna- 
pee, N. H., as one of a large party of 
guests who were enjoying the Big 
Chief's hospitality. B. E. Hunt, of the 
Williams-Hunt Co., Johannesburg, South 
Africa, was another Indian dealer who 
enjoyed a week-end at the "home of 
rest" before talking business in the 

English Army Uses American Machines 

American motorcycles and sidecars 
are being used extensively by the Eng- 
lish War Office for recruiting work. The 
accompanying photograph shows a pair 
of recruiting officers ready to start out 
on a booking trip, in an Indian sidecar. 
Instead of waiting for volunteers to come 
around to headquarters to be enlisted, 
the recruiting squad goes to residences 
and places of business and signs up 
eligible men. Over 100 Indian motor- 
cycles now are actively engaged in mili- 
tary service in Great Britain. This is one 

of the new uses of the motorcycle which 
has been taught by the present war. 
When the German army began its in- 
vasion of Belgium, the Belgian govern- 
ment bought outright the entire stocks 
of machines at the Indian agencies at 
Brussels, Liege and Antwerp, to the 
number of 87, which now are doing mili- 
tary service for King Albert's plucky 
fighters. The Russian, French and Ger- 


man armies also are using the Ainerican 
manufactured machines in their motor- 
cycle corps. 

Detroiters Object to Curb Pump Order 

Robert S. Theissen and Charles J. 
Rathi, of the Dix Avenue Garage, are 
well satisfied with their efforts in get- 
ting not only the motor car owners of 
Detroit, but business men and other citi- 
zens in all trades, to sign the petition 
which they have prepared and which is 
to be presented in due course to the 
mayor and the common council with 
reference to the removal of oil and gaso- 
lene pumps erected upon sidewalks. 

"Up to date we alone have received 
about 2,000 signatures to the petition 
here in our place of business," said Rob- 
ert S. Theissen, "and from the infonna- 
tion I have received from other quarters 
in the city there are now at least 40,000 
signatures to the petition. I expect that 
there will be 100,000 within the next 
three weeks. 

"Thus far nothing has been done by 
Director of Public Works Fenkel except 
to notify all ovtmers of curb pumps that 
they must be removed on or after Octo- 
ber 16. I do not think that it will get to 
that point, but even if our petition has 
no effect, the matter will be taken to the 
courts, and if necessary to the Supreme 

"Hundreds of business men with whom 

I have talked about the matter say that 
it would be a hardship on owners of 
either pleasure or commercial cars. 
Furthermore, it would tend to congest 
even further many streets whic'n already 
are so congested that traffic is difficult. 
It would also be an unfair imposition 
upon many garages which have no facili- 
ties to handle a large number of cars. 
And other places of business which sell 
gasolene and oil would have to trans- 
form their stores or shops. There are 
probably ISO curb and sidewalk pumps in 

Following is the petition which is be- 
ing circulated from the city from the 
Dix Avenue Garage: 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and Common Coun- 
cil of the City of Detroit : 

We the undersigned, citizens and taxpayers of 
the city of Detroit, hereby petition your Honor- 
able Body for relief from the unnecessary hard- 
ship threatened to be imposed upon owners of 
automobiles and the general public by the opera- 
tion of a certain resolution adopted by your Hon- 
orable Body July 28th, 1914, directing Mr. George 
H. Fenkel, Director of Pubhc Works, to remove 
all encroachments from our streets, which resolu- 
tion the said director has construed to contem- 
plate and include the oil and gasolene pumps 
which certain garage owners have placed in front 
of their garages. 

Whereas, the said Director of Public Works 
has issued orders that such gasolene and oil 
pumps be removed on or before October 16th, 
1914, we desire to submit the following reasons 
why the said oil and gasolene pumps sl^ould be 
allowed to remain where they are at present 

1. Said pumps are no more encroachments 
than are the light poles of the Public Lighting 
Commission ; the telephone and telegraph poles of 
the telephone and telegraph companies ; the poles 
carrying trolley wires ; or mail box posts and mail 
boxes ; an autom.obile taking gasolene at one of 
these pumps is no more an encroachment than is 
one parked in the same place. 

2. The placing of these pumps inside the side- 
walks means greater annoyance, inconvenience 
and danger to pedestrians and users of the side- 
walks than does their present positions ; because 
it would mean cither that hose pipes would be 
carried across the sidewalks to the road side, or 
automobiles would have to cross and recross tlie 
sidewalks repeatedly to reach the pumps, if placed 
inside the sidewalks; and it would mean, infinite 
loss of time to users of automobiles. 

Therefore, we respectfully petition your Hon- 
orable Body that if the aforesaid resolution of 
July 28th, 1914, v/as intended to contemplate and 
include the aforesaid oil and gasolene pupmps, 
that your Honorable Body reconsider the said 
resolution as it touches the said oil and gasolene 
pumps, and allow them to remain as they are at 
present located, near to the curbing. 

War Claims for Seized Motorcycles. 

/Americans whose motorcycles were 
commandeered by military authorities in 
some of the European countries have 
begun filing claims with the State De- 
partment in Washington. Most of the 
tourists were given receipts for their 
machines on a promise that they would 
be reimbursed. In most cases settle- 
ments are not expected before the end 
of the war, and even then the cash prob- 
ably will be slow coming. 


Dealers to Benefit by 
New F. A. M. Plan 

September 22, 1914 

Chairman Johnson Outlines Advantages 
to Dealers of Legal Aid Program 

When motorcyclists who are your cus- 
tomers get into any sort of trouble— -it 
usually means trouble for you, too. So, 
any plan that will help motorcyclists 
when they are in trouble helps you, too 
— and is good business for you. 

Such a plan has been made and is now 
being urged upon all motorcycle dealers 
by the Federation of American Motor- 
cyclists, through W. M. Johnson, chair- 
man of the F. A. M. legal action com- 
mittee, 818 Ashland Block, Chicago, 111. 

The plan is this: In each city let the 
motorcycle dealers get together and 
agree upon some reputable and able law- 
yer who would be willing to look after 
the legal rights of motorcyclists in their 

The lawyer is to make no charge for 
advice when motorcyclists are sent to 

Make an agreement with him as to his 
rate of charges for his various services. 
This rate should be very reasonable in 
view of the fact that he will get all of 
the motorcycle business. In all cases 
where he prosecutes a claim for dam- 
ages for a motorcyclist, it is understood 
that he will work on a contingent fee 
basis, taking for his fee an agreed per- 
centage of what is recovered in the ac- 
tion. If he is defending a motorcyclist, 
fix a reasonable fee in advance, with ap- 
propriate manner and time of payment. 

In case of dispute between lawyer and 
motorcyclist, let the dealers' committee 
settle it, and all parties be bound by this 

When this arrangement is in effect and 
it becomes known that motorcyclists are 
ready and able to defend their rights, 
there will be a change in the treatment 
usually accorded them when in difficul- 

In all cases where a motorcycle is sold 
on payments, it is the motorcycle which 
is the dealer's real security for the un- 
paid balance. Thus, when, one of these 
riders has an accident, and the motor- 
cycle is damaged, the dealer's security is 

In Chicago, the other day, an automo- 
bile ran down a motorcyclist. The auto- 
mobile driver went to the motorcycle 
dealer and said he was to blame and 
would settle. Afterward the automobile 
driver saw a lawyer, who probably said. 

"Forget it. Don't settle. That motorcy- 
clist isn't going into court and fight 
you. He hasn't got a lawyer and won't 
get one. Yon won't have to pay." 

And then the automobile driver went 
to the dealer — and did back out. And 
he stayed backed out until Chairman 
Johnson, who represents the Chicago 
motorcyclists, showed hira that the mo- 
torcyclist did have a lawyer — and a good 

And right then and there the automo- 
bile driver paid. 

Service like that is worth a lot to you, 
Mr. Dealer. It's insurance. And it's 
worth something to have a bright law- 
yer who is familiar with motorcycle 
affairs ready to help your other cash 
customers when they are in trouble in 
legal matters. 

Now get together, you dealers. Meet 
right away and get this thing going. If 
you have a motorcycle club, get some of 
its officials to meet with you. But, by 
all means, get together quick. Choose 
your lawyer, talk it over with him, and 
make your agreement. Then notify 
Chairman Johnson at the Chicago ad- 
dress given above, and Chairman John- 
son will appoint your man as his offi- 
cial representative in your city. 

And, remember this: The dealers who 
make this recommendation of a lawyer 
to Chairman Johnson should first be 
members of the F. A. M. You ought to 
belong, anyway. If you don't, send $2 
to G. B. Gibson, secretary-treasurer, F. 
A. M., Westboro, Mass. The dues there- 
after are only $1 per year. 

Riders who take advantage of your 
lawyer's services must, also, be mem- 

bers of the F. A. M. It's to your advan- 
tage to insure the motorcycles you sell 
by having the riders become members 
of the F. A. M. And, by the way, the 
F. A. M. pays $25 reward for the re- 
covery of stolen motorcycles and con- 
viction of the thief. 

Now here's a big plan which benefits 
you and your customers directl}'. Help 
put it into operation by getting together 
with the dealers of your town at once. 
It's good business for you — and that's 
what we're all interested in. Choose your 
lawyer — and send word to W. M. John- 
son, 818 Ashland Block, Chicago. 

Johnson Retained by Phoenix Club 

Harry Johnson, a local attorney, has 
been retained by the Phoenix Motor- 
cycle Club in the Arizona city of that 
name for the purpose of defending, at 
the expense of the orga,nization, any 
member of it who may be arrested for 
speeding. The awakened interest in mo- 
torcycling in Phoenix has added to the 
prosperity of the club, with the result 
that new and more commodious quarters 
have been obtained within,., a block , of 
the city's center of activity. 

Tire Situation Readjusts Itself 
Tire prices have practically, returned 
to the figures which existed; before the 
European war. The last to make reduc- 
tions were Goodrich, Diamond, Republic, 
United States and Fisk. These are main- 
taining the advanced list prices, promul- 
gated at the outbreak of the conflict 
but have returned to their former deal- 
ers' prices. Fisk advanced IS per cent, 
the others 12^.- 

September 22, 1914 






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Frequently complaint is made that there is little 
esprit (le corps among motorc^rclists and that the 
rider who has- trouble on the road must, unless he is 
traveling with others, depend on his own resources to 
be able to resume his journey. While there is some 
truth in this complaint there is, too, a reason why 
the stranger does not always otTer his services. There 
are, of course, a large number of riders who have 
helped others on the road by the donation of a small 
part which was badly needed and sometimes the re- 
cipient of the favor has offered to reimburse the donor, 
but often the service has been taken as a matter of 
course — and there is where the mistake is made. 

It may be that the needed part is an insignificant 
thing, the matter of a few cents only, but when it is 
offered a sense of courtes}^ should suggest to the re- 
cipient that he signify his willingness to pay for it, 
unless he feels sure that the stranger would resent the 

A few days ago a touring rider stopped at sight of 
a stalled machine ; its owner was toiling with a broken 
chain, lack of a repair link making the task a difficult 
one. The tourist dipped down in his own repair kit 
and produced the needed part, which was gratefully 
received, but the rider of the stalled machine never 
mentioned the little matter of payment. It was a 
trifle, of course, but why should one be required to pay 

15 cents for the privilege of helping out a motorcyclist 
whom he had never before seen? 

Such acts of thoughtlessness, for doubtless it is 
nothing but lack of thought, should be avoided for the 
sake of the good fellowship which should exist among 
all motorcyclists. A spark plug, <belt hook, chain link, 
or anything else that has been borrowed, should be 
either returned or replaced when opportunity offers, 
or should be paid for on the spot. That is the only 
way to do, and when riders feel that their courtesy will 
not be imposed on, the tie which should e.xist between 
those who find their pleasure in the power-driven two- 
wheelers will be strengthened and all will be bene- 
fitted by the new condition that prevails. 


For some reason which is not easily determined 
this is the time of year when the pernicious activities 
of motorcycle thieves are most in evidence. From all 
parts of the country come reports of machines stolen 
and seldom is there news of the recovery of the prop- 
erty. On the face of it this is a serious matter and 
it requires only a second's thought to show that 
dealers as much as riders are concerned in the subject. 

Motorcycles offer an especially attractive field of 
endeavor for those who practise the art of acquisition 
without indulging in the formalities of purchase. They 
are quickly and easily taken and offer in themselves 
the means of making a quick "getaway." It needs but 
a minute to start the machine and then it takes a 
motorcycle to catch a motorcycle, and a machine for 
the pursuit usually is not at hand. True, if the thief 
is caught the penalty is severe and often takes the 
form of a penitentiary sentence, but the suppression 
of the evil lies not in the cure but in the prevention 
of thefts. 

Lock your motorcycles when you leave them un- 
attended. There are many excellent devices on the 
market the use of which will guarantee you the pos- 
session of your machines and discourage the attempts 
of passing thieves. Those dealers who sell on time 
payments and hold title to the property until it is paid 
for should insist on their patrons safeguarding their 
interests when such simple means are at hand. The 
discouragement of motorcycle thievery lies in the pre- 
vention, not in the cure which the courts will attempt 
to effect. A word to the wise is sufficient and he who 
fails to care for his own has but himself to blame. 


This is the time of the year when show windows 
can be used to greatest advantage. A clean, bright 
window containing an attractive displa}^ will suggest 
to many the thought of motorc3'cling, and with minds 
turned in that direction the non-riding public will be 
more ready for and susceptible to the persuasions of 
live salesmen. Don't miss the opportunity. 



September 22, 1914 

Jacking p)rwaid ^ (oming Ffcnte 

September 22-25, Louisville, Ky. — En- 
durance run for 670 miles, promoted by 
the Motorcycle Club of Louisville. 

September 26, Pittsburgh, Pa. — Profes- 
sional motorcycle races at Schenley 
Oval, under auspices of Pittsburgh Mo- 
torcycle Club. 

September 26, New York City — Din- 
ner to Will R. Pitman by the New York 
State Division of the F. A. M. . 

September 26, Norwich, Conn. — Motor- 
cycle races at the fair grounds. 

September 27, New York City — Tri- 
State century under the auspices of the 
New Jersey State Division of the Cen- 
tury Road Club of America. 

September 27, Bay City, Mich.— A .50- 
mile motorcycle race and bicycle races 
on half-mile dirt track, under the aus- 
pices of the motorcycle club of that 

September 27, Bakersfield, Cal. — Mo- 
torcycle meet under the management of 
the Bakersfield Motorcycle Club. 

September 27, St. Louis, Mo. — Club 
road race )f the St. Louis Cycling Club. 

September 27, Wilmington, Del.— 
Sealed time endurance run to Dover, 
Del., and return. 

September 28-October 10, Birming- 

ham, Ala. — Series of races in connection 
with the Alabama State Fair. 

October 2-4, Cleveland, O. — Third an- 
nual endurance run from Cleveland-Co- 
lumbus-Cincinnati to Toledo under the 
auspices of the Ohio division of the F. 
A.. M. for a distance of 657 miles. 

October 4, San Francisco, Cal. — Pacific 
coast bicycle championships for 1, 3 and 
5 miles, at the stadium, under the aus- 
pices of the C. A. C. C. 

October 4, Milwaukee, Wis. — A 100- 
mile motorcycle race at the State Fair 

October 4, Providence, R. I. — Eleventh 
annual Triangle Run under the auspices 
of Providence Motorcycle Club. 

October 4, Brooklyn, N. Y. — Annual 
fall endurance run on Long Island for 
200 miles by the Bay Ridge Motorcycle 
Club of Brooklyn. 

October 4, Buffalo, N. Y. — Endurance 
run for motorcycles to Westfield and re- 
turn, a distance of 303.6 miles, under 

the auspices of the Bufifalo Motorcycle 

October 10-11, Chicago, 111.— Fifth an- 
nual endurance run of the North Shore 
Motorcycling Club from Chicago to 
Kokomo, Ind., and return. 

October 12-17, Chicago, 111.— Third 
annual motorcycle, bicycle and accessory 
show in the First Regiment Armory. 

October 14, Chicago, 111. — Quarterly 
meeting of the Manufacturers' Associa- 
tion at 10 A. M. in the New Southern 

November 3-7, San Angelo, TeK. — 
Series of motorcycle races in connec- 
tion with the Fall Fair, under the aus- 
pices of the motorcycle club of that 

November 7 and 8, Phoenix, Ariz. — 
Second annual Coast — Phoenix road race 
for 470 miles, staged under the auspices 
of the motorcycle club of Phoenix in 
cooperation with the Arizona State Fair 
Commission and the San Diego Motor- 
cycle Club. 

November 26, Stamford, Tex. — Motor- 
cycle race at 100 miles. 

January 2-9, New York City — Motor- 
cycle exhibit in connection with the 
Automobile Show in the Grand Central 

North Shore Club to Hold Run 

The North Shore Motorcycling Club, 
of Chicago, 111., will hold its fifth an- 
nual endurance run, Saturday and Sun- 
days-October, 10 and, 11, before-the open- 
ing of the. Motorcycle Show, to Kokomo,, 
Ind., and return. 

Factory, teams and private owners can 
compete for North Shore Motorcycle 
Club trophies, and gold medals will be 
given to those making perfect scores. 
Entry blanks will be ready in a few days 
and can be obtained from B. M. Blank- 
enheim, Sheridan road, corner Evanston 
avenue and Halstead street. 

Saucer Proposed for Omaha Fans 

Announcement has been made that a 
site has been secured in Omaha, Neb., 
for the erection of either a three or four- 
lap-to-the-mile, 22-foot saucer track, and 
$15,000 has been subscribed for the erec- 
tion of the stands and completion of 
the motordrome. 

It will take a few weeks to complete 
the track and when it is ready for the 
opening a rider will be imported who 
will give an exhibition for the newspaper 
and others interested. 

Eight acres of land have been leased, 
but the location is being kept a secret 
until final negotiations are definitelj' 

One of the best features of the new 
motordrome will be the fact that the 
spectators' seats will be arranged within 
the saucer, where there is little danger 
in event of a spill. 

Cycling Races in Bay City on 27th 
The Bay City Motoffiycle Club of that 
city in Michigan-'ls planning to hold a 
50-mile motorcycle race, together with 
several other events, including bicycle 
races. The racemeet will take place on 
the 27th inst. on the half-mile track of 
Bay City and $200 will be distributed 
among the winners in cash prizes. 

Spokane Riders Will Tour to Fair 

That a large number of Spokane mo- 
torcyclists are preparing to ride from 
Spokane to San Francisco to attend the 
world's fair in that city, is the announce- 
ment of Charles Lair, manager of the 
Inland Motorcycle Co., agent for the 
E.xcelsior and Henderson machines. 

The road over the Snoqualmie Pass in 
the Cascade Mountains will be finished 
early in February and this is the route 
that will be taken over the mountains 
and on into Tacoma and Seattle. 

Bahnsen President of St. Louis Club. 

New officials were chosen by the In- 
:dependent -Motorcycle Association, 311 
North Jefferson avenue, St. Louis, for 
1914. Tim Bahnsen holds down the 
president's chair and Joseph Ruessing, 
Jr., is vice-president. R. E. Wrinkler, 
of the Curtis Mfg. Co., takes care of the 
correspondence, while C. G. Van Horn 
is treasurer. 

September 22, 1914 



Kelsey, Grinding N. C. A. Axe, Intends 

The N. C. A. has ground its axe, and 
at the termination of the present racing 
season a number of prominent amateurs 
will have their heads lopped off and in 
the future years will be known as pro- 
fessionals — what they have been in fact 
all the time, but they masqueraded as 
amateurs. Among those who will enter 
their proper class will be Harry Kaiser, 
the American champion; Donald Mac- 
Dougall, the old champion; Ernest Ohrt 
and Willie Hanley, the San Francisco 
riders; Tim Sullivan, the champion of 
New Haven; Fred Herbert, who hails 
from Fall River; Gus Wohlrab. the Jer- 
sey City baker boy; Fred Weber, Fred 
Taylor, Eddie Madden, Walter Schlee, 
Tommy ' Smith, and one or two more 
Newark "pures." Whether the wrath 
of the N. C. A. will be felt among the 
Buffalo and Boston alleged amateurs is 
not known, but there is plenty of good 
material for said axe, and the riders in 
the two cities will no doubt be on the 
anxious seat for some little time. 

Goullet at Last Gets Kramer's Scalp 

At the Newark Velodrome, on the 20th 
inst., Aif Goullet attained the goal he 
has been striving for for several j'ears 
when he led Kramer home in two out of 
the three heats of one mile each in a 
match race. This is only the second 
time that the American rider has taken 
the dust of another rider in this event. 

Kramer took the first heat by riding 
around his rival in the last eighth. But 
he faded in the last two, the time being- 

The summary: 

One-mile match race, best two out of 
three heats. First heat — -Won by Kra- 
mer. Time, 3:23. Second heat — Won by 
Goullet. Time, 3:274/^. Third heat- 
Won by Goullet. Time, 3:32. 

Fifteen-mile match tandem-paced race 
— Won by O. Egg; second, J. Moran; 
third, J. Fogler. Time, 28:31. 

Three-mile open amateur race — Won 
by D. MacDougall; second, T. Smith; 
third, F. Taylor. Time, 6:18. 

Half-mile open professional race — 
Won by A. Grenda; second, I. Lawson; 
third; R. Spears. Time, 0:55^. 

Two-mile invitation professional race 
— Won by C. Piercy; second, E. Jokus; 
third, J. Kopsky. Time, 3:31;/;. 

One-mile novice race — Won by W. 
Fredericks; second, W. Nolan. Time, 

Quarter-mile handicap, amateur — Won 
by J. Kaufman (30 yards); second, T. 
Smith (10 yards); third, W. Hanley (10 
yards). Time, 0:28^. 

Sayer (1 lap); third, A. Chappie 
(scratch). Time, 4:llf^. 

Two-mile match race — Won by B. 
Sayer; second, P. Cronin. 

Walthour Takes 50-Mile Event 

Bobby Walthour took the SO-mile 
motor-paced race at the Brighton Beach 
motordrome on the 20th inst. Wiley 
and Madonna gave him a fight and made 
brilliant spurts towards the finish. They 


could not cut down the lead which Wal- 
thour had obtained early in the race, and 
followed him home. 

Arthur Chappie made an unsuccessful 
attempt to lower the track record for the 
mile, doing 393/s seconds. The sum- 
mary : 

Two-thirds mile open — Won by G. 
Wohlrab; second, A. Lake; third, A. 
Dawson. Time, 1:37^^. 

One-mile novice — Won by A. Sheldon; 
second, C. Keller. Time, 2:31}i. 

Five-mile amateur handicap — -Won by 
C. Fontano (380 yards); second, W. Na- 
pier (440 yards); third, T. Bello 
(scratch). Time, 10:16yi. 

Fifty-mile motor-paced — Won by R. 
Walthour; second, V. Madonna; third, 
G. Wiley. Time, 1:02:093^. 

Six-mile motorcycle handicap — Won 
by J. Ungerland (2 laps); second. B. 

Bailey Wins Match by a Scant Margin 

Bill Bailey, wearing the colors of Eng- 
land, took the honors, -for the first time 
in this country, in the four-cornered 
professional at the Newark Velodrome 
on the 17th inst. His nearest rival was 
Moretti, who showed the way home in 
the final heat at one mile by a scant two 
feet, Bailey winning on points, 9 to S. 
Joe Fogler captured the laurels in the 
three-mile handicap professional, leading 
Bedell by a length, who finished in front 
of Ryan. 

In the one-mile tandem professional 
Kramer and Goullet were faster than 
Grenda and Walker. In the second heat 
of this race Alfred was too sick to go 
on the track, and Cavanaugh and Hill 
were substituted. They did not have any 
better success, however, and lost by a 

Half-mile handicap, professional — Won 
by J. Schlee, 90 yards; second, C. Piercy, 
75 yards; third, A. Triebel, 70 yards. 
Time, 0:51^!^. 

Two-thirds mile handicap, amateur — 
Won by F. Weber, 30 yards; second, Y. 
Hansen, 110 yards; third, J.. Kaufman, 60 
yards. Time, 1:157^. 

Four-cornered match, professional; 
two-men heats; half-mile. First — Won 
by C. Moretti; second, R. Spears. Time. 
2:12. Second — Won by B. Bailey; sec- 
ond, A. Clark. Time, 1:33?^. Third- 
Won by Spears; second, Clark. Time. 
2:03^. Fourth — Won by Bailey; sec- 
ond, Moretti; third. Spears. Time. 
3:13^'5. Score: Bailey, 9 points; Moretti, 
8 points; Spears, 7 points. 

One-mile tandem match, professional — 
First heat — Won by F. Kramer and A. 
Goullet; second, A. Grenda and G. 
Walker. Time, 2:09. Second heat— Won 
by Kramer and Goullet; second, Cava- 
nagh and Hill (substituted for Grenda 
and Walker). Time, 2:014/^. 

Miss and Out, amateur — Won by W. 
Hanley; second, T. Grimm; third, W. 
White. Time, 8:08-^. Distance, 3^2 

Three-mile invitation handicap, profes- 
sional — Won by J. Fogler, 30 yards: 
second, J. Bedell, 120 yards; third. M. 
Ryan. 130 yards. Time. 5:57, 




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Captain Kendall Again Leads the "Wheel About the Hub" 

With the sounding of the bugle at 
10:30 o'clock on the morning of the 11th 
inst., Captain W. G. Kendall, followed 
by six other bicyclists and 25 other mem- 
bers of the Boston Bicycle Club, started 
on the 2Sth annual "Wheel About the 
Hub." This annual event has become 
the classic among cyclists, the date of 
the original ride being September 11th 
and 12th, 1879. After 13 years, on Sep- 
tember 16th and 17th, 1892, the second 
ride was made, although only three of 
those who rode in the first run partici- 
pated. Smce 1892, the "Wheel About 
the Hub" has become an annual affair 
•and has been coniinu'jd without a break 
up to the present. 

This year's run is the 46Sth called run 
of the club, which is the oldest bicycle 
organization of its kind in the country, 
and is the 2Sth repetition of the first 
over-night bicycle ride held in America. 
Of those who went on the resumption 
run in 1892, there were five present this 
year, namely. Captain W. G. Kendall, 
A. Nickerson, W. W. Stall, Will R. Pit- 
man and T. Rothe. 

This was also the 23rd time that Cap- 
tain Kendall has been at the head of the 
run, and it is the 26th year that he has 
acted in the capacity of captain for the 
pioneer club for cyclists. Although no- 
body is now left who took part in the 
first ride in 1879, "Happy Days" Pitman 
holds the record of having made the re- 
maining 24 runs. For 21 years Pitman 
made the trip on his wheel, but owing 
to an operation which he had three years 
ago, it has been necessary for the old 

\eteran cyclist to join the larger number 
of those who, owing to increasing years, 
had been compelled to forego the pleas- 
ure of making the ride on their old 

The 30-mile route which the "old tim- 
ers" took the other day was across to 
Jamaica Pond and to the Brook Farm 
in West Roxbury. This was the first 
resting spot, taking the place of the old 
"Grove of Happy Memories," which has 
now been cut down and turned into 
house lots. Secretary Bassett acted as 
guide and took the tourists over the 
farm, pointing out the several places of 

From there the wheelmen strolled 
over to the famous old pine grove, where 
Hillingsworth, Zenobia, Priscilla and 
Miles Coverdale once walked and where 
revels were held. And then all hands 
went to old Pulpit Rock, where John 
Eliot used to preach to the Indians, and 
about which two centuries after Brook 
farmers gathered for service on Sun- 
days. As in the past, the old cyclists 
insisted on Bassett getting up into the 
pulpit and speaking, while the rest, like 
the Indians in days gone by, stood listen- 
ing below. 

Remounting, the tourists sped away to 
Fairbanks House, where they were met 
by A. Benson with a generous supply 
of Bartlett pears, which went right to 
the spot. Cobb's Tavern was reached 
in time for luncheon. This place, which 
has always been a place of pleasant 
memories now has been given an ad- 
ditional charm by dedicating the apple 

orchard to their uses. Joe Henry, the 
old-time food producer, was on hand 
with his well laden table of good 

From there the riders followed the 
beautiful Willow Road to Mansfield and 
the Tavern. Here, as has been the cus- 
tom for the last few years, the cyclists 
put up for the night. The Tudor Farm, 
formerly the stopping place, was burned 
down, and the change which has been 
made to Mansfield has proven so thor- 
oughly satisfactory that it now seems 
likely that the stop there will be a per- 
manent part of the program. 

The banquet which is usually held on 
the evening of the first stop, was again a 
great feature. President Kilby presided 
as usual and acted as general toast giver 
and fun maker, while Abbot Bassett read 
several verses which met with popular 
approval. Other speakers were Will R. 
Pitman, Dr. Kendall, C. Reed, A. Nicker- 
son, G. B. Woodman, G. L. Cook, C. J. 
Obermayer and W. H. Hale, 

That night the party, tired and happy, 
slept the sleep of the just, and at five 
o'clock were awakened as was the cus- 
tom in the past by Joe Henry, who 
served them with a concoction of rum 
and milk, and then let them all take an- 
other forty winks. 

Getting an early start for the return 
trip, the first stop was made at Cobb's 
Tavern, another one at Tom Jones', and 
then a run via South Braintree and 
Hingham to Nantasket. The annual din- 
ner was held at Villa Napoli, Nantasket, 
and one fine dinner it was. 

September 22, 19i4 



After the dinner, the party began to 
break up. On the whole it was a de- 
lightful tour, notwithstanding the fact 
that the roads were in very poor shape. 


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Although the run lacked some of the 
picturesqueness of the first run, when 
the club members wore uniforms of gray 
flannel shirts and "bedford cord" trous- 
ers, it was evident that time had not even 

begun to dim the old spirit of the cyclists 
and their feeling of comradery. 

Those who went were President Q. 
Kilby, Capt. VV. G. Kendall, Secretary- 
Treasurer A. Nickerson, A. Bassett, for 
many years secretary of the L. A. W. ; 
W. Edmands, J. R. Greene, F. D. Irish, 

E. F. Kelly, C. H. Kendall, T. Rothe, 
C. C. Ryder, F. J. Stark, R. B. Harris, 
T. H. Hall, W. P. Stevens, J. W. Swan, 

F. P. Sibley, G. R. Coan. 

From New York came C. A. Ober- 
mayer, W. M. Frisbee, W. H. Hale, J. S. 
Kelly, Will R. Pitman, A. P. Benson, 

G. B. Woodward, E. C. Bennett, W. M. 

A. F. Wyman of New Bedford, A. G. 
Fisher of New Haven, G. L. Cook and 
T. P. Hynes of Providence were in the 

party. Mr. Cook rode his wheel from 
Providence to Boston Thursday. 

C. W. Reed was in England this year 
and could not attend. 

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Belden got as far as Worcester, Mass., 
making the tour to Boston in an auto- 
mobile, but had to return home because 
of sickness in his family. 

De Vries Vindicated by St. Louis Club 

As a result of a petition signed by 13 
members of the Missouri Cycling Club, 
recommending the suspension of Harry 
De Vries from the organization for 90 
days for riding "unattached" in several 
races in that part of the country, a hear- 
ing on the charges was held at a regu- 
lar meeting of the club and resulted 
in the vindication of the accused. De 
Vries in answer to the charges explained 
that on one occasion, prior to a road race 
to be held in Forest Park, he, as cap- 
tain of the club's racing squad, asked 
several members of the club to report 
on the road for the purpose of training 
with him. They failed to do so, and 
when asked for an explanation replied in 
such a manner as to convince him they 
did not care to ride with him. 

De Vries, hurt by the apparent af- 
front, and misunderstanding the attitude 
of his club mates, as a matter of cour- 
tesy to them did not enter the race as 
a representative of the club, but filled 
out the blank as an individual. Mutual 
explanations later were made and it was 
found that all the riders concerned were 
laboring under a mistake and had made 
a mountain out of a mole hill. The ac- 
tion of the club in dismissing the 
charges closed the incident. 

Missourians Hold Closed Club Meet 

The Missouri Cycling Club held its 
first annual bicycle derby Sunday, Sep- 
tember 13th. all events being closed to 

members, and a good racing program 

The first event, a coasting 'contest, 
was staged on Solomon's Hill on the 
Manchester Road, and was won by Har- 
ry De Vries. De Vries displayed his 
skill at the coasting game by outdistanc- 
ing his rivals by a large margin. The 
prize in this event was awarded to the 
contestant coasting the greatest distance 
from a tape stretched across the road 
at the top of the hill. 

The half-mile handicap sprint race 
was held on the straightaway stretch on 
the Manchester Road immediately due 
west of the town of Ballwin. Curtis 
Long, one of the youngest members of 
the club, captured first honors in this 
event, nosing out Harry De Vries, a 
scratch man, by a very close margin. 
The riders crossed the tape very closely 
bunched, which afforded much excite- 
ment for the spectators assembled at 
the finishing tape. 

The hill climbing contest was held on 
the steep upgrade leading from the 
waterworks on the Missouri River at 
Mona to the Olive Street Road, a dis- 
tance of 4/lOths of a mile. This hill is 
known to "bike" riders as the "Young 
Mountain" of St. Louis county. The 
prize in this event went to the rider 
negotiating the grind in the best time. 
Curtis Long, riding a SI gear, made the 
best time and captured first prize. 

The summaries: 

Coasting match — H. De Vries, C. W. 

Fornes, Curtis Long, A. W. Gilhen, L. 
W. Brown and Willie Roberts finished 
in the order named. 

One-half mile handicap sprint race — 
Won by Curtis Long, 25 yards; second, 
Harry De Vries, scratch; third, A. W. 
Gilhen, 25 yards; fourth, Willie Rob- 
erts, 25 yards; fifth, L. W. Brown, 35 
yards; sixth, E. S. Brown, scratch. 

Hill Climb— Distance, 4/lOths Mile 
Place Rider Time 

1 Curtis Long 2:05>S 

2 Harry De Vries 2:10>^ 

3 Willie Roberts 2;22->i 

4 A. W. Gilhen 2:2S}i 

5 P. H. Hangge 2:313^ 

6 L. W. Brown 3:56>^ 

Bicycle Club Formed in Newark. 

The Arrow Cycle Club was organized 
last week at the club's headquarters, 182 
Badger avenue, near Clinton avenue, 
Newark, N. J., with the enrollment of 
32 members. The following officers were 
elected: Howard A. Thatcher, president; 
Edward Bowers, vice-president and sec- 
retary; David Nester, treasurer; Robert 
E. Lee, Jr., director of races. The club 
will be open to receive charter members 
on any Thursday evening until 30th inst. 

The Petaluma Motorcycle Club, of 
that California town, is headed by the 
following officers: Julius Madsen, pres- 
ident; H. McNulty, vice-president; A. 
M. Goodwin, secretary; M. Petrazzini, 



September 22, 1914 

4 Following the Dealer's Movements h 

The Indian Motorcycle Club of Ft. 
Wayne, Ind., will stage another endur- 
ance run in the near future. As yet the 
destination has not been decided upon. 

H. S. Buttermore has opened an In- 
dian repair-shop at 27 North Arch 
street, Alliance, O. He is making a 
specialty of sidecar sales. 

S. C. Hamilton, Harley-Davidson dis- 
tributer at Pittsburgh, Pa., has appointed 
several sub-agents. These are Fred 
Johnson, McKeesport; Harley-Davidson 
Sales Co., Frank Dean, manager, H6hie- 
stead; D. R. Spahr at Tarentum, and H. 
A. Ripple at Turtle Creek. 

The Penn Motor Supply Co., Pitts- 
burgh, Pa., Dayton distributers for West- 
ern Pennsylvania, reports a good fall 
trade. The company has recently ap- 
pointed the following agents: F. J- Hart- 
wig, at Mt. Pleasant; Charles Rolasbn, 
at Altoona, and the Nathaniel Cycle Co., 
at Allegheny, Pa. 

Robert Immel, of Immel Bros., Hen- 
derson agents at Pittsburgh, accompan- 
ied by Joe Kuntz, has just returned 
from the Henderson factory. They made 
the whole distance on their machines 
without any trouble on the road. 

J. McL. Seabrook has been appointed 
manager of the Howard French store at 
Washington, D. C. 

Helmick & Martin, Walnut and 3rd 
streets. Canton, O., who formerly han- 
dled the Thor machine in that place, 
has retired from the selling field. In 
the future they intend to devote their 
entire time to repair work. 

Heinz Motor Co., Harley-Davidson 
distributers for Baltimore and vicinity, 
started a new motorcycle row in that 
city when they opened their store at 
611 West North avenue. Now the Ran- 
dall Mfg. Co., the new Thor agents for 
Baltimore, have opened a branch store 
in the same neighborhood. 

The Tiemeyer Motor & Supply Co., 
Baltimore, Md., has decided to become 
an exclusive agency and will devote its 
energies solely to Pope machines. The 

concern formerly handled also the Jef- 

Harry and Nat Feldstern have taken 
the Excelsior agency for Harrisburg, 
Pa., and vicinity. They report a very 
prosperous season to date. They also 
state that they have disposed of a large 
number of Haverford machines. 

a first-class shop at 1211 New York ave- 
nue. John Berryman, who formerly han- 
dled the agency, expects to devote his 
time to the selling of second-hand ma- 

John G. Ledyard, Merkel agent for 
South Jersey with headquarters at Cam- 
den, N. J., has appointed the following 


Redmond Auto Agency, at 3rd and 
Boyd, Harrisburg, Pa., has been appoint- 
ed an agent for the Flying Merkel for 
Harrisburg and vicinity. 

agents in his territory: N. Ciabatoni, in 
Woodbine; M. Haring, in Woodbury; J. 
L. Lippincott, in Riverton; F. H. Gibson, 
in Bridgton, and Cox & Sons, in West 

The Bailey-Drake Co., 604 Mission 
street, Atlas Building. San Francisco, 
Cal.. has been appointed factory repre- 
sentative by the Hawthorne Mfg. Co. 
for the "Old Sol" line for the Pacific 
Coast, heretofore so ably represented by 
L. B. Stevens, of Los Angeles. 

E. J. Pennefeather, of Kenosha, Wis., 
has been given the agency of the Hud- 
son bicycle by the Miami company of 
Middletown, O. 

A. G. Schmidt, of the Motorcycle Ex- 
change, Indian dealers at Pittsburgh, Pa., 
and surrounding territory, reports that 
they have appointed the following sub- 
agents: Thomas Tauber, McKeesport; 
P. S. Coulter, at Homestead; Otto Mo- 
torcycle Equipment Co., at Allegheny; 
Cunningham & Pavitt, at Tarentum; V. 
L. Hamlin, at Carnegie, and C. M. Ellis, 
at Coreopolis. 

Frank Shore, distributer for Mohawk 
tires at Washington, D. C, has taken 
the Harley-Davidson agency for the Dis- 
trict of Columbia and has opened up 

The West End Electric and Cycle 
Co., at Green and McClay streets, Har- 
risburg, Pa., has taken on the Hender- 
son. This will be in addition to the In- 
dian which the concern now handles. 

September 22, 1914 



Today's Riders Find Tomorrow's Customers 

Toledo Dealer Says Enthusiastic Riders are His Best Salesmen and Directs 

His Efforts Toward Pleasing His Patrons — Considers 

Customers as Valuable Business Assets 

Entering the door of the Oberwegner 
Motor Co., of Toledo, O., the attention 
of the visitor is attracted to a large 
board on which is painted in legible 
letters a list of names. Above this list 
is the caption, "Satisfied Riders of Ex- 
celsior Motorcycles," and under the cap- 
tion there were the names of 52 cor- 
porations and prominent individuals in 
Toledo who have bought these machines 
and who were so well satisfied with their 
purchases that the proprietor of the 
agency conspicuously advertised them as 

It is an advertising idea that possesses 
a mint of merit. It can't fail to impress 
the prospective customer with the fact 
that any statement which may be made 
by a salesman is easily verified by ques- 
tioning a purchaser, and the list of pur- 
chasers, sufficiently complete for the 
purpose of verification, is furnished in 
a manner that permits of "doubting 
Thomases" making their own selections 
of who to see. 

And this list serves another purpose 
than merely offering the names of sat- 
isfied patrons: It is in itself a pretty 
substantial guarantee of merit. When 
big corporations, such as gas, telephone 
and electric light companies, large dis- 
tributing concerns, like ice and milk 
companies, purchase and use a certain 
brand or make of merchandise or ma- 
chinery, it is pretty fair evidence of merit 
possessed by the article bought. "Soul- 
less" corporations are about as much 
given to philanthropy as their purchas- 
ing agents are prone to make mistakes, 
and when public utilities and private in- 
terests buy the same make of goods 
"there's a reason," and he who runs 
may read. 

A Well Laid Out Establishment 

A. R. Oberwegner is the head and 
shoulders of the concern which bears 
his name. The agency is located in 813 
Jefiferson avenue, an active, busy thor- 
oughfare, where the setting of the sun 
seems not to act as much of a detriment 
to business, for the street at night has 
the same active crowds that pass to and 
fro during the daytime. To the left of 

the doorway as one enters the store a 
line of well-filkd show cases extends 
from near the front to a point about 25 
feet from the door. A large part of the 
floor space is occupied by motorcycles, 
and in a shadow box, on an easel, is 
contained the parts of" the Excelsior 
motorcycle, where they can be explain- 
ed to those who possess mechanical 
minds. A balcony gives room for the 
office and clerical help and near the rear 
a stairway leads to a well-equipped re- 
pair-shop where electric motors furnish 
power for the machinery. The layout 
of the whole suggests at once system 
and its ever present companion, "effi- 

"How's business?" asked a representa- 
tive of Bicycling World and Motorcycle 
Review as he shook hands with the 
proprietor, who met him as he entered 
the door — it's one of Oberwegner's rules 
that immediate attention be given every- 
one who comes in. 

"Business always can be better, but 
it never seems to be bad with us," was 
the response. "There is a pretty steady 
demand for Excelsior motorcycles in this 
vicinity and if it does let up once in 
a while we experience an accessory call 
that keeps us jumping right along. All 
in all we have had a very successful 
season and anticipate doing a lot more 
business before the snow falls." 

Covers a Large Territory 

"And then — " queried the interviewer. 

"Then we'll keep right on with bus- 
iness just as though it was the good 
old summer time. You see, we cover 
22 counties in the states of Ohio and 
Michigan and we have many customers 

who are pretty loyal to this company; 
we have, too, our sub-agents and through 
these people we do a brisk jobbing bus- 
iness in accessories. That is a part of 
our winter months' occupation. Then, 
as a result of sending our catalogs all 
over the United States we have devel- 
oped a large and constantly increasing 
mail order business which keeps us go- 
ing right up to the limit of our capacity. 
"I think, too, you would be surprised 
at the number of motorcycles we sell 
during the winter. Many riders who want 
a machine for the very beginning of the 
riding season place their orders during 
the winter so that they will not be held 
up when the spring rush is on, and we 
encourage them in this by explaining 
that no matter how well we may be 
fixed to handle the demand there is a 
limit to the daily capacity of the fac- 
tory and when the stock on hand is 
exhausted we and all other dealers must 
wait our turn to have our orders filled, 
and that necessitates a delay in making 

How the Winter Months Are Used 

"This is as reasonable as it is true 
and riders here are coming to realize 
more and more that the only way to 
insure delivery when the machine is 
wanted is by ordering sufficiently in ad- 
vance of that time to make certain the 
factory can supply the demand. We do 
a lot of overhauling for owners who 
take time by the forelock and have their 
work done when weather conditions pre- 
vent them from using their machines, 
and we sell about all the second-hand 
machines we have in stock before the 
season opens. All in all the winter is a 
busy time for us, and though our prin- 
ciple income is derived from the sales 
of rrew machines we manage to pick up 
several dollars through our other ac- 

"How much of a force do you em- 

"Well, let's see," answered Oberweg- 
ner, while a quizzical smile broke into 
light. "Do you mean how many on the 

"As a starter that will do; how many 



September 22, 1914 

get their little envelopes every once in 
a while?" 

"Well, we have one city salesman, a 
stenographer, bookkeeper, shipping clerk 
and errand boy. And I take a bit my- 
self," he added. Then we have five 
repair men, sometimes less, according to 
the season and the demand for that sort 
of work. But we have another force, 
a bigger, better force than any we can 
employ. In fact, it's this auxiliary force 
which makes necessary the employment 
of the people just mentioned." 

"You mean riders?" 

"Yes. The satisfied rider is the best 
and most important asset a dealer can 
have. But it is not sufficient that he 
should merely be satisfied with his 
mount; he must be satisfied with the man 
who sold the machine to him and the 
factory behind, the man. Our whole 
policy here is directed toward the com- 
fort and the satisfaction of the riders 
of today. Instead of telling prospective 
customers what we will do in the matter 
of service we tell them what we have 
done and are doing every day for those 
who ride our machines. 

"Though we advertise in the local 
papers we look for our new sales to 
come through the efforts of our present 
riders. It is the riders of today who 
introduce us to the riders of tomorrow. 
It is the enthusiastic motorcyclist who 
induces his friends and acquaintances to 
join him in his pleasures, and he is the 
man we cater to. 

"Now if men who ride Excelsiors pro- 
claim the merits of their machines and 
in the same breath warn their hearers 
to keep away from us, some of the pros- 
pects will not buy Excelsior motorcy- 
cles and others of them will find a way 
to get the machines from some other 
agency. When we receive a man's money 
we consider the deal has only begun, not 
by any means finished, and we intend not 
only that he shall be satisfied with the 
machine but that also he will be satisfied 
with the firm from which he bought it. 
All that comes under our definition of 

Where the Repair Shop Loses 

"Of course, we can't get something 
for nothing; we don't expect to, and we 
pay for this reputation by doing a lot 
of things for riders which are an ex- 
pense to us. We don't get a profit, in 
dollars and cents, from the repair de- 
partment, and yet that department pays. 
One reason why the department shows 
on the wrong side of the ledger is that 
it is not credited for its time in uncrat- 
ing and setting up machines. And yet 
we run that branch of the business on 

a strictly up-to-date method. In the 
large, all-daylight shop, everything is 
systematized and it is an inflexible rule 
that none but employes can enter it. 

"A customer's motorcycle that goes 
into the shop for repairs represents a 
job which must be paid for; if the ma- 
chine can be fixed outside of the shop 
the repair work is gratis; charged up to 
service, which is advertising. We repair 
and overhaul every used machine that 
we take in trade, and we sell at a figure 
that covers the allowance and cost of 
labor, but we guarantee them just as we 
guarantee a new machine. We even fix 
up the tires and put a new tire on the 
rear wheel. All with thought of secur- 
ing satisfaction for the customer. If 
the old tire on the front wheel does not 
give satisfaction we make an adjustment 
just as the tire manufacturers do and 
again charge it up to service. You see, 
service is our slogan through everything, 
and we find it pays," he said with a seri- 
ousness that was convincing. 

"What are your instalment rates?" 
"We get $175 or $150, according to 
the price of the machine, and the bal- 
ance at $5 a week. We hold a chattel 
mortgage on the machine and take notes. 
On used machines we get one-half down 
and the balance on the same basis as 
for new ones. On deals involving $75 
or less we take cash in full at time of 

Accessories Yield Good Income 

"You say you make a good profit on 
the accessory business, is that true of 
every branch of it?" asked the visitor. 

"On everything excepting gasolene, if 
you want to include that with acces- 
sories. Equipment and clothing yield 
a fair margin of profit, which, when the 
volume of business is large, produces a 
good income. Lubricating oil, if you sell 
enough of it to handle it economically, 
so that there is Httle waste through 
dripping, is another article worth consid- 
ering, but gasolene is of little use as an 
income maker, except that you must han- 
dle it to keep in touch with your trade. 
The Bowser street-system service sta- 
tions as conducted by some establish- 
ments were once taking all the acces- 
sor)' business from the dealers and get- 
ting all the lubricating oil business by 
selling gasolene at cost. It was com- 
petition we had to meet and we met it. 
We didn't propose to let them deprive 
us of our local trade in that way and we 

"In saying that you look to your old 
customers to supply your new ones, do 
you mean that you make little or no 
effort to effect sales?" 

"By no means. .When a, prospect 
comes in we do all in our power to make 
a purchaser of him. If he leaves with- 
out buying we get his name and address, 
which is put on our book, and from time 
to time we send him literature, write 
letters to him telling of machines which 
we have taken in trade if we think they 
may prove of interest to him, and we 
keep ourselves in his mind until he is 
out of the market. We give demonstra- 
tions when wanted and do all that can 
be done to make sales. I don't think we 
can be accused of nonchalance," he add- 
ed with a grin. 

"Of course you carry a complete stock 
of parts," suggested the interviewer as 
he prepared to take his departure. 

"As complete as is possible," an- 
swered Oberwegner, walking toward the 
door. "There is no part of an Excelsior 
that we have not in stock. There are 
two reasons why we do not carry a 
large supply of many parts, one is the 
infrequency of demand and the other is 
because we can get supplies from the fac- 
tory at short notice. The factory is 
prompt in taking care of the orders of 
its agents and that permits of a dealer 
fittingly representing them, of giving 
good service to his patrons without tying 
up a lot of capital in parts for which 
there is little demand. Sometimes the 
coincidence happens which brings a de- 
mand for several of the same part, some- 
thing that seldom is wanted; then we run 
short, but the riders are not seriously 
delayed, for a prompt shipment from the 
factory put us 'in right' again in short 
order. This is a point worth consider- 
ing and should be given due weight by 
a prospective dealer when he is prepar- 
ing to take the agency for a machine." 

Postmaster Wants Motorcycles. 

"Wanted — Twenty young men with 
motorcycles." That's the notice that 
Postmaster Nagel of Detroit, Mich., has 
caused to be posted in all of the post- 
offices of Detroit. It is the plan of Mr. 
Nagel to use these riders to carry spe- 
cial delivery packages and letters over 
the city, believing this will greatly ex- 
pedite the delivery of such matter and 
give more general satisfaction. 

Missionary Makes Use of Motorcycle. 

With the expectation of greatly broad- 
ening the scope of his activities. Dr. L. 
S. Morgan, a medical missionary located 
at Tsing-tau, China, has purchased a 
motorcycle. With the aid of the two- 
wheeler Dr. Morgan says he will be able 
to penetrate much farther into the in- 
terior and still be only a few hours from 
his headquarters. 

September 22, 1914 



"Cafety First" Walker 

g Finishes Long Journey 

1 Weed Chain Traveler Mixing Pleasure With Duty, 
1 Stops Runaway; Puts Out Fire and Arrests Hob. es 


"Jimmie" Walker, general manager of 
the motorcycle tire chain department of 
the Weed Chain Tire Grip Co., Bridge- 
port, Conn., arrived in that city last 
week on his 1914 Indian motorcycle with 
sidecar attachment, having completed a 
tour of 32 states. Walker left Bridge- 
port, the Weed Chain City, on Tuesday, 
May 19th, and has been calling on the 
trade in the interests of Weed Anti- 
Skid Chains. War or no war, "Jimmie" 
has had a very successful trip, proof of 
which was shown by the suitcase full 
of orders which he proudly displayed on 
his arrival in the "Big City." 

As successful as was the trip Walker 
says he doesn't want to take another 
ride like it for some months to come. 
The majority of the roads throughout 
the West were in a deplorable condition. 
In fact, they were so wretched that it 
was necessary to use tire chains almost 
continuously in order to make any head- 

What Happened to "Jimmy" En Route 

"Jimmie" figured in some very inter- 
esting and amusing events while en 
route. In Plureka, 111., he played the part 
of a hero in stopping a runaway horse, 
thereby saving the village belle from 
serious injury and possible death. He 
was the lion of the hour and was wined 
and dined to the limit of Illinois hos- 
pitality. The following week he added 
still further to his laurels. While mak- 
ing a night run he saw flames bursting 
out of a farmhouse, woke up the sleep- 
ing members of the household and as- 
sisted in putting out the fire. However, 
these incidents were mild compared to 
what occurred on the road between 
Hamilton and Webster, la. 

He had stopped to adjust his car- 
buretter, when along came two robust 
specimens of the American hobo. These 
two noble knights insisted that "Jimmie" 
give them a helping hand in the form 
of a ride to the outskirts of Webster. 
A fight would have been all in favor of 
the enemy, so "Jimmie" said, "Jump in, 
only too glad to help you." As he drew 
near Webster he threw her into high 

and dumped the "knights of the road" 
out at the police station. The judge 
gave the duet 30 days at hard labor. 

These are only a few of the many 
anecdotes which Walker has to relate 
and he will spend many a pleasant even- 

a hard-working booster for the F. A. 
M. In 1911 he stopped racing and went 
with F. A. Baker, of New York city, 
in the capacity of a salesman, and it was 
while selling Indian m.otorcycles that he 
saw the possibilities of the Weed chain 
as a safety first device for riders of the 
power-driven two-wheelers and decided 
to ally himself with the Weed concern 
and share their future. 

The Campaign of Boosting Chains 

After several months with the com- 
pany he was made general manager ot 
the motorcycle chain department, as the 
Weed people recognized that "Jimmy" 
and Big Business were inseparable com- 
panions. Through the cooperation of the 
motorcycle manufacturers in widening 


ing by the lireside telling the "little 
Walkers" all about his four months tour 
of the U. S. A. 

"Jimmie" Walker is a shining example 
of what can be done in the motorcycle 
industry by a man of brains who has 
the ability to hustle. It was only six 
years ago, 1908, when he first came into 
the field. His advent took the form of 
a job as deputy third assistant to a 
second-hand bicycle repairer in Indian- 
apolis. While learning the why and 
wherefore of bicycles he "looked into" 
the motorcycle end of the business and 
in a short time loomed on the horizon 
as a professional motorcycle rider. 

He became secretary of the Hoosier 
Motorcycle Club and served in that 
capacity for several years. He is a 
member of the only Hope Club and is 

the forks so that there would be plenty 
of room for the anti-skid device to travel, 
Walker found his campaign of educa- 
tion considerably simplified and his suc- 
cess as a missionary succeeded expecta- 
tions. He has experienced little trouble 
in convincing riders and dealers that the 
chains give perfect traction, 'prevent 
skidding and slipping and make motor- 
cycling safe on all roads despite weather 

Walker is now 28 years old and claims 
the proud distiction of being the first 
motorcyclist to ride from New York to 
Chicago with a sidecar attached and car- 
rying a passenger. He accomplished this 
feat in the summer of 1912. His "pas- 
senger" on that occasion was his wife, 
who is also an enthusiastic and accom- 
plished motorcyclist. 



September 22, 1914 

Some of the Motorcycle Contests Planned for the Future 

Three Classes to Ride in Texas Meet 

Cash prizes to the large amount of 
$750 are being offered as a bait to mo- 
torcycle riders to compete in the iive 
days of racing which will be held in con- 
nection with the San Angelo, Texas, 
Fall Fair on the 3rd to 7th of November. 
The races are being promoted by the 
San Angelo Motorcycle Club and are 
under the sanction and rules of the F. 
A. M. 

The track on which the contests will 
be staged is a mile dirt track, the record 
time for which is held by Ray Creviston 
at 53^^ seconds. To the rider lowering 
this time will be given a purse of $50. 
This alone will undoubtedly prove an 
irresistible attraction to many kings of 
the track. 

One of the prominent and novel fea- 
tures of the races will be, as is set forth 
in the entry blanks, that the riders are 
to be divided into three classes, A, B 
and C. Class C will include residents 
of Tom Green or adjoining counties who 
have never made better time than 65 
seconds for a single mile. Class C rid- 
ers can enter Class B races if they wish 
to do so. The B division is for pro- 
fessional, riders who have never made 
better time than 57 seconds for the mile. 
Those of the B class can enter class A 
races. All riders who have made better 
time than 57 seconds for the mile shall 
be in the A class, and will not be al- 
lowed to enter class B or C events. 
All machines will have to be of 61 cubic 
inches displacement. 

The entry blanks, which are now in 
circulation, must be returned by No- 
vember 2nd. 

Buffalo Will Stage 300-Mile Run 

The Buffalo Motorcycle Club, one of 
the largest and oldest incorporated mo- 
torcycle clubs in the United States, will 
conduct a 303.6-mile endurance run, Sun- 
day, October 4. 

The course is so mapped as- to include 
roads of all descriptions — ^clay, sand and 
state roads. The country in some parts 
is level, while in others the hills will 
test the two-speeds of the different ma- 
chines. All roads will be placarded and 
competent officials will be stationed at 
all controls and checking stations. This 
run must be made in slightly over IS 
hours, making an average of 20 miles an 

The club has offered valuable prizes 
to the winners, consisting of a diamond 
medal, valued at $75, for first prize, sil- 
ver medal, valued at $20 for second prize, 
bronze medal, valued at $5, -third prize. 

Entries close Saturday, October 3rd. 
Ample entertainment, storage for ma- 
chines and hotel accommodations will 
be provided for all out-of-town riders 
who wish to stay over in Buffalo before 
or after this run. 

To Ride 200 Miles on L. I. Roads 

One of the biggest events of the year 
for motorcyclists in the vicinity of New 
York will be the coming annual fall run 
which will be held under the auspices of 
the Bay Ridge Motorcycle Club of 
Brooklyn, N. Y., on Sunday, October 
4th, 1914, over a course of approximately 
200 miles on Long Island. The course 
has been thoroughly gone over and for 
the most part is in good shape. The 
time limit which has been set for the 
completion of the run is ample to per- 
mit every participant to qualify for one 
of the medals which the club will award 
without endangering himself or his 
mount by racing over the course at ex- 
cessive speed. A very attractive list of 
prizes is to be competed for, besides 
a medal which is to be awarded to each 
rider finishing within the time limit. A 
silver cup will be awarded to the club 
having the largest number of its mem- 
bers winning medals (donated by Mr. 
Robert Campbell, president of the B. 
R. M. C.) ; another silver cup will be 
awarded to the rider of an Indian mo- 
torcycle for consistency record (donat- 
ed by the Hendee Mfg. Co.), and still 
another silver cup awarded to the rider 
of a Harley-Davidson for consistency 
record ("donated by the Harley-Davidson 
Motor Co.). A team prize of three Ster- 
ling Vacuum Bar 28 x 3 tires will be 
awarded to the team of three riding the 
same make of machine, and over 25 in- 
dividual prizes, donated by the trade, to 
be awarded to the riders finishing with 
the highest scores. Mr. Will R. Pitman, 
of Brooklyn, N. Y., the pioneer of the 
two-wheeler, will be the official referee, 
■ and that in itself speaks for the fairness 
and unbiased method in which these 
prizes will be awarded. 

Entry blanks may be obtained from 
Robert Brazenor, 1507 Bushwick avenue; 

A. H. Patterson, 1080 Bedford avenue; 
F. W. Reller (Cornell Hardware Co.), 
121 Court street, Brooklyn, N. Y., or by 
addressing Mr. Jos. L. Hartig, chair- 
man of Touring Committee, 633 45th 
street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Some Ride, Yea, Bo, Some Ride 

A prize road race story has been cir- 
culated from Brazil and it is about a 
Terre Haute rider. The Brazil club 
promoted a road race on Labor Day and 
one of the riders was McMillan. Mack 
was one of the fast ones and misjudged 
one of the turns on the national road. 
Catapulting up a driveway he dodged 
several onlookers by a narrow margin 
and jumped over into an adjoining yard. 
Passing under a clothesline in the back 
yard he swung around to the front, 
and then charged a child's hobbyhorse 
head on. 

After demolishing this and plowing 
through a pile of bricks and tin cans, 
he slid down a mud bank about 10 feet 
high and volplaned on to the course 
again. He was not even thrown from 
his machine and finished the race in 
third position. The race was a 50-mile 
event and was won by John Roden- 
barger, of Brazil, on an. Indian, in one 
hour, eight minutes, ten seconds. This 
is regarded as unusually fast, as the 
roads were hilly and rough. 

Smoky City Riders to Meet Saturday 

The Pittsburgh Motorcycle Club, of 
that city in Pennsylvania, is making 
preparations to stage motorcycle races 
at Schenley Park Oval on the 26th inst. 
The entry blanks, which are now in cir- 
culation, call for six events, the final 
and the most important one of which is 
to be a 25-mile professional race for 
30.50 cubic inch racing machines or 50 
cubic inch stripped stock machines. Sil- 
ver cups will be awarded the first three 
winners in each contest. 

Weather Man Again Stops Races 
Rain again interfered with races on 
the new Tacoma Speedway. Postponed 
from Labor Day the three big motor- 
cycle events which were to have been 
run on September I3th, were cancelled 
at noon on account of a steady down- 
pour which served to disappoint a large 
number of fans who had journeyed from 
all parts of the Northwest to witness 
some fast racing. No future plans have 
been announced by the Tacoma Speed- 
way Association promoters of the meet 
and whether the program will be run at 
a later date is not known. 

September 22, 1914 



Varying Prices Rule in Gasolene Field 

Wide Diversity in Selling Figures Throughout the Country 
Not Easily Explained — Filling Stations Rapidly Gutting 
Into the Garage Trade and May Eventually Check It 

The price of gasolene is a strange and 
not always understandable figure. A 
year ago it was climbing because of "sup- 
ply and demand." At least this was the 
explanation advanced by the oil com- 
panies. Since January 1 the price has 
been coming down as fast or faster than 
it went up, but now seems to have 
reached a stopping point. 

Also the price of gasolene is seldom 

Throughout the country these figures 
vary widely, but there is one tendency 
of prime importance and which may in 
the end force the garageman out of the 
gasolene retailing field. That is the gas- 
olene retailing roadside station. 

In some cities these are being estab- 
lished by the big oil companies them- 
selves and the garagemen are fast feel- 
ing the effects in the loss of gasolene 

The price itself has fallen three and 
four cents since January 1. In some 
cities trade competition has forced it 
lower. Following are the conditions in 
sixteen of the principal cities from coast 
to coast and from Texas to the North- 
ern border. A detail summary appears 
in an accompanying table. The prices 
which follow the names of the following 
cities are the prices paid by the garages. 




Boston, Mass 14 

New York, N. Y 13 

Philadelphia, Pa 10.5-11 

Baltimore, Md 11,5-13.5 

Atlanta, Ga 8, 10, 11 and 12 

Principal Companies Selling 
2, 15; June 3, 14; s'ta'ndaVd,' Texas, Gulf'and Pure Oil. 

Detroit, Mich 11 

Chicago, 111 11 

Indianapolis, Ind 11-11.5 

Milwaukee, Wis. . 12, 14.5, 17 and 19 


Price Changes in Wholesale Price 


17-18 Jan. 1, 1914, was 18 cents, 
20 and 14 Jan. 1, 1914, was 16; June 
July 21, 13. 

12-16. Avg. 14 Texas— Jan. 1, was 14; March 1, 13; in July, Atlantic Refining, Texas, Gulf and O. F. 
12; Aug. 4, 11. Atlantic— Jan. 1, 13; March Zurn Co. 
1, 12.5; July 27, 11. 
Avg. 16 Jan. 1, was 13.5. Standard, Crown Oil & Wax, Red C Oil, 

Maryland Oil and American Oil. 
10, 13.5, 16 and 20 Fluctuations due to price war. Texas, Standard, Gulf and Pittsburgh Plate 

1, was 14, 14.5 and 16. 

Kansas City, 




11, 14 and 16 J 

14 and IS 

13-16 Jan. 1, was 13 and 14.5. 

Avg. profit 2 cts. Year ago, 15.5, 18, 19.5 and 21; May I, 13.5, Standard and independents 
15, 17.5 and 20. 
12-20 Nov. 26, 1913, 16; Dec. 22, 15.5; Feb. 11, 15; Standard, Pure Oil, Van Tilburg Oil and in 
April 1, 14,5; April 18, 14; May 11, 13,5; 
June 15, 13; July 11, 12,5; Aug, 10, 12, 
15 Nov,, 1913, 15,5 to 15; Dec, 14,5; Jan., 14; 
Feb. 13.5. Three short drops of half cent. 
June 15. 12 to 10.8; July 27, 10.3. 

Austin, Tex 8-11 Profit of 1 and 2 cts. Jan. 20, 14; Jan. 22, 12; Feb. 2, 14; April 22 

12; April 14, 10; Sept. 1, 8. 

Denver, Col 13 14-20. Avg. 15 Jan. 19, 1 cent drop to 18; April 22, 17; June 

1, 16; few days latter, 14; June 29, 13. 

Salt Lake City, Utah 18 20 

San Francisco, Cal 13.25-13.5 15-15.5 Jan. 1, was 14.5; May 20, 13 

company cut to 13.25. 
Los Angeles, Cal 12 13.5 Jan. 1, was 14. 

Cudahy Refining, Mountain Motor Fuel and 

Great Western Oil. 

Standard and Culmer Oil. 

July 1, one Associated Oil, Standard, Union Oil and 

American Gasolene. 

the same in two different cities or sec- 
tions of the country. In Austin, Tex., 
and Atlanta, Ga., the garagemen can buy 
it from the oil companies for 8 cents a 
gallon, while in Salt Lake City the price 
to the garagemen is 18 cents. 

In some cities the oil companies pro- 
fess to sell but one grade and do not 
guarantee any test figure, while in other 
towns, such as Milwaukee, four different 
grades are sold at four different prices. 
Wars between gasolene companies have 
much to do with the price, it often be- 
ing forced to a low figure. 

Since the first of the present year the 
price everywhere has undergone marked 
and frequent changes, and in this story 
presents the first national review of the 
gasolene situation in its connection with 
the garage business. The vital points, 
of course, are what the garageman has 
to pay for it and what he gets for it. 

trade. They cannot meet the low-priced 
competition and in Milwaukee, for in- 
stance, the garage gasolene trade is on 
the wane. 

Others of these small stations are 
maintained by companies whose sole 
business is the selling of gasolene. Costs 
are figured to the minimum and the re- 
tail price is low. Some of these sta- 
tions are mere automatic slot pumps and 
there are even such things as gasolene 
peddlers with tank wagons. 

The garageman cannot afford to sell 
any but a good grade of gasolene, and 
he must get a fair margin of profit; ga- 
ragemen declare that some -of the cor- 
ner gasolene vendors are not over-par- 
ticular as to the grade of fuel they sell 
and that the reputable garage cannot 
meet the existing conditions if the car 
owner is content to take chances and 
buy at any roadside station. 

Boston — Price, 14 cents. Gasolene 
has dropped steadily a cent at a time 
since January, when it was 18 cents. The 
majority of garages retail it at 17 cents, 
although some get 18, and the Fenway 
Garage Co., one of Boston's largest, asks 
20 cents a. gallon, but will reduce with- 
in a few days to 18 cents. Outside of 
Boston gasolene has sold for 11 cents 
this season, but the Hub garagemen say 
it is in many cases an inferior mxture. 
The Standard Oil Co. sells most of the 
gasolene bought by garages but has no 

New York — Price, 13 cents. All the 
principal companies selling gas-ole^te on 
Manhattan island charge the garageman 
13 cents. The gasolene question is one 
of the prim« topics of the day and has 
been for months. The garages concert- 
edly opposed the rise in price last year, 
and leaders in the New York Garage 



September 22, 1914 

Association charge that while the Stand- 
ard Oil Co. claims it sells but one grade 
of fuel it dispenses two, one its "auto 
naptha" and the other a "painters' 

Whatever rivalry there may have been 
between the larger companies seems to 
have passed away. The price reached 18 
cents last year but has declined since 

The better garages charge 20 cents 
for gasolene and endeavor to require pa- 
trons to buy at the garage. Wayside 
stations, however, are making inroads, 
having little investment or equipment 
and selling for 14 cents. None of the 
companies guarantees a test figure, but 
Texas states that its gasolene averages 
62 to 64. 

Philadelphia — Price, 10^4 and 11 cents. 
There is competition in Philadelphia and 
the price has been forced down. The 
Texas Co., the Gulf Refining Co. and the 
Atlantic Refining Co. charge 11 cents, 
and the O. F. Zurn Co., which both 
wholesales and retails, sells to the gar- 
age for IOV2 cents. 

The retail price varies. Of thirteen 
garagemen who were asked their price to 
the customer, the prices asked were: 
One, 12; two, 12;X; three, 13; two, 14; 
three, IS; two, 16. Location has much 
to do with the price asked by the garage; 
the further north the garage is located 
the higher the price. 

Baltimore — Price, 11;^ to 13^ cents. 
Eleven and one-half cents is the accred- 
ited price to the garageman, although 
some insist that they have to pay ISyi- 
Just why is not stated. The oil com- 
panies seem to be lined up. Standard Oil 
on one side and the others on the other. 
The retail price averages 16 cents; it was 
20 cents in January. One small dealer 
is retailing for 135/$. 

Atlanta — Price, 8, 10, 11 and 12 cents. 
Conditions in Atlanta are peculiar; the 
price here is equaled only by that in 
Austin, Tex. In Atlanta the Texas, 
Standard Oil, Gulf Refining and Pitts- 
burgh Plate Glass companies are en- 
gaged in a warm combat. Some time 
ago the Pittsburgh company, through a 
good business stroke in importing gaso- 
lene in tank car lots, was able to under- 
cut the rest of the trade. Gulf Refining 
then cut two cents and Pittsburgh met 
the price. Gulf cut again and now 60 
gasolene is being sold to garages for 8 

This condition has obtained for the 
past six weeks. Standard and Texas re- 
fused to cut at all and it is expected 
that the Pittsburgh company will return 
to 12 cents. The Gulf company is said 
to be supplying three-fourths of the trade 


in Atlanta as a loss on every gallon. 
Four grades of gasolene are sold; 60 test, 
known as "naptha," retails for 10 cents; 
64 test for 13^4 cents, 64 "new process" 
for 16 cents, and 70 test for 20 cents. 

Detroit — Price, 11 cents. In the "Mo- 
tor Capital" the oil companies state that 
the price to garages is 11 cents, but this 
also is the price at which many garages 
sell gasolene at retail. That there are 
two grades of fuel in the field is indi- 
cated by the statements of the garage- 
men that they will sell a: "higher test" 
fuel for from 14 to 16 cents. The oil 
companies generally do not admit that 
two grades of gasolene are supplied to 

Chicago — Price, 11 cents. Garages 
charge varying prices to customers but 
the common rates are 14 and IS cents. 

Indianapolis — Price, 11 and 11 J/2 cents. 
Gasolene has dropped 2 and SVi cents 
since January. The wholesale price is 
quite uniform, but the retail figure varies 
according to the garage and section of 
the city. Competition between the oil 
companies has been keen in the Middle 
West, but it is stated that there is no 
war in Indianapolis. 

Milwaukee— Price, 12, WA, 17 and 19. 
The range of prices is due to the fact 
that four grades of gasolene are handled 
in this city. For 60-62 test the garage- 
man pays 12 cents; for 65-68, lAYz; for 
70, 17, and for 72, 19. As a rule the 
garages handle only the 65 and 70 test 
fuels because they do not feel they can 
afford to maintain storage tanks for all 
four grades. The two grades handled 
are advertised as "high test" and "low 

The garages are slowly retiring from 
the gasolene trade because of the ac- 
tions of the oil companies; Standard 
Oil and some of the independents have 
established filling stations in various 
parts of the city and this cuts into the 
garage gasolene trade enormously. As 
a rule a profit of two cents is made by 
the garage. 

Minneapolis — Price, 11 '/2 and 12. The 
lesser price is maintained by some of 
the smaller independent companies. Gas- 
olene of a 60-62 test sells generally for 
12. cents. 

This city is one in which the garages 
are most threatened by the filling sta- 
tion. The Pure Oil Co. is erecting 11 
stations at advantageous points; the 
buildings are of brick and are surrounded 
by a pretty lawn and landscape effect 
with the company's name in white stones 
in a grassy bank. The Van Tilburg Oil 
Co. has four stations and Standard two, 
while scores of wayside tanks are scat- 
tered over the city. Even drugstores 
retail gasolene, a practice which is com- 
ing into vogue in numerous other cities. 
At Pure Oil stations the car owner can 
buy gasolene at the price which the ga- 
rageman himself has to pay. Garages 
retail at from 12 to 20 cents. 

Kansas City — Price, 10.3. This city is 
the hotbed of a gasolene turmoil. It is 
the Standard Oil on one side and, as is 
not unusual, the independents on the 
other. Gasolene has dropped steadily 
from 15y2 in November, 1913, to 10.3 
today, and in quantities garages can even 
get fuel at 10 and 9.8 cents. 

These prices are wholesale for 60-test 
fuel. Garagemen maintain a profit of five 

September 22, 1914 




cents a gallon, selling at 20 cents a gal- 
lon at the beginning of the year and now 
at IS cents. 

However, the independent companies 
and the Standard Oil Co. began opera- 
tions of numerous filling stations 
throughout the city, selling the fuel at 
retail at the wholesale prices. 

At the present time the garages are 
reducing their fuel prices to meet the 
filling station figures. For instance, both 
the Karshner Motor Co. and the Broad- 
way Garage are today selling for IS 
cents. But the Broadway Garage will 
reduce its price to 10.3 cents. The oil 
companies are selling to garagemen now 
on contracts at from 0.3 to O.S cents less 
than the wholesale prices above men- 
tioned. On 200-gallon orders, garage- 
men can today purchase for 10 cents flat, 
and on larger orders at 9.8 cents. 

In every instance the decrease was 
first announced by the Standard com- 
pany and then was followed immediately 
by the independents. Concerning the 
status of the competition there appar- 
ently is a continuation of the oil war 
that has been going on for many years. 
The close proximity of the Oklahoma 
fields, the fact that several of the inde- 
pendent companies maintain their head- 
quarters here, and the Missouri anti- 
trust legislation against the Standard 
have kept the oil industry in Kansas 
City in a turmoil of continuous price- 
cutting and fighting. 

There has been an overproduction of 
oil during the last year in the Oklahoma 
and Kansas fields. The prices of crude 
oil, due to a slump in production, jumped 
until it was about $1.08 per barrel at 

the well last winter and the early spring. 
Such an unprecedented price made pro- 
duction profitable, many new wells were 
drilled, and smaller wells that previ- 
ously had been too small for profitable 
pumping jumped the production almost 
as fast as the prices had gone up. Okla- 
homa was unable to ship and dispose of 
its crude oil. Refineries became glutted 
and crude oil prices began dropping 

All summer the overproduction of last 
spring and the early summer has been 
flooding the market; overproduction and 
the present cheapness of crude oil here 
is probably the biggest factor in nation- 
wide gasolene decreases. 

In addition, in Missouri the Standard 
was ordered ousted by the Supreme 
Court late last fall. On technicalities 
the company obtained a rehearing of the 
suit — a part of the new evidence of which 
was the public sentiment of Missouri 
concerning the oil company. Early in 
the summer the ouster was so modified 
that the company will not be forced out 
of Missouri. 

As a sort of a by-play the independent 
dealers announced early in August that 
during that month they would give one- 
half a cent froin the sale of each gallon 
at their filling stations here to a good 
roads fund of the Automobile Club of 
Kansas City. The Standard shot back 
by donating half a cent a gallon of sim- 
ilar sales in August to five of the city's 
biggest charities. That has amounted to 
about $2,000. Standard holds about 60 
per cent of the trade. 

Austin, Tex. — Price, 8-11 cents. Keen 
competition exists in this city. Several 

refining and distributing companies are 
contending for business. Prices vary 
greatly and go up and down periodically. 
The strife has cut the margin of profit 
to such an extent that some of the ga- 
rages have temporarily discontinued the 
gasolene end of their business. 

Denver — Price, 13 cents. There is no 
war here; in fact, the prices of all the 
principal companies have moved at about 
the same time. The general retail price 
is IS cents, although some garages offer 
it at a lower figure as a "leader." One 
garageman who handles it largely to ac- 
commodate his patrons asks 20 cents. 
There are many filling stations. 

The installation of pumps at the curbs 
is prohibited by the city, but the ga- 
ragemen have prepared a petition for 
permission to run delivery pipes from 
the building line to the curb. The peti- 
tion has not yet been acted upon. 

Salt Lake City— Price, 18 cents. The 
inland location of this city has much to 
do with the relatively high price which 
the garageman has to pay for gasolene. 
The profit also is small. A belief seems 
to exist that there is "money in selling 
gasolene" and numerous small dealers 
and filling station men are opening up. 
This keeps the profit down to about 
two cents a galloru 

Two years ago garages sold all of the 
gasolene and made a 5-cent profit, but 
curb-pump stations, drug stores and 
grocery stores have broken into the trade 
until it is not highly profitable. 

Garagemen and dealers have endeav- 
ored many times to make some legal 
agreement which would hold up the 
price of gasolene, but each time the 
agreements have fallen through within 
a few days. As it stands today the 
curb stations do about 95 per cent of the 
business at 20 cents, paying 18 cents 

San Francisco — Price, 1314-131^. Prices 
are fairly steady but the margin of profit 
is small. Standard Oil, Union Oil and 
the American Gasoline Co., the latter 
an ally of the Shell Spirits of England, 
all sell at ISyi; the Associated Oil Co. 
sells at 13^. The profit to the garage- 
men is about two cents. The Omen Oil 
Co. operates a chain of filling stations 
at 14^/2 cents — a one-cent profit — and it 
cuts into the garage gasolene trade con- 
siderably. Common report has it that 
this is the American Gasoline Co.'s re- 
tailing company. 

Los Angeles — Price, 12 cents. Curb 
stations do a big business here and cut 
into garage gasolene sales. The com- 
paratively low price is due to competi- 
tion between the oil companies. 



September 22, 1914 


Excelsior Rider Clips One and Two- 
Fifths Seconds from Randall Island 
Track Record — Lon Taylor's Merkel 
Wins 50-Mile Race in 42:27;^ 

Cleveland, O., motorcycle fans wit- 
nessed some pretty races and top-speed 
riding- at the fourth annual racemeet held 
at the Randall one-mile track on the 13th 
inst., under the auspices of the Cleve- 
land Motorcycle Club. 

The track mile record was clipped 
one and two-fifths seconds by Bob Per- 
ry, on an Excelsior, when he covered 
the mile in 48f^ seconds. Lon Taylor, 
riding a Flying Merkel, and Standon on 
an Excelsior, the other riders who 
matched their machines against time, 
equalled the former Randall record of SO 
seconds fiat. 

Lon Taylor, with his Flying Merkel, 
showed his ability to ride a long dis- 
tance event in remarkably fast time. He 


won the SO-mile race from a field of 
eight riders in 42:27j^. Shorty Mat- 
thews, on a Thor, was a close second. 

Bill Brier, of Chicago, riding a Har- 
ley-Davidson, took the 2S-mile event by 
a comfortable margin, and Bob Perry, 
taking the lead in the first lap of the 
10-mile race, held it safe to the end, Lon 
Taylor making a good second. The 5- 
mile novice race for a prize cup was 
won by Morris Fertel on a Harley-Dav- 
idson, riding in a race for the first time. 

The meet was run off smoothly from 
start to finish. Everything was satis- 
factory but the crowd, which was small 
because of a final game for the city 
championship in the amateur baseball 
league. H. G. Couturier, referee, and the 

committee of six men from the Cleve- 
land Motorcycle Club who had charge 
of the arrangements, were responsible 
for the successful staging of one of the 
best racemeets ever held in Cleveland. 


Five-mile novice — Won by Fertel, Har- 
ley-Davidson; second, Heinkman, Indian; 
tliird, Bixco, Merkel. Time, 5:57. 



Twenty-five-mile professional for non- 
ported machines — Won by Brier, Har- 
ley-Davidson; second, Geisey, Harley- 
Davidson; third, Matthews, Thor. Time, 

Ten-mile open professional — Won by 
Perry, Excelsior; second, Taylor, Mer- 
kel; third, Matthews, Thor. Time, 8:22. 

Time trial, one mile — -Perry, Excel- 
sior, time, 48 J-^ seconds; Taylor, Mer- 
kel, time, 50 seconds; Standon, Excel- 
sior, time, SO seconds. 

Five-mile professional sidecar event — • 
Won by Lawrence Harley-Davidson; 
second, Myers, Harley-Davidson; third, 
Howard, Pope. Time, 5:37. 

Fifty-mile open professional — Won by 
Taylor, Merkel; second, Matthews, Thor; 
third, Giesey, Harley-Davidson. Time, 
42:27 '4. 

Motorcyclists Start For Pacific Coast 

More than a few of the Eastern 
visitors to the Panama-Pacific exposi- 
tion at San Francisco will get there 
without contributing to the railroad 
treasuries by taking passage on motor- 
cycles. Among the early starters in 
this class are W. H. Morreall and A. C. 
Collins, of Illion, N. Y., who left New 
York city on the 14th with an Indian 
two-speed and sidecar, headed for the 
Golden Gate. They will follow the 
northern route through Buffalo, Chi- 
cago, Omaha and Cheyenne, and expect 
to dip their wheels in the waters of the 
Pacific in 40 days. During the exposition 
they plan to gather a share of the wealth 
which will pour into the city by taking- 
visitors on sight-seeing trips in sidecars. 

October 2 Selected for Start of 657-Mile 
Reliability Run from Cleveland to 
Toledo — Three Days' Ride May Prove 
Gruelling Test 

A three-day 657-mile endurance run 
from Cleveland to Toledo, via Columbus 
and Cincinnati, has been arranged by the 
Ohio F. A. M. for October 2, 3 and 4. 
This will be the third annual reliability 
run staged by the association in Ohio 
and already much interest has been 
aroused throughout the state. 

The route, as proposed at present, 
calls for a ride of 228 miles the first 
day, 213 the second, and 216 for the final 
lap. The dates for the run were set at 
the meeting of the directors of the Ohio 
State F. A. M. held on the 7th inst. at 
Chicago, and the fi^nal itinerary will be 
arranged in a few days. 

Jess Campbell, former Ohio state com- 
missioner of the F. A. M., and member 
of the present committee on arrange- 


ments, is the vigorous pusher of the af- 
fair. The committee on arrangements 
consists of A. B.Cofiinan, chanrman; Jess 
Campbell, Karl Kapple and Charles 
Quetschke. Entries are to be sent to 
R. S. McConnell, chairman of the com- 
petition committee, P. O. box 290, 
Cleveland, O. 

Foreign Rider Arrives From War Zone 

The latest to land here from the 
seat of history making is Rudi-Russe, a 
native of Austria. Rudi-Russe, besides 
being a fair rider, has in the past year 
acted as trainer for Leon Hourlier, the 
Frenchman, who is now in the French 
army, acting in the capacity of a bicycle 

September 22, 1914 




Riding a Ported Indian He Takes 100- 
Mile Event in Track Record Time — 
iVIyers Loses a Sprocket but Attempts 
the Impossible 

Johnnie Ellis, riding a ported Indian, 
covered himself with glory at the Fair 
Grounds track, Indianapolis, on Satur- 
day last, 19th inst., when he captured the 
second 100-mile event of the season, ne- 
gotiating the distance in 94 ininute.s and 
3 seconds, which is a record for the 
track. Phillips, riding a stock Indian, 
finished third in 95 minutes, 35 seconds, 
and Thompson, of Marion, Ind., on a 
stock, finished third. Humphries, of Cin- 
cinnati, finished fourth - mounted on an 
Indian machine. 

Eleven starters lined up to listen to 
instructions given by State Referee John 
Kinney and only five had finished the 
centurj' when the race was called. Ellis 
began the fireworks by leading the field 
on the first lap, but Chuck Morrison, of 
Terre Houte, on an Excelsior, soon 
showed the field his heels and ran a 
superb race, establishing a record of 
26:30 for the 30 miles. On the 32nd 
mile he stopped for oil and gas and soon 
after experienced his first trouble. The 
jinx was after him and continual bad 
luck made him withdraw. Ellis assumed 
the lead at this point and was never 
headed except in the 70th mile, when 
he stopped for oil, and Phillips had the 
lead for one lap, when Ellis again forged 
to the front. 

Myers, the Columbus 100-mile cham- 
pion, lost a sprocket in the third mile, 
and although he lost about 30 laps, re- 
entered the race and made a game effort 
to come back. He cut down his com- 
petitors until he was running in fifth 
place, but additional bad luck kept him 
out of the money. Ellis turned the 40 
miles in 37:03, with Phillips second and 
Humphries third. The time for the 50 
was 46:18, with these three riders main- 
taining their positions. ' Positions did 
not change up to the 60th mile, which 
was negotiated in 55:39. In the 70th 
Ellis made his first stop for fuel and lost 
1 minute and 25 seconds. Phillips gained 
one-tighth of a aiiie. but was soon over- 
taken by the intrepid Ellis. The time for 
70 miles was 66:29. 

Humphries, who had been running 
cjonsistently in third position, lost a gog- 
gle glass and was forced to lose five min- 
utes looking for another pair of goggles. 
Thompson jumped into third position 

and Ellis, Phillips and Thompson kept 
up the march in this order. At 80 miles 
the timers had counted oif 75:37, and at 
90 miles the tally was 84:50. 

Not an accident marred the meet, 
which was witnessed by a fair-sized 
crowd of motorcycle enthusiasts. This 
was styled the second annual tri-state 
championship, the first one having been 
won by Leslie Allen last year on an Ex- 
celsior, who covered the distance in 98 

Thirty Finish in Bay State Run 

Dusty and tired after the 24-hour 
grind of the annual endurance run of the 
Bay State Motorcycle Club, 30 of the 
St. Johnsbury that day, the entire route 

ton, late on the afternoon of the 13th 
inst. They covered the 220 miles from 
chine when his rear wheel pushed 
through a bridge and balanced over a 
height of 50 feet. Cory DeLong of the 
Excelsior four piled up into a stone wall 
on the roadside, but managed to get in 
on time. Walker and Loftus in a Har- 
lej'-Davidson sidecar ran into a hydrant 
and after using pickets from a fence to 
straighten out their machine continued 
on their way. 
Rider and Machine in Order of Finish. 

Crandall Thoi 

Watson Harley-Davidson 

Hawks Indian 

Lane Harley-Da\ idson 

Hildnth . ... Thor 


being 450 miles. Among the first 17 
machines to finish were 10 Harley-Da- 
vidsons. A novelty was the entering of 
two Harley-Davidson sidecars, which 
not only finished with perfect scores but 
showed their heels to many of their 
single-track mates. The test of this run 
over rough roads, through sand, and over 
hills almost impassable for automobiles, 
was the most severe ever undertaken in 
New England, and the power and en- 
durance displayed attracted wide and 
favorable comment. 

Accidents were frequent, but none 
more serious than a dislocated shoulder 
that Erickson of the Excelsior team re- 
ceived. John Lane, ridino; on the Harley- 
Davidson team, bumped an automobile, 
and after nearly demolishing both ma- 
chines pushed his motor into St. Johns- 
bury, where he replaced the broken 
parts. George Watson, his teammate, 
swerved around a corner and left his ma- 
50 starters rode into Park Square, Bos- 

Mason Harley-Davidson 

Siem Harley-Davidson 

Waterman Henderson 

Sanders Harley-Davidson 

Mills Thor 

Dresser Harley-Davidson 

Austin Harley-Davidson 

Walker. .. .Harley-Davidson and sidecar 
Watson. .. .Harley-Davidson and sidecar 

McKenzie Thor 

Kurth Harley-Davidson 

Bryant Henderson 

Croce Pope 

Chew Thor 

Manson Thor 

Andrews Excelsior 

Elliot Excelsior 

De Long Excelsior 

Haines Pope 

Arnold Thor 

Norward Pope 

Carpenter Pope 

Erickson Excelsior 

Mann Thor 



September 22, 1914 

Cycling Notables to 
Attend Pitman Feast 

"Old Timers" to Join With "Young- 
sters" Honoring "Loyal Old Pit." 

From the number of letters received 
from all parts of the country by those 
in charge of the annual dinner of the 
Metropolitan members of the F. A. M., 
which will be held in Little Hungary, 
2SS East Houston street, New York city, 
Saturday evening next, 26th inst., the 
idea of making this year's event a re- 
union of old-time bicycle and motorcycle 
riders in honor of Happy Days Will R. 
Pitman seems to have met with popular 
approval. Further, the plan of making 
it a democratic Bohemian affair at Lit- 
tle Hungary, instead of the set banquet, 
is also heartily endorsed and the riders 
and the trade are looking forward to 
the affair with a great deal of pleasure. 
Little Hungary is a very popular Bo- 
hemian resort and the management has 
arranged an excellent menu with the 
best Hungarian wines. The large ball 
room has also been secured and after 
the dinner dancing will be the order on 
the program. A cabaret performance is 
to be interspersed with short, snappy 

As President A. B. Coffman of the 

F. A. M. is coming from Toledo for 
the dinner, and Competition Chairman 
Donovan from Chicago, and Secretary 

G. B. Gibson from Westboro, it is ex- 
pected that every rider and member of 
the trade that can possibly do so will 
turn out to give the Big Three of the 
F. A. M. a rousing welcome- In this 
respect State Commissioner Hall made 
the following statement to a representa- 
tive of this paper during the past week: 

"We have been very fortunate in se- 
curing the consent of President Coi¥man, 
Chairman Donovan and Secretary Gib- 
son to be present at this dinner, and T 
look to the members of the F. A. M. 
and the trade in and around New York 
to turn out in large numbers. It is cer- 
tainly due these men that every member 
and representative of the trade be pres- 
ent, and I shall be very greatly disap- 
pointed if they do not cooperate with 
us in making this affair the success it 
should be. 

"As far as the old timers go we are 
assured of a large attendance, and a num- 
ber of tickets have already been sold and 
orders are coming in daily. During the 
first part of the week I gave every mo- 
ment to getting out over l.SOO announce- 

ments and have just received an addition- 
al list of over 100 names. As the num- 
ber of tickets is limited, those desir- 
ing them should write me at once at 
322 East 32nd street, Brooklyn." 

Among the men who have gained fame 
in the fields of cycling and who already 
have signified their intention of being 
present at the reunion to do honor to 
"Happy Days," appear the following; 
Col. George Pope, R. G. Betts, George 
M. Hendee, Charles E. Miller, C. J. 
Obermayer, Michael Furst, John B. Kel- 
ly, Thomas H. Willard, M.D., A. G. 
Bachelder, Daniel M. Adee. 

Coast Proposes Mail Vote Primary 

To accomplish the election of a na- 
tional F. A. M. director for the South 
Pacific District and to assure the selec- 
tion of a man desired by the majority 
of the members of the F. A. M. in the 
states comprising the district, it was 
unanimously decided by the California 
members who attended the recent con- 
vention at Stockton, Cal., to suggest to 
all members of the F. A. M. in Cali- 
fornia, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Hawaii 
and the Philippines, that they indicate 
their preference on a coupon to be print- 
ed in the motorcycle journals. 

The plan is to have nominations thus 
made by F. A. M. members in the South 
Pacific district counted, and to place on 
a ballot, to be mailed to members and 
by them returned as votes, the names 
of all nominees receiving 10 per cent or 
more of the total number of coupon- 
nominations; a majority of the votes 
finally made to elect the nominee receiv- 
ing such majority, and the signing of 
the subjoined coupon will indicate the 

signer's acquiescence to this plan. 

To facilitate the checking of the nom- 
inating coupons it is suggested that they 
be mailed to the national F. A. M. sec- 
retary, with whom arrangements will be 
made for the conduct of the election 
afterward by mail, or otherwise as the 
states in the district may prefer. 

In California it is desired to place on 
a ballot, with the names of nominees 
for the directorship, other matters to be 
voted upon by F. A. M. members in the 
state. Other states in the South Pacific 
district may prefer to vote in conven- 
tion upon the nominees, or to have a 
mail vote conducted by the national sec- 
retary, with such funds as may be stand- 
ing to their credit in the treasury. 

The following form of nominating 
coupon is suggested, and October IS is 
suggested as the latest date for mailing; 
in fact, that date was chosen by the 
California convention as the limit in 

G. B. Gibson, Secretary F. A. M., 
Westboro, Mass. 
I nominate 


as a candidate for election as national 

F. A. M. director for the South 

Pacific District. 

Name F. A. M. No 

City and State 

Seneca Joins F. A. M. Affiliated List 

One club affiliated with the F. A. M. 
during the past week and received the 
number 492. The name of the newcomer 
to the national fold is the Seneca of 
Tiffin, O., and it added 17 members to 
the organization. The secretary is F. 
C. Scott, 55 East Market street. 


September 22, 1914 



Stolen Mc^diiiies 

ll a thing's worth doing it's worth 
doing well, must have been the motto 
of the enterprising thief who stole a 
motorcycle and outfit on Riverside Drive, 
New York city, about 6 P. M., Labor 
Day. While the owner of the machine 
and his wife were sitting on the bank 
of the Hudson river watching the boats 
sail by, they left the outfit on the road- 
side a few hundred feet from their rest- 
ing place. When they proposed to re- 
sume their trip the means thereof had 
disappeared and no trace of the stolen 
property has since been obtained. 

All in all it was a fine haul for the 
thief, as the following inventory shows: 
One 1914 two-cylinder Flying Merkel 
No. 10814. Attached to it was a Ma- 
jestic sidecar of reed construction. The 
equipment consisted of two lamps, 
tandem seat, weather-proof lap robe, two 
suits of clothes, a full set of road maps, 
three tool bags, inner tubes, spark plugs, 
chain tools, and a new sweater that cost 
$S. The theft occurred on Riverside 
Drive near 167th street. A liberal re- 
ward will be paid for the return of the 
property to the New York Motorcycle 
Co., 1777 Broadway, New York city. 

And the above is not the only motor- 
cycle which has been stolen in the last 
few days, as witness the following: 

S. C. Hamilton, Pittsburgh, Pa., re- 
ports the theft of a two-speed Harley- 
Davidson twin No. F13062H. When 
stolen the machine was equipped with a 
Corbin rear drive speedometer, fittings 
for a Dunham sidecar, U. S. chain tread 
tire on the rear wheel, Prest-O-Lite tank 
and lamp brackets. 

Drouhard Bros., Danville, Kan., seek 
information concerning the whereabouts 
of a Harley-Davidson model lOE, motor 
No. F13833H. A liberal reward is of- 
fered for information leading to the ar- 
rest of the thief and the recovery of 
the machine. 

A reward of $S0 is offered for the .ar- 
rest of the thief and the return of the 
motorcycle stolen from the premises of 
Edgar Aldrich, West Northfield, Mass., 
on the night of Wednesday, 3rd inst. 
The machine is a red twin-cylinder, 
seven-horsepower Indian 1913 model. 
The enamel is in fairly good condition 
but is worn from the top side of the 
mud guard. The eccentric is badly mar- 
red by punch marks which resulted 

from adjustments made in this manner; 
both pedals are slightly bent. The man- 
ufacturer's number is 93E738 and the 
register number of the machine is Z3263. 
Any information concerning this ma- 
chine should be sent to F. W. Doane, 
deputy sheriff, Northfield, Mass. 

Information is wanted by the Mercer 
Motor Co., Mercer, Pa., concerning a 
model 470, twin-cylinder, belt drive, 1914 
Flying Merkel motorcycle. The number 
of the machine is 11673 and when stolen 
it was equipped with 3-inch United 
States tires. Persons Pan Dandy saddle, 
foot boards, foot brake and luggage car- 
rier. The machine carried Pennsyl- 
vania license 011299 and was stolen Au- 
gust 30, in Conneaut Lake, Pa. 

A reward of $25 is offered for the re- 
turn of a two-speed 1912 model Indian 
No. 78D492. The machine is enameled 
in blue. Information concerning it 
should be sent to Edwards-Crist Mfg. 
Co., 13S0 Michigan avenue, Chicago, 111. 

A similar reward is offered by the 
same firm for information leading to the 
recovery of a 1912 twin Indian, No. 

A reward of $25 is offered for the re- 
covery of a four-horsepower, single-cyl- 
inder blue Indian, No.. 41B317, which 
was stolen from George Ochs, 71 North 
30th street, Flushing, N. Y. When last 
seen the machine was equipped with a 
new tire on rear wheel, the front tire 
having been vulcanized. The front mud 
guard is bent and the handlebar has 
been braised. The outfit included a lug- 
gage carrier. 7\.merican magnetic speed- 
ometer with 80-mile dial. Old Sol light. 
Prest-O-Lite tank, watch carrier, home- 
made electric light showing on watch 
and speedometer. 

Who Owns This Unclaimed Motorcycle? 

The Weeber Bicycle Co., Sioux Falls, 
S. D., are seeking the owner of a two- 
speed Indian twin which was left with 
the concern in August for the purpose 
of having some repair work done. To 
the motorcycle is attached a regular 
model Indian sidecar. The number of 
the machine is given as A2F517, but no 
such number has been issued by the 
Hendee Mfg. Co. and probably it should 
be 82F517 or 72F517, the chances being 
that the former number is the correct 

Coffman Appoints a 

Presidential Legate 

E. R. Compton to Travel at Large as 
Coffman's Personal Representative 

E. R. Compton, of the Eclipse Machine 
Co., Elmira, N. Y., has been appointed 
by President Coffman of the Federation 
of American Motorcyclists as his direct 
representative, traveling at large. Comp- 
ton has been invested with authority to 
accept membership fees, to affiliate mo- 
torcycle clubs and register F. A. M. 

The president has instructed him to 
explain to all interested riders and deal- 
ers the new plan of the Legal Action 
Committee of the F. A. M. and to show 
the dealers the advantage which accrues 
as a result of their getting in direct com- 
munication with Chairman Johnson of 
that committee at his office address, 818 
Ashland Block, Chicago, 111. Compton is 
also to investigate any irregularities in 
F. A. M. matters existing in any city 
he visits and to report to the proper 
authorities. He will advise with state 
and local officials on all matters brought 
to his attention and render all assist- 
ance in straightening out difficulties 
whenever and wherever met. 

In speaking of the appointment. Presi- 
dent Cofifman referred to Compton as 
"an earnest worker, and an ardent F. 
A. M. advocate." The executive also 
appeals for the cooperation of all who 
are interested in motorcycling, both 
trade and riders. 

Two repair-shops were added to the 
registered list of the F. A. M. during 
the past week. They are: No. 1076, 
Maricopa Cyclery (Charles A. Watson), 
Kern street, Maricopa, Cal. No. 1077, 
the Fred. S. Booth Co., 624 St. Paul 
street, Rochester, N. Y. 

Coffman Names Convention Committee 

Acting under instructions issued to 
him in accordance with a resolution 
adopted at the St. Louis convention of 
the F. A. M. in July, President Coffman 
has appointed a Convention Committee 
of three to act in conjunction with the 
■ Convention Committee of that city 
which may obtain the next assembly of 
the national organization. He has ap- 
pointed as the committee, W. J. Surre, 
Continental Rubber Works, Erie, Pa.; 
Frank J. Weschler, Hendee Mfg, Co., 
Springfield, Mass., and Arthur David- 
son, Harley-Davidson Motor Co., Mil- 
waukee, Wis. 

As soon as it is decided in what city 
the 1915 convention will be held this 
committee will get in touch with the 
committee appointed by the organization 
fathering the assembly and will work 
with them in the preparation of the plans 
and entertainment for the gathering. 



September 22, 1914 


Cameron, Accused of Teaming, Pleads 
Others Were as Guilty in New Haven 
Indoor Meet — Wiley Wins from Wal- 
thour in 5-Mile Paced Event 

Teaming galore featured the racemeet 
of Friday, 18th inst., at the New Haven 
indoor track, and the "trains" were run- 
ning over one another in their mad dash 
for the almighty dollar. The work was 
so apparent that the money of George 
Cameron, the New Yorker, was held up, 
but the others, who, according to Cam- 
eron, were just as guilty as he was, were 
welcomed at the paymasters' window, 
side of the 10-mile the features were 
George Wiley's win over Bobby Wal- 
thour in a paced race; Fogler's defeat of 
Cesarc Moretti, the Italian, and Donald 
MacDougall, the Newark amateur, tak- 
ing the measure of Tim Sullivan, the 
New Haven champion. Summary: 

Ten-mile open (professional) — Won by 
Joe Fogler, Brooklyn; second, Iver Law- 
son, Salt Lake City; third, Lloyd Thom- 
as, Salt Lake iCty; fourth, Norman Han- 
sen, Denmark; fifth, George Cameron, 
New York; sixth, Norman Anderson, 
Denmark. Time, 21 :32 4/5. 

Five-mile motor-paced race (profes- 
sional) — Won by George Wiley, Syra- 
cuse, N. Y^, in straight heats; second, 
Bobby Walthour, Atlanta, Ga. Times, 
8:33 and 6:02. Second heat, 3 miles; ac- 
count of accidents. 

Match race (professional) — Won by 
Joe Fogler, Brooklyn, in straight heats, 
from Cesare Moretti, Italy. Times, 2:20 
and 2:18. 

Match race (amateur — Won by Donald 
MacDougall, Newark, in straight heats; 
second, Tim Sullivan, New Haven. 
Time, 2:20 and 2:19. 

One-mile handicap (professional) — 
Won by Lloyd Thomas, Salt Lake City; 
second, Peter Drobach, Boston; third, 
Joe Kopsky, Newark; fourth, Norman 
Anderson, Denmark; fifth, Norman Han- 
sen, Denmark. Time, 1:48. 

Two-mile open (amateur) — Won by 
Herbert; second, F. Jehan; third, Mc- 
Mahon; fourth, G. Moresca. Time, 

Lap winnerj — Wilson, 

Half-mile handicap (amateur) — Won 
by F. Jehan; second, G. Moresca; third, 
McMahon; fourth, Wilson. Time, 0:56?^. 

a wonderful altitude record for the 
power-driven two-wheeler by reaching 
an elevation of 7,000 feet on Mount 
Hood. Since then numerous motorcy- 
clists have attempted to beat this, and 
on Sunday, September 5th, a crowd of 
12 riders set out to make the attempt to 
take Kihldahl's laurels. 

Kildahl went along with the party, de- 
termined that if anyone was going higher 
he would be the one to do it. After 
risking liis life a score of times he finally 
reached an elevation of 7,600 feet, a 
record that will undoubtedly stand for 
some time. It is believed that this is a 
world's record for climbing on a moun- 
tainside where no roads exist. 

A dozen men started from Portland 
and all reached Government Camp, an 
elevation of 3,800 feet, by 10:30 the next 
morning. Here all but five left their 
machines. Two miles further only three 
were left, as two had quit. At the 7,000- 
foot mark, which Kildahl had previously 
reached, the other two rivals gave up. 
Kildahl took a rest and some food, after 
which he forged ahead again, encounter- 
ing snow practically to the wheel hubs 
and rocks and boulders galore. 

Some idea of the degree of the ascent 
can be gained from the fact that from 
Portland to Government Camp, a dis- 
tance of 56 miles, the rise in elevation 
is about 3,800 feet. The elevation of 
7,600 feet is just 5 7/10 miles up the 
mountainside from the camp, or a per- 
petual rise for the whole distance of 13 
per cent without any road surface wor- 
thy of the name. 


Kildahl Makes New Altitude Record 

A month ago Alex Kildahl, a Dayton 
motorcycle rider of Portland, Ore., made 

Wayne Takes Three in Youngwood 

Ten thousand people at the Westmore- 
land County Fair, Youngwood, Pa. (near 
Greensburg), September 12th, saw three 
Pittsburgh riders walk away with the 
prize money. Hugh Payne was the in- 
dividual star, taking three firsts and a 
second. John Markman won the second 
event, after a nip and tuck tussle with 
Payne, in which the lead changed sev- 
eral times. The time was remarkable 
for a half-mile, narrow, dirt track, con- 
structed for horse racing. There were 
no spills or mishaps. 


Five-mile — Won by Hugh Payne, In- 
dian; second, Al, Schmidt, Indian; third. 
Bill Littel, Excelsior. Time, 6:10. 

Ten-mile — Won by Payne; -second, 
Schmidt; third, J. Markman. Indian. 
Time, 12:08. 

Fifteen-mile — Won by Payne; second, 
Markman; third, Schmidt. Time, 18:05j^. 

Twenty-mile — Won by Markman; sec- 
ond, Payne; third, Schmidt. Time, 

Mixed Meeting on Charter Oak Park 
Track Received With Instant Favor — 
Walthour and Collins Divide Honors 
in Paced Event 

A large crowd turned out for the 
combined bicycle and motorcycle race- 
meet held at the famous Charter Oak 
Park track in Hartford, Saturday after- 
noon, 12th inst. The feature was a mo- 
tor-paced race in which Bobby Wal- 
thour, of .Atlanta, met Elmer Collins, 
Lynn; George Wiley, Syracuse, and 
Clarence Carman, Jamaica. Walthour 
won the first heat at five miles and Col- 
lins the second at ten. In a motorcycle 
exhibition at a mile Arthur Chappie, of 
New York, rode the distance in SSys 
seconds. Summary: 

One-mile bicycle handicap, amateur — 
Won by John Dreher, Newark, 75 yards; 
second, Fred Taylor, Newark, 40 yards; 
third, Thomas Grimm, Newark, 75 yards. 
Time, 2:09^. 

Five-mile bicycle handicap, amateur — 
Won by A. O. Lake, New York, 115 
yards; second, Eddie Madden, Newark, 
40 yards; third, Fred Weber, Newark, 
85 yards. Time, 13:35. 

Three-mile motorcycle, professional — 
Won by Mike Costello, Yonkers; sec- 
ond, Jimmy Hunter, Newark; third, Bert 
Sayer, Newport. Time, 3:09^^. 

Six-mile motorcycle handicap, profes- 
sional — Won by Arthur Chappie, New 
York, scratch; second, Jimmy Hunter, 
Newark, 400 yards; third, Bert Sayer, 
Newport, 200 yards. Time, 5:57^. 

Five-mile stripped stock motorcycle, 
amateur — Won by Fred Carroll, Spring- 
field; second, Jim Pallado, Newburgh; 
third, Aime Theriault, Springfield. Time, 

Motor-paced match, professional — 
First heat, five miles, won by Bobby 
Walthour, Atlanta; second Clarence 
Carmen, Jamaica; third, Elmer Collins, 
Lynn. Time, 8:00. Second heat, ten 
miles, won b}' Collins, second. Carman; 
third, Walthour. Time, 17:41. 

Birks Wins Springfield Club's Run 

Traveling over roads on which it had 
rained almost continuously for two days, 
going through places where their ma- 
chines were axle-deep in mud at times, 
George Birks, of Cornland, astride a 
Harley-Davidson machine finished in 
first place in the third endurance run 
given by the Motorcycle Club of Spring- 
field, III. 

September 22, 1914 



The start was made from Springfield 
at 6 o'clock Sunday morning, September 
6, and the riders were due back at the 
Springfield control at 4:22 o'clock Labor 
Day, St. Louis was the southern end 
of the run, the riders being due there 
at 12:12 o'clock Sunday afternoon, leav- 
ing there at 10 o'clock Labor Day for 
Springfield. In a field of 15 entries there 
were 14 starters. 

Henry Hodge, on an Indian, finished 
in second place, his chances going glim- 
mering when he broke a control wire. 
Hodge was forced to remain at a little 
village over Monday night to make re- 
pairs after parts were shipped from 
Springfield, and finished the following 
day, over 16 hours late, but in second 

Birks, the winner of the run, finished 
over four hours behind schedule, but 
had half a day advantage over Hodge. 
Hodge, however, had little to fear from 
the other contestants, as there were but 
four to make the complete trip, the third 
man, Joe Best, finishing Wednesday af- 
ternoon, and Tom Kenney finishing 20 
minutes behind Best. 


Harley-Davidson Single Wins Honors 

In the fifth annual Labor Day run of 
the South Chicago Motorcycle Club, Geo. 
Hazelquist, riding a 1911 belt drive Har- 
ley-Davidson single, carried off the hon- 
ors. Not contented with winning the 
Lorenzer cup for this event, Hazelquist 
tied on the regular controls with D. 
Schwartz. The tie was run off on the 
16th inst., and again the "one lung" Har- 
ley-Davidson took the premier position, 
capturing both cups. 

The two-day endurance run carried 
theriders between Ft. Wayne, Ind., and 
South Chicago. This was a ' gruelling 
trip, as the old Michigan trail was in 
frightful condition. The fact that a 1911 
machine won bears witness to tli,e, ex- 
cellence of the machine and the skill of 
the rider. 

Many other prizes, totalling hundreds 
of dollars were awarded at the banquet, 
where the two loving cups were present- 
ed. The scores: 

Lorenzer S. C. M. C. 

Rider Cup Cup 

G. Hazelquist 1,000 1,000 

R. Anderson 983 997 

C. Sandquist 982 998 

O. Schwaiger 965 994 

.T. Hapgard 964 993 

O. Peterson 961 986 

A. Meyers 2957 976 

H. Ridgeley 956 992 

D. Schwartz 948 999 

R. Blumstra 926 994 

D. Dangels 926 994 

G. Pardsen 918 963 

T. Bresnahan 894 969 

R. Anderson 855 982 

G. Pieper 975 

State National Guard Perfecting Plans 
for Motorcycle Battalion — Riders En- 
thusiastic Over Prospect of Wearing 
the Soldier's Uniform 

A motorcj'cle militia company will 
spring into existence in Baltimore, Md., 
if plans now being discussed by the 
Maryland Motorcycle Club and the Bal- 
timore organization of the F. A. M. are 
carried out. The matter will be placed 
before the members of the club for ac- 
tion at its next meeting. The addition 
of such a force to the state troops will 
place it far ahead of all the other militia. 
As soon as action is taken by the mo- 
torcyclists the proposition will be taken 
up by General Maklin and General 

Such an organization carries with it 
unlimited possibilities. In the State of 
Maryland there are 3,000 registered mo- 
torcyclists, the majority of them being 
in Baltimore. The city could supply 
about 300 men, making a battalion of 
two or three companies, while the entire 
state ought to furnish a full regiment of 
1,200 men. The riders propose to fur- 
nish their own machines, but will ask of 
the state the regular equipment fur- 
nished the troops. 

Khaki outfits, similar to those used by 
nearly all motorcyclists, would be the 
service uniform, but the riders are plan- 
ning a special dress uniform for parades, 
reviews and special occasions. The rid- 
ers also plan to carry a band with them, 
the musicians being mounted on tan- 
dem seats behind the fighters. The mo- 
torcyclists are also considering the form- 
ation of a hospital corps as a second step, 
utilizing the sidecar for purposes of car- 
rying the injured or at'taching stretchers 
to the machines as trailers mounted on 
wheels. The riders are extremel}' en- 
thusiastic over the proposition. 

Rife Is Winner of Tacoma Run 

Although a dozen of the 21 starters 
in the Portland Motorcycle Club's en- 
durance run on the 6th inst. made the 
trip to Tacoma from Portland with per- 
fect scores, they had considerable hard 
luck on the return trip to the Rose City. 

Archie Rife, winner of the event, with 
a score of 984 out of a possible 1,000. 
ran into a mud puddle south of Kelso, 
Wash., and had to hire a mule to get his 
machine out of the mud. After crossing 
the Columbia River at Goble, all the 
machines had to be carried around a 

large puddle, where an auto truck had 
blockaded the road. The final score fol- 
lows: Leonard Mahon, Harley-David- 
son, 944; Morris Webster, Indian, 926; 
Joe Schantin, Merkel, 910; Clyde Fisk, 
Harley-Davidson, 889; Walter Erickson, 
Thor, 865; Charles Fornier, Harley-Dav- 
idson, 465; D. Farnum, and Herbert 
Yost. E. Christenson finished but did 
not qualify because he failed to get a 
checking -card. 

A Mud Lark of the Quincy M. C. 

In an effort to dispose of the Haw- 
thorne lighting outfit won by the Quincy 
Motorcycle Club of Illinois when it affil- 
iated with the F. A. M. early in the 
year, the hardy riders of the club de- 
cided to award it to the winner of a 
250-mile endurance run. Galesburg, 111., 
was selected as the night control of the 
run, so on Sunday, 13th inst., eight mem- 
bers of the club started out. All went 
well for about 20 miles, when "Buddy" 
Schwartz, who was in the lead, ran out 
of oil near Prairie City. The next man 
to have trouble was Miller, who broke 
a wire control. As the bunch got near 
Avon, Fruhe had to stop on account 
of chain trouble, but he was fixed up in 
quick order and Galesburg was made in 
fast time. 

The motorcyclists all had a good time 
in the "Brick City" and early Monday 
morning they set out on the return trip 
to Quincy. But they had neglected to 
take the weather man into their calcu- 
lations and the riders ran into rain a 
few miles out of Galesburg. The rain 
came down in torrents and as the roads 
around Galesburg are noted for their 
heavy clay surfaces the riders were up 
against it._ All they could do was to 
plug along as far as their machines 
would go, put them up on the stands 
and foot it back to the nearest town 
and take a train home and wait until 
the roads were fit to ride over. All the 
riders say it was the hardest trip they 
ever took part in, but are determined to 
ride it over again, as they are all eager 
for the lighting outfit 

Motorcycle Used as a Vote-Getter. 

Many men have utilized the motorcy- 
cle for drumming up votes during elec- 
tion times, but so far as is known the 
first woman to make use of the two- 
wheeler for this purpose is Mrs. Pauline 
Willison, of Chicago. Mrs. Willison is 
not campaigning in her own behalf, but 
for the candidates whom she favors for 
various offices. Mounted on a sturdy 
motorcycle decorated with campaign 
posters, she is going after the votes in 
a manner which she believes will win. 



September 22, 1914 




American Electric Co 36 

American Wood Rim Co 7 


Baxter Side Car Co 36 

Bufifalo Specialty Co 35 

Buffalo Metal Goods Co 


Classified Advertising 39 

Consolidated Mfg. Co 35 

Corbin-Brown Speedometer 8 

Cycle Mfg. & Supply Co 40 


Dealers' Directory 3S 

Diamond Chain & Mfg. Co 34 

Duckworth Chain & Mfg. Co 38 

Davis Sewing Machine Co.... 2nd cover 


Emblem Mfg. Co 2 

Excelsior Cycle Co 37 


Feilbach Motor Co 37 

Fentress-Newton Mfg. Co 37 

Firestone Tire & Rubber Co... 37 

Fisk Rubber Co Back cover 


Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co 3 


Harley-Davidson Motor Co., 

3rd cover, 4 and 5 

Haverford Cycle Co 38 

Hawthorne Mfg. Co 36 

Hendee Mfg. Co Front cover 

Holley Bros. Co 39 


Johnson's Arms & Cycle Works, Tver 38 


Kendall Co., M. S 35 

Kokomo Rubber Co 1 


Miami Cycle, & Mfg. Co 36 

Morse Chain Co 39 


New Departure Mfg. Co 7 

New York Sporting Goods Co 38 


Parish & Bingham Co ... 36 

Pennsylvania Rubber Co 3% 

Pierce Cycle Co 37 

Pope Mfg. Co 2 

Prest-O-Lite Co., The 38 


Reading Cycle Mfg. Co 36 


Schrader's Son Co., A 37 

Seiss Mfg. Co 34 

Shipp, Watt 36 

Splitdorf Electrical Co 6 

Standard Co 40 

Star Ball Retainer Co 39 

Stevens & Co 39 

Supplee-Biddle Hardware Co 38 


Twitchell Gauge Co 38 

United States Tire Co 37 


Weed Chain Tire Grip Co 6 




Our twenty-five years' experi- 
ence in manufacturing Chains is 
your guarantee in using Diamond 
Chains, and now Diamond Motor- 
cycle Chains are better than ever. 

Heavier rollers. 

Broader siae bars. 

Special analysis steels. 

The most approved methods 
of heat treatment. 

These and other features as- 
sure you Diamond Chain satisfac- 

When ordering look for the 
sign of quality. The Diamond 
trade <C> mark on every link. 

For sale by jobbers and dealers 

Diamond Chain & Mfg. Co. 

Indianapolis, Ind. 

Capacity 8.000,000 feet per year 






f^; Mechanical '^^^ ** ^ 

Require No 
Balterles or Wiring 

Which Is a 
CoDllDaoDS Expense 
first Cast Covers AU 

ROOT- O-U'T Bicycle Horn 

clears the way with a turn of 
the crank. Finished in black 
Enamel with adjustable nickel 
plated Bracket for attaching 
to the Handle Bar. Retails at 
25 cents. 

CLEAR- O-U-T Mechanical 
Horn requires only a slight 
turn of the crank which gives 
a _ clear penetrating warning. 
Finished in black enamel with 
rigid adjustabl e nickeled 
Bracket. Retails at 75 cents. 


A popular Lamp at an Easy 
price. Positively will not jolt 
or jar out. Highly nickeled, 
'ith adjustable 

cket. Ove 

Model 12 is unexcelled in re- 
liability and strength of con- 
struction. 125 C. P. gives a 
clear white light. Regulator 
a half under control of rider at all 
times. Finish Bright Nickel. 

Manufactured by 

The Seiss Mfg. Company 

431 Dorr Street. 

Toledo. Olilo ^ 


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Two-Speed Gears for 
Indians and Excelsiors 

INDIANS and Excelsiors, 
1912 or 1913 models, can 
now be fitted with the 
patented Yale planetary two- 
speed gear 'without alterations 
or machine work. It brings 
them up to date and gives a 
wonderful increase in the all- 
round ability of the machine. 
Same transmission as used on 
the new Two-Speed Yale. 

Have tlie Yale Dealer 

apply this transmission 

to your machine. 


1709 Fernwood Ave., Toledo, Ohio 

Brings Trade 

Thousands of bicycle rid- 
ers treat their tires with 
Neverleak. Get some of this 
trade by handling the only 
reliable, time tested prepa- 
ration on the market — the 
one kind that has been used 
for twenty years. It is 
known everj'where and is 
heavily advertised. 



This remarkable preparation 
heals punctures and leaks in- 
stantly. It preserves the rubber 
and does not dry in the tire. It 
is easily injected through the 
valve stem by handy injector 

Neverleak pays you a splen- 
did double profit. In addition, 
you get many valuable premi- 
ums. Just virite for information 
now while you think of it. 


One Tube 

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These three words are constant- 
ly written us by riders who have 
equipt with THE HANDY 
ARE YOU AWARE of the sell- 
ing value of these three words' 
Used by the Riders, they mean 
money to you. 

Write for particulars 

Handle "THE HANDY" 



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The Head Lamp is supplied with current 
from two ordinary dry cells which can be 
obtained in any hardware store and yet burn 
from 36 to 40 hours intermittently without 
replacing the cells. This high efficiency is 
obtained through the use of a specially con- 
structed tungsten bulb. The average cost 
is less than one cent an hour to operate. 
The Tail Light is fitted with ruby lens, 
throws a white light on the number plate, 
is svntched on from the seat and is a real 
ornament on your cycle. 
Head Light with Bulb, Bracket and 

Switch $8.75 

Tail Light with Bulb, Bracket and 

Switch 5.50 


M. S. KENDALL CO., ^-^'^^ 


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September 22, 1914 

For Heavy Duty 


No 3 



A-handsome, man-size BICY- 
CLE LAMP of new design cor- 
responding with the complete 
motorcycle equipment now pre- 

"Old Sol" No. 3 

is a 7 in. lamp for the bike, of large carbide capacity and 
high candle power. Door 4.'4 '"• diameter. 3 in. re- 
flector. Solid construction, all parts of nickel-plated 
brass finely finished. The bracket gives good adjust- 
ment. Price $3.00. 

Hawthorne Mfg. Co., Inc. 

35 Spruce Street 

Bridgeport, Co 

Reading Standard Bicycles are guaranteed for three years, but their 
quality lasts longer. Investigate. A good proposition for live dealers. 



now furnish the 

Shipp Handle Bar Lamp Bracket 

as an Option on Solar Gas Lamps. 


and Increase Your Lamp Sales. 






Motorcycle Horns 


First ELECTRIC HORN especially designed 
for motorcycle work. No. 30 case and Special 
No. 3 long lived battery recommended. Fur- 
nished in two models complete with push but- 
ton and cord. Nickel or black enamel finish. 

No. 25 Motorcycle Horn $5.50 

No. 22 Motorcycle Horn 5.00 

No. 30 Case and Battery 1.50 

Liberal Discounts to Dealers 

American Electric Co. 


State and 64th Streets CHICAGO, ILL. 



"The little fellow with the Big Grip" 
THE MIAMI CYCLE & MFG. CO., iuiddietown,Ohio 

Licensed Coaster Brake Manufacturers 

315 Dwight Street, Springfield, Mass. 





Baxter Coach 
Built Side Cars 

We were the originators 
of the coach built type of 
side car, and BAXTER 
SIDE CARS are so much 
better than any other that 
you should know about 
them. Particulars on re- 





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September 22, 1914 




(Trade Mark Registered April 30, 1895) 

Simple and Absolutely Airtight 

Manufactured by 


Established 1844 

783-791 Atlantic Avenue 

Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Built to Highest Standards of 
Quality and Service 



ubber, specially treated. Fabric specially 
woven. Two styles tread, Non-Skid and Corrugated. Four 

Most and best 

/en. Two Styies ircau, in'ju-okiu aiiu «_urrufeaicu. x" 
sizes — 28 X ZYz and oversize 29 x 2^, also 28 x 2^^ and 28 x 
All Branches and Dealers. Write for Catalog. 

Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. 

"A7nerica's Largest Exclusive Tire and Rim Makers 

Akron, Ohio 

All Large Cities 

From Coast 
to Coast 


No matter where 
you go the F-N 
Line is always in 
evidence. Sixteen 
different articles, 
each one distinct- 
ive and exclusive 
with us. Are in themselves creat- 
ing a demand that no dealer can 
afford to pass by. If the F-N Lme 
is not in your stock, write us for 
catalog and prices. "It's Worth 

253-255 Lafayette Boulevard, Detroit, Mich. 



Limited Motorcycles 

Foot Starter 
Two Speed 
Foot Boards 

10 H. P. Motor 

Write for new 
prices, litera- 
ture and 
dealer's prop- 
osition today. 

FEILBACH MOTOR CO., 24 W. Fox St., Milwaukee 


v"-^ CO., 

De-Luxe Auto Bilce 

A Full Line of Standard Modelt. Write for Catalog. 

United States Bicycle Tires 

Are the famous Hartford and 
Morgan & Wright brands greatly 

They are sold by reliable dealers 


Broadway at 58th Street, New York City 

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4192 Broadway, near 178th St. 
Pope, Indian, Excelsior. Bicycles. 

Motorcycles sold on easy payments. 
Repairs Guaranteed. F. A. M. Shop. 



Full line of parts and accessories. Repairs 


Open day and night for storage customers. 

209 W. I26th St., near 7th Ave. 

INDIAN and HENDERSON Motorcycles. 

A. H. Patterson, Brooklyn Agent, 

Successor to F. A. Baker & Co.) 

Motorcycles on Easy Payments. 

Repairs. Parts and Supplies. 

1080-8 Bedford Ave. Telephone, 3662 Bedford. 



1777 Broadway. 
Parts for all machines^- and Accessories. 
Repairing — Storing. 

Only "Motorcycle Salon" in City. 


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uy. Sell and Repai 
Tires. Parts and S 

r Motorcycles 


Delivery from stock on 1 

ndian and Ex 


sior, cash 

or easy payments, 
ro Plaza, Long Island City, N. 






1491 Fifth Ave., Bet. 119th and 120th Sts. 

Telephone, Harlem 2337. 


Brooklyn and Long Island Distributor for 


Full Line of Parts. 

1031 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn. 

Also Agent for Excelsior and Henderson. 
Indian parts in stock. Bicycles — Columbia and 
Hartford, and Fay Juvenile Motorcycles on 
easy payments. Repairs and Accessories. 
935 Eighth Ave., Bet. 55th and 56th Sts. 



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Full line of Bicycle and Motorcycle Supplies. 

85 Chambers St., New York City. 

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Mail orders filled day received. 


92-98 St. Nicholas Ave., New York, N. Y. 


(Formerly of Peekskill, N. Y.) 
Motorcycles, Bicycles and Supplies 
Telephone 164. 148 Main Street 

An ideal holiday trip: Go to Beacon, leave your motor- 
fycle at Sorensen's, take trolley to incline railway and 
visit Mount Beacon. Sixty-mile run from N. Y. City. 





Repair Parts for all kinds of Bicycles. 

185 3rd St., Milwaukee, Wis. 

Long Distance Telephone, Grand 62. 

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Get catalog and agency proposition 

360 River Street, Fitcliburg, Mass. 

I^re St = O = I-^l t e 

Lighting System 

All the Facts on All Lighting Systems 
mailed you on request. 

The Presto-Lite Co., inc., ,„Ta„s,-tXd. 

(Contributor to the Lincoln Highway) 

The High Cost of Living Reduced 

The above information will be given free in form 
of a pamphlet referring' to all standard makes of 
tires, if you vpill address 


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Motorcycle Supplies 

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our 1914 Catalogue and Bargain 
Books. Please write us on your 
letter head for No. 556. 


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Haverford Cycle Co. 

825-829 Arch Street 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

Supplee-Biddle Hardware Co. 


Prompt and complete shipments 

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September 22, 1914 




JI^MJll— 1 

FOR SALE— Two Indian 4 H.P. stock 
racing machines, and one Indian 4 
H.P. open port. All motors and tires in 
good condition and very speedy. Ad- 
dress, JOHN G. NUEBLING, 847 Penn 
St., Reading, Pa. 

diate deliveries. iVIachines traded. Parts 
and supplies for all makes. Electric 
equipped machine shop for repairs. Cash 
and easy terms. Write for catalog and 
terms. "BOB" BRAZENOR, 1507 Bush- 
wick Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

tpOR SALE— One single-cylinder Jef- 
*■ ferson motorcycle, absolutely new. 
List price, $215. Can be had for $150 
cash, F. O. B. New York. Address, C. V. 
F., care Bicycling World, New York. 

PPOR SALE— Well established bicycle 
*■ and motorcycle business in central 
Nebraska; have agency for best motor- 
cycle made and have only repair shop in 
town of 5,000; will invoice about $1,800. 
Am going on race track and can not at- 
tend to business. Address, Box J 112, 
care Bicycling World. 

I NDIAN motorcycle, 1914, and Indian 
•* side car, 1914. Motorcycle 2^4 months 
wear, side car hardly any. Must sell. 
What offer? No dealers. Address, 
HAROLD MOORE, Tuxedo Park, N. Y. 

CTOLEN— Flying Merkel motorcycle, 
^ twin cylinder, 1914 model, on night 
of Aug. 30, at Conneault Lake, Pa. En- 
gine No. 11,673. Pa. license No. 011.299. 
$25 reward. Notify MERCER MOTOR- 
CYCLE CO., Mercer, Pa. 


A marketplace where Dealer 
may buy, sell or trade second-hand machii 
parts and appHances and secure help 
situations at a nominal cost. 


10 cents per line (six words to the line) ; in 
jsapitals, 15 cents per line. Cash with order.. 

"""'■"■■"■■" "■■" "" ■""■■- ' '■ 

■*-' you, MR. RIDER. FAMOUS MA- 
at less than actual cost. Standard or 
Standard Canoe Model at $35.00. De 
Luxe Models, $39.75. Only a few left. 
Prompt action necessary. Write us for 
terms or mail deposit of $5.00. Don't 
ING CO., Worcester, Mass. 

/^UR specialty is parts: for Thor, 
^-' Merkel, Indian, M-M, F-N, Curtiss, 
Marvel, R-S and Royal Pioneer motor- 
cycles, all coaster brakes and Eclipse 
clutches. Ours is the best motorcycle 
garage and repair shop. We oxi-weld 
crankcases, cylinders, etc. 40 used ma- 
chines on hand, $25 up. NEW YORK 
MOTORCYCLE CO., INC., 1777 Broad- 
way, New York, N. Y., 4th floor. 

pOR SALE— .A 1914 Harley-Davidson 
' 5 H.P., single cylinder, two-speed 
motorcycle. Guaranteed as good as new, 
run less than 200 miles. Price, $200. F. 
G. SPATHOLT, Leetonia, Ohio. 

WANTED— Jobs in G & J bicycle 
tires. Address, Box J 222, care 
Bicycling World. 

CTOLEN— Excelsiors Nos. 58252 and 
'J 54469. Both are fully equipped 1914 
models. Reward of $25.00 each will be 
paid for information that will lead to 
recovery. DOMINION CYCLE CO., 
224-6 Logan Ave., Winnipeg. Man. 

T OST — One 1911 Harley motorcycle, 
'-^ engine No. 7336. Notify P. M. 
CORR, 818 9th St., N. W., Washington, 
D. C. 

^X/'ILL exchange a typewriter, watch, 
' ' shorthand instruction and cash for 
motorcycle. COURT REPORTER, 
Point Pleasant,. W. Va. 

POPE Motorcycles and Simplex Side- 
cars agents, RIVERSIDE MOTOR- 
CYCLE GARAGE, 533 W. UOth St., 
near Broadway, New York City. 

npAKEN in trade for new Indians and 
•*■ now on sale: 

One 1913 Twin Excelsior $150 

One 1913 Twin Excelsior 125 

One 1913 Single Excelsior 100 

Two 8 H.P. Harley-Davidson 125 

One 4 H.P. Harley-Davidson 85 

One 4 H.P. Harley-Davidson 95 

One S H.P. Pierce 75 

One Single Pope 60 

All in good running order. Will be 
crated and shipped on receipt of deposit, 
balance C. O. D. Any make taken in 
trade for new Indians. B. A. SWEN- 
SON, Swenson Bldg., 522 Broad St., 
Providence, R. I. 

\X/'ANT TO SELL your Motorcycle? 
» ' Or buy one second hand? If you 
want to sell or buy anything used in con- 
nection with motorcycles or bicyclesi, 
vou ought to use the "Want and For 
Sale" columns of THE BICYCLING 
VIEW. It costs 10 cents per line (6 
words). -A discount allowed on 6 or 
more insertions. Address, 239 W. 39th 
St., New York. 

Be Prepared 

You never can tell when you will 
have tire trouble, but a set of 

Simplex Tire Tools 

will always rel 
Be sure to havt 
kit. Drop forge 

ve the situation. 
Lhem in your tool 
steel, Sherardized. 

Price, Per Set of Three, 50c. 
Manufactured by 


High Grade Motorcycle Accessories 

375 Broadway New York City 


Red ©iiKUlOO^ Tread 


The biggest selling of all 
manufacturers' brands 
of bicycle tires. 

Pennsylvania Rubber 
Jeannelte. Pa. 

Star Ball Retainers 

are universally used Im 

Coaster Brakes 
Sewing Machines 
Lawn Mowers 
Machinery, Etc. 


LaDcaster, Pa. 


Motorcycle Carburetor 

Write for Catalog 

HOLLEY BROS. CO., Detroit, Mich. 


wheels must have 
the best equipments 

There is nothing that gives more value 
for the money than the use of the 

Morse l^„ Chain 


The only chain having FRICTION- 
having the Morse Tvsrin Roller. Fits 
regular sprockets. 


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September 22, 1914 

No bundles to untie and slip off. No bulky parcels to interfere with pedaling. No straining to keep the bicycle 
balanced. Not with a MUSSELMAN Parcel Carrier. 

The MUSSELMAN Carrier ivlll hold four times as many parcels a3 yoii can tie onto 
a bicycle. It ivlll balance them perfectly. It irill In no ways interfere ivith the rlder'B 
pedaling. The bundles cannot lose out. The MUSSELMAN Carrier is an ideal means of 
delirery for retailers in every line of business. It will carry parcels enough to pay many 
times over for eveiy trip made. In use by some of the largest department stores in the 



ISO N.Dearborn Stre^, Chicago 


Our products 
for the cycle 
trade include : 
Emergency ax- 
les, Sager Mo- 
torcycle Toe 
Clips, Diamond 
E Spokes, 
Bridgeport and 
Standard Ped- 
als, Sager and 
Standard Toe 


Standard No. 3 Motorcycle Pedals are made 
with big, soft, easy rubber cushions gener- 
ously proportioned, that minimize the jars 
and bumps. The deep corrugations insure 
positive grip that makes the foot stay on. 
You know what that means. 



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79 Per Cent Increase 
This Year 




A little over two years ago Victor Roos 
of Omaha started selling Harley-David- 
son motorcycles. 

The first year he sold 16. In I9I3 he sold 47. 
So far he has sold 84 1 9 14 Harley-Davidsons 
— an increase of 79% in the past year. 

Roos is making money — ^his riders are satisfied — satisfied 
with their Harley-Davidsons and satisfied with the service 
Roos has given them. 

It is true that Roos is a good salesman, but it is also true that with the Harley- 
Davidson line and the factory cooperation backing it up he has had an advantage. 

Harley- Davidson Motor Company 

Producers of High- Grade Motorcycles for More Than Twelve Years 

787 C Street Milwaukee, Wisconsin 

/ / 




BUY the tires that have the most features 
designeJ for your safety, your comfort and 
your economy. Fisk Non-Skid Motorcycle 
T.ras are not only indispinsable to your com- 
tjrt, but to safe and ecoiomtcal motorcycling 
as well. They have baen tested by motor- 
ed -ists in all parts of the country, in various 
altitudes, in diverse climates, on all sorts of 
roids. Everywhere they have made good. 

We invite the most careful compirison with 
other motorcycle tires and especial inspection 
of our new Red Top Non-Skid, with its Red 
Tread and White Sidewall. Nothing is more 
certain than the superiority of this new Fisk 
creation. Dealers are urged to investigate ! 
Write Dept. E. 

The Fisk Rubber Co 

Factory and Home Office: Chicopee Falls, Mass 

AiV/!- Brnuchrs hi vj Principal Cities 

The Ink Rid 

Top Motorcycle 

Tire, nvith its Red 

Tread and White Side- 

-vall, is the most attrac- 

life motorcycle equipi/iejit 

yin (an possibly ;V«flc;ffc. 

Confidence at Springfield 

ALL of the principal Indian dealers 
-^^ who visit the Indian factory at 
this time of year report an extremely 
optimistic 1915 outlook in their 
various territories. 

They form a solid front of confidence. 

They back their belief and judgment with substantial orders. 

They are getting ready NOW to develop the big profits of the coming season. 

These men have made conspicuous successes in the motorcycle business. They 
have not only acquired a greit deal of money, but hive achieved also the enjoyable 
recognition which results from having a place as an able merchant. 

The advantages of being an Indian representative are so miny and good that the 
thoughtful, ambitious business man in the motorcycle or allied fields should investi- 
gate them from top to bottom. 

We have a number of opportunities now for NEW Indian 
dealers. Exceptional opportunities in active vicinities 
wliere the Indian man has a clear track to success. 

Get ready for 1915! 

Put your confidence with ours. Write me personally if you 
want some splendid Indian territory for your 1915 wig-wam. 


Treasurer and Sales-Manager. 


Chicago Dallas 

Largest Motorcycle Manufacturers in the World) 
neapolis Denver San Fcanci&co _ Atlanta 

Published Every Tuesday by The Bicycling World Contpany, 

No slip in braking or in forward driving 

in the 


Coaster Brake 

1 =1 FOR BICYCLES '= ■ 

In the 1912 model there are three braking: surfaces, 
gfiving as much or as little braking effect as the rider 

Two driving points of con- 
tact make certain that there 
is no possibility of slip in the 
forward drive. 

In every Atherton coaster brake there 
is satisfaction for both the rider and the 
dealer. It is the brake that affords abso- 
lutely free coasting and perfect braking. 

Get the up-to-date coaster brake while 
you are about it. 

It stays right! 


D. P. HARRIS HARDWARE CO., Distributors 

48 Warren Street, New York 

Licensed Coaster Brake Manufacturer* 






, ,' c~i — 


The Old Reliable 

The original heavy fabric tire. 

Two years old and just as 
good now as when first 

Our 1915 line of other grades 
of Bicycle Tires and Bicycle 
Inner Tubes is worth your 

Kokomo Rubber Company 

Kokomo, Indiana 


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September 29, 1914 

Last Call 

For advertising in the 
two big Show Issues of 

October 6 


^T This issue will 
be the Forecast 

It will be distributed 
from our space at the 
Chicago Show and we 
aim to make it a guide 
book to the exhibits* 

October 20 


CThis will be the 
Report Number 
and will contain the 
complete story of the 

Views of exhibits^ de- 
scriptions of new goods 
and will be the first 
announcement of many 
19J5 improvements* 

Reserve Prominent Space in 
Both These Issues — Do it Now 



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September 29, 1914 


The Winning 

, Bicycle , 






Goodyear-Akron Bic3^cle Tires have won from the 
very start. Their innate quality is apparent at first 
glance. And their beauty is fully in keeping with their 
quality. No tire at any price could offer more. 

Perhaps the best evidence of all this is the fact that 
many leading bicycle manufacturers have already con- 
tracted for Goodyear- 
Akrons for next year. 
Such endorsement can be 
won on nothing short of 
master quality. 

Selling Everywhere 

Goodyear - Akrons' first 
season is not yet over; yet 
they are winning their 
way everywhere. Heavy 
advertising in a big list of 
national publications has 
told their story to over 
twenty million families 
month by month. Riders 
everywhere have come to 
know that at last they can 
get a real quality tire at a 
reasonable price — that 
Goodyear methods, equip- 
ment and output insure a 
high quality standard for which others must charge 
twice the price. 

Dealers Win 

And in aggregate sales Goodyear-Akron dealers are 
increasing their bicycle tire profits. Dealers every- 


^ AS 

where realize that just as surely as Goodyear Auto- 
mobile and Motorcycle Tires have won first place in 
their fields, Just as surely are these Goodyear-Akron 
Bicycle Tires rapidly winning first place in theirs. 

Goodyear prestige is something not to be hazarded. 
Which means that Goodyear-Akron Bicycle Tires more 
than have their own way 
«* .«. -. to make. They must be 

worthy the name — must 
measure up in every way 
to the high standard of 
other Goodyear products. 

Act Now 

Dealers everywhere are 
fast stocking up with 
Goodyear-Akrons. Place 
your ' order in good time 
to reap the advantages of 
the heavy advertising that 
is being done. 

With the Goodyear- 
__ ,_ _ Akron proposition for 

fl Bl^ dealers is included a won- 

derful 'merchandising" 
book, "New Ways to New 
Business." This is a big 
book of 32 pages; beauti- 
fully printed in colors; full of trade helps that you 
can use in every department of your business; it 
brings to you a host of trade-winning material, from 
ready-written advertisements to free tire racks. 

Write today for it and the Goodyear-Akron dealer 
proposition. Write NOW. 


Toronto, Canada 

London, England 

Mexico City, Mexico 

Dealers Everywhere. 

Branches and Agencies in 103 Principal Cities. Write Us on Anything You Want in Rubber 

Makers of Goodyear No=Rim'Cut Automobile Tires 

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vritjng to advertisers 



A S a dealer are you satisfied with the 
net results of your 1 9 14 business ? 

Have your sales been up to expectations ? 

Are your riders satisfied with the motorcycle you 
have been handling ? 

Service is the most important thing in selling motor- 
cycles* Has the machine which you have sold stood up to 
the service demanded ? 

Has it had exclusive selling features ? 

Has it made good? 

Has it been backed up by the factory to the extent that 
the 1 9 14 season has been profitable to you? 

Hatley - David 

Producers of High-Grade Motorcj 


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The Harley-Davidson selling organiza- 
tion shows an increase of 715 dealers 

for the 1 9 14 season* This is a matter of record, 
and our records are always open for the inspection 
of interested dealers* 

It is general knowledge in trade circles that Harley-David- 
son business for 1914 shows a greater increase than the 
combined increase of all other American motorcycle manu- 

These facts offer tangible proof that the Harley-Davidson proposition is 
a profitable one* 

If you are contemplating a change — if the Harley-Davidson line looks good 
to you, and if you feel that you would like to tie up with a live, progressive 
organization, get in touch with us now« 

Don^t waiiL Waiting will not get you anything. Immediate action may. 

son Motot Co 

les for More Than Thirteen Years 

Wis., U. S. A. 

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September 29, 1914 

jpfc ^^ ^^ ^Hf^ ^n ^|H|f -ij^Wf-^^ ^^Bi^ i^Wr ^^fc^ -^^i^p^^mMMP 

i> *" JL! **'' 





These three words are constant- 
ly written us by riders who have 
equipt with THE HANDY 
ARE YOU AWARE of the sell- 
ing value of these three words? 
Used by the Riders, they mean 
money to you. 

Write for particulars 

Handle "THE HANDY" 


The Head Lamp is supplied with current 
from two ordinary dry cells which can be 
obtained in any hardware store and yet burn 
from 36 to 40 hours intermittently without 
replacing the cells. This high efficiency ih 
obtained through the use of a specially con- 
structed tungsten bulb. The average cost 
IS less than one cent an hour to operate. 
The Tail Light is fitted with ruby lens, 
throws a white light on the number plate, 
IS switched on from the seat and is a real 
ornament on your cycle. 

Head Light with Bulb, Bracket and 

Swritch $8.75 

Tail Light with Bulb, Bracket and 

Switch S in 

M. S. KENDALL CO., S'l'-'-"'' p.-t 

■"■■^•t Detroit, Mich. 


'i^i^s- - 


Ed. Harmer, professional racer and 
owner of an Excelsior, tried a SPLIT- 
DORF MAGNETO on his machine 
on the Detroit Motordrome recently, 
and, first time out with the new equip- 
ment, made a WORLD'S RECORD. 
Specify Splitdorf 








64-72 E. 14th St 
811 Race St. 
402 S. Errsy St. 
427 E. 3(1 St. 
2 Woodward Ave. 
1827 Grand Ave. 

I.ns AN(^ELES 1215 S. Hope St. 

MINNEAPOLIS 34 S. 8lh St. 

NEWARK 290 Haliey St. 

NEW YORK 18-20 W. 63d St. 

PHILADELPHIA. 210-212 N. 13th St. 

SAN FRANCISCO 1028 Oeary St. 

SEATTLE 1G28 Broadway 

TORONTO 469 Yonee St. 

"TheA.B. electricity 


will be interesting reading 
to all motorcyclists, as 
electricity is continually 
being used more and more 
in motorcycle equipment. 

A 114 page book, bound 
in scarlet cloth, written 
by Wm. H. Meadowcroft 
and endorsed by Thos. A. 

Price SOc. Post Peiid 


239 West 39th Street, New York 

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Invite Inspection, From Front Fork To Rear Stand 

attt-ntion is called 
to our Two Speed 
Model R-14 where 
scientific application 
of clever mechanism 
greets tl)e eye. 
Graceful lines 
coupled with skilled 
workmanship and 
laboratory selected 
metals gratify the 
most critical buyer 
and compel admira- 
tion for its strength 
and simplicity. 

I ''HE compact- 
■*■ ness of all parts, 
the safeguards in gear 
control, luxurious Pan 
Dandy saddles, and 
extra large Renold 
chains, together with 
our exclusive shock 
absorbing devices 
make this machine 
the ideal for extensive 
touring under the 
hardest road condi- 

Model R-14— Price $285.00 
Oar Handsoma Catalog Detcribes Oar Machines in Full and Shoald Be Read Thoroughly 

To Ride a Pope Motorcycle is to Gain a New Delight in Life 
THE POPE MANUFACTURING COMPANY, 4 Cyde St., Westfield, Mass., U.S. A. 

World Renowned Makers of Bicycles 

Over Fifty Distinct Present Models 

No. 3 



When you buy a motorcycle, make sure that 
it is equipped with STANDARD PEDALS. 

Most manufacturers have reasoned out that 
"STANDARD" EQUIPMENT means increased 
value on the machine. 

STANDARD PEDALS are big, roomy, soft 
and minimize the shocks. Deeply corrugated to 
insure positive foot grip. Insist upon STAND- 

The Standard Company 


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September 29, 1914 

Our Service Must Be As Good 
As Our Product 

It is not only the aim of the Corbin Screw 
Corporation to furnish their patrons with 

Automatic Screw Machine 

of the highest quality, but also to make deliveries 
within the shortest possible time. 

Remember ! When placing an order with the 
Corbin Screw Corporation you are placing it 
with a Company which for years has been known 
to give equal consideration to 

Quality and Service 

We realize that the satisfaction of our patrons 
is dependent on the one as much as upon the 
other. And therefore we have adhered strictly to 
a single standard. 

Corbin Quality and Corbin Service are By- 
words in the trade. 

Estimates cheerfully furnished on receipt of blue 
prints and specifications. 

We carry in stock a most complete line of 
United States Standard Cap and Set Screws as 
well as S. A. E. Standard Cap Screws. An 
unequalled stock of ASME Standard Machine 
Screws always on hand. Prompt shipments 

Your inquiries relative to Machine Screw 
Nu's, Thumb Nuts, Thumb Screws, Stove 
Bolts, etc., will receive our immediate attention. 



New Britain, Conn. 

BRANCHES: New York Chicago Philadelphia 

Maksrs of Corbin Brakes and Automatic Screw Machine Parts 

The Corbin Screw Corporation will exhibit a complete line 
of their bicycle and motorcycle brakes, Corbin-Brown Motor- 
cycle Speedometers and a line of Automatic Machine Screw 
Parts, at the Chicago National Motorcycle, Bicycle and Acces- 
sory Show from October 12th to 17th. Space 73. 

Please mention this publication when writing to advertisers 

Vol. LXX 

New York, September 29, 1914 

No. 2 

The Week 's News 
: : at a Glance : : 

Harley-Davidson Brings Out 
Three-Speed Model 

Export Business Presents Dif- 

Wolters Wins Wisconsin Fea- 

Savannah Selects Thanksgiv- 
ing Day for Second Grand 

Baltimore Grand Jury Opposed 
to Tandem Riding 

Notables Gather at Pitman 

Hartford Veterans Form Per- 
manent Organization 


A Bicycle Tour in the Berk- 
Hangge Wins Missouri Road 

Cycles in Europe's Big War 
Selling Hints to Dealers 
Racing and Trade News 

Motorcycles Contraband of War 

American Manufacturers Must Face Serious 
Problem in Making Shipments to European 
Countries Owing to the Liability of Seizure 

The war in Europe is going to cause 
many of the factories overseas to shut 
down. This will undoubtedly lead to a 
greater export of American-made ma- 
chines for several years to come. But 
during the period of actual warfare the 
American dealer must watch his ship- 
ments carefully on account of the con- 
traband laws. It is reported from the 
other side that the branch of the Har- 
ley-Davidson concern in England had an 
order for some dozens of motorcycles 
from the Russian government; war 
broke out before they could make the 
shipment, and now they are unable to 
ship the machines without incurring 
great risk of capture by the German 
cruisers in the Baltic. 

Of course, in this case the machines 
are consigned to a government involved 
in the war. That fact alone would ren- 
der them liable to be seized as contra- 
band. Motorcycles or bicycles equipped 
for war are '"absolute contraband" and 
are liable to be seized when shipped in 
the vessel of one power at war by the 
warships of the nations at war with that 
power. If taken on a neutral vessel. 

wnen consigned to a hostile belligerent, 
they will be liable to confiscation. Ma- 
chines available for use in war, though 
not specially equipped for that purpose, 
will probably be taken if the chance of- 
fers by the war vessels of a hostile 

Take an actual example: An American 
dealer ships a machine to a British buyer 
in a British vessel; the entire ship stands 
a chance of being stopped and carried 
oflf by a German cruiser. Now, if the 
same dealer chooses a Dutch steamer 
to send his wares in, the German cruiser 
may stop it on the high seas, send an 
officer aboard to search for contraband, 
and discover the motorcycle, which is a 
"machine available for warfare," con- 
signed to a man in England. Whatever 
the pros and cons of the international 
ruling may be, that German is pretty 
apt to walk away with the dealer's con- 
signment. If, however, the , machine is 
consigned to a man in Holland, nothing 
short of downright piracy could seize 
it. , 

Owing to the recent proclamation of 
King George that a man may be found 



September 29, 1914 

guilty of treason who trades with the 
enemy through an agent, British and 
Canadian motorcycle dealers have been 
obliged to scan their order blanks care- 
fully for the trace of a German name. 
The result of this is that since the issu- 
ing of the imperial proclamation dealing 
with trading with the enemy, no Ger- 
man or Austrian goods have been al- 
lowed into the country, either directly 
or by way of agencies in the United 

A number of German firms across the 
border have been circulating stories to 
their former K;ustomers in Canada that 

their Hamburg and Harburg factories 
are now in operation and arrangements 
are being made to ship the goods to 
Canada by way of neutral ports, and 
in reply the Customs Department de- 
clares that the goods will not enter 

Not only are our cousins across the 
water and in Canada unable to trade 
with German-named firms, but they must 
sever all connections of any kind with 
German-owned firms. 

England is making war on German 
trade in many ways other than by 
cruisers and siege guns. German patents 

have been annulled, German concerns in 
the United Kingdom have been taken 
over by the government, and now the 
dealer across the sea must find where 
the capital of the concerns that he has 
been accustomed to trade with is lo- 
cated. Verily the endorsement "Made 
in Germany" has come to be a danger 
mark rather than a mark of merit for our 
English cousins. 

So it seems that the only two-wheelers 
not liable to seizure on the seas are 
machines not equipped for war, shipped 
in neutral vessels, and consigned to in- 
dividuals in neutral nations. 

POPE'S sI';lling speciali.- 



At the close of the Pope salesmen's 
recent annual convention the executive 
force of the production and sales ends 
of the business were grouped with the 
salesmen and the photograph shown 
herewith taken. As this force is known 
to practically all the trade throughout 
the country either by personal contact 
or correspondence, the picture is of more 
than ordinary interest and the following 
explanation is given, showing who are 
included in the photograph: 

Top row (left to right), T. R. Carpen- 
ter, correspondent; F. W. Starr, publicity 
manager; C. P. Gorman, credit manager; 
P. L. Montgomery, correspondent; E. 
W.. Herzog, correspondent; F. B. Ran, 
assistant factory manager; L. D. Harden, 
sales manager; J. P. Fogarty, manager; 
Wm. Boyd, assistant superintendent; F. 
W. Pratt, superintendent; G. A. Cary, 
correspondent. Second row (left to 

right), F. L. Merril, order department; 
C. T. Quinn, salesman; C. A. Leander, 
salesman; T. B. Hallbourg, salesman; 
Joseph Redlinger, salesman; M. G. Litte- 
field, salesman; B. A. Edgar, special rep- 
resentative; H. A. Stillman, foreign de- 
partment. Third row (left to right). 
Salesmen Frank R. Swayne, Alvin Red- 
linger, C. B. Hull, D. G. Ryan, David 
L. Marshall, O. J. Oberwegner, Edward 

The salesmen started out with the 
avowed intention of being advance 
a.gents of prosperity and with the firm 
belief that the trade to whom they are 
so well known will give them a hearty 

Firestone Sales Convention Coming 

The annual sales convention of the 
Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. will be 
held the third week in October at the 
factory in Akron, O. More than 2S0 men 
will attend from all over the country- 

Gasolene may not escape a war tax 
after all. After having been once put 
into a proposed bill and taken out, it 
has been again included in the draft 
of the emergency revenue measure by 
the Ways and Means Committee of the 
House of Representatives. As the bill 
now stands it ta.xes gasolene two cents 
a gallon. This is to be paid monthly by 
the producers, but in the end the con- 
sumer will undoubtedly pay it all. 

The bill will raise about $105,000,000 
to make up for the loss of income from 
imports due to the war and other causes 
and contains other items which will have 
their effect upon members of the motor- 
cycle trade. 

The casualty, fidelity and guaranty in- 
surance tax of one-half of one per cent 
of the premium charge, as in the law of 
1898, will be reenacted. 

Leases, agreements, memoranda or 
contracts for hire, taxed in 1898, will be 
untaxed by the present bill. 

September 29, 1914 



Harley- Davidson Offers Three -Speed Model 

Remarkable Departure Noted in Model That Will Be Feature for 1915— 

Mechanical Lubrication, Increased Power and Close 

Coupled Model Also New 

Strikingly emphasizing the increased 
popularity of the sidecar and the fact 
that motorcycle manufacturers are com- 
ing to realize more than ever the neces- 
sity of multiple geared machines for use 
in connection with the passenger carry- 
ing combinations, comes the announce- 
ment that, the leader of the Harley-Dav- 
idson line for 191S will be a three-speed 
twin. It is rated at 11 horsepower — 
even stronger than that, the 11 horse- 
power is guaranteed as well a speed of 
65 miles an hour, marking a new de- 
parture not alone in Harley-Davidson 
practice or policy, but in the policy of 
the whole American motorcycle manu- 
facturing trade. 

But there are other and hardly less 
important changes in the Harley-David- 
son line. Not the least important is 
the increase in the horsepower of the 
motors, the twins to 11 horsepower from 
a rating of 8 last year, and the singles 
to 6 from 5, which has been attained, 
not by increasing the cylinder dimen- 
sions, as might logically be expected, but 
by refinement of details making for 
higher efficiency. That the power in- 
crease is real and not simply theoretical 
can be gathered by the guarantee as to 
power and performance. The automatic 
lubrication system which was to be ex- 
pected on the new models in view of the 
fact that it was one of the fitments used 
on the Harley-Davidson speed model 
which made its bow a couple of months 
ago has been embodied in all the new 
models; the brake has been improved, 
the muffler made more easily remova- 
ble as well as more nearly silent, and the 
saddle position has been lowered two 
inches, making for increased comfort. 

The 191S line embraces five models, 
of which three are twins and the remain- 
ing pair single. They are designated as 
follows: 11-B — 6-horsepower single; 
11-C, 6-horsepower single, two-speed; 
11-E — 11-horsepower twin; 11-F, 11- 
horsepower twin, three speed; 11-K — 
11-horsepower twin, short coupled model. 
The two-speed twin, it will be noticed, 
is no longer included in the line. 

Regarding the motor changes and the 
methods by which the increased power 
has been attained without a correspond- 

ing increase in the cylinder dimensions, 
undoubtedly the most telling of these is 
the addition of the mechanical oiler in 
place of the semi-automatic system 
which heretofore was used and by means 
of which the lubrication is at all times 
regulated to just the needs of the ma- 
chine, reducing friction and carbon — both 
of them causes of power loss — to a 
minimum. The oil pump, which is form- 
ed integral with the timing gearcase, as 

tral passage. The lowermost port F is 
constantly open to the port E leading 
to the pump cylinder, so that the cen- 
tral passage in the valve is always open 
to the pump. The post G is so formed 
that it opens to the oil inlet pipe from 
the tank, shown at H, only when the 
pump plunger is on the down stroke, and 
is closed tightly at all other times. Like- 
wise the port I is arranged to communi- 
cate with the passage leading to the oil 


is clearly shown by the accompanying 
illustration, is of the plunger type, but in 
place of ball check valves, which are 
more or less liable to stick or fail to 
operate during cold weather because of 
the ball floating on the heavy oil, there 
is a very simple rotary valve which 
fully and positively controls the flow of 
oil through the pump and which, it is 
claimed, cannot possibly go wrong. The 
operation of the pump is best made clear 
by reference to the cutaway illustration. 
A is the plunger of the pump, which is 
operated by the cam C formed at the 
base of the rotary valve B. It will be 
seen that the cam forces the plunger up 
in the pump cylinder against the action 
of a coiled spring which causes the 
plunger to return again following the 
contour of the cam. The rotary valve 
with the cam is driven in accordance 
with the speed of the motor by means 
of the worm gearing D from the tim- 
ing gear train. Above, the rotary valve 
is cored for a short distance and ports 
are formed communicating with the cen~ 

sight J only when the plunger is on the 
up stroke. It is obvious then that on 
the down stroke oil is drawn from the 
supply tank into the pump through pipe 
H and port G, to be forced upon the 
return stroke through port I and sight 
J to the crankcase of the motor and the 
various surfaces requiring lubrication. 
The quantity of oil supplied can be reg- 
ulated to a nicety by means of the stop 
screw K, which regulates the length of 
the stroke of the pump plunger and can 
be locked against unintentional shifting 
by means of a lock nut. Screwing the 
stop screw in shortens the length of the 
stroke and reduces the quantity of oil 
and vice versa. By removing the cap 
screws at the top of the pump cylinder 
and the valve chamber, the whole 
mechanism can be instantly got at when 
need be. It is pointed out that the oiler 
is correctly adjusted at the factory and 
that under ordinary operating conditions 
there is no need of altering the adjust- 
ment or otherwise tampering with the 
very simple oiling system. 



September 29, 1914 

The hand pump for supplying oil to 
the base of the motor is retained on the 
1915 models, but it is for supplementary 
use only and should be used only when 
the motor is pushed very hard or other- 
wise abnormally treated, as for instance, 
for supplying a quantity of oil to the 
base chamber after the motor has been 
flushed with kerosene. The 191S Har- 
ley-Davidson motors have the crankcase 
drain plug located at the side of the 
crankcase near the bottom, making it a 
very simple matter to drain the fouled 
oil from the crankcase. 

The crank pin bearing consists of 

aligning annular ball bearing and the 
gear side bearing is of high duty phos- 
phor bronze of special analysis. 

Redesigning of the cylinders to the end 
that the port areas have been consider- 
ably augmented facilitating the passage 
of the gases in and out of the combus- 
tion chamber, the fitting of a faster valve 
mechanism, fitting of new type and larg- 
er inlet valves with 45 degree seats in- 
stead of the mushroom type, correspond- 
ingly increased diameters of both inlet 
and exhaust manifolds and heavier fly- 
wheels, are some of the new features 
incorporated in the motor design that 

double spiral groove acts as a distributer 
of oil, while a slot in the top of the 
wrist pin bearing serves as a trough for 
catching and retaining the oil. 

The new muffler is made entirely of 
pressed steel and while in appearance it 
is more compact and neater than the old 
design in reality it has greater capacity 
and more room for complete expansion 
of the gases before final passage into 
the open air. All of which means that 
the new muffler approaches even more 
nearly complete silence than did the old. 
The muffler is attached to the frame by 
a pair of nuts and is detachable in less 



a four-row roller bearing, a set of 
two rows of rollers running on each 
connecting rod, both on the same crank 
pin, of course. The pin itself has been 
enlarged to 1 inch in the new motor 
from J^ of an inch, which formerly was 
used, the increase in the diameter being 
deemed expedient because of the phe- 
nomenal increase in the motor output. 
Likewise, and for the same reason, the 
bearing width has been increased ^ 
of an inch and now stands at If^ inches. 
The increase in size amounts to 46 per 
cent, considering the bearing surface. 
The new bearing, it is claimed, requires 
the least amount of lubrication of all 
types and is at the same time silent and 
as near frictionless as it is possible to 
attain making for longevity. The drive 
side crankshaft bearing is a large self- 

F ,1 


have given rise to the increased power 
output. In this connection it might be 
added that careful and precise balancing 
have eliminated the last trace of vibra- 
tion from the motors, while the increased 
weight of the balance wheels also tends 
toward smooth action. A large gear- 
driven rotary breather valve has been 
fitted to the crankcase and has been 
chiefly responsible for the elimination of 
any hissing sound emanating from the 
escape of the compressed air, while at 
the same time it has reduced the crank- 
case compression as much as 70 per 
cent and reduced all chance of the en- 
trance of moisture and dirt to the 
mechanism. At the same time it is 
urged that the reduced pressure is re- 
sponsible for an increased speed of 50 
revolutions a minute. 

The enclosed exhaust valve springs 
which were introduced on the 1914 mod- 
els have been retained and both the in- 
let and exhaust valve tappets have been 
made adjustable. The intake valve hous- 
ing is fastened to the cylinders of the 
new motor in such a manner as to make 
an absolutely gas tight fit without the 
use of gaskets. Roller arm studs are 
larger in diameter and are now ground 
to size. In the twin motors, the new 
connecting rods have tie bosses across 
the bottoms of the forked ends, making 
for rigidity. The wrist pin bearing has 
not been neglected and is provided with 
a new arrangement for lubrication. A 

than two minutes. It is fitted with a 
larger tail pipe and with a foot operated 

Conforming with other changes, the 
tanks on the new models have been in- 
creased in size as well as the supply 
pipes and the hand pump has been form- 
ed integral with the tank unit, and has 
been provided with an ingenious locking 
arrangenient to keep the plunger down 
and to prevent meddling. A new type 
of primer has been fitted to the sides of 
the cylinders, involving the use of 
neither ground joints, washers or 
springs. The tool boxes also have been 
increased in size somewhat. 

The three-speed gear which is fitted 
to the multiple geared twin is of the 
automobile type, embracing the use of 


September 29, 1914 



sliding gears on a splined shaft, and is 
placed, together with the clutch, directly 
behind the bottom bracket; the crank 
hanger for use in connection with the 
step starter, which is retained in the new 
models, is formed integral with the gear 
casing. The operation of the gearing is 
best shown by reference to the lettered 
diagram. In the figure, E is the sprocket 
driven by means of the short chain from 
the motor. With the clutch G disen- 
gaged, it alone revolves when the motor 


is running. When the clutch is engaged, 
however, being keyed to the splined 
shaft it causes the slidable pinions A to 
rotate. When the pinions A are slipped 
along the shaft so that the smaller one 
of the pair engages with the pinion B 
on the lay shaft, low speed is engaged 
and power is transmitted through the 
lay shaft to the pinion D which is keyed 
on a sleeve with the driven sprocket F. 
Power is transmitted from F to the 
rear wheel sprocket by means of the long 
chain. When the slidable gear is so po- 
sitioned that the larger of the two pin- 
ions engages with the second gear on the 
lay shaft, as shown by the accompanying 
illustration, second gear is provided, 
while when it is slipped close up to 
wheel D so that the teeth on D engage 
with those on the side of the slidable 
gear- — not visible in the diagram — direct 
drive is provided, the shaft and the col- 
lar and consequently the two sprockets 
being locked together so that they re- 
volve at the same speed. The gear ratio 
is such that with the standard 3.89 gear- 
ing provided by the sprockets and chains 
when the high speed gear is engaged, the 
intermediate gear gives a ratio of 5.83, 
while with the low speed engaged the 
ratio is still further reduced to 8.75. 

The gears are of eight pitch and pro- 
vided with half-inch face, considerably 
more than ample to do the work expect- 
ed of them, and are made of heat-treated 
steel. Large generous ball bearings and 
high duty phosphor bronze bushings 
carry the loads on low and intermediate 

speeds; on high the transmission is free 
running. The shaft centers are placed 
as close together as has been found prac- 
ticable, thus not only permitting of com- 
pact construction, but also making for 
extreme rigidity. Another feature is the 
special interlocking device which abso- 
lutely prevents the shifting of gears 
without disengagement of the clutch. 
This also is shown by one of the illus- 
trations and comprises a sector provid- 
ed with four stop teeth, which is mounted 
on the gear shift rod so that it revolves 
with it. Engaging the teeth on this sec- 
tor is a dog or pawl which locks the 
sector in position whenever the clutch is 
engaged and releases it when the clutch 
is out. With the sector locked in any 
one of the four positions corresponding 
to the three speeds and neutral position, 
it is impossible to shift the gears with- 
out first releasing the clutch and lifting 
the dog from engagement with the sec- 
tor. The device is simple and positive 
and practically trouble-proof. 

The gear shift control is shown by 
one of the other illustrations and com- 
prises a plate mounted on top of the 
tank with a sidelever sliding along it and 
certain stops corresponding with the var- 
ious speeds. Shifting the lever forward 
from the neutral position provides low 
speed, while back provides intermediate 
and high speeds. The lever is positioned 
handy to the hand of the rider. 

The clutch is of the same construction 
as is used with the other models in which 
it is mounted on the rear hub. It is of 
the disk type with the plates of ample 
size and has earned no mean name for 
itself under the style "free wheel con- 

Also resulting from the increased 
horsepower, or rather due to it, it has 
been deemed expedient to increase di- 
mensions of the elements of the trans- 
mission system the better to fit it for 

the heavier service, and to this end the 
sprocket diameters have been increased, 
the engine sprocket now being provided 
with 16 teeth, while the chains have 
been made considerably wider. 

The two-speed gearing of the shuttle 
shift hub type which is fitted to the sin- 
gle two-speed model, has been retained, 
with but a single exception, in the same 
form as was used last year. The excep- 
tion is the addition of a roller bearing 
to the drive side instead of the ball 
bearing which formerly was used, thus 
increasing the life of the device. 



As was said before, the band brake 
which first was applied to the Harley- 
Davidson last year and which is of their 
own design, has been improved some- 
what to the extent that it now is double 
acting; that is, it will hold the machine 
in either direction, making for greater 
safety when used in hilly country in 
connection with a sidecar. The frame 
connection also has been made stronger. 
The brake is fully enclosed against the 
entrance of dust and dirt and is adjust- 
able for wear by a very simple outside 
adjusting device. 

There are many other improvements 
embraced in the line. The clutch lever, 
for one thing, has been altered slightly, 
the lever having been shifted farther to- 
ward the front of the machine and at- 
tached rigidly to the foot control pedal, 
thus eliminating several parts and mak- 
ing for greater simplicity. The handle- 
bars now are made of pressed steel, tubu- 
lar in shape, and it is claimed that by 
actual test they are over 100 per cenr 
stronger than the tube construction used 
heretofore. A substantial lamp bracket 
lug is fitted to the front fork and grease 
cups have been fitted in place of the 
small oilers on the spring fork rocker 

The entrance of the close coupled 
model, of course, was not unexpected, 
but marks a radical departure from the 
Harley-Davidson practice. The model is 
practically built to suit the individual re- 
quirements of the rider, frame, fork, bars. 



September 29, 1914 

Miami Salesmen Face the Camera With 1915 Ammunition 


lubrication system, clutch and many 
other features being optional. 

At the time of the completion of the 
additional buildings to the Harley-Dav- 
idson plant last year it was confidently 
predicted that the increased manufac- 
turing facilities of the company would 
shortly be reflected in a lower price to 
the consumer. The prophecy now is 
borne out and the 1915 models will be 
ofifered at a lower figure than their pred- 
ecessors. This decrease is due to the 
increased production and its consequent 
lower cost to the manufacturers who in 
turn will share the saving with the con- 

The prices on the 1915 models, F. O. B. 
Milwaukee, will be as follows: Model 
IIB, 6 horsepower, single, $200; IIC, 6 
horsepower, single, two-speed, $230; 
HE, 11 horsepower, two-cylinder, $240; 
IIF, 11 horsepower, two-cylinder, three- 
speed, $275; IIK, 11 horsepower, two- 
cylinder, with standard frame or short 
coupled frame, $250. 

A permanent office has been opened 
in Detroit in rooms 1317-1318 Dime 
Bank building, by the Lovell-McConnell 
Mfg. Co., Newark, N. J., manufacturers 
of the Klaxon and Klaxonet warning 
signals. Charles Johnson, special rep- 
resentative from the home offices, has 
located permanently in Detroit and is in 
charge of the office. 

Merkel Sales Force Spread Out Over 
the Country 

Having been mobilized at the factory 
in Middletown, O., the Army of Invasion 
of the Miami Cycle & Mfg. Co. arc now 
prepared to sally forth in their annual 
campaign among the dealers. Prelimin- 
ary to their departure the entire sales 
force faced the camera and then started 
to their respective territories. 

During the sales convention which 
came to a close last week the traveling- 
men were educated in the details of the 
1915 models and they went out into the 
field full of enthusiasm and confident of 
a record breaking season. They ex- 
pressed the belief that the new Mussel- 
man positive drive coaster brake is going 
to have a tremendous demand. 

Referring to the picture, in the back 
row, reading from left to right, is Mr. 
Chas. R. Miller, second vice-president 
and works manager; W. Cr. E. Tytus. 
superintendent of the material depart- 
ment; James W. Ash, secretary and man- 
ager of sales; W. Kent Thomas, who will 
call on the trade in northern Ohio, 
western Pennsylvania and western New 
York. Standing next to him is H. S. 
Wise, assistant manager and treasurer. 
In the second row standing is F. P. 
Lee, who will travel southern Illinois, 
Iowa, Nebraska and Missouri. In the 
middle, with the cap, is F. E. French, 
who will have Minnesota, North and 

.South Dakota. On the right is L. W. 
Weiman, head of the order department. 
In the front, reading from left to right, 
is R. H. Smith, whose headquarters will 
be in New York City, from which point 
he will cover Long Island, northern New 
Jersey and southeastern New York State. 
Mr. S. P. Fetter, next, will have the 
southern peninsula of Michigan; H. A. 
Gliesman, third from the left, will have 
eastern Illinois, Delaware, eastern Mary- 
land and Virginia. VV. M. Sheets will 
travel through northern Illinois, Indiana, 
western Kentucky and western Tennes- 
see. D. R. Jones, fifth from the left, 
will cover Colorado, Wyoming, Iowa 
and part of Kansas. C. E. Miller, third 
from the right, has charge of the rout- 
ing of the Miami sales force and other 
details in connection with the follow-up 
system. Mr. Geo. Strodtbeck will travel 
Ohio, West Virginia, eastern Kentucky. 
C. A. Van Doren, as in the past two 
years, will confine his efforts to the New 
England States, retaining the manager- 
ship of the Miami Cycle & Mfg. Co.'s 
New England distributing branch. 

Chester Smith, of Harrisburg, Pa., an- 
nounces that owing to an increased 
business in Pope motorcycles and bicy- 
cles, he will move to 1815 3rd street. 
There he will have a show room 20 by 
105 feet and a better equipped repair 

September 29, 1914 





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The great majority of patents on bicycles and 
motorcycles, together with their parts and accesso- 
ries, which Uncle Sam announces to the public each 
year never are heard of or seen again. Considering 
the amount of brain and physical work, the time, and 
financial resources which inventors expend in endeav- 
oring to improve two-wheelers, and comparing all 
that with the small percentage of those patents which 
find favor with the manufacturers and become a com- 
mercial factor large enough to even slightly repay 
a man for his labor and investment, it seems to be on 
the whole a highly unprofitable vocation. 

The Patent Office records indicate that the great 
proportion of inventors do not rely for their support 
on inventions. The)'' are not professional inventors, 
just amateurs or worse, who being struck with an 
idea, and having the mechanical ability and the finan- 
cial means to perfect and patent it, appear to become 
so enthusiastic or are so neglectful, as not to first find 
out whether their idea is of commercial value. 

Because this preliminary investigation and decision 
is not correctly made, many of the proposals disclosed 
are of an unpractical nature and show that the origi- 
nators are very far from being in touch with the true 
trend of the development of two-wheeler construction. 
Many of the ideas are mechanically correct, but they 
meet only imaginary needs, or else are worked out in 

such a way as to appear to have no direct application 
to standard models. The inventor who patents some- 
thing that necessitates a freak model of two-wheeler 
to be used in conjunction with it, stands an extremely 
good chance of losing everything he has spent in per- 
fecting the idea. Then, too, patenting types of acces- 
sories or parts that are generally considered obsolete 
is almost always useless and wasteful. 

They who have an inventive genius, however, 
would no doubt find their labors highly productive if 
they devoted their efforts to the production of those 
things in connection with bicycles and motorcycles 
which are really needed and wanted. It is true that 
in some cases an ability to market the article is also 
of advantage and almost necessary to the inventor, 
but this is the exception. Usually it pays better to 
save the time and money which would be expended in 
this way, and allow experienced manufacturers to 
place the patents on the market. This latter course 
has been found to work to the greatest benefit of the 
public, the manufacturer, and the inventor. 


At the start of an endurance run many riders set 
out to make a runaway race of it. They are apt to 
take all kinds of chances, only to find that in the end 
they have caused injury to themselves or their mounts. 
Such conduct is certainly going to prejudice the public 
against the sport on account of its apparent reckless- 

When the courses to be covered are long and the 
going rough, riders are prone to overdo themselves, 
especiall)' when behind the schedule, and such afifairs 
come to be branded as "gruelling road races."' Joseph 
Hartig, New York State F. A. M. Vice-Commis- 
sioner, has called the attention of the clubs to the fact 
that the endurance runs which they stage as an at- 
tractive sport are apt to be more hazardous than 
enjoyable. The recent run of the Bay State Club 
bears out his objections strongly, for in this affair 
a half-dozen bad accidents occurred. No one was 
seriously injured, but this was due more to luck than 
careful riding, because one entrant sustained a frac- 
tured shoulder, while another smashed into an auto- 
mobile, nearly demolishing both machines, and an- 
other narrowly escaped death when his mount pushed 
through the framework of a bridge and suspended him 
fifty feet in the air. 

No sport ever gains by becoming hazardous. When 
injuries are continually sustained by its devotees the 
sport comes to have a bad name. An endurance run 
of about 220 miles, resulting in an average speed of 
20 miles for 11 hours, should give the riders all they 
want in the way of pleasure. The element of rivalry 
in such an event is sure to make it interesting enough 
without any excessive speeding. It would result in 
testing the machines and the skill of the riders with- 
out wearing them out. Those who want high speed 
work can enter the road races. 



September 29, 1914 

Jopldn^ p)i'waid ^ (oming ^ents 

September 28-October 10, Birming- 
ham, Ala. — Series of races in connection 
with the Alabama State Pair. 

October 2-4, Cleveland, O.— Third an- 
nual endurance run from Cleveland-Co- 
lumbus-Cincinnati to Toledo under the 
auspices of the Ohio division of the F. 
A.. M. for a distance of 657 miles. 

October 4, San Francisco, Cal. — Pacific 
coast bicycle championships for 1, 3 and 
5 miles, at the stadium, under the aus- 
pices of the C. A. C. C. 

October 4, Milwaukee, Wis. — A 100- 
mile motorcycle race at the State Fair 

October 4, Buffalo, N. Y.— Endurance 
run for motorcycles to Westfield and re- 
turn, a distance of 303.6 miles, under 
the auspices of the Buffalo Motorcycle 

October 4, Brooklyn, N. Y. — Annual 

fall endurance run on Long Island for 
200 miles by the Bay Ridge Motorcycle 
Club of Brooklyn. 

October 4, Providence, R. I. — Eleventh 
annual Triangle Run under the auspices 
of Providence Motorcycle Club. 

October 10-11, Chicago, 111.— Fifth an- 
nual endurance run of the North Shore 
Motorcycling Club from Chicago to 
Kokomo, Ind., and return. 

October 12-17, Chicago, 111.— Third 
annual motorcycle, bicycle and accessory 
show in the First Regiment Armory. 

October 14, Chicago, 111. — Quarterly 
meeting of the Manufacturers' Associa- 
tion at 10 A. M. in the New Southern 

November i-l , San Angelo, Tex. — 
.Series of motorcycle races in connec- 
tion with the Fall Fair, under the aus- 
pices of the motorcycle club of that 

November 7 and 8, Phoenix, Ariz. — 
Second annual Coast — Phoenix road race 
for 470 miles, staged under the auspices 
of the motorcycle club of Phoenix in 
cooperation with the Arizona State Fair 
Commission and the San Diego Motor- 
cycle Club. 

November 26, Stamford, Tex. — -Motor- 
cycle race at 100 miles. 

January 2-9, New York City — Motor- 
cycle exhibit in connection with the 
Automobile Show in the Grand Central 

Final Buffalo Run Plans Announced 

At the last meeting of the Bufifalo 
Motorcycle CJub, held Monday, Sep- 
tember 21st, much enthusiasm was shown 
by the Buffalo riders concerning the 
coming endurance run to be held Sun- 
day, October 4th. 

The contest is to be a one-day run 
covering a course of 303.6 miles long and 
IS hours of solid plugging. The run will 
cover a course starting from the club 
rooms and touching at Batavia, Warsaw, 
Hornell, Olean, Jamestown and West- 
field. . This course goes through more 
than 30 cities and towns, and the grades 
and roads encountered thereon will test 
the endurance of not only the riders but 
the machines too. 

The riders will all be entered in one 
class for competition and will be bound 
by both the F. A. M. rules and special 
rules laid down by the club. The prizes 
will consist of a $75 diamond medal for 
first prize, with silver and bronze medals 
for other contestants and winners. 

The course has been laid out on cards, 
which can be conveniently attached to 
any machine, and contain not only the 
route, but the rules covering the run. 
The officials in charge will be all promi- 
nent business and professional men, as- 
suring all riders of a square deal. 

From the amount of interest already 
sliown by the local dealers and factories 

throughout the United States, the Buffalo 
club feels sure of having the largest 
number of entries ever entered in an 
endurance run in this part of the coun- 
try. Several large factories have al- 
ready sent in their entries and the fact 
that this run will be held one week be- 
fore the big motorcycle show at Chi- 
cago makes it hold special interest to 
the manufacturers exhibiting at that 

Entries should be forwarded with 
name, address, $2 fee, F. A. M. number 
and description of machine with num- 
ber, at once to the club's secretary, 
George H. Haier, 1094 Ellicott street, so 
that instructions can be sent he riders 
at the earliest opportunity. 

No Postponement of Panama-Pacific 

Effectually disposing of rumors to the 
effect that the Panama-Pacific National 
Exposition in San Francisco would be 
postponed. President Chas. C. Moore 
has caused a letter to be sent out to all 
commissioners from foreign countries 
assuring them that the exposition will 
be opened on time. In many quarters 
it has been supposed that the foreign 
war situation would necessitate a post- 
ponement, but this. President Moore 
states, will not be necessary. The ex- 
hibition will be opened on Saturday, 
February 20. 

Bicycle Championsliips Coming Soon 

The annual championships of the 
Inter-Club Amateur Cycle Road-Racing 
League will be held this year on the 
Boulevard at Grant City, Staten Island, 
N. Y. These bicycle races will be held 
this year in a series of two, the first of 
which will take place on Sunday, Oc- 
tober 4th. The 11th of the same month 
is being reserved for the balance of the 
races and October 18th is being held 
open as a rain date. 

Motorcycle as Aid to "Movies" 

The best way to tour the country with 
a moving picture machine is in a motor- 
cycle and sidecar. This fact is appre- 
ciated by G. Duntz and E. Brennan, of 
New York city, who are making a trans- 
continental trip, carrying a complete 
moving picture outfit. Besides this, they 
carry a complete camping and cooking 

They believe that a motorcyclist can 
keep himself clean en route, and their 
appearance shows that they practise this 
theory. They also are making a road 
map in the latest way. Not only do they 
jot down items concerning the condi- 
tion of the highways, or the hills to be 
climbed, or such things, but they get out 
their moving picture apparatus and re- 
cord by its means long stretches of the 

September 29, 1914 



Getting the Best Out of the Vacation Holiday 

Enthusiastic Wheelmen of the C. R. C. A. Ride in Picturesque Country 



"As the big night boat for Albany 
was about to leave its New York pier 
one Saturday evening in the present 
month, several men with bicycles scram- 
bled aboard just as the gangplank was 
about to be pulled up. They were mem- 


bers of the Century Road Club Asso- 
ciation, bound on their annual tour. 

"During the pleasant night ride up the 
Hudson the boys sat out on deck and 
chatted and smoked comfortably until 
the gray outlines of West Point ap- 
peared, when" — according to the story 
told by Sylvain Segal, who is the histor- 
ian of the trip — "we all turned in to get 
some sleep before the start the next day. 

"At an early hour the squad was on 
deck ready for anything. Another mem- 
ber of the party, Winquist, met us on 
shore, and after a good breakfast the 
start for the Capitol was made. A dare 
was offered that the tourists could not 
ride a certain hill which was paved with 
very rough cobble-stones. But we start- 

ed with a rush, making the top safely 
with the loss of one man, Winquist, who 

broke the lower tube of his bicycle and 
was forced to stop for repairs. A leather 
strap, some stout wire and tape soon 
remedied the damage and the party re- 
sumed its journey after taking a few 
pictures. We passed the toll bridge and 
continued along the State Road to Scho- 
dack and Nassau, maintaining a slow 
pace to enable Winquist, who had fallen 
from his machine during his lonely night 
ride from Poughkeepsie, to keep up. The 
boys took turns in pushing him until 
picturesque Riverdale Farm was reached 
at the foot of Lebanon Mountain. After 
signing the register and drinking some 
real old-fashioned buttermilk the trip 
was resumed, and the three-mile climb 

"Continuing up the hill, both on and 
off our mounts, we reached the top, 
with its promise of a cool drink. The 
result of our thirst was that the well 
was nearly emptied when we left, 
bound for the descent through the 
Shaker Village and Pittsfield, Mass. We 
arrived at this attractive town at 1:45, 
covering the Zl miles in 6j4 hours. After 
dinner the ride to Lenox was begun, up 
one hill, and up another, and up all the 
way, until the descent near East Lee 
was gained. From there we dropped into 
the town out of the sky, as it were, and 
continued on through to Jacob's Ladder. 
There Winquist was tied to Jensen's sad- 
dle, and with occasional outside assist- 
ance reached the top with only one fall 
from his steed. Poor "Winnie" was 
bruised but game. 

"We took new photographs from the 
summit, stopped off at Jacob's Well for 

a refreshing drink, and rejoiced that we 
cauld now go down instead of up. The 
descent for six miles through the wind- 
ing valley, overcast with the shadows of 
the towering cliffs was beautiful. Fre- 
quently we were obliged to pull back 
when the going was too fast for safety 
on the picturesque road alongside the 
rippling creek. We made Chester at 
6 o'clock, where a smattering of rain 
and another break in Winquist's frame 
made us put up for the night. 

"The next morning — Monday — Win- 
quist took the train home and we made 
an early start, after our speed irons had 
all been cleaned up and new ginger put 


into them. At Woronoca, our first stop, 
we decided to ride a century to Bridge- 
port and from there to take the boat to 
New York. Passing down the valley 
to Westfield and Springfield another halt 
was called for eats, and mighty welcome 
they were, too! After Warehouse Point, 
and a photograph of the State line, we 



September 29, 1914 


reached Hartford, where a stop was that they could assemble for an event HANGGE TAKES FIRST PRIZE 

made. Dinner came and Meridan, where of this kind 25 boys of about the same IN 15-MILE ROAD CONTEST 

we found John Boyes, after his unsuc- length of leg, so that they could all P. H. Hangge, riding from the six- 

cessful attempt on the Boston record, ride the same machine. Probably some minute mark, captured first place at the 

which was frustrated by the over-zeal- little fellows had to stretch their toes in Missouri Cycling Club's second annual 

ous police of New Rochelle. Then order to do their best to bring home the closed road race on the 20th inst. 

Worcester, Mass., New Haven and Mil- coveted cup, while a few lengthy ones Hangge, who was the youngest rider in 

iford brought us to Bridgeport. brought their knees up over the handle the event, made a fine showing, this 

"Here it was that we expected to take bars when speeding up a steep hill. being the. first race he has entered. Lap 

a boat for New York, but the holiday The Kokomo boys started from Mun- after lap he consistently reeled of? the 

schedule interfered with our plans. No cie and the Muncie boys from Kokomo, distance in 3:25, deserving great credit 

boat was running, and Walters, who had this arrangement enabling them to finish for the heady race he ran. 

to be back early, boarded a train. in the home town, -where a committee E. S. Brown, riding from scratch, won 

"At 7 o'clock the remaining four start- awaited them. The start was made the race, nosing out Don Struble, an- 

ed the moonlight ride for New York simultaneously, pilot autos showing the other scratch man in the last few feet, 

over excellent roads, with the full moon way to the young speed exponents. At the start of the race L. M. Brown 

gleaming incessantly behind us. Stops The race was intended to be a straight- held the lead, which he kept for nine 

were made at Stamford, Greenwich and away road race, but as it happened it laps, when Hangge passed him. De 

Mamaroneck, and when we finally reach- took the form of an obstacle race. The Vries, from scratch, had been inaking a 

ed Nt.v York we had covered 170 miles first Muncie boy to start was over zeal- fine showing until the 11th lap; at this 

from the start of that day's run. Our ous in his desire to make speed and position in the race he looked back and 

grand total mileage from Albany was bring home the cherished cup. A circus got a bad fall, being put out of the run- 

233. was passing through the city, and in ning for first time honors. This left 

"The members wlio made the trip were the croAvd of vehicles in the street the Struble and E. .S. Brown to fight for 

M. S. Walters, Sylvain Segal, Isadore boy, Heber Williams, lost the pilot car. supremacy. Struble started his sprint at 

Taub, Edwin Jensen, Robert Wolfson Anxious not to lose a moment of pre- a quarter of a mile from the finish, with 

and William Winquist." cious time, Williams kept on without Brown hanging close up. Amid the 

the car until he came to a bridge which greatest excitement Brown edged up 

KOKOMO Y. M. C. A. WINS was "out." He could not ride across when within 30 yards of the tape, and, 

NOVEL RELAY ROAD RACE this, because there was only a single making a supreme effort, beat Struble 

Something new in the way of bicycle beam from one side to the other, so he out by one-fifth of a second. His time 

relay races came ofif at Kokomo, Ind., jumped off the wheel, shouldered it and was remarkably good, being within 

on the 19th inst. The Y. M. C. A. of walked across. Then, of course, he was 3:39>^ of the American amateur road 

Kokomo challenged the Y. M. C. A. of obliged to retrace his path to the course. record. 

Muncie to a relay race between the two In some way he managed this, and the Every contestant who started finished 

cities. The challenge was accepted, a second relay was sent away many min- in good shape. The suinmary: 

handsome cup was put up, to become utes late. Place Rider and Handicap Time 

the property of the team to win it At Elwood, about half way between 1 P. H. Hangge, 6 min 41:10 

twice, and the route was marked out. Muncie and Kokomo, the Kokomo boys, 2 L. W. Brown, 10 min 46:53 

It was about 57 miles; as each boy was thanks largely to the early obstruction of 3 E. S. Brown, scratch . .38:27 

to ride about two miles, there were 25 their rivals, were about half an hour 4 Don Struble, scratch 38:27j^ 

youngsters in the respective teams. ahead. Kokomo won by 21 minutes, the 5 William J. Roberts, 5 min... 43:29 

The novel feature of the race was times being 3:33 and 3:54. 6 Curtis Long, 1 min 39:30 

that only one bicycle was to be used by The bicycle used by the winners was 7 Harry De Vries, scratch. .. .39:15 

each teani. Instead of passing on a , a Great Western "Crown," and the 8 J. S. Schloemer, 10 min 50:25 

wand or something of the kind, the first Kokomo Rubber Co. provided "Ever- 9 W. J. Simmons, Jr., 9 min 47:37 

youthful athlete to start was obliged to laster" tires for the race. Both machine 10 A. W. Gilhen, 2 min 51:29 

dismount on reaching the second relay. and tires were as good at the finish 11 D. E. Young, 6 min 50:00 

It reflects credit on the Y. M. C. A.'s as at the start of the race. 12 H. M. Brown. 6 min 56:00 







September 29, 1914 


Wins by Four Lengths from His Closest 
Rival in Final Heat of Sprint Point 
Event — Egg Captures Another 15-Mile 
Tandem-Paced Race 

Frank Kramer, the American cham- 
pion, took his revenge on Goullet, who 
last week defeated him in a match race. 
Kramer led the Australian cyclist over 
the line at a fast pace by four lengths 
in the ^final heat of the four-man sprint 
point contest at the Newark Velodrome 
on the 27th inst. By his victory he 
scored three points as against two for 
Goullet, and one for Moretti, while Bai- 
ley, the English speed exponent, failed 
to figure in the scoring. 

Oscar Egg, the Swiss rider, won the 
IS-mile tandem-paced race from such 
riders as Wiley and Moran. 

Harry Kaiser showed the way to the 
field in the two-mile open amateur race, 
MacDougall taking second place. 

The summary: 

Four-cornered sprint race, half-mile 
heats. First heat — Kramer defeated Mo- 
retti. Time, 2:1SJ-^. Second heat — Goul- 
let defeated Bailey. Time, 1:36^. Third 
heat — Goullet defeated Moretti. Time, 
1:325^. Fourth heat — Kramer defeated 
Bailey. Time, 1:14?^. Fifth heat— Mo- 
retti defeated Bailey. Time, 1:297^. 
Sixth heat — ^Kramer defeated Goullet. 
Time, 1:38%. 

Two-mile open amateur race — Won by 
.H Kaiser; second, D. MacDougall; third, 
T. Smith. Time, 4:08. 

Two-mile novice race — Won by H. 
Ferman; second, W. Nolan. Time, 

One-third-mile handicap amateur race 
— Won by J. Drexel (SO yards); second, 
D. MacDougall (scratch). Time, Q:36ji. 

Fifteen-mile tandem-paced race, pro- 
fessional — Won by O. Egg; second, G. 
Wiley; third, F. Moran. Time, 29:00. 

Half-mile handicap, professional — 
Won by L. Corbett (125 yards); second, 
C. Piercy (55 yards). Time, 0:53. 

Two-mile tandem handicap, profes- 
sional — Won by G. Cameron and L. 
Thomas (60 yards) ; second, J. Bedell 
and M. Bedell (120 yards). Time, 

Papesca Leads New York Wheelmen 

J. Papesca came through with the hon- 
ors at the second annual club champion- 
ship of the New England Wheelmen of 
New York. The races were held on the 
Pelham Parkway, on the 27th inst., and 

in spite ©f the cold weather good time 
was made. 

Papesca earned a total of 40 points, 
nearly double the number made by his 
nearest competitor. 

The summary: 

Two-mile race — Won by Papesca; sec- 
ond, E. Aicklin; third, C. Tonjes. Time, 

Four-mile race — Won by Papesca; sec- 
ond, Aicklin; third, G. Palescu. Time, 

The point leaders in the championship 
table are: Papesca, 40 points; Aicklin, 
22; Polacsy, 16; Tonjes, 9. 


Ohrt Takes Mile Race at Oakland 

Hans Ohrt took an interesting and 
close-fought event on the 20th inst., 
when he took the honors in the one-mile 
bicycle race at Shellmond Park, Oak- 
land, Gal. The track was none of the 
best, being a ten laps to the mile affair, 
but Ohrt passed Carroll and Clarke in 
the first lap of the final, holding his lead 
until the end. 

The summary. 

First heat, one mile — Won by H. 
Ohrt; second, F. Hoffman; third, R. 
Welch. Time, 2:54%. 

Second heat, one mile — -Won by E. 
Carroll; second, B. Clarke; third, G. 
Drury. Time, 2:54%. 

Final — Won by Ohrt; second, Carroll; 
third, Clarke. Time, 2:49^^. 

One Austrian Declares for Peace 

Rudi-Russe, the Austrian rider, be- 
lieves that he will never win another 
race in America, especially in the tan- 
dem events. Moretti is the reason for 
this and he has got Rudi-Russe into a 
wretched frame of mind. The Austrian 
was disqualified when he won the tan- 
dem race with Floyd Krebs on Sunday 
the 20th inst. He went to Moretti to 
ask about it, feeling very badly. He was 
told that Referee Ross, who is a Rus- 
sian, disqualified them because one was 
an Austrian and the other a German. 

So now Rudi is flying a flag of truce 
and says that he is non-combatant. 

Star Cyclists and Appendicitis 

Appendicitis seems to be popular 
among the star cyclists. After Alfred 
Grenda, the Antipodean, had been at- 
tacked with that malady, coupled with a 
slight attack of typhoid fever, and re- 
moved to a hospital, Jackie Clark was 
put hors de combat with the same af- 

Clark also was laid up on Saturday, 
27th inst., but his case, like Grenda's, is 
not one that is serious, and he, too, will 
be all right in a few days. 

Snatches Victory from Kramer in Final 
Heat of One-Mile Race — Wiley Wins 
.5-Mile Match Motor-Paced Number 
from Carmen 

Alfred Goullet, the fair-haired rider 
from far away Australia, was the bright 
star at the New Haven track, Friday, 
25th inst. Goullet met Frank Kramer, 
the American champion, and Joe Fogler, 
the Brooklynite, in the final of the Frank 
Kramer stakes, a one-mile race, and 
came home the victor after a stirring 
ride. In a five-mile paced race between 
Champion Clarence Carmen and the old 
title holder, George Wiley, the latter 
won in straight heats. Fred Herbert, the 
Fall River rider, and G. Yentch, the lo- 
calite, accounted for the amateur events. 

Frank Kramer stakes, one mile, pro- 
fessional — Won by Alfred Goullet, Aus- 
tralia; second, Frank Kramer, East Or- 
ange; third, Joe Fogler, Brooklyn. Time. 

Five-mile motor-paced, professional — - 
Won by George Wiley, Syracuse; sec- 
ond, Clarence Carmen, Jamaica, L. L 
Wiley won in straight heats. Times, 
8:38% and 8:14. 

Pursuit match, professional — Won by 
Fred Hill, Boston; second, Norman Han- 
sen, Denmark. Hill won first heat in 
2]/i miles in 5:17, and the second in 4^/$ 
miles in 9:27%. 

Two-mile open, amateur — Won by F. 
Herbert, Fall River; second, Tim Sulli- 
van, New Haven; third, F. Jehan, New 
Haven. Time, 4:31%. 

Half-mile handicap, amateur — Won by 
G. Yentch, New Haven; second, G. Wil- 
son; third, F. Lawlor, New Haven. 
Time, 57 seconds. 

One-mile motorcycle, professional — ■ 
Won by Charles Turville, Boston; sec- 
ond, Jimmy Hunter, Newark. Time, 

Forty-three Riders Finish Century 

Fifty-two riders went on the tri-state 
century of the Century Road Club of 
America on the 27th inst. The riders 
went through New York, New Jersey 
and Connecticut, and out of the total 
number of starters 43 finished. Silver 
cups were awarded to all the riders who 
finished the ride, which approximated 100' 
miles. The pacemakers were George 
Knopf, chief; E. Fraysse, J. Mitchell, J. 
TaborilH, E. Gerard, F. McMillan, and 
F. Seward. 

September 29, 1914 



Copyright Newspaper Illustrations, Ltd. 


How Cycles are Used in the European War 

Robert Dunn, New York Post's War Correspondent 
Tells of the Important Part Played by Two Wheelers 

By Scouts, Messengers and Correspondents 

In the world-war now raging in Eu- 
rope the two-wheeler plays its part as 
well as the aeroplane or motor truck. 
With the British army in Northern 
France, which is now waging the de- 
cisive battle of the war and sacrificing 
regiment after regiment of men in order 
to drive back the Germans from Paris, 
there is a cycle corps. When the British 
general wants to know anything about 
the position of the enemy he sends out 
trusted men on motorcycles. They tour 
the country with the speed of aero- 
planes, without the disadvantage of be- 
ing as conspicuous as the flying craft. 

Dunn Leaves Paris for the Front 

The first detailed and graphic descrip- 
tion of the fighting in Northern France 
comes red-hot from an American in the 
field, Robert Dunn (whose story is writ- 
ten for the New York Evening Post 
and is copyrighted by the New York 
Evening Post Co. from which permis- 
sion to reprint extracts have been ob- 
tained). His story reads as if it were 
written in another world. 

Leaving Paris for the front, his train 
passed waiting trains filled with artil- 
lery, supplies and troops. Alighting 
from the train late at night in a cold 
rain, he saw regiments of tired French 

soldiers marching past feebly singing the 
Marseillaise. Pressing onward to Le 
Cateau, a small town near the front, he 
met detachments of British troops re- 
treating. A drab line of bicycle scouts 
came along and Dunn told them of the 
presence of the Germans near Cateau. 
They passed on, leaving him by the 
wayside, where "a motorcycle, with a big 
scout, buried to his ears in a greenish 

Copyright Inlernational News Service 


raincoat, zizzed past toward Le Cateau. 
Pausing, the scout shouted something, 
and the squad of cavalry turned and 
sprang up a lane to the right." 

The Mysterious Motorcycle Scout 

Presently the motorcycle scout re- 
turned to where the correspondent was 
standing, watching the ruins of Cateau, 
which had been fired by the Germans. 
When the scout remarked that he had 
had no breakfast Dunn offered him some 
biscuits, and for some hours the two 
men waited for the Germans to advance 
along the road, where the British cavalry 
was prepared to spring out upon them. 
A gray touring car carrying two Eng- 
lish officers and a Freirefe cuirassieur 
came along and stopped by the scout, 
who entered into conference with them. 
Another motor scout, even younger, 
dashed up' for a moment for a word with 
the officers, and then away. Dunn was 
watching the development of strategy 
on the part of the British, which pres- 
ently resulted favorably, for the noise 
of battle rolled away to the north and 
the ambushed cavalry broke cover. 

" 'Our men over there,' said Walker, 
the mysterious scout in the green coat, 
cranking his cycle. 'I was wondering 
who they were.' And without a word 



September 29, 1914 

Copyright Underwood & Underwood 


of parting whisked away down the rear 
slope. Plainly it was he who had been 
responsible for the operations at this 
small point of the terrible fight of Au- 
gust 26, along the Belgian frontier." 

Surprised by the Germans at Bohain 

Afterwards at another town, Bohain, 
Dunn got into trouble. He was anxious 
to leave the town before the approach 
of the Germans, who were near. Every 
vehicle had been pressed into service to 
carry the panic-stricken inhabitants 
away, however, "nor could I hire a bi- 
cycle, though one might be bought. I 
was directed to a store opposite the 
mairie, to a store full of wheels, but I 
thought their prices too stifif. I wanted 
to tell the woman in the blue waist who 
sold them that she might as well give 
me one, as tomorrow the Germans would 
be with her; but so certain and gloomy 
a prophecy might arouse suspicion. I 
left the shop and was headed for the 
Hotel du Nord, when a shout went up 
and a hand fell upon my shoulder. From 
doorways, alleys, side streets, crowds 
scurried across the cobbles as if I was 
a dog fight. 'Espion! espion! (spy),' 
went up cries from the dense, menacing 
mob, of which I was instantly the cen- 
ter. The fingers that gripped me be- 
longed to a Teuton-looking individual. 
'Wohin gehen sie?' demanded he, let- 
ting go." 

The Teuton-looking individual proved 
to be a German officer who suspected 
the American of being a spy — which, if 

true, would have led to his execution. 
After a moment's talk with other officials 
he was led away to the local mairie. 

Dunn was taken before the police and 
narrowly examined. Fortunately his 
passports were in order, and he was final- 
ly released. 

"Pocketing my papers," he continues, 
"I was only shy of the throng still 
around; and that most as a matter of 
injured pride. We crossed to the same 
bicycle store, where all were hanging 
idly on the corners, unconvinced, but 
appeased. I felt my cue was to quit the 
place as fast as possible, and since by 
wheel was the only way, I blew myself 
to the dearest one in the place. A sal- 
low man helped pump up the tires. 

"It was 16 miles to St. Quentin. But 
I had not gone two before I ran into 
Walker, the motor scout, leaning his 
machine against a stone water trough. 
Already having confided in him my ap- 
prehensions, how the lines had closed 
about me, 1 remarked, 'Well, I got 
pinched after all,' and he answered my 
laugh with his usual unbetraying smile. 

" 'Been running down this way,' he 
said rather thickly, 'to see if I could be 
of any use. It's^t's been rather a bad 
day, I am afraid.' 

" 'To the westward — Cambrai?' 

" 'Yes, but we can't tell much yet.' 

"A double motorcycle, bearing a set 
faced woman nurse in white, shot up 
the road hither. A stout girl panted up 
to us and began to ask Walker's ad- 
vice whether or not she should quit her 

home. Behind, the noise of battle was 

" 'Teli her,' said he to me, as I inter- 
preted, 'that it's safer to leave it for a 
couple of days. Then go back.' And 
always, like the Chesshire cat, he dis- 
appeared abruptly. 

A Century Run Under Difficulties 

"I pedalled on south, and soon caught 
up with a young civilian in spectacles, 
who looked like a student. He had been 
making a sort of century run on his 
wheel through surrounding towns, and 
the war seemed as remote as America 
to him. We entered St. Quentin to- 
gether, I leaving him in its wooded 
Champs Elysees to seek out the police 
station and forestall suspicion by get- 
ing my papers stamped for the trip to 
Paris. Surely here the railroad was 
still running. ... A few English 
officers were shooting about in gray 
motors, but for the rest the place was 
normal — trolleys were running, and the 
only railroad station, where in trying to 
check my bicycle I lost a train just 
leaving two hours late, was jammed with 

Dunn succeeded in getting a room of 
sorts in the local hotel, and lay down to 
get a well-earned rest before leaving 
the next morning. 

All of this goes to show what an im- 
portant part the two-wheeler is playing 
in the great world drama in Europe. 
The bicycle serves as a means of flight 
when no other vehicle can be obtained. 

September 29, 1914 




and a mysterious scout on a motorcy- 
cle, whose name is Walker, orders the 
operations of English cavalry in one of 
the bloodiest engagements ever fought. 

War nowadays is a matter of speed 
and efficiency more than of sheer fight- 
ing strength. It is the army that can 
put the biggest number of men in the 
best position as quickly as possible that 
will win in these days when the relative 
fighting ability of Teuton, Anglo-Saxon 
and Slav is so nearly the same. New 
instruments are being used, the aero- 
plane, the motor truck, the rapid fire gun 
mounted in an auto, and the motorcycle. 
The latter, as this story shows, is be- 
ginning to reveal its unparalleled useful- 
ness as a vehicle for scouting. It may 
make history in this war, just as the 
aeroplane and the submarine have al- 
ready done in many instances. 

In" the present international crisis, 
when for the first time all of the new 
inventions which have been conceived 
for use in case of war are being tried 
out, none is proving more effective than 
the motorcycle. Always ready for in- 
stant use, speedy, easily operated and re- 
liable, the two-wheeler can carry mes- 
sages more quickly than they can be 
delivered in any other way. 

Belgian Corps in Three Countries 

At the start of the war, following the 
heroic resistance of Liege, Belgian cy- 
clists came into the public eye. After 
spirited fighting at Namur a Belgian 
Bicycle Corps and many other soldiers 
and officers were cut off from the main 
body of the army and found themselves 
in France. Being unable to rejoin their 
comrades at the front they were shipped 
across to Folkstone, where they were 

kindly received by the inhabitants. At 
the earliest opportunity they crossed to 
Belgium via Ostend. The accompanying 
cut shows them on the pier just before 
taking the ship. 

Another illustration shows Joseph 
Leyssen, a remarkable boy scout of Bel- 
gium. Single handed he is said to have 
taken prisoner two German engineers. 

one Uhlan, and two priests who proved 
to be spies. During the five enga,gements 
in which he fought, using SOO rounds in 
his automatic pistol, Leyssen has made 
several daring journeys. He carries 
messages to all points of the front on his 
bicycle, and his record includes six trips 
to Brussels. It is these men who by 
their spirit of daring have offset the 
greater training and discipline of the 
German invaders. Such men, whether on 
1)icycle, motorcycle or foot, have ac- 
complished what was thought to be im- 

In the Vanguard of the German Army 

In the advance of the German army 
into Belgium, it was motorcycle scouts 
who kept the vast army in touch with 
the movements of the enemy, and who 
destroyed telegraph w-ires and stations 
en route. There are said to be 18 com- 
panies of cyclists in the German army. 
The English regiments also have found 
their motorcycle corps almost invalua- 
ble in mobilization work. And these 
corps will be taken into the field to act 
as messengers and scouts along the en- 
tire front from Amiens to historic Bel- 
fort. Everywhere the sound of cannon 
echoes the motor scout is found ready 
for any service. 

r .— ^1 




September 29, 191* 

American Wood Rim 
Co. Issues Art Catalog 

Unusual Messenger Heralds and Ex- 
plains Product of the Concern 

Primarily, the object of a catalog is 
to call attention to and to give informa- 
tion about the product of the concern 
issuing it. The catalog issued by the 

and opened a store in Beacon, N. Y., 
where he will handle bicycles, motor- 
cycles and supplies. 

During the past year, Sorensen, sati- 
ated with local fame and seeking broader 
recognition, used his talents as a racing 
man in some of the famous contests 
throughout the country. He rode in the 
Savannah, Ga., race last December and 
in Atlantic City, N. J., on Decoration 
Day. He finished in eighth place in 
the championship event in Dodge City, 


American Wood Rim Co., Onaway, 
Mich., and Mery-Sur-Oise, France, how- 
ever, is a piece of work that demands 
attention for its own sake before the 
subject matter receives the attention it 

The catalog is 8 x 10 and has a gold 
embossed cover of leather-grain cloth. 
All the illustrations are in color — and 
there are many of them — and the press- 
work throughout is of the best. As to 
the contents, it may be said that few 
words are wasted, but the company's 
origin, its plant, its resources in the way 
of material and the product itself are 
described adequately. Wood rims, guards 
and steering wheels of every variety are 
included, and the illustrations show both 
outward appearance and constructional 
details. -The impressions left by the 
book are twofold, the first being that 
only a concern producing high-class 
stufi would consider it worth while to 
get out a catalog of such elaborateness, 
and the second that if novels were or- 
dinarily put up in such form, compara- 
tively few could afford to own them. 

Kan. It is his intention to enter most 
of the large races which may be run 

R. A. Van Alen Ceases 
To Be a Lone Bachelor 

Meets Fair Indianapolis Maid and Weds 
Her 24 Hours Later 

R. A. Van Alen, one time Yale dealer 
in Salt Lake City, then manager of the 
New York Motorcycle Co., and now 
traveling from coast to coast in the in- 
terest of a New York supply house, is 
and for some time has been an impetu- 
ous sort of an individuaL "Van's" lat- 
est evidence of "do-it-now" occurred in 
Minneapolis, Minn., on Sunday, 20th 
inst., where he arrived at 2 P. M., and 
immediately indulged himself in a bit of 
social life. 

During the afternoon of the day of 
his arrival he was introduced to a de- 
mure little lady, with whom he spent 
the time getting acquainted until 9 P. M., 
at which hour he asked her if she didn't 
agree with him that it would be mutual- 
ly satisfactory for them to become one. 
At 9:05 the lady murmured "yes," and 
Van left the house. He worked the fol- 
lowing day, snatching odd moments here 
and there to prepare for the event, and 
at 8 P. M. the two were ready to take 
the step. At 11 that night they were 

Van Alen writes Bicycling World and 


George Sorensen Opens In Beacon 

George Sorensen, who formerly was 
a partner in the Sorensen Co., Peeks- 
kill, N. Y., agents for Thor motorcycles, 
has sold his interest in that concern 

this side of the Rockies during the com- 
ing season. 

Beacon is at the foot of famous Mt. 
Beacon, where thousands of tourists go 
each year to get the remarkable view 
which may be obtained from its summit. 
Motorcyclists journeying to the place 
are invited to store their machines with 
Sorensen, where they will be cared for 
without charge. 

Motorcycle Review that it cost him $25 
to get the knot tightly tied, but the 
girl is worth $25,000,000— to him. 

Harrisburg Agent Needs More §pace 

Chester Smith, Pope agent, Harris- 
burg, Pa., will move into larger quar- 
ters in a few days at 1832 3rd street. In 
his new location he will have double 
the floor space he has now. 

September 29, 1914 



Dealers' Worth While Stock Moving Helps 

Utilize Your Display Window 

As this is the time of the year when 
riding and touring conditions are at their 
best, it behooves the dealer to stimu- 
late his sales by putting before the pros- 
pective rider the pleasures of autumn 

A simple and inexpensive way to do 
this is by the use of the too often neg- 
lected show window. The illustration 
shows one of the possibilities in this 
direction. The window space should be 
cleared of everything, then a back- 
ground of some cheap light blue cloth, 
tacked around the sides and back, kept 
fairly smooth. This will give a blue 
sky effect. Against this background 
good sized branches of brilliant colored 
autumn leaves can be fastened, large 
straight branches standing upright will 
give the effect of trees. A few boards 
or old fence rails can be knocked to- 
gether for the fence, and a log or sev- 
eral large stones placed as indicated will 
suggest a seat. The campfire stove can 
be made with flat stones and a few sticks 
laid ready for lighting. Some sort of 
pot or pan can be placed over the fire. 
A picture basket with dishes suitably 
laid out on a cloth and a thermos bottle 
will give a realistic touch to the show. 

The motorcycle, and sidecar with the 
door left invitingly open, displaying a 
lap robe, should be placed so as to give 
the spectators a three-quarter front view 
and not too near the front. The floor 
can then be strewn with leaves and a 
border or frame of branches with leaves 
tacked around the sides and top of the 

If the dealer has or can procure two 
dummies, he can dress them suitably 
and pose one seated on the log and the 
other standing beside the basket holding 
a dish or cooking utensil. 

In the evenings the display can be 
illuminated by a motorcycle lamp placed 
at either side or the front of the window. 

Make a Customer Feel "At Home" 
Here are four rules of salesmanship. 
Paste them up: 

1. Always meet a customer more than 
half way when he comes in your store. 
Do not wait for him to walk to you. 

2. If every one is busy when a cus- 
tomer comes in let the nearest man to 
him speak and say that some one will 
wait on him in just a minute. A cus- 
tomer will wait three times as long after 
being recognized as he would if allowed 
to stand unnoticed. 

3. Never let customers leave your store 

without thanking them for the purchases 
that they have made and asking them 
to call again. This habit is easily ac- 
quired and is worth money. 

4. When a customer asks for some ar- 
ticle try to think of the articles which 
are used in connection with such goods 
and suggest these articles as soon as the 
first sale has been made. 

Use the Knowledge Others Offer 
Don't spend time trying to discover 
what other men have discovered for you. 
Study their works and let your ener- 
gies begin where they left off. 

Good-Will Should Be Cultivated 

More business is built through good- 
will than most men admit. Thus, good- 
will is a business asset to be developed, 
and nourished with great assiduity. 

The motorcycle dealer who builds 
good-will unceasingly need never fear 
competition, for he binds his customers 
with the strongest known cement. Good- 
will, cultivated, flourishes and is vana- 
dium-like in its toughness; but neglected, 
it is brittle as glass. 

Satisfied customers often represent a 
more potential business opportunity than 
a big card index full of prospects' names. 


Electrical engineers of today do not 
begin their life work by proving that 
lightning is electricity — Franklin did that 
for them. 

Knowledge of details is essential — but 
familiarity with them is a parasite that 
stifles initiative and thwarts accomplish- 
ment. Big principles need big space. 
They cannot thrive in soil that is choked 
with non-productive weeds. 

And what is knowledge but the accum- 
ulation of thoughts that are going to 
help us with our work and the elimina- 
tion of thoughts that can be of no use 
at all. Pick well your path. Know 
where it leads and give your mind to 
thought that will tend to make the jour- 
ney easy. 

These are good rules — take care of 
them and they will take care of you. 

for the satisfied customer plugs for you 
enthusiastically in season and out of sea- 
son and makes sales for you when you 
don't know even the name of the pos- 
sible buyer. 

That is why most of the big, success- 
ful dealers are swift to investigate and 
settle the slightest complaint; slow to 
neglect or forget even the lowest rum- 
ble of dissatisfaction. 

Are all your customers satisfied cus- 
tomers? If you know of any who are 
not, act swiftly; investigate and apply 
the proper remedy. 

When a certain class of people — me- 
chanics, etc. — are for some reason not 
able to buy motorcycles — then it's time 
to specialize and put in a lot of time and 
effort on some other class that can buy. 



September 29, 1914 

Hartford Wheel Club "Vets" Hold Reunion 

Connecticut Wheelmen of Yesteryear Form Permanent Organization 


Bicycle relics of the early days of 
cycling created great interest on the 
streets of Hartford recently, when 
Frank D. Reed and Frank T. Hatch 
brought their old high-wheelers out of 
the attic and rode them through the 
busy thoroughfares on their way to the 
reunion of the old Hartford Wheel Club, 
organized 29 years ago — the first meet- 
ing in years of the clan that composed 
the organization that held sway there 
two decades ago. The wheelmen met 
near the site of their old clubrooms, 
which is now covered by a ten-story 
insurance office building, and, after a 
short parade, went by automobile to 
Fenwick on Long Island Sound, where 
they spent two days at the Hartford 
Yacht Club's station there. 

It was a gay party of nearly three- 
score men, but only two of the bicycles 
of the vintage of years ago showed 
themselves. These are shown in the 
accompanying pictures, which also indi- 
cate how the relics of former years 
drew crowds. Mr. Hatch, at the left of 
the picture showing the two cycles, led 

the procession when the wheelmen pa- 
raded through Hartford streets. He was 
able to dodge traffic without difficulty 
on his old machine. 

A permanent organization was formed 
Ijy the veteran wheelmen during their 
reunion and officers were elected as fol- 

President — James J. Grace. 

First vice-president — F. H. Crygier. 

Second vice-president — Charles F. 

Third vice-president — Joseph Good- 

Secretary and treasurer — W. H. Tal- 

Board of governors — H. H. Chapman, 
Marcus A. Potter, F. T. Reid, Theodore 
W. Laiman, L. P. Broadhurst, E. C. 
Willson, Charles E. Hubbard, P. Davis 
Oakey, Edwin Aishberg, Walter L. 
Wakefield, John E. Leitz, H. K. Lee, 
Fred N. Tilton, A. H. Schumacher, Louis 
H. Elmer. 


Boy of Ten Wins Three-Mile Road Race 
John Barricia, ten years of age, won 
a three-mile bicycle road race through 
Milburii and Springfield on the 22nd 
inst., defeating five other starters. Sil- 
ver and bronze medals and gold cuff 
links were offered as prizes for the con- 
testants. Barricia covered the distance 
in about nine minutes and crossed the 
tape nearly 100 feet in front of Fred- 
erick Knoller, who was second. Frank 
Nazzaro, Frederick Kitts, Robert Mar- 
shall and John Johnkoski followed the 

winners, finishing in the order named. 
The race started from Millburn avenue 
and Main street, the village "four cor- 
ners." The course was through Milburn 
avenue to Morris turnpike, Springfield, 
to Main street. Springfield, and thence 
to Taylor street, Millburn, the finishing 

U. S. Gets Six-Day Race Monopoly 

One result of the war in Europe is 
that America is likely to have a monop- 
oly of six-day cycle races during the 

coming winter. No races of this kind 
are apt to be staged in France, which is 
the seat of the most devastating strife 
of the entire war, and of course there is 
no possibility of a six-day contest in 

This fact will probably lead to more 
races being run off in the United States. 
Manager McFarland of the Cycle Racing 
Association is busy now in arranging 
for next winter's events. Chicago, Mil- 
waukee, Buffalo and Kansas City are 
spoken of as six-day race possibilities. 

September 29, 1914 



Joe Wolters Wins Wisconsin's Feature 


In a race full of thrills, Joe Wolters, 
mounted on an Excelsior, carried off 
the honors at the Dane County fair 
grounds on the 20th inst. The race was 
a 100-mile affair, the first at this dis- 
tance to be held in Wisconsin. In order 
to promote local interest in the sport 
the Wisconsin MotorCycle Racing As- 
sociation staged two events on the one- 
mile dirt track and secured riders of na- 
tion-wide fame to compete. 

A crowd of 4,500 enthusiasts saw the 
start of the century, which was the fea- 
ture event. Goudy on an Excelsior took 
the lead, with Stratton on his Harley- 
Davidson hugging his rear wheel. At 
the 27th lap Stratton passed Goudy and 
the Harley-Davidson rider maintained 
his advantage until the 73rd lap, when 
the tire jinx visited his rear wheel and 
he was forced to the repair pits. Goudy, 
who had been clinging to the leader like 
grim death, jumped into the lead and 
kept it until his pit attendants signaled 
him to stop for gasolene and oil. In 
his hurry to make a fast start Goudy 
did not wait for the gasolene that had 
slopped over to evaporate and his spark- 
er set fire to the machine. By the time 
the furious conflagration had been ex- 
tinguished Goudy's chance of taking the 
lead had faded. 

With only 17 miles to go, Stratton 
tore after Wolters, who had gained two 
laps on him when he stopped for tire 


trouble. The track record was 55 sec- 
onds, but the Harley-Davidson rider elec- 
trified the crowd by reeling off mile 
after mile in S3. He cut down Wolters' 
lead to half a mile, but the Excelsior 
speed exponent was too far ahead to be 
caught. Stratton's riding was as sensa- 
tional and thrilling as any ever seen in a 
motorcycle race and he won quick favor 
with the crowd by his ability. 

Red Parkhurst was forced out in the 
40th lap when his arm, which had been 
injured by striking a car track on Sat- 
urday, became temporarily paralyzed and 
he could no longer hold his machine 
on the track. 

In the 10-mile event preceding the 
century, Parkhurst showed the way to 
the field, making good time for the 
track, which was in bad shape. The 


Harley-Davidson clan grabbed the hon- 
ors in this race, for Stratton took sec- 
ond money. 

There were only two entrants in the 
amateur five-mile fi.xture. -A. local boy, 
mounted on a Thor, took first place. 

The summary: 

Ten-mile race for stripped stock ma- 
chines — Won by Parkhurst, Harley- 
Davidson; second, Stratton, Harley- 
Davidson; third, Wolters, Excelsior. 
Time, 9:56. 

One hundred-mile race — Won by Wol- 
ters; second, .Stratton; third, Jahnke and 
Stevens, Indians (tied on account of 
error in checking). Time, 1:40:04. 

Five-mile amateur race — Won by 
Tones. Thor; second. Ronsit, Indian. 





September 29, 1914 


Will R. Pitman Feted by Cycling Notables 

Dean of Referees Is Guest of Honor at Banquet Where 
Celebrities of Past and Present Gather and Pay Homage 

When it was proposed to make the 
annual dinner of the Federation ot 
American Motorcyclists of the metro- 
politan district and the old-time cyclists 
reunion a special event in honor of 
"Happy Days" Will R. Pitman, none of 
the committee had any idea that it 
would develop into the tremendous event 
which it proved, although the fact that 
Colonel Geo. Pope was chairman gave 
assurance that it would be a success. 
And it was a success as was agreed by 
about 150 persons who participated last 
Saturday evening, 26th inst., in the feast 
in New York City. 

The choice of location for the dinner — 
Little Hungary — served to create a de- 
lightfully informal atmosphere and the 
food both as to quality and quantity was 
very much better than is frequently 
found at higher priced banquets. 

Some of the less Bohemian of the din- 
ers had difficulty at first in understand- 
ing the exhaust valves on the wine res- 
ervoirs, but the problem of actuating 
these valves proved in the end to be 
much easier than it was to pronounce 
the Hungarian name of the wine itself. 

"Happy Days" revealed himself as a 
most eloquent post-prandial speaker, 
quite suggestive in his graceful oratory 
of a befo' de wah congressman. Other 
speeches were made by Competition 
Chairman Donovan, R. G. Betts, first 
president of the F. A. M., Dr. Thornley, 
ex-chairman of the competition commit- 
tee, and Commissioner Hall read ex- 
tracts from letters, of which he said he 
had received a dress suit case full. 

The program was most attractively 
gotten up and bore among other contri- 
butions a poem written for the occasion 
by Quincy Kilby, the last verse of which 
contained these lines: 

Now the motorcycle has him and he 
gobbles up the miles 
In a manner to astonish simple folks. 
But he greets his old companions with 
his well-remembered smiles, 
And his kicks are much less frequent 
than his jokes. 
Those who know the man and love him 
have assembled here tonight, 
Each his truly heartfelt tribute freely 

To the man whose every aim has been to 
make the world more bright. 

And we all wish dear Will Pitman 
"Happy Days." 

A silver loving cup was presented by 
Col. Pope, and we understand it con- 
tained a purse of substantial proportions. 
Among those present were: 

Colonel George Pope, Will R. Pitman 
and Mrs. Pitman, A. B. Coffman, J. P. 
Thornley, John H. Valentine, R. G. 
Betts, G. B. Gibson, Henry Crowther, 
Michael Furst, E. L. Blauvelt and Mrs. 
Blauvelt, Robert Bruce, C. £. More- 
house, A. G. Bathelder, John L. Dono- 
van, Charles Le Simms, Oscar Brant, 
Daniel W. Adee, Fred W. Williams, Mrs. 
Emma Lang, George A. Ellis, Miss 
Helen Reilly, Irving W. Barnard, Miss 
Frances L. Loeb, Arthur Hall, Joseph A. 
Wasko, Gilbert N. Hynard, Miss Gelien, 
David Sullivan and Mrs. Sullivan, H. D. 
Benner and Mrs. Benner, Isadora Taub, 
J. O. E. Dieterich, J. M. Dampman, N. E. 
Lindquist, J. Leo Sauer and Mrs. Sauer, 
W. T. Farwell, F. V. Clark, R. F. Kelsey, 
H. A. Williams, Jonathan Neall, Henry 
Heyer, John Ackerman, Robert L. Still- 

September "9, 1934 




son, John J, Garraty, Edward W. Car- 
ritt, Walter F. Walker, Howard C. Hen- 
drick, Miss Elsie Hendrick, John T. 
Welch, Ben Goldstein, A. T. Merrick, C. 
Rinck, John J. McGuckin, Sylvester 
Becker, S. L. Parker, Clinton B. Walker, 
R. H. Smith, Alex. Scaisson, Frank P. 
Share and Mrs. Share, John U. Con- 
stant, A. H. Bartsch and Mrs. Bartsch, 
George Chinn and Mrs. Chinn, E. F. 
Hallock, Sylvain Segal, George H. Segal, 
M. E. Toepel and Mrs. Toepel, Jos. 
Zabelesky, H. H. Hintze, W. H. Haez- 
zer and Mrs. Haezzer, Wm. Harris 
Strang, Miss Anna Stanton, Jos. How- 
ard, Arthur C. Brown, W. J. Karus, 
Frank Eveland, Wm. F. Casey, Andrew 
Peters, Gilbert E. Chandler, H. Jerome 
Mann, Miss Nellie G. Smith, J. B. Kel- 
ley, Mrs. T. Wendell, C. E. Hammond. 
J. H. Schermerhorn, H. G. Davidson, 
F. W. Horenburger, Arthur A. Hill, C. 
F. Pellegrin, Joseph McDermott, Charles 
J. Harvey, A. J. Rochow, G. W. Shap- 
cott, Robert Campbell and Mrs. Camp- 
bell, Joseph L. Hartig and Mrs. Hartig, 
Robert Brazenor. 

In England a squad of motorcyclists 
was having field drill. As usual in 
such cases, large sections of troops were 
represented by groups of officers in mo- 
tor cars. The board of strategy, repre- 
senting the judges, was seated on the 
top of a hill awaiting the arrival of a 
body of cavalry represented by a rather 
decrepit motor car. The machine failed 
to appear, but presently a motorcyclist 
arrived, saluted and reported: 

"The cavalry have conked out on the 
hill, sir, but expect to be up shortly." 


For the fourteenth consecutive year 
Frank Kramer, the world's greatest cy- 
cling marvel, has annexed the American 
title. The championship races have been 
concluded and Kramer has won the cov- 
eted title with 47 points, having a 12- 
point lead over his closest rival, Alfred 
Goullet, the fast Australian sprinter. 

The first titular race run during the 
season that is rapidly drawing to a close 
was at the New Haven, Conn,, track, 
June 12th, the distance being one mile. 
Kramer, Joe Fogler, the Brooklynite; 
George Cameron, of New York, and 
Goullet qualified for the final and 
Kramer came home in front, while Fog- 
ler, Goullet and Cameron finished in 
the order named. Walter Rutt, the Ger- 
man world's champion, accounted for the 
next race at one mile, which was run 
at the Newark, N. J., Velodrome. 
Kramer had to be content with second 
place and Goullet fourth, third place be- 
ing taken by Bob Spears, the elongated 

Brighton Beach track, in Brooklyn, N. 
Y., was the scene of the next title race, 
and the distance was two miles. Kramer 
won from Goullet, Rutt and Frank 
Cavanagh, the Newark Irishman. The 
date of that race was June 20th. In the 
next race, run at the Newark track, 
July 8th, Rutt had the misfortune to be 
disqualified in the semi-final heat for 
running through on the inside of the 
pole line while passing a rider. Goullet 
won the final, at a half-mile, winning 
over Fogler, Kramer and Take Magin, 
the Newarker. 

Goullet, showing a remarkable im- 
provement in form, won the next two 
championships. The first of these, at a 
half-mile, was run at the New Haven 
track, July 10th, and the second at the 
Brighton Beach saucer on July 18th. 
The next one was at Brighton Beach 
and went to Kramer, the distance being 
one mile and the date August 1st. Al- 
fred Grenda, the Tasmanian, made his 
first showing in a titular race at the 
Brighton track, August 8th, and he won 
the contest at one-third-mile. The bal- 
ance of the races were taken by Kramer. 
Goullet and Moretti, the Italian. 

The complete championship record and 
the manner in which the various riders 
scored their points at the rate of five 
points for a first, three for a second, two 
for a third and one for a fourth place, 
is given in the accompanying table. 

1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total 

Kramer 6 4 2 1 47 

Goullet S 1 2 3 35 

Rutt 1 2 6 23 

Lawson 4 1 1 IS 

Fogler 3 2 11 

Grenda 1 1 7 

Moretti 1 S 

Clark 1 1 3 

Cavanagh 3 3 

Spears 1 2 

Walker 1 1 

Magin 1 1 

Cameron 1 1 

A case recently came up in the Counts' 
Court at Horsham, England, in which a 
boy, a bicycle, and a bullock each played 
a part. The owner of the animal was 
sued for damages by the lad's father. 
The judge decided that "the beast had 
not been under proper control" and 
awarded the little fellow $3.20 in dam- 



September 29, 1914 




A matter of general interest to motor- 
cyclists all over the country is the an- 
nouncement by the Savannah (Ga.) Mo- 
torcycle Club of its determination to run 
the second annual Grand Prize 300-mile 
motorcycle race this year on Thanksgiv- 
ing Day, taking the place in the sporting- 
calendar of the premier automobile event 
with which the people of this section 
have been several times enlivened. 

Communications have already been re- 
ceived from several manufacturers ask- 
ing for entry blanks. Both the Hendee 
Mfg. Co. and the Harley-Davidson Mo- 
tor Co. have donated $100 to be hung 
up as prizes for the successful riders. It 
is officially announced that between 50 
and 75 of the best riders in the country 
will be in Savannah Thanksgiving week. 

The blanks will call for entries to 
close November 10. After that date the 
post-entry fee will be $100. Riders must 
register at the club rooms not later than 
November 24 and not earlier than No- 
vember IS. The prizes will amount to 
$850 in gold— first prize, $500 and the 
Savannah Challenge Trophy, donated 
last year by the Mayor and Aldermen of 
Savannah; second prize, $250, and third 
prize, $100. 

The trophy is now in the hands of 
the Excelsior people, whose machine, 
ridden by Bob Perry, of Illinois, won 
last year. 

President Carraway has announced the 
committees that will have charge of the 
race. O. A. Meyer has again been named 
as chairman of the executive commit- 
tee, which will be composed of Edgar 
Morrison, Martin Schroder, George Por- 
ter, W. C. Carraway, J. S. Cafiero and 
John Dillon. This committee is made 
up of the chairmen of the several com- 
mittees. A special meeting of the club 
will be called before the end of the 
month to work out details. 

The committee on subscriptions has 
already begun work. As the race will 
be run free this year, there being no 

grandstand, the club feels that it is not 
asking donations of the people, but mere- 
ly securing the price of admission prior 
to the contest. It will be recalled that 
the grandstand was ordered torn down 
and sold following the determination las 
fall of the Savannah Automobile Club 
not to apply again for the Grand Prize 
automobile race for the Chatham County 

The county commissioners will of 
course be expected to put the roads in 
repair over which the race will be run. 
A committee has been named to wait 
upon the commissioners and secure their 
sanction. There is scarcely any doubt 
that the commissioners will agree to do 
everything that is necessary. The race 
will probably be run over the same 
course outlined last year. 

"Stunts" at Toledo Fair Meet 

At the Toledo Fair on the 20th inst. 
10.000 spectators were thrilled by wit- 
nessing a race between an aeroplane 
driven by "Art" Smith of Fort Wayne, 
Ind., and Ray Creviston, riding an In- 
dian. The aeroplane won after a spec- 
tacular flight. 

Shorty Matthews, the popular Thor 
rider, accounted for the 25-niile race in 
30:02. Jones broke a chain but managed 
to make up the lap he lost in repairing 
it and came in behind Matthews. Pineau 
showed the way at a fast pace until the 
24th mile, when he blew a tire near the 
finish. He cut it off and crossed the line 
on the rim in fourth place. 

Motorcyclist Captures Two Smugglers 

A lone motorcycle officer of Los An- 
geles recently frustrated a plot to smug- 
gle into this country a party of Chinese. 
John Wicklund, the motorcyclist, saw 
the Orientals landed from a launch, and 
when they entered an automobile and 
started for the city, Wicklund immedi- 
ately gave pursuit. He succeeded in ar- 
resting 18 of the Chinese and two mem- 
bers of a supposed smuggling syndicate 
who were piloting them. 



The all-for-glory meet of the Crescent 
B. C, of Baltimore, Md., held at Clifton 
Park on Saturday afternoon, September 
26, was a big success, and as it was 
open to all riders it brought out a large 
number of competitors as well as a big 
number of spectators. The weather was 
ideal and the track in splendid condi- 
tion. The slow race was the most 
amusing of the meet. 

The summaries. 

One-mile, open to new riders — Won by 
Harry Nechamkin; second, Harry Demp- 
sey; third, John Hand. Time, 3:59. 

One-mile free-for-all — Won by Welby 
Sherman; second, Langdon M. Sanborn; 
third. Fred M. Sanborn. Time, 3:19. 

One-mile, open to riders who had nev- 
er finished better than fourth in a pre- 
vious race — Won by Edgar Jeffries; sec- 
ond, R. McFadden; third, Joe Pearson. 
Time, 4:08. 

Two-mile lap race — Won by Welby 
Sherman; second, Edgar R. Boehm; 
third, Fred M. Sanborn. Time, 6:40. 

One-mile novice — Won by John Hand; 
second, Harry Dempse}'; third, Irwin 
Frock. Time, 3:53. 

Miss-and-out, three-quarters of a mile 
— Won by Langdon M. Sanborn; second, 
Edgar R. Boehm; third, F. M. Sanborn. 
Time, 2:30. 

One-quarter-mile slow race — Won by 
William Heeman; second, George Vogt. 
Time, 10:50. 

One-mile relay — Won by L. M. San- 
born and Edgar R. Boehm; second, F. M. 
.Sanborn and Welby Sherman. Time, 

One-mile novelty — Won by Edgar Jef- 
fries; second, R. McFadden; third, Harry 
Nechamkin. No time taken. 

Unlimited pursuit, one and fifteen-six- 
teenths miles — Won by F. M. Sanborn; 
second, L. M. Sanborn. Time, 5:30. 

Half-mile consolation — Won by R. 
Hayden Gittings; second, William Hee- 
man; third, Thomas Collison. Time, 

September 29, 1914 




Washington Officials Can't Agree on 
Definition of a Motorcycle — Some Call 
It an Automobile, Others Maintain 
That It Is a Bicycle 

"What is a motorcycle?" is a question 
that has divided the 39 county assessors 
of the state of Washington into three 
camps this year, each vociferously in- 
sisting that its own answer is the cor- 
rect one. 

One group of assessors insists that a 
motorcycle is an automobile. Another 
faction holds fast to the theory that it 
is a bicycle, while the third contingent 
is steadfast in the belief that the hybrid 
gasolene bikes are "miscellaneous." 

The cause of all the contention is the 
old state law providing that in reporting 
personal property assessments to the 
state tax commission assessors must 
classify the property under SI heads, 
ranging from horses to fish traps. When 
this law was passed, the bicycle was in 
its heyday, and a special class was made 
for the "safeties." Automobiles were 
just beginning to be heard of, and as a 
tribute to its own progressiveness and 
powers of foresight, the legislature made 
a class for motor cars. But the motor- 
cycle was still far in the future, and ac- 
cordingly no mention of it is to be found 
in the classification. 

Since that time the automobile has in- 
creased in numbers enormously and the 
motorcycle has come into existence and 
surpassed the bicycle in popularity in 
the state of Washington. Confronted 
with this situation and no place to list 
motorcycles, some assessors have added 
them to the list of automobiles, some to 
the number of bicycles, and others have 
classed the two-wheelers in the column 
"All other items of personal property." 

arms" which led to the foundation of 
the F. A. M.; No. 5, C. L. Simms, Brook- 
lyn, N. Y., another of the signers; No. 
7, C. B. Gibson, Westboro, Mass., who 
was elected treasurer at the first meet- 
ing; No. 13, G. M. Hendee, Springfield, 
Mass.; No. 34, Henry Heyer, Brooklyn, 
N. Y., and No. 42, W. F. Remppis, Read- 
ing, Pa. 

Gibson Digs Out Interesting Data 

This month the Federation of Amer- 
ican Motorcyclists completes its eleventh 
year of existence, and it is interesting 
to know who of the 44 who paid Treas- 
urer Gibson their membership fee and 
first year's dues, amounting in all to 
$2, on the day the national organization 
was formed, have sent in their renewals 
during the present month. In looking 
over his list. Dr. Gibson finds that re- 
newals of founders for the next year 
have been received from No. 1, R. G. 
Betts, N. Y., founder and first presi- 
dent; No. 4, D. R. Thompson, Brook- 
lyn, N. Y., who signed the "call to 

Watch for These Stolen Machines 
Twenty-five dollars is offered for the 
return of a 1913 model Indian, license 
No. 911358, stolen from Herbert Loewen, 
Wyomissing, Pa., September ISth. The 
front mudguard is off and the back tire 
is in bad condition. The machine is 
equipped with a horn, but no light; en- 
gine No. 93E102. 

Charles Stern, of 585 West 178th street, 
New York city, reports the theft of Co- 
lumbia model 410 bicycle, enameled 
black, fitted with New Departure brake, 
extension handlebar, and without guards. 
It is a meaner case of theft than in 
many instances, although, of course, all 
are mean, for the reason that the bicycle 
was won by Mr. Stern's son, who has 
worked for several years to sell papers 
and magazines enough to buy a bicycle. 
Finally he succeeded, and the first day's 
use, September 18th, while taking his 
first ride, a tire became soft and the boy, 
not knowing how to remedy the trou- 
ble, consulted a stranger, who accom- 
panied him to a nearby garage, where 
the tire was pumped up. On his way 
home a boy of about 18 years, with light 
reddish hair and freckled face, medium 
height, asked the boy to let him have a 
little try out of the machine. Then 
mounting the new bicycle he rode quick- 
ly around the nearest corner, never re- 
turning. The boy was nearly broken 
hearted by the theft. 

Motorcycle an Underbrush Remover 

A. S. Thersen, Bettineau. S. D., uses 
a motorcycle to help him clear his farm. 
To remove limbs and brush he simply 
loops a chain about the wood and at- 
taches it to the motorcycle. The power- 
ful two-wheeler soon yanks the brush 
to the pile for burning. 

The city council at Quincy, 111., are up 
in arms against the practice of the local 
riders, who carry the "fair sex" on the 
tanks. A law may be passed to make 
the bovs cut out tank riding. 

Baltimore Body Wants Tandem Riding 
Abolished and Says Sidecars Should 
Carry Lights in Front — Local Riders 
Will Fight Tandem Decree 

The motorcyclists of Baltimore, Md., 
are not having much peace of mind these 
days. Even the Grand Jury has come 
out against them by recommending in its 
report that tandem riding be prohibited 
and that other evils be eliminated. Sev- 
eral weeks ago President Boyd of the 
Maryland Motorcycle Club was sum- 
moned to the City Hall and informed 
that certain abuses of the law must stop, 
and as a result the club unanimously 
decided to cooperate with the authorities 
in weeding out the speed fiends, open 
mufHer cranks, reckless riders, etc. The 
Grand Jury also wants a light placed on 
the front of the sidecars to insure safety 
to pedestrians. There is no objection to 
this, but the club will fight any move 
to abolish tandem riding. The city offi- 
cials know just where the riders stand 
in Baltimore on this question and that 
they are prepared to put up the stiffest 
kind of a battle. City Solicitor Field 
knows this, as he was the first to stir 
them up, after which he retired from the 
firing line and has kept in the bank- 
ground ever since. 

Johnson Appoints Two Local Attorneys 

Wm. Johnson announces that the F. 
A. M. attorney for Worcester, Mass., 
has been appointed. He is C. F. Camp- 
bell, 314 Main street, recommended by 
E. R. Compton and Worcester dealers, 
and he will take care of all the legal 
troubles of motorcyclists in that district. 

The F. A. M. attorney for Birming- 
ham, Ala., is James Esdale, First Na- 
tional Bank Building. He is recom- 
mended by Gus Castle, F. A. M. director. 

That motorcycles and automobiles are 
a .great boon to rural mail carriers, is the 
opinion of delegates to the fifteenth an- 
nual convention of the Iowa Rural Let- 
ter Carriers' Association, recently held in 
Des Moines. An experience meeting dis- 
closed the fact that scores of the carriers 
are using the motor propelled vehicles at 
a great saving of time and expense. 

The latest club to come into the F. 
A. M. is No. 493. It is located in New 
England, with L. W. Ludden, secretary, 
24 East Elm street, Brockton, Mass. It 
has 21 members. 



September 29, 1914 


Defeats Napthal and Baker by Slim Mar- 
gin of One Point Each — Team of Four 
Selected to Represent Club in Inter- 
club Championship Kaces 

Members of the Century Road Club 
Association competed on the 27th inst. 
in unpaced time trials, to decide the 
make-up of the rider and the four-man 
team to represent the club in the Inter- 
clubs' Amateur Road Racing League's 
annual unpaced championship races. 
These are to commence Sunday, October 
4; to be continued October 11th. 

The races were at distances of one, 
three, five and ten miles, and were run 
over roads in fair condition at Grant 
City, Staten Island, N. Y. Considering 
the cold and the strong cross wind that 
was blowing during the races, the times 
made were good. 


The result was that Jensen was chosen 
as the club's unpaced road champion, 
while Jensen, Napthal, Parker and Taub 
will ride on the four-man aggregation. 

The summary; 

One-mile — Won by Joseph Napthal, 
2:38%; second, Berthold Baker, 2:4234; 
third, Edwin Jensen, 2:44J^; fourth, Isa- 
dore Taub, 2:46 fi. 

Three-mile — Won by Jensen, 8:17%; 
second, Napthal, 8:17%; third. Baker, 
8:17%; fourth, Taub, 8:23%. 

Five-mile — Won by Baker, 13:58%; 
second, Jensen, 13:59; third, Napthal, 
14:01^; fourth, H. A. Whiteman, U:50H. 

Ten-mile — Won by Jensen, 28:35%; 
second. Baker, 29:03^; third, Napthal, 
29:24%; fourth, Taub, 30:03%. 

Points scored were: Jensen, 14; Nap- 
thal, 13; Baker, 13; Taub, 3. 


New Saucer Opened at Omaha 

Riding at the extraordinary speed of 
100 miles an hour, Larry Fleckenstein, 
of Denver, riding a six-valve Cyclone, 
non-commercial machine, took the open- 
ing event at the new Stadium Speedway, 
at Omaha, Neb., on Sunday, the 27th 
inst. For the entire distance a tremen- 
dous pace was continuously maintained 
by the Denver rider, who defeated Morty 
Graves on an eight valve Indian, and J. 
McNeil on an Excelsior. 

A crowd of over 8,000 people assem- 
cled at the track, while 500 automobiles 
and 700 motorcycles were parked near 
the stadium. The exciteinent was in- 
tense as Fleckensetin led off the first lap 
in 12 seconds, a speed of 100 miles an 
hour, and completed the first mile in 37 
seconds. Continuing his hair-raising- 
pace, he ended the second mile in 37% 
seconds, doing the two miles in 1:14%, 
bettering the previous record made at 
Dodge City. This speed was made pos- 
sible by the new one-third inile saucer, 
which is said to be the largest and fast- 
est yet built in America. 

Only one serious accident marred the 
event. Charles Suddeth, mounted on an 
Excelsior, while tuning up at 80 miles 
an hour, had his first fall in five years 
when he brushed another rider, veered 
up to the wall at the top of the saucer, 
and was hurled over his handlebars 100 
feet alon.g the track. Two large splin- 
ters pierced his abdomen, but the doc- 
tors say that he will be seen on the track 
again after a short lay-off. Dave Kin- 
ney, the Indian rider, was thrown, but 
sustained nothing worse than bruises 
and a few cuts. 

Next Saturday the racing will be re- 
newed, when more world's records may 

fans, who turned out to the number of 
at least 20,000, enjoyed a rare afternoon 
of sport. The local riders, who are only 
allowed the use of the track for practice,, 
a couple of evenings before a race meet, 
battled hard and made a creditable show- 
ing against the veteran "Shorty." Four 
spills enlivened the meet, and the ma- 
chines were damaged but the riders es- 
caped with slight injuries. Bacon, Mar- 
tin, Immel and Giesey were the tumb- 
lers. A mistake in the pits cost Schmidt 
the 2S-mile championship race. A leaky 
oil tank caused him to stop in the middle 
of the race, with a lead of more than a 


Five-mile, amateur — Won by Lou 
Crist, Harley-Davidson; second, H. 
Simon, Indian; third, H. Glacken, Har- 
ley-Davidson. Time, 6:28%. 

Five - mile, professional — Won by 
"Shorty" Matthews, Thor; second, A. G. 
Schmidt, Indian: third. W. E. Littel, Ex- 
celsior. Time, 5:54%. 

Ten-mile, professional — Won by Mat- 
thews; second, Schmidt; third, Littel. 
Time, 11:53. 

Three-mile, amateur, bicycle — Won by 
L. H. Emerick; second, L. G. Caldwell; 
third, J. Cotts. Time, 8:19%. 

Five-mile, professional — Won by Mat- 
thews; second, Schmidt; third, Littel. 
Time, 6:02%. 

Twenty-five-mile, professional. County 
Championship — Won by Keyes, Harley- 
Davidson; second, Schmidt; third, Mark- 
man, Indian. Time, 33:48%. 

Matthews Goes Fast at Pittsburgh 

Two track records were broken at 
Schenley Oval by "Shorty" Matthews on 
the 26th inst., and Pittsburgh motorcycle 

New York "Grind" Dates Are Out 

L^nless something unforseen turns up, 
the annual New York six-day bicycle 
race will be run in November, the dates 
being 16 to 21. It was at first thought 
that the December dates might be se- 
cured for the annual grind, but owing to 
the fact that Madison Square Garden had 
been leased for that month, the earlier 
dates had to be taken. 

September 29, 1914 



Inventions That Have Passed Uncle Sam's Scrutiny — Recent Patents 

1,110,249. Variable-speed Transmis- 
sion Mechanism for Motorcycles. Rob- 
ert L. Bailey, Portland, Ore,, assignor 
to A. L. MacLeod, Portland, Ore. Orig- 
inal application filed February 19, 1912, 
Serial No. 678,472. Divided and this ap- 
plication filed May 6, 1912. Serial No. 

The combination, in a transmission de- 
vice, of a drive shaft, a level movable 
to a selected position, means cooperating 
with the lever for storing up energy 
adapted to be exerted in either direc- 
tion of movement of the lever, a mechan- 
ism operated by the movement of a rod 
cooperating with the drive shaft to ef- 
fect the change of speed, means to hold 
the rod against movement, and means 
for releasing the rod and permitting to 
move to a position corresponding with 
the desired speed. 

1,110,227. Vehicle Fender Light. 
Frank R. Pike, Ontario, Cal. Filed 
April 2, 1914. Serial No. 829,074. 

In combination with a fender and a 
lamp, of a bracket secured to the fen- 
der, the bracket having diagonally ar- 
ranged slots, bolts passing through the 
slots and the front portion of the lamp, 
and means for securing the rear portion 
of the lamp to the fender. 

1,109,874. Supplementary Cover or 
Band for Pneumatic Tires. Edward 
Scott, Wooler, England. Filed August 
1, 1913. Serial No. 782,488. 

In a protector for pneumatic tires, 
comprising a cover piece, suitable means 
provided on the cover piece for attach- 
ment on the tire, and a dirt excluding 
device provided on the sides of the cover 
comprising a tapered strip. Strip has 
a beading on its outer end to provide 
a cushion between the edge of the pro- 
tector and the tire. 

1,109,808. Drive Chain. George W. 
Wilmot, Hazleton, Pa. Filed Decem- 
ber 26, 1912. Serial No.. 738,654. Re- 
newed June IS, 1914. Serial No. 845,293. 

A chain comprising links consisting of 
two parallel spaced members having 
slots in their opposite ends, the slots 
each having an enlarged portion; links 
which alternate with the first named 
links and which have elongated slots in 
their opposite ends; pintles for connect- 
ing the ends of the alternating links, and 
having oblong heads at their opposite 

Lantern Slides as Photo Negatives 

A new use for the Harley-Davidson 
lantern slides after they have outlived 
their show time in the moving picture 
theaters has been found by Herman 
Heumader, New Pine Creek, Ore. LTs- 
ing the slide as a photographic negative 
he has prints made on postal cards, an 
efifective advertising idea, he tells us. 
The slides are just the width of the 
cards and leave plenty of space under- 
neath for any notation which Heumader 
may care to make relative to appoint- 
ments for demonstrations, etc. 

Motorcycle as Stationary Engine 

The newest use for the motorcycle is 
that of chaff-cutter. A farmer at Salop, 
England, has fixed his machine on a 
stand alongside one of the farm build- 
ings and connected it to the chaff-cutter 
by a chain. On the floor above a turnip 
cutter is operated by the same means. 
When the farmer wishes butter, he at- 
taches a churning machine to the motor- 
cycle and churns away. He claims that 
the cost of running the contrivance is 
more than covered by the fact that it 
does two men's work at once. 

One-Armed Motorcycle Rider 

Four years ago A. F. Hanson, while 
working with a sheet metal work com- 
pany, lost his right arm, and for a while 
he did not know what occupation he 
could follow. Being a man of deter- 
mined spirit he tried to become a master 
of a motorcycle, and today, with only 

one hand to guide operations, he can 
be seen on the streets of Portland, Ore., 
carrying larger loads than any other 
messenger in the employ of the Hasty 
Messenger Co. of that city. He has a 
side lever on the clutch of his Harley- 
Davidson machine and the spark is so 
adjusted that both can be worked with 
one hand. Hanson travels every day 
more than 60 miles, much of it over poor 
and rough roads. He does all his own 
work on the machine, such as cleaning 
the engine, taking it down, etc. 

He is the envy of other messenger 
boys in that he can take a machine off 
the stand, after the engine has started, 
and keep it balanced with one hand. 
Hanson has been with the messenger 
company two years. 

Solder For Mending Aluminum 

A solder which is claimed to make a 
perfect joint between pieces of aluminum 
is made by the German-American Alum- 
inum Co., 25 West 42nd street, New 
York city; the solder is a German in- 
vention and is manufactured in Germany 
and also in this country. The solder can 
be melted with an ordinary blow-torch, 
requiring a temperature of about 400 
degrees Fahr., and is run into the crack 
between the pieces, a V-groove being 
made to facilitate the run. The cost of 
doing the work is not more than two- 
thirds of the cost of doing a welding 
job, and the makers guarantee that when 
the work is properly done the aluminum 
will break before the soldered joint. 

Graphite Spark Plugs 

Considerable trouble will be saved if 
the threads of the spark plug are 
graphited before replacing these mem- 
bers. Make a heavy paste of powdered 
graphite and oil and smear the threads. 
When plugs are allowed to remain in 
the cylinders for a considerable length 
of time they are apt to "freeze," mak- 
ing it difficult to remove them. 



September 29, 1914 




Baker & Co., F. A 

Bevin Bros. Mfg. Co 37 

Bosch Magneto Co 35 

Buffalo Metal Goods Co 35 

Buffalo Specialty Co 36 


Classified Advertising 39 

Consolidated Mfg. Co 35 

Corbin-Brown Speedometer 8 


Dealers' Directory 38 

Diamond Chain & Mfg. Co 34 

Duckworth Chain & Mfg. Co 37 


Eclipse Machine Co 3rd cover 

Emblem Mfg. Co 40 

Excelsior Cycle Co 38 


Federal Rubber Mfg. Co 39 

Feilbach Motor Co 38 

Fentress-Newton Mfg. Co 39 

Firestone Tire & Rubber Co 36 

Fisk Rubber Co 37 


Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co 3 


Harley-Davidson Motor Co 4, 5 

Harris Hardware Co., D. P.... 2nd cover 

Haverford Cycle Co 38 

Hawthorne Mfg. Co 36 

Hendee Mfg.. Co Front cover 

Holley Bros. Co 37 

Johnson's Arms & Cycle Works, Iver 37 


Kendall Co., M. S 6 

Kokomo Rubber Co 1 


Miami Cycle & Mfg. Co 36 

Morse Chain Co 37 


New Departure Mfg. Co 40 

New York Sporting Goods Co 38 


Pennsylvania Rubber Co 37 

Pierce Cycle Co., The 36 

Pope Mfg. Co 7 

Prest-O-Lite Co., The Back cover 


Reading Saddle & Mfg. Co 34 

Reading Standard Co 36 


Schrader's Son, Inc., A Z7 

Seiss Mfg. Co., The 35 

Splitdorf Electrical Co 6 

Standard Co 7 

Star Ball Retainer Co 37 

Stevens & Co 37 

Supplee-Biddle Hardware Co., The.. 38 


Twitchell Gauge Co 27 


United States Tire Co 39 



The Chain for Reliable Service 

The new Diamond Motor- 
C3''cle chain is an example of 
the high degree of construc- 
tion found in Diamond 
Chains. Heavier rollers and 
broader side bars — steels of 
special analysis — scientific 
heat treatment of those 
steels. These and other fea- 
tures make Diamond the 
chain for reliable service. 

For sale hy jobbers and dealers 

Look for This 

TRADE -c::^^ MARK. 

On Every Link 

Diamond Chain & Mfg. Co. 

Indianapolis, Indiana 
Capacity 8,000,000 feet per year 


and ^®^ 

§\ Saddle 


Offers so many distinctive advan- 
tages that every rider will 
know comfort and ease until he 
has tried the 


Saddle and Spring 

A correct form, easy riding, heavy leather, extra large iize Beat. 

Low riding position. 

Eliminates all jars and shocks on the rebound of the laddle. 

The only saddle which fits any make of motorcycle. 

Built for easy riding on rough roads. 

H^rife for Catalogue 

The Reading Saddle & Mfg. Co. 

Reading, Pa., U. S. A. 

Please mention this publication when writing to advertisers 

September 29, 1914 



^ Points of Safet 

It's the tliree braking surfaces and the two driving- surfaces, in 
a thoroughly trouble-proof design that makes the supremacy of 


Riders want the best when it comes to a Coaster Brake. It means 
so much in a possible emergency. Dealers want to handle the 
Brake that they can honestly recommend. 

Put an ATHERTON COASTER BRAKE on your wheel and 
feel absolutely secure! 

Cat Oat the Worry — Ask for CircularM 


Licensed Coaster Brake Manufacturers 


48 Warren Street. New York City Distributors 





s^ ' Mechanical 

Keqalre No 
Banerles or Wiring 

Wlileh Is a 
ConllnnooB Expense 
tflrsl C*sl Covers All 

ROOT- O-U-T Bicycle Horn 

clears the v/ay with a turn of 
the crank. Finished in black 
Enamel with adjustable nickel 
plated Bracket for attaching 
to the Handle Bar. Retails at 
25 cents. 

CLEAR- O-U'T Mechanical 
Horn requires only a slight 
turn of the crank which gives 
a clear penetrating warning. 
Finished in black enamel with 
rigid adjustabl e nickeled 
Bracket, Retails at 75 cents. 


A popular Lamp at an Easy Model 12 is unexcelled in re- 
price. Positively will not jolt liability and strength of Con- 
or jar out. Highly nickeled, struction. 125 C. P^ gives a 

Furnished with adjustable 
solid Bracket. Over a half 

clear white light. Regulator 

under control of rider at all 

times. Finish Bright Nickel. 

ufactared by 

The Seiss Mfg. Company 

431 Dorr Street, 

Toledo, OtUo 




are supplying the right 
kind of ignition on all 
the better classes of 
motorcycles. One should 
be on yours — look! 

Be Satisfied Specify Bosch 

Bosch Magneto Company 

229 W. 46th Street New York, N. Y. 

Over 250 Service Stations la 

U. S. and Canada ibat 

really strve 

Two -Speed Gears for 
Indians and Excelsiors 

INDIANS and Excelsiors, 
1912 or 1913 models, can 
now be fitted with the 
patented Yale planetary two- 
speed gear without alterations 
or machine work. It brings 
them up to date and gives a 
wonderful increase in the all- 
round ability of the machine. 
Same transmission as used on 
the new Two-Speed Yale. 

Have tlie Yale Dealer 

apply tbls transmission 

to your maclilne. 


1 709 Fernwood Ave., Toledo, Ohio 

Please mention this publication when writing to advertiser* 



September 29, 1914 

You Are Cordially 

to visit us at the National Motorcycle 
Show, October 12 to 17, at the First 
Regiment Armory, Chicago, Illinois. 

Booth No. 66 


Buffalo, N. Y. 

Bridgeburg, Ont. 

Manufacturers of 

The Genuine, Guaranteed 




''The little fellow with the Big Grip" 
THE MIAMI CYCLE & MFG. CO., Middieiown,Ohio 

Licensed Coaster Brake Manufacturers 


315 Dwight Street, Springfield, Mass. 

For Heavy Duty 

A handsome, 


size BTCY- 
of new design cor- 
with the complete 
quipment now pre- 

"Old Sol" No. 3 

is a 7 in. lamp for the bike, of large carbide capacity and 
high candle power. Door 4?4 in- diameter. 3 in. re- 
flector. Solid construction, all parts oi nickel-plated 
brass finely finished. The bracket gives good adjust- 
ment. Price $3.00. 

Hawthorne Mfg. Co., Inc. 

35 Spruce Street Bridgeport, Conn. 








L- 5wl 



a**^^*^ d 









has many notable improvements which we would like to explain to 
you. Bosch Magnetos exclusive equipment. Write for particulars. 

READING STANDARD CO., 310 Water St.. Reading, Pa. 

Built to Highest Standards of 
Quality and Service 



Most and best rubber, specially treated. Fabric specially 
woven. Two styles tread, Non-Skid and Corrugated. Four 
sizes — 28 x 2^^ and oversize 29 x 2^, also 28 x 23^ and 28 x 3. 
All Branches and Dealers. Write for Catalog. 

Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. 

' Largest Exclusive Tire and Rim Makers 

Akron, Ohio 

AH LaTBc Cities 



The Bicycling World 
AND Motorcycle Review 
will interest you 


231-241 WEST 39th STREET, NEW YORK 
$2.00 Per Year Specimen Copies Gratis 

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September 29, 1914 




wheels must have 
the best equipments 

There is nothing that gives more value 
for the money than the use of the 

Morse R^li^r Chain 


The only chain having FRICTION- 
having the Morse Twin Roller. Fits 
regular sprockets. 


m Motorcycle and Bi<^rcle Vl 


Gef catalog and agency proposition 


360 River Street, Fitcliburg, Mass. 

Every Live Dealer Sells 


Whether for bicycles or motorcycles they always are in 

demand, and not to carry a stock of them is to lose 

business. Duckworth Chains are the standard. 

Duckworth Chain & Manufacturing Cc^'S"" 


Re*^ ©iinJlOof' Tread TTNONl 


The biggest selling of all 
nianufaciurers' brands 
of bicycle tires. 

Pennsylvania Rubber 

ieannelte, Pa. 

The High C«st of Living Reduced 

The above information will be given free in form 
of a pamphlet referring' to all standard makes of 
tires, if you will address 


1200 Michigan Avenue Chicago. Illinois 

Be Prepared 

You never can tell when you will 
have tire trouble, but a set of 

Simplex Tire Tools 

will always relieve the situation. 
Be sure to have them in your tool 
kit. Drop forged steel, Sherardized. 

Price, Per Set of Three, 50c. 

Manufactured by 


High Grade Motorcycle Accessories 

375 Broadway New York City 

Star Ball Retainers 

are universally used In 

Coaster Brakes 
Sewing Machines 
Lawn Mowers 
Machinery, Etc. 


Lancaster, Pa. 


Motorcycle Carburetor 

W^rite for Catalog 

HOLLEY BROS. CO., Detroit, Mich. 




iivMaE MARK BoasrtacD ADOLsaaaut 

The Stindird Anerlcin VdTCS Sof 

Aatonioblle, Bicycle &Veh!de«irei 

Muolactnred by 


28-32 Rose St. New York, U.S.A. 

Ahe Martin 

''Th* feller that 
don't advertise 
may know his 
business, but no- 
buddy else does. * * 

Bevin Bells 

Good Luck Line 

Nine Styles 

For Sale by Leading 
Jobbers Everywhere 



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September 29, 1914 

DesJm Direclow 


4192 Broadway, near 178th St. 
Pope, Indian, Excelsior. Bicycles. 

Motorcycles sold on easy payments. 
Repairs Guaranteed. F. A. M. Shop. 


Full line of parts and accessories. Repairs 


Open day and night for storage customers. 

209 W. 126th St., near 7th Ave. 

T NDIAN and HENDERSON Motorcycle 
A. H. Patterson, Brooklyn Agent, 
to F. A. Baker & Co.) 

Motorcycles on Easy Payments. 

Repairs, Parts and Supplies. 

1080-8 Bedford Ave. Telephone, 3652 Bedford. 

1777 Broadway. 

Parts for all machines and Accessories. 
Repairing — Storing. 

Only "Motorcycle Salon" in City. 



We Buy, Sell and Repair Motorcycles and 
Bicycles, Tires, Parts and Supplies. 

Delivery from stock on Indian and Excel- 
sior, cash or easy payments. 
Qucensboro Plaza, Long Island City, N. Y. 





1491 Fifth Ave., Bet. 119th and 120lh Sts. 

Telephone, Harlem 2337. 


Brooklyn and Long Island Distributor for 


Full Line of Parts. 

1031 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn. 


-^ Distributor for POPE MOTORCYCLES. 
Also Agent for Excelsior and Henderson. 
Indian parts in stock. Bicycles — Columbia and 
Hartford, and Fay Juvenile Motorcycles on 
easy payments. Repairs and Accessories. 
935 Eighth Ave., Bet. 55th and 56th Sts. 




Agents Wanted for our Special 

Brand of 



Write for 



line of Bicycle a 

nd Motorcycle 


85 Chambers St 

, New York C 



3624 Worth. 



Mail orders filled day received. 


92-98 St. Nicholas Ave., New York, N. Y. 


(Formerly of Peekskill, N. Y.) 
Motorcycles, Bicycles and Supplies 
Telephone 164. 148 Main Street 

An ideal lioliday trip: Go to Beacon, leave your motor- 
cycle at Sorensen's. take trolley to incline railway and 
visit Mount Beacon. Sixty-mile run from N. T. City. 





Repair Parts for all kinds of Bicycles. 

185 3rd St., Milwaukee, Wis. 

Long Distance Telephone, Grand 62. 

Bicycling World and Motorcycle Review, with its predomi- 
nantly trade circulation, affords you the most economical 
means of reaching the jobbers and dealers, through whom 
over 85% of the products in this field are merchandised. 


Motor eycle Supplies 

We want every dealer to have 
our 1914 Catalogue and Bargain 
Books. Please write us on your 
letter head for No. 556. 


15 and 17 Warren St., New York 


Send for Booklet and 
Agency Proposition 

Haverford Cycle Co. 

S25-829 Arch Street 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

Supplee-Biddle Hardware Co. 


Prompt and complete shipments 

r^CEi-Jio^^LE QQ 

De-Luxe Auto Bike 

A Full Line of Standard Hodelt. Write for Catalog. 



Limited Motorcycles 

Foot Starter 
Ttvo Speed 
Foot Boards 

10 H. P. Motor 

Write for new 
prices, litera- 
ture and 
dealer's prop- 
osition today. 

FEILBACH MOTOR CO., 24 W. Fox St., Milwaukee 


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September 29, 1914 



brSatle °^^>toils-=E»iaimfe 

Indian two-speed, fully equipped, 
best condition, run 1,000 miles. H. 
PAVITT, Tarentum, Pa. 

diate deliveries. Machines traded. Parts 
and supplies for all makes. Electric 
equipped machine shop for repairs. Cash 
and easy terms. Write for catalog and 
terms. "BOB" BRAZENOR, 1507 Bush- 
wick Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

ONE 1914 7 H.P. two-speed, electric 
equipped Indian, with Indian side- 
car. Sells for $385.00. Sale price, $275.00. 
K. OAKS, 267 Main St., Oshkosh, Wis. 

POPE Motorcycles and Simplex Side- 
cars agents. RIVERSIDE MOTOR- 
CYCLE GARAGE, 533 W._ 110th St., 
near Broadway, New Y'ork City. 

-*- perienced on motorcycle parts and 
accessories. MECHANIC with execu- 
tive ability and thorough knowledge of 
Excelsior. State age, experience, for- 
mer employment, salary expected. MO- 
TOR CAR SPRING CO., 243 West 17th 
St., New York. 

A marketplace whei 

may buy, sell or trade 

parts and appliance! 

situations at i 

and Ride 
d machine 
help . 
1 cost. 

10 cents per line (six words to the line); in 
capitals, IS cents per line. Cash with order. 

■pOR SALE— One single-cylinder Jef- 
*■ ferson motorcjxle, absolutely new. 
List price, $215. Can be had for $150 
cash, F. O. B. New York. Address, C. V. 
F., care Bicycling World, New York. 

STOLEN— Excelsiors Nos. 58252 and 
54469. Both are fully equipped 1914 
models. Reward of $25.00 each will be 
paid for information that will lead to 
recovery. DOMINION CYCLE CO., 
224-6 Logan Ave., Winnipeg, Man. 

INDIAN motorcycle, 1914, and Indian 
•*■ side car, 1914. Motorcycle 2j4 months 
wear, side car harily any. Must sell. 
What offer? No dealers. Address, 
HAROLD MOORE, Tuxedo Park, N. Y. 

■pOR SALE— Well established bicycle 
*■ and motorcycle business in central 
Nebraska; have agency for best motor- 
cycle made and have only repair shop in 
town of 5,000; will invoice about $1,800. 
x\m going on race track and can not at- 
tend to business. Address, Box J 112, 
care Bicycling World. 

\X7lLL exchange a typewriter, watch, 
" • shorthand instruction and cash for 
motorcycle. COURT REPORTER, 
Point Pleasant, W. Va. 

OUR specialty is parts: for Thor, 
Merkel, Indian, M-M, F-N, Curtiss, 
Marvel, R-S and Royal Pioneer motor- 
cycles, all coaster brakes and Eclipse 
clutches. Ours is the best motorcycle 
garage and repair shop. We oxi-weld 
crankcases, cylinders, etc. 40 used ma- 
chines on hand, $25 up. NEW YORK 
MOTORCYCLE CO., INC., 1777 Broad- 
way, New York, N. Y., 4th floor. 

npAKE^N in trade for new Indians and 
■'■ now on sale: 

One 1913 Twin Excelsior $150 

One 1913 Twin Excelsior 12S 

One 1913 Single Excelsior 100 

Two 8 H.P. Harley-Davidson 125 

One 4 H.P. Harley-Davidson 85 

One 4 H.P. Harley-Davidson 95 

One 5 H.P. Pierce 75 

One Single Pope 60 

All in good running order. Will be 
crated and shipped on receipt of deposit, 
balance C. O. D. Any make taken in 
trade for new Indians. B. A. SWEN- 
SON, Swenson Bldg., 522 Broad St., 
Providence, R. I. 

The fellow who tries to attract business without advertising is like the young man who throws 
his sweetheart a silent kiss in the dark. He knows what he is doing, but no one else does. 

From Coast 
to Coast 


No matter where 
you go the F-N 
Line is always in 
evidence. Sixteen 
different articles, 
each one distinct- 
ive and exclusive 
with us. Are in themselves creat- 
ing a demand that no dealer can 
afford to pass by. If the F-N Line 
is not in your stock, write us for 
catalog and prices. "It's Worth 

253-255 Lafayette Boulevard, Detroit, Mich. 

United States Bicycle Tires 

Are the famous Hartford and 
Morgan & Wright brands greatly- 

They are sold by reliable dealers 


Broadway at SSth Street, New York City 

Please mention this publicatioQ when writing to advertifiers 



September 29, 1914 



77? e brake 
that brouaht 
the bike 

There Never Was a 
Catalog Like This 

TT is the most important we ever issued 
and contains the announcement of 
radical changes in New Departures that 
every Hve man in the trade wants to 
know about. A copy has been mailed 
to every dealer on our list. If you do 
not get yours promptly, drop us a post 
card and ask for it. We will send it by 
return mail. :::::::::::: 


Bristol, Connecticut 

A good part of the pleasure of owning and riding a motorcycle is in knowing that your mount is up-to-date in all points. 
EMBLEM is a thoroughbred machine. It embodies all that is best in a motorcycle. It expresses distinction in every line. 
EMBLEM riders are never out-classed in any competition of form, endurance, power or speed. 


Angola, Erie County, N. Y. 

Also Makef of the World Famous Emblem Bicycles 

For California, JOHN 
T. BILL & CO., Los 
Angeles. For Oregon, 
Washington and 
Idaho, BALLOU & 
WRIGHT, Portland, 
Ore., and Seattle, 
Wash. For the South, 
'CO., B.altimpr.e, Md. 

Model 105, Big 
Single, 5 H, P. 

Please mention this publi* 

■iting: to advertiser 






Built by the 

Licensed Coaster Brake Manufacturers 



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.^ ^ o Who Must Have 




Prest-O-Lite is the only reliable ligiitiiig system. That is why you will 
find the Police, Post Office messengers, Life Guards and the majority of motor- 
cycle riders using dependable Prest-O-Lite. 

Sturdy - Safe - Economical - Efficient 

These riders use Prest-O-Lite because they 
know it gives constant service through liard, haz- 
ardous riding, and is always ready at a moment's 

Avoid the inconveniences of a delicate lighting 
system. A broken wire — a defective battery termi- 
nal may plunge you into inky darkness and l)odily 
danger, without warning. ,\n ordinary "spil!" will 
ruin the best set of batteries you can buy. 

Good, sturdy Prest-O-Lite can never fail you. 
If your tank runs low, it gives you warning, and 

j^ou still have ample gas to run you to the nearest 
exchange agency. 

If your motorcycle is not already equipped with 
Prest-O-Lite, ask any experienced rider why he 
prefers Prest-O-Lite. He will tell you it is the 
cheapest dependable lighting system to buy or 
operate — that it demands no care, and furnished 
dependable light under all circumstances. 

You can not make a better choice for lighting 
than Prest-O-Lite. There are no complications — 
you simply turn the gas on and light it — when 
through, turn the gas off. 

Ask Your Dealer! 

aLion of optional frquipmen 

Any dealer, who is offering a 
insist. If you know all tlie facts, you wui msist. 

We back up tlie economy and satisfaction of Prest-O-Lite with a gent 
try it 30 days FREE, if you wish. Insist upon the same guarantee befo 

We will mail you a book, giving all the facts on ALL lightina; svstems 
d trouble. Ask for it today. ~ ' 


ck offev- 

/ou can 

U save 

37th Year 

New York, October 6, lyi't 

Ten ccui^ ^. C'.^yy 
Two dollars a year 

19 15 


m '-'^^ 

THE new 1915 Indian machines will^e shp\Sp 
for the first time at the Motorc^le %j|)^ 
in Chicago Oct. 12 to 17 inclusive:-^ 

They will embody a noteworthy group of moto- 
cycle innovations and improvements, both in 
construction and design. 

It is a matter of first importance for dealers and riders to view 
the new 1915 Indians, representing as they do the most ad- 
vanced thought in motorcycle evolution. 

The dealer who is now laying his plans for a remunerative 
business year is invited to go over the Indian machines and 
Indian sales opportunities with our officials at the Chicago 

Advance WIS Catalog Ready 
for Distribution October 10th 


(Largeat Motorcycle Manufacturers in the World) 
Minneapolis Denver San Francisco Atlanta Toronto Melbourne Londor 

Chicago Dallas Kansas City 

Piil)ilisliie4 £y«ry Tuesday by The Bicycling World Company, 23^ 


Owing to the merging of the business of this Company with that of F. A. BAKER & CO. 
and the consolidation of the tremendous stocks of both concerns, we have decided to reduce 
prices on many articles. All of this underpriced merchandise has been sorted and placed in 

Mr. Baker's Old Store at No. 10 Warren Street 

for easy inspection and selection by our customers. The surplus stock must be sold now 
as our lease is expiring on above premises. 

It Will Pay You to Stock Up for Next Year's Business 

While this sale is planned on a cash ba^is, satisfactory terms will be made on large purchases 
with well rated merchants with the understanding that shipments will be made promptly. No 
orders can be accepted for spring shipments of this surplus stock, as one object in naming such 
low prices is to get the room these goods occupy and surrender the premises at 1 Warren St., 
to the landlord. 

Both Jobs and Regular Goods Are Included in This Sale 

The lot includes regular goods upon which we are over-stocked, and many brands we propose to discontinue, 
besides "Jobs" at much below their actual value. 

Special attention is called to our desirable offerings of Bicycles, Bicycle Tires, Motocycle Casings and Tubes, 
Lamps, Horns, Pedals, Pumps, Wrenches, Speedometers, Spark Plugs, Saddles, Luggage Carriers and 
Tandem Attachments. 

Please Note These Retail Prices on Motocycle Casings 

When manufacturers become over-loaded they turn to us to dispose of their surplus stock, and to do this 
quickly we offer exceptional values. 

While some of this lot of high grade motocycle casings are marked "second" and others have the serial 
number buffed, they are recommended as excellent value for the price charged. They are unguaranteed. 
When ordering please mention "JOB.'' Dealers will please send for Net Prices. 

U.S. 28x23/4, $5.00 

The only distinction between this 
lot and a guaranteed casing is that the 
serial number is branded out to pro- 
tect the makers from return for re- 
placement. Otherwise they could not 
be offered at these special prices. 

Most of these casings are 28x2)4 
size, but are marked on the casing 
"made to fit a 28x3 rim," thus being 
suitable for practically all 1913 and 
1914 motocycles. Single Clinch. 28 
inch size. Studded Tread; 26 inch, 

28x254 Fitting 23x234 or 3 "CC" rims $5.00 

28x3 Fitting 28x3 "CC." rims 5.50 

26x2J<; Fitting 26x2^4 or 2"/^ "BB" rims 3.50 

Goodyear Make, $4.00 

The manufacturer's name is buffed 
off, but they are not branded. They 
are sold as "Seconds" because they 
would not pass the factory's rigid in- 
spection, though the slight mould 
marks or imperfections do not de- 
tract from their wearing qualities. 
"S. C." means Single Clinch, and "D. 
C." means Double Clinch. "AA," 
"BB," "CC" designate the style of 
rims which the casings fit. 

28x2 S. C. Blue Streak, 
28x2 '4 D. C. Studded, 
2Sx2}4 S .C. Corrugated, 
28x3 S. C. Corrugated, 

Please note that 214 i 
21^ inch rims, and that 2 



"Continental" Studded 

These are specially good value, be- 
ing new, fresh goods, with name on in 
full and not buffed or branded. 
2S.X2J4 for "BB" or "old style" rims... $5.50 

Motorcy cle Tubes, $ 1 50 

An opportunity to purchase inner 
tubes at veiy low prices. They are all 
air tight and should give a good ac- 
count of themselves, figured on a 
basis of "cost per mile." They are as- 
sorted makes. "U. S.," "M. & W.," 
"Goodyear," "Continental," "Federal" 
and G. & J." There are not all sizes 
in all makes, so please specify size 
only and mention "Second." 

Endless, 28xK;4, 2, 2J^, 23/4, 3, 29x23i $1.50 
Butt End, 2Sx2>4, 28x2^, 29.x2H '■ ■ 1.50 

If you cannot call, send for our Bargain Book No. 146; also Special List of Casings and new Motocycle Catalog. 
For the protection of the dealer we request business cards or letter heads when writing for trade prices.- 



15 and 17 Warren Street 

FREDERIC A. BAKER, Vice-President 
"Forty-five Seconds from Broadway" 

JAMES E. MURRAY, Treasurer 

New York, U.S. A. 

October 6, 1914 




The Old Reliable 

The original heavy fabric tire. 

Two years old and just as 
good now as when first 

Our 1915 line of other grades 
of Bicycle Tires and Bicycle 
Inner Tubes is worth your 

Kokomo Rubber Company 

Kokomo, Indiana 


Please mention this publication when writing to advertisers 


October 6, 1914 

O not decide definitely on your line 
f^r 1915 until you have thoroughly 
investigated the new four-cylinder 

You w^ill not be compelled to judge 
the market value of the new HENDERSON 
models on mere speculation. 

We have been delivering both the regular and two-speed 
models since August I 5th and will show you an excep- 
tional sales record for these two months. 

A reduction in price of $30.00 on both the regular and 
two-speed models; a full-floating saddle and two-speed of 
our own design and manufacture are a few of the twenty 
leading features. 

But we prefer that you read what our dealers have to say. 

Call on us at the Ch cago Show, or write for our new 
dealers* proposition. The 1915 HENDERSON is a real 
sales winner. 

Henderson Motorcycle Company 


Two-Speed Model, $325 

Please mention this publication when writing to advertisers 

October 6, 1914 


3636 Bicycle Tire Dealers 

Now Have This Book 

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Com- 
pany's book of Selling Helps for deal- 
ers recently came off the press. 

It is called '^New Ways to New 

An illustrated circular telling about 
it was sent to a list of dealers through- 
out the country. This circular offered 
the book free upon request. 

The result was startling. Hundreds 
and hundreds of dealers immediately 
wrote, asking for it. Already a great 
part of the first edition has been dis- 

What the Book Is 

"New Ways to New Business" is a 
big 32-page book, printed and illus- 
trated in colors. It contains chapter 
after chapter on scientific Selling Helps 
that any tire dealer can use to finan- 
cial advantage. It gives the cream of 
the selling metliods employed by hun- 
dreds of representative dealers through- 
out the country who were interviewed 
before a word was written. 

It shows a wealth of trade aid mate- 
rial, such as booklets, advertisements, 
posters, hangers, calendars, stationery, 
tags, racks, etc., etc., that go to Good- 
year dealers. 

And it also tells the great success 
story of Goodyear-Akron Bicycle Tires 
— the tires which, in one short sea- 
son, have so completely taken the 
bicycle riding world by storm. 

Get One of the Few Left 

If you haven't already received a 
copy of this great Merchandising Book, 
send for one today. Such a book 
would cost you money elsewhere. Yet 
it goes to you free if you act now. 
You will find it to be a sales-manager, 
advertising manager, window trimmer 
and general manager all in one. You 
will be glad to have it by you from day 
to day in meeting new merchandising 


Toronto, Canada 

London, England 

of Goodyear No-Rim-Cut Automobile Tii 






The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, 
Dept. 228. Akron, Ohio. 

Without charge or obligation send me your big 
send dealer's proposition on Goodyear-Akron Bicycle 

Please mention this publication when writing to advertisers 


October 6, 1914 

everywhere are invited 
to inspect the new^ Fisk Red 
Top Tire with Red Non-Skid 
Tread and White Sidewall. 
We have never offered a 
product with greater promise 
of popularity. It has true 
Fisk quality and exceptional 

The Fisk Rubber Co. 

Factory and Home Office Chicopee Falls, Mass. 

Fisk Branches in 4S Princi/inl Cities 

Unless joii s_er_ 
it you cannot appre- 
ciate the beauty oj the 
Fisk Red Top Motorcycle 
Tire. Ask your dealer today 
to shoiv you ^^that new Fisk 
Non-Skid iviih the Red Tread. 

publication whe 


New models have 66 refinements 
1 1 real horsepower guaranteed 
3-speedslidinggear transmission 
Automatic mechanical oil pump 
Starter on all models 
Lower prices 

New Harley-Davidso 

11 Horsepower Guaranteed 

11 Horsepower, Twin Model 11 -E (shown above) F. O. B, Milwaukee, $240 

1 1 Horsepower, Close-Coupled Stripped Stock Model 1 1-K (not illustrated) F. O. B. Milwaukee, $250 

The 1915 motor is a new motor throughout. It em- 
bodies altogether 29 changes and refinements over the 
1914 motor. With no greater piston displacement than 
the 1914 twin, the Harley-Davidson engineers have 
increased the power output 31 per cent at 2,500 revolu- 
tions per minute, and 47 per cent at 3,000 revolutioiis per 

The same refinements which made this increased power and 
speed possible are responsible for a marked decrease in both 
gasoline and oil consumption and higher all-around efficiency. 
The new motor shows absolutely no vibration on the road. For 

flexibility it is a marvel — the snappiest, liveliest power plant ever 
put into a motorcycle. 

The Harley-Davidson automatic mechanical oil pump is partly 
responsible for the increased speed and power of the new motor, 
but new cylinders, faster valve mechanism, larger inlet gas ports, 
a new type of inlet valves with 45° seats, larger than before, to- 
gether with a larger intake manifold and carburetor, and heavier 
fly wheels, are some of the important changes noticeable. 

The precise lubrication of the new motor, perfect combustion 
of gas, perfect scavenging of burnt gases, and the elimination of 
practically all motor vibration, will materially increase the life 
of the Harley-Davidson motor. 

The 1915 Harley-Davidson is the First Motorcy 

ligh Duty Twin Motor 

Operation of Automatic Oil Pump 

In the illustration the rotary valve member R 
rotates in an anti-clockwise or left hand direc- 
tion, looking at it from the top. 

After the cam H has raised the plunger P to 
its highest point the spring Y returns the plung- 
er, drawing a charge of oil from the tank 
through the supply pipe S, and through the in- 
take system, as follows: 

Through the channel L oil reaches the intake 
port I in valve member. The port I is con- 
nected with the hollow center C of distributor 
R. Prom O the oil passes through the opening 
A into distributor channel X, then through chan- 
nel B to pump chamber T. 

Just after the completion of the intake stroke 
of plunger P the intake port I closes and dis- 
charge port D opens, lining up with channel E. 
As soon as the plunger is raised by cam H the 
oil in chamber T is discharged through the 
channels B, X, A, C, D (D is now opposite E), 
E and F to the sight feed. Prom the sight feed 
the oil is forced to the motor through the open 
ing G, still under pressure, of course, as the 
sight feed is constructed of heavy glass made 
oil tight with a special packing nut. 

Although the highest crank case pressure reg 
istered to date in any Harley -Davidson motoi 
was 4 pounds to the square inch, the Harley 
Davidson oil pump will operate against a pies 
sure of 70 pounds if necessary. It is absolutelj 
infallible in its operation. There are no small 
parts to break or go wrong, no check valves or 
ball checks whatsoever. The pump has but two 
moving parts, the plunger P and the distributor 
valve member R, rotated by a worm gear made 
integral with one of the magneto drive gears. 

The adjusting screw J, when lowered, length- 
ens the stroke of the plunger, thereby increasing 
the amount of oil delivered to the motor. By 
raising the screw the stroke of the plunger is 
shortened and the oil supply is cut down ac- 
cordingly. The pump is accurately ad,iusted at 
the factory, the adjustment being fixed by lock 
nut K. Under ordinary conditions of service 
no change of adjustment is necessary. 

No check valves 

to stick. 
No ball valves 

to "float". 
No valve springs 

to break. 
No small parts 

to go wrong. 

Not simply an *Oiler" but a High 
Pressure Oil Pump 

The Harley-Davidson Automatic Mechanical Oil Pump 

Positive acting, gear driven rotary valves insure perfect lubri- 
cation in direct proportion to the speed of the motor. With oil 
in the tank a scarcity of oil in the motor is an impossibility — 
neither can the pump feed an oversupply. This makes for great 

More advantageous than this economy of oil, is the fact that 
perfect lubrication eliminates excessive carbonization of the motor 
and all the attendant evils. Strange as it may seem on first 
thought, too much oil, while not so serious as an under-supply, 
will eventually wear out any motor, and Harley-Davidson en- 
gineers found that the only way to prevent an over-supply was 
to lubricate the motor by an automatic mechanically driven pump 
with large, positively operated rotary valves working independently 
of temperature conditions and unaffected by varying consistencies 
of different oils. When a motor becomes carbonized tiny particles 
of carbon gradually work into the cylinder walls, piston face and 
piston rings, acting as an abrasive, eventually causing wear to 
these parts. 

Some of this carbon works past the pistons into the crank 
case, where the circulation of oil carries this destructive mixture 
to other moving parts. If the rider neglects to clean out the crank 
case occasionally, this mixture of fine carbon and oil causes the 
crank pin, crank shafts, gears and valve action to wear long ahead 
of their time. 

Summed up briefly, proper lubrication means sustained speed 
and power, prolonged motor life and uniform gas mixture. It 
means the end of most so-called motor troubles, due to fouled spark 
plugs, burnt, pitted or warped valves, and other results of an im- 
properly adjusted carburetor, furnishing too rich a mixture neces- 
sary to offset the effects of too much oil. 

Laboratory and road tests have demonstrated that the new 
Harley-Davidson motors are almost carbonless. By doing away 
with excessive carbon the premature wear of pistons, piston rings, 
cylinder walls and other motor parts is eliminated. 

> Carry a Guarantee of a Given Horsepower Rating 

High Gear— 3.89 to 1 

Intermediate — 5.83 to 1 

Low Gear — 8.75 to 1 

This is the Day of tl 

More Harley-Davidson two-speed models were sold during 1914 than all other Harley- 
Davldson models combined. 75% ot our total production for 1915 will be the new 
three-speed model 11~F. This is the logical touring machine — the logical sidecar 

Model 11-F 

11 Horsepower 
3-Speed Twin 


(F. O. B. Milwaukee) 

Three-Speed Twin 

machine — the logical machine for all-around general usefulness. As the two-speed 
twin greatly increased the touring radius of motorcycles and sidecars, so will the 
Harley-Davidson three-speed twin increase this radius over the 1914 standard. 

Harley- Davidson 3-Speed 

Three-speed transmission and clutch unit with transmission cover and 
clutch operating rod partly cut away showing gears 

The well-known Harley-Davidson two-speed 
gear used during the past season demonstrated 
what a good two-speed would do. Probably no 
owner of a two-speed motorcycle will ever go 
back to a single geared machine. Likewise, we 
predict that no buyer of a three-speed Harley- 
Davidson twin will want to go back to a two- 
speed twin. 

Just as the two-speed proved itself superior 
to a single geared machine, so the new Harley- 

Davidson three-speed twin has demonstrated 
that it is more efficient, more convenient than 
the two-speed twin, and far more economical 
than any two-speed or single geared twin 
machine could possibly be. 

With this new Harley-Davidson three-speed 
model the intermediate gear can be used in rough 
going, mile after mile if desired. There is no 
gear noise or overheating of the motor. The 
intermediate gear eases all motor strains. It 

The Harley-Davidson 3-Speed Model 11-F is 

Sliding Gear Transmission 

provides just the right gear ratio for hard going. 
With the two-speed twin in low gear the motor 
must be raced time and again to negotiate roads 
that are too much for high gear. With the three- 
speed transmission there is no racing of the 
motor necessary at any time or under any road 
conditions. When the going becomes too much 
for the intermediate gear a simple movement 
shifts into low speed. 

In low gear this twin will go anywhere. It 
will climb a 457o grade with sidecar and pas- 
senger. Ridden solo it has taken a 60% grade 
without a murmur. 

The more familiar a man is with motorcycles 
in general the less will he believe the claims 
made for the Harley-Davidson three-speed twin 

Chain Guard removed showing Clutch and 3- Speed Transmission Unit 

To hcuidle the greatly increased motor power of the 1915 models, larger chains, 
J4-inches wide are now used. The larger chains together with a 16-tooth engine 
sprocket and the large sprockets used throughout will more than double the former 
life of the chains and sprockets. 

until he actually tries one himself or sees it per- 
form. It is nothing short of marvelous. 

The touring radius of the Harley-Davidson 
three-speed twin is double that of any two-speed 
machine. It will take a sidecar anywhere — 
through sand or mud or over hills that would 
stall the average two-speed twin ridden solo. 

The Harley-Davidson three-speed transmis- 
sion is built to stand up indefinitely. There are 
no small parts to break or wear out. Big, 
generous ball-bearings and high duty phosphor 
bronze bushings carry the loads in low and in- 
termediate gear. On high gear the transmis- 
sion is free running. The only care or attention 
required is to maintain the proper oil level in the 
gear box. A little oil now and then, that's all. 
No adjustments are necessary. This transmis- 
sion is fool-proof and trouble-proof. It is not 
necessary to tighten up anything — there is 
nothing to continually adjust. An ingenious 
locking device makes it impossible to shift 
the gears until the clutch is released, doing 
away with any chance of stripping gears. 

Three-Speed TrEinsinission Control showing Intermediate Gear engaged. 

the First Motorcycle to Climb a 60% Grade 

6 Horsepower High Duty Singles 

6 Horsepower, Single Cylinder Two-Speed Model 11-C (shown above), F. O. B. Milwaukee.. $230.00 
6 Horsepower, Single Geared Single Cylinder Model 11-B (not illustrated) F.O.B. Milwaukee, 200.00 

The 1915 single cylinder Harley-Davidson motor carries a ball thrust bearing has been added to take the si 
guarantee of six actual horsepower. The new single motor is of the gears, 
marked by the corresponding refinements of the 1915 twin. The 
new cylinder design, larger gas ports, larger inlet pipe, and larger 
inlet valve, with 45 degree seat — all these changes are noticeable. 
The lower connecting rod bearing on the 1915 single motor is a 
high duty Harley-Davidson roller bearing. 

With the same piston displacement as the 1914 five horse- 
power single, the new motor at 2,000 revolutions per minute 
shows an increase of power of 34 per cent, and at 2,500 revolu- 
tions per minute, an increase of 42 per cent over the 1914 singles. 

The two-speed model 1 1 -C incorporates the famous patented 
Harley-Davidson two-speed hub — a device thoroughly tested out 
and now givmg satisfactory service to thousands of Harley- 
Davidson owners. 

The 1 9 1 5 two-speed is essentially the same as the 1914 type 
— the only changes are the bearings. A Harley-Davidson roller 
bearing is now used for the main bearing on the left side, and a 

ght end thrust 

Harley-Davidson two-speed hub with section cut away. 

It is the opinion of Harley-Davidson engineers that the 1915 two-speed is prac 
tically indestructible. As fitting proof of this statement they ran one more thar 
7,000 miles ON LOW GEAR, and at the end of the run the r 
such perfect condition that it was impossible to detect any we 

As low gear is used but a ; ' part of the time, the 1915 Hi 
speed, with perfect lubrica' t to last indefinitely. 

Her bearing was in 
Lr at this point with 

1915 Catalog Now Ready. Write for a Coj^ Today 

Harley-Davidson Motor Company 

Producers of High- Grade Motorcycles for More Than Thirteen Years 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U. S. A. 

October 6, 1914 



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Your Motorcycle 

Is not fully equipped without 


When you purchase your motorcycle you expect it to 
be sturch' enough to stand up under hard usage and 
rough roads — ■ 

Apply the same good judgment in the purchase of 
your lighting system. 

If a lighting system has delicate connections or 
fragile parts that are surely undermined by Aabration, 
and may be completely ruined by one "spill" — it is not 
a lighting system but a "t03^'' 

An overwhelming majority of the motorcycle riders 
who have bought lighting equipment during the past 
year, have selected Prest-O-Lite. It has always been 
the choice of experienced riders. 

Sturdy— Safe— Economical—Efficient 

There is no system more truly convenient than 
Prest-O-Lite. It requires no expert services, has no 
uncertainties and no break-downs. It is simple, sturd}' 
and practically trouble proof. 

For real road light, for simplicity, and for low cost of 
operation, Prest-O-Lite has no rival. 

AVe back up Prest-O-Lite satisfaction with a 
genuine money back offer. You can trj' it 30 
days FREE if you wish. Insist upon this 
same guarantee with any other system. 

We will mail you a book giving the facts 
on ALL Hghting systems on request. It will 
save 3'ou time, money and trouble. Write 

The F «st-0-Lite Company, Inc. 

245 Speedway Indianapolis, Ind. 

Exchange Agencies Everywhere 

Space 89, Armory Chicago Showr 

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October 6, 1914 


3—3 Star Triple Tread 
4 — 3 Star Success 


^eo? (S)iinKi>of Tread 

vacuum' CUPTIRES 


1915 Announcement 

All 1915 V. C. Red Tread Bicycle Tires will 
have a double layer of Sea Island Fabric — 
guaranteed weight, 15^/4 oz. — so strong and 
sinewy as to make these tires practically 

Punctu re-Proof 

This important advance in V. C. construction 
— in addition to the V. C. full season guaran- 
tee, the oilproof tread and non-skid efficacy — 
still further strengthens the position of the 
V. C. dealer, and gives the bicycle rider a 
bigger, better tire value than he has ever 
known before. 

• • • 


Three New Models 

These tires — manufactured and marketed by 
the makers of the famous V. C. Red Treads — 
embody V. C. quality and V. C. service, pro- 
portionate to a more available price. 

Triple Tread— Sturdy Stud 

Factory built tires of uttermost value, to sell 
at moderate figures. These tires meet a defi- 
nite demand, which we have recognized and 
are seeking to fill. 

They offer a new set of tire values to dealer 
and user alike. 

Descriptive literature supplied. 

The Pennsylvania Rubber Company is now offering dealers more than ever before, to develop tire 
business in their respective territories. With the Three Star Line to fill the needs of buyers of mod- 
erate priced tires; and with the 1915 Puncture Proof Fabric as an added sales punch for Vacuum 
Cups, no serious competition remains that is at all worth going after. 

We have all the detailed information ready to despatch to you upon request. So let your request for 
this come forward without delay. 

Pennsylvania Rubber Co., Jeannette, Pa. 

New York 



San Francisco 

L,os Angeles 
St. Paul 



Kansas City, Mo. 

Se ittle Dallas Atlanta 

An independent Company with an independent selling policy 

Please mention this publication when writing to advertisers 

October 6, 1914 



These Tires Reduce Side Slipping 

The firm, elastic grip of their suction cupped tread is the antidote 
for that sinking feeling when your machine slews out on a car rail, 
or a stretch of slippery asphalt. 



Sinewy tires that stand up under the grinding wear of motorcycling. 
Tires guaranteed oilproof; guaranteed for 5,000 miles; with the 
famous Vacuum Cups to minimize skidding and side slipping. 

V. C. reputation is the dealer's strong protection; just as it is the 

user's assurance of service. And the steady growth of V. C. 

Motorcycle Tire sales is proof positive that both dealer and user 

are av^^ake to the real value of the V. C. Guarantees. 
DEALERS: — Our proposition, Pennsylvania Oilproof Motorcycle Tires, for 
Season 1915, is more attractive from the distributors' standpoint, both as^ 
regards profit and territorial arrangeinents. Write for full particulars. 

Pennsylvania Rubber Co., Jeannette, Pa. 

New York Boston Los Angeles 

Chicago Pittsburgh Detroit 

Cleveland San Francisco St. Paul 

Seattle Dallas Atlanta 



Kansas City, Mo. 

An Independent Company with an independent selling policy 

Please mention this publication when writing to advertisers 



October 6, 1914 

The Favorite For 

Fourteen Years. 


Coaster Brake 

MADE in accordance with the most efficient prin- 
ciple of brake construction. It's free pedal action, 
together with the maximum of brake surface, make 
the Corbin Duplex Coaster Brake imequalled for power 
and convenience. Ball bearings throughovit minimize 
wear and friction, increase durabilitj' and afford smooth, 
easy running. Instant release, instant control. Feet at 
rest while coasting and always in position to apply brake 
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The Week 's News 
: : at a Glance : : 

What the Chicago Show Will 

Hedstrom Brings Out New 

Motorcycle Spring Frame 
W. R. Pitman Dies Suddenly 
Providence Club Holds Hill 

Rain Again Spoils Kentucky 

Weston Becomes U. S. Sales 

Exposition Team Reaches San 

Olympia Show Will Not Be 



With the Cyclists in War 

Hints to Help Sales 

American Consul Discusses 

Patent Problems Cause Com- 

Racing News from Every- 

What the Dealers Are Doinj 

Raise Curtain on 1915 Product 

Manufacturers at Trade's Show in Chicago 
to Reveal Many Refinements —Three-speed 
Models Make Debut Before American Riders 

All ready for that Chicago surprise 
liarty? That's about what the third na- 
tional motorcycle, bicycle and accessory 
show which is to open up in the First 
Regiment Armory in Chicago on Mon- 
day evening next, October 12th, is to be. 
The fever which inoculated a great many 
of the makers before the last show and 
which led them to keep their new offer- 
ings behind drawn curtains until after 
the opening of the show, has become 
even more of an epidemic this year, so 
much so. in fact, that with one or two 
exceptions no word of what the real big 
manufacturers are planning to spring on 
the wheeling fraternity has been allowed 
to escape. Yes, and even the show man- 
agement has become reticent — also fallen 
victim to the fever — and the decorative 
scheme will be as much a part of the 
surprise party as will any of the ex- 
hibits. Yet about the eye-pleasing fix- 
ings this much can be said, and indeed it 
will be a very great surprise if the show 
opening prove it to be otherwise. The 
decorative scheme will undoubtedly sur- 

pass in attractiveness the very elaborate 
scheme of last year, which is to say that 
it will be really a wonderful creation. 
Those who have peeped behind the 
curtain know what is there, but may not 
reveal it to the impatient rider and deal- 
er. Wait for the curtain raising. The 
show will not be on until Monday even- 
ing next and the atmosphere of mystery 
must be preserved until then. Ha! but 
some makers have not concealed their 
lights and it may be that the products 
of those who have been less reticent 
will prove to be the straw that serves 
to show the direction of the trade wind 
So, then, on that basis, here's what to 
expect at the Chicago surprise party. 

What's the most pronounced tendency? 
That's simple. Certainly from all indi- 
cations the most pronounced tendency 
insofar as motorcycles are concerned at 
least, is to give either more motorcycle 
for the same money or else to give more 
motorcycle for even less money, with 
the latter tendency even more in promi- 
nence. This is best illustrated perhaps in 


October 6, I9I4 

the cases of those makers who have ap- 
plied two-speed gears without permit- 
ting the added fitment to increase thi. 
cost of the motorcycle a penny, or in 
the case of the Ilarley-Davidson, a per- 
fected type of gearing has been fitted 
and yet the price has been reduced. The 
same is true of the Henderson, and not 
a few others. Is it too much to expect 
that the others will at least make an en- 
deavor to meet if not beat the low prices 
already announced? 

The decrease in prices, however, need 
not be hastily set down as a sure indi- 
cation that, appearances to the contrary, 
something has been skimped in the make- 
up of the machines in order to permit 
of the reduced prices. Quite the con- 

trarj', it will be found that even greater 
care has been taken in the manufacture 
and in the assembly of the new machines 
than was the case with the machines 
bearing the 1914 nameplate, greater care 
in the selection and treatment of the 
materials used, and considerably greater 
care in finishing the machines. In this 
connection it might be added that those 
who have to do with the production of 
motorcycles have taken another leaf from 
the notebook of the automobile engineer 
and are now paying more heed to the 
proper heat treatment of the various 
steels which enter into one part or an- 
other of the vehicles, with the ultimate 
result that crystallization, which affects 
steels which are stressed under vibra- 

tion and which results finally in fracture, 
has been done away with for the most 
part, while the toughening action of the 
treatment has done much to increase the 
wearing cjualities and durability of the 
metal components of the American-built 

What, then, is the answer to the price 
reduction? Simply that quantity pro- 
duction has made necessary the installa- 
tion of automatic time and labor saving 
machinery virhich at the same time has 
resulted in decreased cost of production. 
And like the automobile manufacturers, 
the motorcycle makers have not shown 
themselves unwilling to share their sav- 
ings with the people, who after all, sup- 
ply their profits. 

The Three-Speed Gear Reaches America 

The coming show marks the introduc- 
tion into America of the three-speed 
gear in use on a motorcycle, a type of 
gearing that has been tried and proved 
across the pond, where it has been con- 
stantly growing in favor for the past 
three years. The reason for the triple 
gearing is, of course, found in the ever 
increasing popularity of the sidecar, 
which imposes greater labor on all parts 
of the machine and especially overtaxes 
the motor and the clutch when some sort 
of gear reduction is not supplied in 
order that the motor -may at all times 
be maintained at its most efficient speed 
whether the vehicle itself be just start- 

ing or going at a lively clip, either 
on the level or a steep hill. The three- 
speed gear was found advisable on the 
perfect level roads of the British Isles 
when the sidecar was used, so that there 
need be scant wonder that it finally has 
come to be recognized as necessary for 
use in connection with American com- 
binations on our roads that, to put it 
mildly, are abominable and mountainous 
by comparison. 

The three-speed gearing is applied on 
one model of the Harley-Davidson line, 
but as was said before, the machines 
that are now announced maj' perhaps 
prove indicators of things to be expected 

at the show. The fitment of the gearing 
to the countershaft brings up another in- 
teresting point. Both the Harley-David- 
son and the Henderson have adopted the 
countershaft type of gearing in place of 
the hub type on at least a single model, 
which may or may not indicate that the 
former type of gearing is coming more 
and more into favor. On the other hand, 
the R-S has abandoned the two-speed 
gearing formed integral with the motor 
— the unit power plant, in other words — 
for the hub type of gearing, having seen 
fit to apply one of those very efficient 
Eclipse planetary gearsets to the new 

Starters and Mechanical Oilers Generally Adopted 

There is a whole lot that is new in 
starters. Indeed, practically every make 
of machine that has been announced to- 
day is fitted with a kick starter of one 
sort or another, so that it is not to be 
doubted that starters of this type will 
be a feature of the show. Opinion seems 
to be about evenly divided as to whether 
the starter should be a simple lever with 
pawl and ratchet arrangement geared to 
the motor crankshaft, the lever being 
returned to its position by means of a 
■spring, or whether it should embrace the 
orthodox crankhanger and pedals with 
the pedal shaft geared to the engine 
shaft through the intermediary of a run- 
over clutch and roller chain. If any- 
thing, the latter type is in slightly great- 
er favor, the R-S having seen fit to adopt 
it, while it is retained by several other 
makers who have found it efficient dur- 
ing the past year. Yet the lever type of 
starter has gained a couple of adherents 
in the Emblem., which appears for the 

first time fitted with a kick starter at the 
Chicago show, and in the Iver-Johnson 

Will the motors show any considerable 
improvement? Yes, indeed they will. 
And the principal improvement which 
will be noticed is the fitting of auto- 
matic mechanical oilers to take care of 
the lubrication of the machines at all 
speeds and imder all conditions, without 
imposing the burden of watching his 
oiling on the rider. From appearances 
it would seem that the machines at the 
show which are without some sort of 
automatic oiler will be few and far be- 
tween. For the most part the oilers take 
the shape of gear-driven pumps operated 
from the timing gears of the motor, and 
the tendency is to eliminate as much 
as possible springs and ball checks and 
even adjustments, to the end that the 
devices are made as positive and as sim- 
ple as can be. 

But that is not the only change which 

the motors will disclose. However, it is 
doubtful if in the design of the motors 
the opening of the show will disclose 
anything that is radical, for the machines 
have reached a point where the tendency 
seems to be rather to refine than to re- 
design. In this connection take for ex- 
ample the Harley-Davidson motors, in 
which refinement of detail, enlargement 
of valves and gas passages, alteration 
of the valve gearing, reduction of the 
crankcase pressure, and other minor de- 
tail improvements have enormously in- 
creased the power of the machines and 
at the same time their efficiency. 

To be sure the increasing use of the 
sidecar, which has resulted in the adop- 
tion of the three-speed gear by one man- 
ufacturer, is not to be without its effect 
on the transmission systems, and it is 
not to be wondered at that this saine 
manufacturer has seen fit to increase the 
size of the drive chain employed on this 
particular model in order the better to 

October 6, 1914 



fit it to bear the additional strain imposed 
by the use of a sidecar. Also it will be 
noticed that at least one of the makers 
who for years past has pinned his faith 
on the undergeared drive, and for sev- 
eral years, since free engine devices have 
been fitted to its models, to the leather- 
faced cone clutch, has seen fit to abandon 
both of these tried and proved designs 
in favor of the countershaft type of drive 
and the countershaft disk clutch. This 
maker is the Reading-Standard Co., 
whose models this year are to be equip- 
ped with Eclipse clutch and double chain 

New Clutch in Harley-Davidson 

And while on the subject of trans- 
missions it is well to observe that one 
model at least, the Harley-Davidson, 
which has heretofore adhered strictly to 
the hub mounted disk clutch, has abon- 
doned that type for the countershaft 
clutch formed integral with the three- 
speed gear. Outside of the worm driven 
Fallback, which cannot be termed strict- 
ly new, since it made its appearance 
fully a year ago though it never was 
marketed, it is doubtful if the show will 
reveal anything that is really radical in 
the way of transmissions. 

Footboards have come to be a fixture. 
Even those who have heretofore adhered 
to footrests have come to believe that 
after all there is more comfort and satis- 
faction to be obtained from the larger 
footboard, as is examplified by the R-S. 
And foot control of the clutch and of the 
brakes by means of toe levers mounted 
on the boards also is gaining in favor. 
In this connection a noticeable feature 
is the fact that much that is superfluous 
in the way of connecting links and levers 

has been done away with and there is a 
marked attempt to accomplish the de- 
sired results in the simplest way possi- 
ble and by the most direct path. While 
on the subject of brakes it would scarcely 
do to pass lightly over one important 
improvement made in the Harley-David- 
son device, which renders the brake dou- 
ble acting so that it will hold the machine 
with heavy sidecar attached whether the 
machine tends to move forward or back, 
making for increased safety in hilly coun- 
try. Another notable braking feature has 
made its appearance on the new R-.S; 
this is the hand lever on the bar for the 
control of the brake. A toe lever, also 
acting on the same device provides dou- 
ble control, which doubtless will be a 
feature of practically all the 1915 models. 

Frames Heavier for 1915 

Also emphasizing the marked efifect 
which the sidecar is having on the design 
of the motorcycle is the fact that the 
frames of the coming year are to be even 
heavier and better reinforced than were 
the exceptionally good frames of the 
1914 motorcycles, while one maker has 
gone so far as to announce that hence- 
forth nothing but imported steel tubing 

will enter into the construction of his 

Increased Reinforcements 

For the most part the additional 
strength is represented by increased re- 
inforcement in the front drop tube and 
in the growing tendency toward the use 
of longer fishtail reinforcements at the 
joints in the front fork, while in one or 
two cases it has been found advisable 
also to increase the diameter and there- 
fore the strength of the rear fork stays. 
In the matter' of springing, the changes 
from the practice of last year are few 
and far between. To be sure, in the 
case of the Iver Johnson the spring 
frame which was supplied as extra equip- 
ment and at extra cost on the two largest 
models last year, has been retained for 
use only in connection with the smallest 
model of the machines which are to bear 
the 1915 nameplate, while the larger 
models are to be fitted with rigid frames 
exclusively, though a spring seat post of 
novel design and bearing an extra long 
leaf spring which furnishes the necessarj' 
resiliency can be had at extra cost, but 
otherwise the springing arrangements of 
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Where the Exhibits Will be Found 

Floor Plan Showing Numbered Booths 
of the 3rd Annual Motorcycle, Bicycle 
and Accessory Show — First Regiment 
Armory, Chicago, October 12-17, 

October 6, 1914 



Rxhibitors af th 

le Chicago Show 

Will be Located 

and Where They 

Space No. 

... 117 

Space No. 
THE AMERICAN WOOD RIM CO.. Onaway, Mich... 113 

AURORA AUTOMATIC MCHY. C:0., Chicago. Ill 28-29 

ANGSTEN-KOCH CO., Chicago. Ill 5 

AUTOCRAT MFG. CO., Buffalo, N. Y 104 

liADGER BRASS MEG. CO., Kenosha, Wis 5') 

r.. & L. AUTO LAMP CO.. New York- 18 

BECKLEY-RALSTON CO., Chicago, 111 71-72 

lUGYCLLNTG WORLB CO., New York 93;4 

BOSCH MAGNETO CO., New York 85-85 




CHICAGO CYCLE SUPPLY CO.. Chica.s;©, 111 6-7-8 

CONSOLIDATED MFG. CO., Toledo, 83-84 


CORBIN SCREW CORP'N, New Britain, Conn 73 

CREARAR, ADAMS & CO., Chicago, III 109 

("I'CLE MFG. & SUPPLY CO.. Chicago. Ill 2 

DAVIS SEWING MACHINE CO., Dayton, 67-68-69 

DIAMOND CHAIN & MFG. CO.. Indianapolis, Ind. . . . 103 
DUNHAM CO., THOMAS, Aurora. Ill 41-42 

ECLIPSE MACHINE CO., Ehiiira, N. Y 13 

EMBLEM MFG. CO., Angola. N. Y 49-50 

ERICSSON MFG. CO.. Buffalo, N. Y 10 


EXCELSIOR CYCLE CO., Chicago. Ill ^■■2 


111 54-55-56 

FENTRESS-NEWTON MFG. CO., Detroit, Mich 74 

FLXIBLE SIDE CAR CO., Loudonville. 115 

FRASSE & CO., PETER A., New York. N. Y 48 

FUNKE & CO., INC., HERBERT F. L., New York 118 

GARFORD MFG. CO., Elyria. 114 

GREAT WESTERN MFG. CO.. La Porte. Ind 37 



Md 93 

JOHNSON & MEYER CO Memphis Tenn . 

JONES & NOYES, Chicago, 111 


KELM & BURB ACK, Milwaukee, Wis 



... 110 





MAJESTIC MFG. CO., Worcester, Mass 

MESINGER MFG. CO., H. & F., New York, N. 
MIAMI CYCLE & MFG. CO., Middletown, O.,.10- 

MOTOR CAR SUPPLY CO., Chicago, 111 

MOTOR PRODUCTS CO., Detroit, Mich 


Y 81 'i 


MOTORCYCLING, Chicago, 111 9 


NATIONAL SCREW & TACK CO., Cleveland, 20K' 

NEW DEPARTURE MFG. CO., Bristol, Conn -51-52 



PERSONS MFG. CO., Worcester, Mass 

PIERCE CYCLE CO., Buffalo, N. Y. 

POPE MFG. CO., Westlield, Mass 

111.,. 20 





PREST-O-LTTE CO., Indianapolis, Ind 

READING SADDLE & MFG. CO., Reading,' Pa. 



-JOGERS MFG. CO., Chicago. Ill 


SCHWARZE ELECTRIC CO., Adrian, ?/rich.... 


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..... 47 
...... 79-80 


Mass. 94 

SILVEX CO., New York, N. Y 

SMITH CO., A. O., Milwaukee, Wis 


SPACKE MACHINE CO., F. W., Indianapolis, li 


STERLING MOTOR CO., Brockton, Mass 

STEVENS & CO., New York, N. Y 

cago. III 

d 26 



...... 90 


., Chi- 

STOLE MFG. CO., Denver. Colo 




RD CYCLE CO., Philadelpliia, Pa 64 

INE MFG. CO., Bridgerjort, Conn 116 

WILLIS CO., Indianapolis, Ind 39 

IFG. CO., Springl^eld. Mass 77-78-97-98 

ON MOTORCYCLE CO.. Detroit, Alich 57-58 

T MFG. CO., Chicago. Ill Ill 

\'ICTOR AUTO PARTS CO., Cincinnati, O 


WALD MFG. CO.. Sheboygan, Wis 




WHEELER & SCHEBLER. Indianapolis, Ind.... 




October 6, 1914 

Mesinger Saddles Have New Type Spring 


Again something new from the Bronx 
saddle maker— H. & F. Mesinger Mfg. 
Co. This time it's a new saddle for 
bicycles and the newness is for the most 
part concentrated in the method of 
springing the seat. The springs are of 
the coiled type, but instead of being 
plain cylindrical springs as are ordinarily 

used, they taper to the top and bottom, 
more or less after the fashion of a bar- 
rel, although the taper toward the top 
is longer than the other. The bottom 
of the spring rests on the lower exten- 
sion of the saddle frame, while the top 
finds a bearing on the rod which passes 
directly through the spring and through 
a suitable bearing in the saddle exten- 
sion, the top being pivoted to the under 
side of the saddle frame. The bear- 
ing takes the form of a tube in length 
equal to about half the length of the 
spring when extended which is provid- 
ed with a pair of leather washers at 
either end so that the slidable rod can- 
not come in contact with the metal at 
any point and in this manner squeaks 
and sticking are avoided. 

It is pointed out that with this con- 
struction, bottoming of the springs un- 
der severe stress is practically impossi- 
ble, for the tapering of the springs neces- 
sitates that the smaller diameter coils 


at the top fold back into the larger 
diameter coils at the middle before they 
can bottom, while the long bearing pro- 
vided by the tube effectively checks all 
tendency toward sidesway. The action 
of this new suspension system is said to 
be wonderfully smooth and free from 
jerks and shocks. 

Many Additions to Majestic's Output 

The Majestic Side Car line of 1915 will 
embody practically the same models and 
features as during the past season. 

Many necessary refinements of finish 
and improvements in the line of strength 
and comfort have been incorporated. 
Among the changes is the addition of the 
new type of double C springs which are 
tempered and jig tested before leaving 
the factory. It has been necessary to 
add considerable equipment to the Ma- 
jestic plant to accomplish this purpose. 

Another feature is the double tube on 
the left side of the side car being- 
brought forward to the point of attach- 
ment to goose neck which extends to 


the front fitting on the motorcycle. This 
feature eliminates a large part of the 
lateral strain on the sidecar chassis and 
eliminates all possibility of breakage 
which might cause a disagreeable acci- 

The rear tube has also been rein- 
forced in such a manner as to absolutely 
prevent any possibility of sagging, a 
feature which has shown up during the 
past season where sidecars have been in 
use under unfavorable road conditions. 

The Majestic company is also intro- 
ducing a new type of tandem attachment 
known as the cantilever spring tandem. 
This embodies an entirely new feature of 
spring construction, making possible a 
much lower seating position and giving 
new features of comfort heretofore un- 
attained. This tandem is adjustable to 
the weight of rider and will operate at 
weights ranging from 2S to 250 pounds 
with entire comfort to the rider. A fea- 
ture which will appeal to many is the 
fact that it is possible to purchase this 
tandem at an extremely low price. 

A luggage carrier seat for Indian mod- 
els of 1913, 1914 and 1914 has been added 
to the line which will fill a long felt 
want, as few of the Indian models at the 
present time are equipped with carriers. 
This carrier is so constructed as to elim- 
inate the possibility of strain on the In- 
dian spring frame construction and sells 
at a modest price. It may be purchased 

complete with spring cushion and fold- 
ing footrests or as luggage carrier only. 




October 6, 1914 



The Majestic bicycle accessory line 
has been reinforced by the additions of 
Nos. 1 and 2 light luggage carriers. 
These are easily adjustable to any model 
and are gotten out with the idea in mind 
of the most possible to the consumer at 
the least cost. 

A quick action bicycle stand has also 
been added to the line which possesses 
the advantage of working entirely inde- 
pendent of a supporting clip on the mud- 

All of these specialties are finished in 
the well known high grade Majestic 
black enamel. 


Many Patents Granted in 1913 

In a report just issued by the Com- 
missioner of Patents at Washington, a 
statement is made to the effect that dur- 
ing the year of 1913, 68,117 applications 
for patent rights on mechanical inven- 
tions were received. As usual, Great 
Britian inventors were granted the larg- 
est number of patents of any foreign 
country, with Germany a good second. 
France this year was a poor third, al- 
though for the entire period between 
1871 and 1913 her citizens were given 
rights on 382.786 patents, as against Ger- 
many's 276,576. 



That Oscar Hedstrom's thoughts are 
still upon the improvement of the mo- 
torcycle despite the fact that he is no 
longer directly connected with the indus- 
try, is indicated by the fact that the 
former Indian designer has had issued to 
him under the date of September 22 
patent No. 1,111,152, covering a spring 
frame for motorcycles. 

With the ordinary spring frame where- 
in leaf springs are employed to provide 
the necessary resiliency, it is pointed out 
in his leaflet describing his invention, not 
only is it impractical to flex the whole 
length of the spring because one end of 
it must needs be anchored for a certain 
length to a spring pad, but the com- 
parative short length of the springs used 
and the degree of flexture result in rapid 
breakage of the resilient members. 

By way of overcoming these objec- 
tions, Hedstrom has followed even more 
closely the methods employed by au- 
tomobile engineers in the design of his 
springs. In place of the quarter elliptic 
with one end solidly anchored to the 
saddle post, which is the more usual 
construction where leaf springs are em- 
ployed on motorcycles, a full half ellip- 
tic spring is employed and this is bolted 
to a spring pad in the middle, which 
in turn is pivoted to a portion of the 
main frame of the motorcycle in such a 
manner that the spring is free to flex 
throughout its full length, as is clearly 
brought out in the accompanying illus- 
tration. The rear end of the spring 
is linked to the end of one of the rear 
fork stays, which in turn is pivoted to 
the main frame of the motorcycle just 
to the rear of the bottom bracket so that 
with the spring it is free to move with 
the rear wheel when the latter rebounds 
after going over rough spots in the road. 
The forward end of the spring is shack- 
eled to a point on the main frame, per- 
mitting of the necessary freedom of 

movement to insure full flexture of the 
spring throughout its entire length. 

That the construction has very much 
in its favor cannot be doubted by any- 
one who is at all familiar with the meth- 
ods followed bv automobile designers 

These counties in 1910 had had an ag- 
gregate population of 883,000 and the 
total is now well over a million, thereby 
very materiall}' enlarging Mueller's al- 
ready extensive field of operations. I. H. 
Silsby will continue to handle the four- 


in order to obtain easy riding vehicles, 
and who has watched the motorcar mak- 
ers gradually increase the lengths of their 
springs to what appears to be the limit, 
and then by way of obtaining still great- 
er resiliency discard the half elliptics 
for the three-quarter and full elliptic 
springs. These methods having proved 
beneficial to the motor car, it would be 
strange indeed were they not to have 
like results in connection with motor- 
cycle practice. 

cylindered machine on the west side of 
the city. 

Superior Tire Co. Incorporated 

Incorporation papers have been filed 
with the secretary of state at Columbus, 
C, by the Superior Tire & Rubber Com- 
pany, of Akron. The firm is capitalized 
at $25,000, and will manufacture automo- 
bile and motorcycle tires and other rub- 
ber specialties. George S. Andress, H. 
E. Andress, G. C. VVise, W. E. Young 
and R. I. Moore are the incorporators. 

Mueller Takes on Henderson 

Cleveland, October 1. — Beginning to- 
day, L. T. Mueller, present Indian agent 
here, will act as agent also for the Hen- 
derson. He will occupy the position oi 
distributer for northern Ohio, including 
the counties of Erie, Huron, Cu}'ahoga, 
Lake, A.shtabula, Geauga and Lorain. 

Miller Triplex Will Be at Show 

Cleveland, October 2. — Manager Kell- 
ner, of the local branch of the Haver- 
ford Cycle Co., will attend the Chicago 
show as the representative of the com- 
pany to exhibit their latest product, the 
Miller triplex side seat. 



October 6, 1914 



(Continued fr 


the models- so far announced remain 
practically unchanged. 

However, because there is little or 
nothing that is new in springing does not 
mean to imply that the comfort of the 
rider has not been carefully looked into 
by those who design two-wheelers. In- 
deed, more care than ever has been taken 
in order to provide lower saddle position 
— on the Harley-Davidson alone the 
height of the member being lowered by 
two inches, the result being accomplished 
by redesigning the frame slightly, where- 
by one inch has been gained, and by pro- 
viding a new point of attachment for 
the saddle supporting bar whereby the 
other inch has been acquired. In the 
same line is the fitment of the leaf 
spring saddle support to the Iver John- 
son and the improvements in the saddle 
suspension systems which characterize 
both the Emiilem and the R-S models. 

Alterations in Controls 

Somewhat in the same line are the 
slight alterations which have been ef- 
fected in the methods of control. On the 
Emblem, for instance, which machine by 
the way was a pioneer in the adoption 
of the grip control for the clutch, the 
operation of this member which for- 
merly was effected by means of a handle 
bar lever has now been vested in the left 
grip, making for greater convenience 
and better control; the spark control 
which formerly was effected by the grip 
has been entrusted to a small lever po- 
sitioned below the tank and just above 
the magneto. Then on the R-S, as was 
before said, the scheme of providing one 
of the two brake controls in the form of 
a handlebar mounted lever is more or 
less innovative insofar as America is 
concerned, while at the same time this 
machine makes still another newcomer 
into the ranks of those who pin their 
faith to foot control of the clutch. On 
the Harley-Davidson we have another 
example of controls altered by way of 
making for greater simplicity and great- 
er comfort. The side lever for the clutch 
control and the foot lever which serves 
the same purpose have been combined 
in a single unit on this machine. Doubt- 
less the show will reveal many other de- 
tails in the process of refining the con- 
trols and bringing them to a standard 
of excellence. 

From present indications the fully 
equipped machine which cut such a fig- 
ure, to resort to the vernacular, at the 
last vear's exhibit, has made but scant 

progress since that time. Not that no 
machines other than those seen at the 
last show will be shown with all the in- 
cidentals attached and ready for the road, 
for the Emblem has made a trial at com- 
pleting its equipment, having added a 
full electric lighting system of the stor- 
age battery type as well as a Corbin- 
Brown speedometer, but this gain for 
the fully equipped machine is to a meas- 
ure offset by the demise of the AMC. 
the pioneer machine to be fully equip- 
ped. Also, it is rumored, and all rumors 
are not without foundation, that others 
who embraced the full equipment policy 
last year have in the meantime found that 
the policy was not conducive to their 
best interests. 

Perhaps one thing that will stand out 
aljove all others on the new machines is 
the greater efforts to render the ma- 
chines more cleanly than heretofore. 
Wider mudguards, with deep side flanges 
and splashers that are really effective, 
doubtless will be in predominance, and it 
is not unlikely that efforts in this direc- 
tion will remo\'e one of the most telling 
arguments against the use of the motor- 
cycle and induce thousands to ride who 
heretofore have felt that to do so was 
to sacrifice somewhat one's cleanliness. 
In the same category comes the more 
, general use of chain guards, even on the 
long- chains, as witness the long guard 
which just has been fitted over the Iver 
Johnson transmission and which does 
much to prevent the dirt and grease 
which are essential to obtain efficiency 
from reaching the clothes of the rider. 

Tires Larger This Year 

Those few manufacturers who held 
hack in other years when the pioneers 
began to fit three-inch tires are begin- 
ning to realize the wisdom of the move, 
with the result that with the exception 
of a couple of the smallest and lightest 
of the machines which will adorn the 
floor of the First Regiment Armory the 
fitment of the larger sized tires will be 
universal. Also, in recognition of the 
real worth of the tire chain as a skid 
preventative, those few makers who here- 
tofore have not allowed sufficient clear- 
ance between the mudguards and the 
tires for the application of the chains 
have this year altered their plans to per- 
mit of such attachment. 

One of the most striking tendencies is 
the apparent desire of motorcycle man- 
ufacturers to cater to the individual 
foibles of the rider and to give the man 
who uses the motorcycle what he wants 
rather than to force him to take what 
he can get. That this is the case un- 
doubtedly will be even more evident 

when the show opens than is the case 
now, for it is understood that more than 
one maker has altered plans in answer 
to an unmistakable clamor from some 
quarters for machines of certain types. 
As an instance, view the inclusion of a 
racing type of machine in the Harley- 
Davidson line, marking a distinct face 
about in the policy of this maker, and 
also the power and speed guarantee 
which characterizes the sales policy of 
the concern and applies to every ma- 
chine which it produces. Also note that 
in connection with this new stripped 
stock model the rider can have just about 
what he wants; in fact the machines are 
practically built to the specifications of 
the riders who are to use them. 

Tendency Toward Refinement 

As a whole, the tendency seems rather 
toward refinement of details, even to the 
smallest details, than toward radical re- 
designing throughout. But not always 
does the best work show by a glance 
at the new models, for in many instances 
it is the "unseeable" things which have 
undergone the greatest refinement, and 
for this reason if for nothing else, it 
might be said that the dollar represents 
a very much greater buying- power at 
the coming show than did a similar 
amount of money in former years. 

Of course, there is much that is new 
in sidecars. Perhaps the most interest- 
ing newness in the sidecar field is the 
car which has been added to the Emblem 
line for especial use in connection with 
Emblem motorcycles, but it is promised 
that of all the various sidecars that are 
to be shown but a very small proportion 
will be shown in exactly the same state 
as was the case last year. Improve- 
ment has been along the lines of better 
springing, with better spring steels and 
better design entering into the construc- 
tion of the resilient members; strength- 
ening chassis, with better means of at- 
tachment to the motorcycle, and above 
all greater attention to making the bodj' 
and the upholstery comfortable and the 
provision of a sightly finish. 

As for the bicycles — and it might be 
added that the bicycle exhibits will be 
there in sufficient numbers this year to 
demand their full quota of attention — 
there is much that is new and interesting 
in the simpler two-wheel'ed vehicles. As 
was to be confidently expected, the mo- 
torcycle type of bicycle which made its' 
appearance at the show of last year and 
created quite some little furore, will be 
even more in prominence at the coming- 
exhibit, for the type has seemingly 
gained such favor that one or more 
models designed along these lines are 

October 6, 1914 



included in the lines of practically every 
bicycle manufacturer who will stage an 
exhibit at the show. One interesting 
turn of the trade is the tendency to 
give the rider just what he desires in 
color and finish, rather than to hold 
steadfastly to one single finish. This, 
of course, is in line with the policy of 
the motorcycle manufacturers to cater 
to the individual foibles of the riders. 
Regarding the mechanisms of the bicy- 
cles, the chief changes seem to have to 
do with the crankhangers. There is a 
marked tendency to employ the methods 
which have been found effective in auto- 
mobile application to bicycle practice 
even as the motorcycle designers follow 
closely in the footsteps of the makers 
of motor cars. As an example of this 
practice the method of keying the cranks 
on the two-piece hangers of the Pierce 
line, making use of a Woodworth key 
and tapered shaft, stands out, while the 
fact that the Peter A. Frasse company 
will have on view a crankhanger in which 
automobile type bar bearings are used to 
advantage is further proof of the exist- 
ence of a marked tendency along this 
direction. The two-piece hanger, be- 
cause of its free running qualities and 
decreased friction, continues to be the 
more popular type for use in connection 
with the higher priced wheels, while for 
the medium priced and cheap bicycles 
the one-piece hanger finds the greater 
favor. The coaster brake which has 
been so long- with us that it would seem 
it must be perfect has been still further 
improved by New Departure, for one, 
and by Miami, which has added a posi- 
tive drive arrangement to its Mussel- 
man brake to the end that all of the slip 
incidental upon the driving of the wheel 
is eliminated and the efficiency of the 
device greatly increased. Another notice- 
able incident is the application of band 
type brakes, following closely the de- 
sign of similar brakes used on motorcy- 
cles, to the bicycles of the Miami line, 
when brakes of this type are called for. 
The fitting of a hinged type spring fork 
in place of the plunger type which for- 
merly was used, to the Miami models 
might occasion comment. 

But after all it is the Iver Johnson peo- 
ple who have taken the step which when 
all is said and done will prove the most 
important event in the designing of bi- 
cycles bearing the 1915 nameplate. That 
is the provision of an all black, weather- 
proof finish on certait. of its models, 
when that finish is called for, which it is 
confidently expected and predicted will 
be oftener than the call for any other 
finish. Another Iver Johnson event is the 
provision of a Chater-Lea hanger on its 

racing wheel, also at the option of the 
purchaser, and the fitting of two-speed 
devices in place of the plain coaster 
hubs at a very slight additional cost to 
the consumer. 

Like the motorcycle manufacturers, 
the bicycle makers are very reticent 
about letting their plans for the coming 


year leak out. so that from the bicycle 
standpoint the show will be every bit 
as much of a surprise party as from the 
motorcycle viewpoint. 

In the field of accessories there doubt- 
less will be very much that is new be- 
sides the ever-to-be-expected new types 
and designs of tire treads. But perhaps 
no device that makes its bow to the 
riding public at the coming Chicago show 
will attract more attention and create 
more favorable comment than the new 
combined magneto and lighting dynamo 
which is to be offered under the brand 
name Mag-Dynamo by the Splitdorf 
Electrical Co. As is clearly shown by 
the accompanying illustration, the de- 
vice is practically no larger than the 
ordinary magneto and has very much the 
same appearance for all the fact that it 
combines both functions. As a mag- 
neto the combined instrument supplied 


high tension current to the plug gaps 
through the intermediary of a circuit 
breaker in exactly the same manner as 
the ordinary magneto, its function as a 
magneto being not in the least altered by 
the fact that it also is intended to sup- 
ply the electric lighting current. 

The circuit breaker is similar to the 
corresponding device used on the or- 
dinary high tension magneto, as is the 
armature which supplies the ignition cur- 
rent. In place of the permanent magnets 
which characterize the magneto, how- 
ever, there are electro magnets which 
are energized by field coils which are 
included in the circuit of the dynamo. 
The dynamo supplies direct current at 
a maximum of 7.5 volts, at which voltage 
3 amperes are supplied. The direct cur- 
rent is generated in a separate armature 
mounted above the magneto armature be- 
tween the same magnets, however, and 
which is geared to the magneto arma- 
ture. To provide current to keep the 
lights aglow when the motor is stopped 
and the dynamo is not in operation, a 
small storage battery is "floated across 
the line"; that is, it is connected in shunt 
with the lamp circuit and is charged by 
the dynamo during the daytime. From 
the same source the energy to magnet- 
ize the field magnets is obtained in order 
to start the motor. For the purpose it 
simply is necessary to depress a switch 
when the battery current energizes the 
field magnets so that when the motor 
is turned over, the magneto functions 
in the usual manner providing the neces- 
sary spark to ignite the mixture. The 
battery supplied is a six-volt 20 ampere- 
hour accumulator, ruggedly constructed 
to withstand the usage encountered in 
motorcycle service. A simple rotary 
switch which also serves as a junction 
box and a fuse casing is supplied with 
the device, which is of sufficient size 
to supply both the head and tail lights. 
Also new in the lighting line are sev- 
eral additions to the Old Sol line of mo- 
torcycle and bicycle lighting systems, 
notably two new bicycle lighting dry 
battery sets and several new motorcy- 
cle tail lights for use in connection with 
both gas and electric lighting systems. 
A newcomer in the motorcycle lamp 
field is the Victor Auto Parts Co., of 
Cincinnati, O., which will make its debut 
at the show with a complete line of 
both gas and electric head and tail lights 
as well as special fitments for use in 
connection with motorcycle lighting sets. 
Doubtless the show will produce more 
than a couple of tandem devices which 
are new or embrace new features, but 
at least this pair will not appear on the 
floor unheralded. One of the most in- 



October 6, 1914 

teresting of these is the Cantilever 
spring tandem which is to make its ap- 
pearance at the booth of the Majestic 
Mfg. Co., of Worcester, Mass.,- and which 
as the name would imply embodies the 
cantilever feature in its construction. 
Because of this fact it is said that the 
seat can be made very much lower and 
at the same time very much more com- 
fortable than the usual run of tandem 
attachments, while at the same time not 
one jot of the spring resiliency is sac- 
rificed. The tandem is adjustable 
through a very wide range to the in- 
dividual weights of the riders and sells 
for a price that is considered phenomin- 
ally low considering its value. 

The other newcomer into the tandem 
line is the product of the Cabinet Spring 
Co., Paterson, N. J., and is in reality 
a cushion seat designed to fit the usual 
luggage carrier but which is so made 
that by opening a flap at the back quite 
a large storage space is' revealed for car- 
rying tools, inner tubes or spare parts. 

The device, which is shaped like a sad- 
dle and which is designed to fit any 
luggage carrier, sells for $3.50. 

An improved cyclometer will be the 
chief attraction at the booth of the New 
Departure Mfg. Co.. The new features 
of this cyclometer, which is the smallest 
made, are these: The stationary internal 
gear has been thickened, giving it a 
broader bearing on the barrel and mak- 
ing it impossible to register inaccurate- 
ly; a wide threaded surface insures cor- 
rect alignment; the star wheel has been 
made 100 per cent thicker, giving a 
broader bearing surface for the tripping 

This, with other bicycle accessories, 
will be on view at Chicago. 

Doubtless "accessory row" will reveal 
a world of other devices which are new 
in whole or in part to meet the gaze 
of the hundreds upon hundreds of deal- 
ers who contemplate migrating to Chi- 
cago for the week to get a line on the 
new stuff, not to mention the thousands 

of riders and prospective riders who will 
pay the price of admission to get a line 
on the new mounts. If such is not the 
case it is the first time that the acces- 
sory makers have not sprung a surprise 
on the host of visitors who are in the 
habit of attending the show. 

One of the most noticeable features 
with regard to the show is the decided 
feeling of optimism which prevails. For 
a time the great European struggle seem- 
ed to depress those interested in the 
production of two-wheeled vehicles, but 
as it became more and more clear that 
the struggle, far from doing aught to 
prove harmful to the American trade, 
will in fact benefit the American manu- . 
facturer, the production of the new mod- 
els was carried on with renewed zest and 
it is the result of this sudden renewed 
activity that are to be revealed to the 
show attendant when the doors open 
on the third national bicycle, motorcycle 
and accessory show on Monday night 

Pope Manager Goes a Boosting 
L. D. Hardin, sales manager of the 
Pope Mfg. Co., started last week on his 
annual coast-to-coast trip for the pur- 
pose of visiting the trade. His first 
stop will be Chicago, then Minneapolis, 
St. Paul, and from then on his points 
of interest will not be widely separated. 
After covering the Pacific Coast he will 
return by a more southerly route, keep- 
ing in touch with the old-time Pope 
dealers and adding new ones to the list. 
Before leaving Westfield, Hardin told 
a representative of Bicycling World and 
Motorcycle Review that already the 
salesmen are sending in orders, real 
orders, not promises of what this or that 
man would do in the near future, but 
actual contracts were being received in 
gratifying numbers. "Despite all the war 
talk," he said, "the dealers throughout 
the country are' sending in orders and 
show every confidence in business con- 
ditions. There seems to be not the 
slightest reason to doubt that the cy- 
cling industry is going to experience a 
banner year, not a boom, not that by 
any means, but a good healthy substan- 
tial increase in the volume of business 
as compared with last year. 

"We have been surprised at the im- 
mediate success with which the traveling 
men of this company have been greeted. 
Though it is early in the season the 
orders are coming in fast and the fac- 
tory already is learning that they are 
going to be busy right from the start. 
This is mighty gratifying, and is a sub- 
stantial sort of a reply to the ever pres- 

ent crowd of calamity howlers who 
prophesy that the country is going to 
the demnition bow-wows. The year 1915 
will be a great year for those who are 
interested in the cycling industry," 

plugs, but this will be greatly increased, 
probably by 5,000 to 10.000. The capac- 
ity of the Jeffery-Dewitt company is 
more than 35,000,000 per year. 

Woodside Goes With Hearsey Willis 

H. M. Woodside, who for a number of 
years has been sales manager of the 
Ball-Fintze Co., Newark, O., dealers in 
bicycle and motorcycle supplies, has left 
that concern and joined the stafif of the 
Hearsey-Willis Co. of Indianapolis, Ind., 
jobbers. Woodside will look after all the 
business of the Hearsey-Willis firm in 
the State of Ohio and is well fitted for 
his new position as he has been connect- 
ed with the bicycle industry for the past 
20 years and with motorcycles since they 
first became a commercial proposition. 
He is known throughout the length and 
breadth of the state and his new work 
will keep him in contact with a host of 
old friends and introduce him to many 
who will soon become new friends. 

Jeffery-Dewitt and Champion Merged 

The Champion Spark Plug Co., Tole- 
do, O., and the Jeffery-Dewitt Co.. De- 
troit, have consolidated and the business 
of both companies will be conducted 
from Toledo. The Jeffery-Dewitt Co. 
will be devoted from now on exclusively 
to the manufacture of porcelain and por- 
celain products. 

The machinery and equipment of the 
Jeffery-Dewitt company will be moved to 
Toledo. .A.t present the Champion com- 
pany has a daily output of 25,000 spark 

Whitney No Longer With Indian 

Perrin B. Whitney has resigned as 
manager of the Chicago Indian branch. 
Jesse Edwards, of the Edwards-Crist 
Co., the Chicago Indian dealer, has taken 
Whitney's place. It is pointed out, how- 
ever, that this move does not imply that 
the retail business of the Edwards-Crist 
Co. and the wholesale trade of the 
branch are to be merged. On the other 
hand, the two interests will be kept en- 
tirely separate and distinct. 

The Hendee branch will cover the 
same sphere of activity as heretofore 
while the Edwards Crist Co. will make 
no change in its personnel or business 
policy. In short, and to be emphatic, 
the new arrangement will not in any 
way alter the past arrangements of the 
respective companies. There is no sug- 
gestion of a merger or affiliation of the 
Edwards-Crist Co. with the branch. 

Perrin Whitney has connected with 
the H. & F. Mesinger Mfg. Co., of New 
York, and will represent the concern as 
office and general sales manager, thus 
retaining his connection with the trade 
where he is widely known. 

Changes also have occurred in the San 
Francisco branch of the Hendee com- 
pany, where C. C. Hopkins has resigned 
as manager and his position is tempo- 
rarily being filled by A.ssistant Manager 

October 6, 1914 



Perfection Co. Develops Social Seat 

A new pair of passenger carrying at- 
tachments which will make their appear- 
ance at the Chicago Booth of the Per- 
fection Side Seat Co., of Utica, N. Y., 
are here shown. The Perfection tan- 
dem attachment comprises a genuine 
leather covered cushion padded with hair 
and upholstered with 13 double coiled 
springs. A nickel plated hand rail is 
fitted. The cushion can be removed 
from its supporting bracket, which can 
be used as a luggage carrier. A mallea- 

ble iron folding step is fitted to the leg- 
piece. The attachment is very easily 
fitted to the machine and sells for $13.50. 
The other Perfection innovation is a 
sociable seat of very simple design and 
which sells for $18. The seats are secure- 
ly fastened to the seat post of the mo- 
torcycle and to the rear folks by the 
means of a rigid and substantial frame- 
work. Across the back is a full oval 
nickeled hand rail which also serves as 
a robe rail. 

Now Comes the Gasolene Superheater 

It has long been recognized that with- 
out the application of heat to help vapor- 
ize the liquid fuel, the production of a 
perfect mixture of gasolene and air for 
use in the cylinders of an internal com- 
bustion engine is next to impossible. 
For this reason it is usual practice to 
fit a hood of one sort or another to the 
air intake of the carburetter whereby 
warm air from around the cylinders is 


led into the carburetter in an endeavor 
to assist in the carburetion of the fuel 
and improve the mixture and therefore 
the operation of the motor. 

The trouble with supplying heat in 
this manner is that when air is heated it 
expands so that it is not possible to get 
so much warm air into a cylinder as can 
be gotten with the air cold, so that for 
this reason the "volumetric efficiency" 
and consequentl}' the power of the mo- 
tor are decreased. But in order to sup- 
plj' the needed heat without lessening 
the efficiency of the motor in the least 
a new device has been brought out un- 
der the style R. O. C. Superheater 
by the R. O. C. Sales Co., of 1777 Broad 
way. New York City, and which, it is 
claimed, increases the efficiency of any 

motor while at the same time it goes 
a great way toward making it more 

Instead of heating the air which enters 
the mixture, the new device superheats 
the gasolene itself, which is to say that 
it raises the temperature of the liquid 
above that point at which it normally 
would boil without, however, permitting 
any of the liquid to pass oS as a vapor 
until it emerges into the mixing cham- 
ber of the carburetter. For the purpose, 
use is made of a slight portion of the 
hot exhaust gases of the motor, which 
are led through a jacket surrounding a 
small chamber into which the fuel is 
led before passing to the carburetter. 
The fuel naturally is heated to the tem- 
perature of the heated gases, which are 
very much hotter than the point at which 
the fuel will boil, but because of the 
fact that there is no air space in the 
chamber, boiling is deferred until the 
fuel reaches the needle valve. When 
it emerges from the jet of the carburet- 
ter the fuel is said to be perfectly gasi- 
fied and easily combines with the air in 
just the correct proportions to make a 
perfect mixture. The attachment com- 
prises simply a chamber of small size 
formed of aluminum and provided with 
a jacket through which the exhaust gases 
are piped. An inlet and an exit pipe for 
both the gases and the fuel are provid- 
ed, as well as a cover by means of which 
the chamber and the jacket can be clean- 
ed when need be. Attachment can be 
effected in a very few moments with but 
little labor and once installed the device 
requires not the slightest attention. It 
sells for $3.50 including the necessary 

Plantation Rubber. 

Ten years ago plantation rubber was 
not a factor worth considering in the 
world's market — today it represents over 
50 per cent of the total production and 





in the last five years has made great 
strides in advance. In 1908 the total 
rubber output amounted to 105,654 tons, 
of which 1,800 tons were plantation. In 
1913, 65,000 tons of the total production 
of 107,000 tons was rubber from the 
plantations of the Malay Peninsula, Cey- 
lon, Java, Sumatra, etc. The Malay 
Peninsula alone has 667,000 acres in rub- 
ber plantations, while Ceylon has 230,- 
000 acres and Java and Sumatra 267,000 
acres. Based on the output for 1913 
and the number of trees that will reach 
maturity, with the normal increase in the 
output of the younger trees, it has been 
estimated that the year 1918 will witness 
a production from the various countries 
engaged in the cultivation of rubber of 
over 257,000 tons, or about two and a half 
times the present world's consumption. 

Further Action Against Standard Oil 

The assistant prosecutor in Jersey 
City, N. J., has stated that the complaint 
of the Crew-Levick Oil Co. against the 
Standard Oil Co. will be submitted to 
the grand jury. 

The Crew-Levick company recently 
brought an action under the "Seven 
Sisters" unfair competition and monop- 
oly act but the court absolved the Stand- 
ard company. 

Henry Masching, 427 South 8tli street, 
Quincy, 111., has taken the agency of the 
Henderson for Adams County and ex- 
pects to receive his 1915 demonstrator in 
a few days. 



October 6, 1914 

Patent Problems May 
Cause Complications 

Questions Rise as Result of English 
Government's Action 

A question brought up by the recent 
act of the English government empower- 
ing the Board of Trade to license British 
firms to use German and Austrian trade- 
marks has been whether the Canadian 
firms are going to take over German 
patents and trade-marks. It is obvious 
that if Canadian firms set about manu- 
facturing goods covered by German pat- 
ents on their own account, and sell those 
goods in the United States, there is go- 
ing to be a conflict between them and 
the German or German controlled firms 
which do business in the United States. 
There is, however, little fear that the 
American motorcycle dealer will be em- 
barrassed by such a state of affairs. In 
the first place the war will probably 
jiot continue long enough to make it 
profitable for British firms to manufac- 
ture goods covered by German trade- 
marks; in the second place, the demand 
in England for such things as motorcy- 
cles and their accessories is so great as 
to prohibit any exploitation of such 
goods across the ocean. 

There is little probability that the 
American two-wheeler dealer will feel 
the effects of the trade war being waged 
by the two European nations except, of 
course, in the stoppage of all communi- 
cation with the continent. 

One result of the present trade condi- 
tions is the non-importation of German 
chains. But English dealers feel certain 
that there will be no stoppage in the 
exportation of their own chains. 

Sears Crosses Great Divide 

Richard Warren Sears, who organized 
the firm of Sears, Roebuck & Co., which 
is recognized as the greatest mail order 
house in the world, died at Waukesha, 
Wis., on Monday, September 28th. Sears 
was in his S2nd year. 

The firm which Sears founded in Min- 
neapolis in 1886 and which later was in- 
corporated and moved to Chicago, where 
it is now located, has cut no mean figure 
in the bicycle and motorcycle indus- 
try. Bicycles running into the thousands 
have been distributed to all quarters of 
the globe annually, while Sears motor- 
cycles, nameplate machines, have been 
sold in corresponding quantities. Sears 
was president of the firm and was active- 
ly connected with it until six years ago, 
■when he withdrew from active partici- 

pation in its affairs, retaining his inter- 
est, however. Sears was born in Stewart- 
ville, Minn., and it is estimated that he 
was worth $30,000,000 at the time of his 

Honolulu Concern To Handle Cycles 

The Schuman Carriage Co., Ltd., of 
Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands, is adding 
a motorcycle and bicycle department to 
its business and is desirous of hearing 
from American manufacturers. The con- 
cern does a wholesale business and the 
new departments will be managed by 
Lyman P. George. Cycle parts and ac- 
cessories will form a portion of the new 

Findlay Concern Brings Out Carrier 

One of the latest bicycle luggage car- 
rier creations of the season is the 
M>ers combination luggage carrier and 


stand, which is being produced by the 
Myers Specialty Mfg. Co., whose home is 
at Findlay, O. The new attachment, as 
shown in the accompanying illustration, 
is unique in that it combines a luggage 
carrier and stand. Another excellent 
feature is that it is hand riveted through- 
out, insuring because of this and be- 
cause of its general design and manner 
of attachment, an unusually great amount 
of rigidity. The carrier and stand com- 
bination is so constructed as to fit any 
28-inch wheel without making any ad- 
justment and can be placed on or re- 
moved from a bicycle in five minutes. 
The stand is 14 inches wide, or wider 
than many motorcycle stands, thus as- 
suring the safety of the machine from 
falling over when loaded. 

U. S. Tire Co. Makes 
Weston Sales Manager 

Succeeds J. D. Anderson, Resigned, Who 
Remains in Advisory Capacity 

Joseph C. Weston has been made gen- 
eral sales manager of the United States 
Tire Co., succeeding J. D. Anderson, who 
has resigned. Although the title is new 
to Weston, who long has been connected 
with the United States company, latterly 
as Central District manager, his duties 
will not be strange to him, for during 
the past few months he has been acting 
general sales manager in the absence of 
Anderson in Europe. For the present, 
Anderson will remain in an advisory 

Weston's promotion to the head of the 
sales organization is a logical one for 
he has a veteran's experience in the tire 
business, dating back to the old Morgan 
& Wright days. For years he was secre- 
tary of the Morgan & Wright company; 
when the United States Tire Co. was 
formed he was appointed Western Dis- 
trict manager, his headquarters being in 
San Francisco. Later, he was appointed 
Central District manager, succeeding 
A. I. Philp. 

Weston is exceedingly well-liked in 
the trade both for his universal good 
nature and ready smile and for his busi- 
ness acumen. There are few men in the 
tire business who are better known to 
the trade in general. 

Smalley Heads Graphite Lubricating 

Following the death of President 
Chas. H. Libby of the Graphite Lubri- 
cating Co., Bound Brook, N. J., William 
H. Smalley, who has been vice-president 
and treasurer, has been elected president; 
in addition he will perform the duties 
of treasurer. 

Other changes that have been made 
are: Leigh S. Bache, who was general 
manager, is now first vice-president as 
well; Spencer Weart, who was secretary, 
now is second vice-president as well; 
George O. Smalley, who was assistant 
manager, is now assistant treasurer as 
well. These men compose the board of 

E. L. Metzger has taken the Excelsior 
agency at Lafayette, Ind., which he will 
run in connection with a big machine 
shop which he operates there. 

Kelm Garages at Reduced Price 

A reduction in the prices of garages 
has been made by Kelm & Burbach, 387 
3rd street, Milwaukee. Their steel mo- 
torcycle garages have been reduced, the 
rate for the double garage now being 
$40 instead of $50 and the single rate 
$20 instead of $30. , 

October 6, 1914 





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Buying a ticket to Chicago is one of the most pop- 
ular indoor sports just as present, for as we go to press 
the eyes of the entire cycHng trade are turned towards 
the great show which opens next Monday. 

The men who met and frolicked at Atlantic City 
last August are now to meet in their "working clothes" 
and present the products of their brains and industrj'' 
to the dealers, through whom the goods must be sold. 

It is the formal debut of the 1915 models and novel- 
ties. It affords the dealers a chance to see the compet- 
ing makes gathered under one roof in a manner that 
will permit examination and comparison, and further- 
more makes possible the personal questioning which 
is impossible to any extent in correspondence. The 
manufacturer looking for sales agents can meet more 
dealers than he could in six months of steady travel- 
ing, and for the office man who never travels it is an 
opportunity never duplicated for making new ac- 

Everything considered, the motorcycle show as at 
present conducted and as now attended is a vital asset 
to the industry, and it is to be hoped that interest in 
it may not flag and that each year may see a more 
completely representative attendance. 

You will be looked for at Chicago, and if 3^ou are 
not there you will be missed and will have to explain 
all winter why "we did not see you at the show." 

Be there ! You can cash in on it in your business. 
It is not just a junket to a big city for a good time, 
but a participation in a big, serious gathering which 
cannot fail to assist the return of "good times" in 

Every dealer in two-wheelers should come to the 
show with his eyes open and his mind on the alert to 
grasp what is new in the exhibits and what, will be 
to his advantage. Before making the trip he should 
go over his list of accessories, find out what has been 
in demand during the past year, and what he is over- 
stocked with owing to lack of sales. In the show 
there will be a whole crop of new productions in the 
accessory line from which he can replace goods that 
have been slack sellers and can round out lines that 
showed up well during the past season with addi- 
tional novelties. 

Of course it is good fun to spend a week in a big 
city like Chicago, and the show offers an opportunity 
to "get together" with lots of fellow dealers and rid- 
ers. But the man who gets most out of his trip to 
the big display is the man who knows what he wants 
to get out of it for his own business. His forethought 
now is going to figure in the sales that he makes next 

Incidently the dealer who comes prepared with in- 
formation as to his needs, and knowledge of how he is 
going to replenish his stock, is the fellow the manufac- 
turers and their representatives want to see. They 
are willing to talk over old times with the visitors to 
their exhibits, but they have a lot of respect for the 
dealer who has last season's sales at his fingers' ends, 
who knows what is "going good" and why, and what 
new stuff he must have in order to satisfy the local 
demand for such articles. 

The Chicago show will give everybody a lot of 
entertainment. But you dealers who are going, don't 
lose sight of what it can do for you and your enter- 
tainment will last during the selling season. 


In this epoch making year of the great European 
war the motorcycle trade faces opportunities that have 
never knocked at its door before. At the start of the 
war insurance rates were high and shipments few ; 
now, conditions are altered, trade is heavier because 
export shipments are being resumed on a large scale 
now that the seas are opened to merchant ships. 

The coming 3'ear is sure to see a great outflow of 
trade from America to Europe and South America 
during the war, which will be doubled at the end of 
the war when the exhausted nations seek to recruit 
their resources. 

Who is going to profit by this? The American 
dealer in motorcycles will have his share, abroad and 
at home, if he is right on the spot to get it. 

The coming year is going to be the biggest yet 
for the motorcycling trade, and the show is the be- 
einning- of it. Start right ! 



October 6, 1914 

Jcpldng p)]rwaid ^ (oming ^cnts 

September 28-October 10, Birming- 
ham, Ala. — Series of races in connection 
with the Alabama State Fair. 

October 10, Nashville, Tenn. — IVIotor- 
cycle races at the State Fair Grounds 
under the auspices of the Nashville Mo- 
torcycle Club. 

October 10-11, Chicago, 111.— Fifth an- 
nual endurance run of the North Shore 
Motorcycling Club from Chicago to 
Kokomo, Ind., and return. 

October 11, Grant City, Staten Island, 
N. Y. — Completion of bicycle races of 
annual championships on the Boulevard 
under the auspices of the Inter-Club 
Amateur Cycle Road-Racing League. 
Rain date, October 18. 

October 12, Taunton, Mass. — Race- 
meet for motorcycles and bicycles under 
the auspices of the Taunton Driving 

October 12-17, Chicago, III.— Third 

annual motorcycle, bicycle and accessory 
show in the First Regiment Armory. 

October 14, Chicago, 111. — Quarterly 
meeting of the Manufacturers' Associa- 
tion at 10 A. M. in the New Southern 

October 18, Jamaica, Long Island — En- 
durance run of the Jamaica Motorcycle 
Club to Bridgeport, Conn. 

October 21 and 22, Norton, Kan. — 
Series of motorcycle racemeets on the 
half-mile dirt track under the auspices 
of the Northwestern Kansas Motorcy- 
cle Club. 

October 25, Macon, Ga. — Motorcycle 

races in connection with the State Fair, 
which commences on that date. 

November 3-7, San Angelo, Tex. — 
Series of motorcycle races in connec- 
tion with the Fall Fair, under the aus- 
pices of the motorcycle club of that 

November 7 and 8, Phoenix, Ariz. — 
Second annual Coast — Phoenix road race 
for 470 miles, staged under the auspices 
of the motorcycle club of Phoenix in 
cooperation with the Arizona State Fair 
Commission and the San Diego Motor- 
cycle Club. 

November 26, Stamford, Tex. — Motor- 
cycle race at 100 miles. 

December 25, Savannah, Ga. — Profes- 
sional 300-mile road race over Grand 
Prize automobile course. 

January 2-9, New York City — Motor- 
cycle exhibit in connection with the 
Automobile Show in the Grand Central 


Taunton Ready for Columbus Day Meet 

The Taunton Driving Club, of -that 
place in Massachusetts, are making final 
preparations for their regular Columbus 
Day motorcycle and bicycle racemeet, 
which will be held in connection with 
horse races and other sports. There are 
to be three races for motorcycles, to 
which only 30.50 machines will be ad- 
mitted. In the morning a 10-mile bicycle 
road race will be staged. A. E. Barber, 
who will act as referee, announced that 
on the 2Sth ult. 10 entries had been 
received and many more are expected 
before the races are held. 

Norwich Sees Good Racing Program 

Barring a few spills, none of them 
serious, the five events which made up 
the card of motorcycle races at the fair 
grounds track, Norwich, Conn., on the 
26th ult., were run ofi' in good order. 
Riders from Springfield, New York and 
Boston helped to make the races fast 
and exciting for the large crowd of spec- 

While warming up before the second 
event, F. H. Ledger, riding an Excel- 
sior, took a spill and sustained a frac- 
tured collarbone. E. Carroll, mounted 
on an Indian, took a header while round- 

ing the south curve in the third event, 
but jumped up quickly, started his ma- 
chine, and secured third place. 

The summaries: 

Five-mile open 61 cu. in. stripped 
stock — Won by E. Carroll, Indian; sec- 
ond, F. Nixon, Indian; third, H. F. Bur- 
dick, Excelsior. Time, 6:07. 

Five-mile local, 61 cu. in. stripped 
stock — Won by Walter Chappel, Indian; 
second, H. H. Baldwin, Excelsior; third, 
B. Davis, Excelsior. Time, 6:40. 

Seven-mile open, 61 cu. in. stripped 
stock — Won by F. Nixon; second, H. 
F. Burdick; third, E. Carroll. Time, 8:47. 

Five-mile consolation, 61 cu. in. strip- 
ped stock (for riders who had not taken 
a first prize in open events in motorcycle 
meets in New London County) — Won by 
Walter Chappel; second. H. H. Baldwin; 
third, J. Pallazze, Excelsior. Time, 6:50. 

Eight-mile open, 61 cu. in. stripped 
stock — Won by H. F. Burdick; second, 
E. Carroll; third, F. Nixon. Time, 10:06. 

Another Motorcycle Thief Caught 

A motorcycle belonging to David O. 
Greenfield which was stolen recently 
has been recovered by J. W. Ibach, 
Harrisburg, Pa., city detective. As soon 
as the thief is convicted Ibach will re- 
ceive a $25 F. A. M. reward. 

October 6, 1914 




Will R. Pitman Goes to His Final Rest 

Famous Cyclist and Referee Died Last Sunday After Short 
Illness in New York Hospital— One of the Real Veterans of 
the Sport Who Has Done Much for the Uplift of Cycling 

Will R. Pitman, long known lo the 
world of sport as "Happy Days" Pitman, 
died last Sunday at the Polyclinic Hos- 
pital, in New York, following an opera- 
tion for a throat affection. His record, 
familiar to all the followers of the sport, 
is a long and honorable one and dates 
back over 40 j'ears. 

Born in Bangor, Me., he entered the 
revenue service during the Civil War, 
and in 1868 became interested in bicy- 
cling through seeing a tricycle act with 
Hanlon Brothers' circus in Bangor. In 
1869 he won the Maine state champion- 
ship on a tricycle, doing one mile in 5:05 
minutes. He. participated in what was 
perhaps the first racemeet to be held in 
this country, winning the mile event, 
nine years after he won the state cham- 
pionship, in 3:47. His mount was a 52- 
inch English semi-racer. As the types 
of machine changed from the tricycle tri 
the "bone-shaker." from the "ordinarv" 

to the "safety" type, and finally to the 
power-driven two-wheeler. Pitman was 
always active in promoting the interests 
of the sport. In 1884 he led the field 


home in the Boston Bicycle Club's 100- 
mile race for tricycles. 

He was one of the first to appreciate 
the merit of the motorcycle, just as he 
had been one of the first to see that the 
awkward and heavy bicycle of the early 
days could be made into something use- 
ful and efficient. In order to show the 
practicability of the motorcycle, he rode 
two miles in public with it. Since then 
he has confined his services to referee- 
ing the many racemeets, which increased 
in number as the machines increased in 
speed, being for 13 years the referee of 
the Irvington-Milburn 2S-mile race, and 
also on the firing line at Brighton Beach. 
He was one of the founders of the 
League of American Wheelmen. 

"Happy Days," as all his friends liked 
to call him, was one of the most popular 
referees in the sport because of his un- 
failing honestj'. His reputation was such 
that people would exclaim, "Oh, that 



October 6, 1914 

race is sure to be well handled because 
'Happy Days' will be there." 

Only a week before he died his friends 
arranged a banquet for him, Col. George 
Pope being the chairman. Many of the 
cycling notables of the old time and the 
present gathered there in honor of the 
"dean of referees." They did not sus- 
pect that the dinner was to be the last 
he was to attend, or that it was to mark 
his last appearance in public. Letters 
enough to fill a dress suit case were sent 
by the ones who could not attend, and 
Col. Pope presented his old friend with a 
loving cup. 

It is pleasant to remember that this 
testimonial was given "Happy Days" be- 
fore his departure to the hospital, and 
that his last few days were lightened by 
the thought of all the friendly wishes 
that had been tendered him there. 

With the death of "Happy Days" in 
his sixty-sixth year comes the passing 
of one of the few men who link together 
the old times with the present. It marks 
also the passing of a man who by his 
personal honesty and straightforward- 
ness in all matters won the affection of 
his friends and associates to such a de- 
gree that Pitman the referee was less 
widely kno'ivn and honored than "Happy 
Days" the man. 

The funeral will be held on Wednes- 
day evening, 7th inst., at 8 o'clock, in the 
Funeral Church, 243 West 23rd street. 


Three-mile open, motorcycle — Won by 
B. Saver; second, P. Cronlin; third, J. 
Ungerland. Time, 2:28j^. 

Sad Accident Mars Bay Ridge Run 

Of the 88 starters who entered the 
Bay Ridge Motorcycle Club's annual fall 
endurance run on Sunday last, October 
4th, 63 encircled Long Island and 
reached Brooklyn again before the ex- 
piration of the time limit. 

The riders left the clubhouse at Fort 
Hamilton avenue and 37th street, South 
Brooklyn, beginning at 7 A. M., and took 
the eastern shore route to Bay Shore 
and Patchogue to South Hampton, the 
noon control, which was reached at 1 
o'clock, and came back along the west- 
ern shore through Port Jefferson and 
Jericho, arriving at the clubhouse at 6:30 
or thereabouts. 

But one accident marred the otherwise 
perfect run. This occurred when George 
Barnes on a Harley-Davidson and side- 
car, with Mrs. Robert Brazenor as pas- 
senger, skidded into a fence near the 
noon control, severely injuring Mrs. 
Brazenor. She was taken to the South 
Hampton hospital, where it was said 
that she possibly has a fractured skull. 

The full results of the contest will not 
be announced until after the referee, F. 
H. Chase, and the other officials have 
had a chance to compile the figures. 

Defeats Walthour in Feature Number at 
Brighton Matinee in Fast Time — Good 
Attendance Inspires Management to 
Postpone Closing Date. 

Clarence Carmen, the Jamaica whirl- 
wind, proved his superiority over Bobby 
Walthour in the 40-mile match race at 
the Brighton Beach (N. Y.) motordrome 
on the 4th inst. In the last and deciding 
heat he won easily from the Georgian 
rider with two laps to spare. 

A feature of the evening was a medley 
race between Fogler on a bicycle, V. 
Madonna, motor-paced, and A. Chappie 
on a motorcycle. Fogler went two laps 
from a standing start. Madonna four laps 
and Chappie six, both from a flying start. 
Fogler won rather easily, with Chappie 
150 yards behind him, and Madonna 
about ten yards behind Chappie. 

Owing to the big crowd that turned 
out to view the races they will be con- 
tinued next Sunday. 

The summaries: 

Two-thirds-mile handicap — Won by T. 
Hello (35 yards); second, N. Gutoff (85 
yards); third, H. Gerden (100 yards). 
Time, 1:15;/^. 

Three-cornered medley race — Won by 
J. Fogler (two laps on a bicycle); sec- 
ond, A. Chappie (six laps on a motor- 
cycle); third, V. Madonna (four laps 
paced behind motor). Time, 1:15 J^. 

Unknown distance race — Won by T. 
Bello; second, O. Lake; third, J. Nunzi- 
ata. Distance, 1% miles. Time, 2:58. 

Forty-mile motor-paced match race — ■ 
Won by C. Carmen; second, B. Walth- 
our. First heat, IS miles, 19:26. Second 
heat, 10 miles, 12:204/5. Third heat, 15 
miles, IS-A&Ys. 

Three-mile handicap, motorcycles — - 
Won by A. Chappie, scratch; second, J. 
Ungerland (1 lap); third, B. Sayer (1 
lap). Time. 2:224^ 

Leimbach Stars in Crescent Races 

The Crescent Bicycle Club, of Balti- 
more, Md., held a second all-for-glory 
meet at the Clifton Park track on Satur- 
day, October 3, the events being as suc- 
cessful as the ones held the week pre- 
vious. There was a good card and the 
finishes were close and thrilling. August 
Leimbach, the speed champion of the 
club, made his reappearance and cap- 
tured several races. The summaries: 

One-mile greenhorn — Won by G. 
Bausch; second, F. Eby; third, J. Huth. 
Time, 3:31. 

One-mile open — Won by W. Sherman; 
second, L. Sanborn; third, F. Sanborn. 
Time, 3:00. 

Two-mile lap race, decision to winner 
of largest number of laps — Won by W. 
Sherman, 5 laps; L. Sanborn, 2 laps; F. 
Sanborn, 1 lap. Time, 5:10. 

Quarter-mile slow race — Won by H. 
Demsey; second, G. Vogt; third, L. Key- 
ing. Time, 10:00. 

Half-mile miss-and-out — Won by L. 
Sanborn; second, F. Sanborn; third, W. 
Sherman. Time, 1:17. 

Quarter-mile novelty — Won by E. 
Jeffries; second, H. Nolan; third, H. Ne- 
chamkin. No time taken. 

Mile relay — Won by L. Sanborn and 
A. Leimbach; second, F. Sanborn and 
W. Sherman. No time taken. 

Mile handicap — Won by A. Leimbach; 
second, F. Sanborn; third, L. Sanborn. 
Time, 2:58. 

Unlimited pursuits — F. Sanborn de- 
feated L. Sanborn; distance, 2"^ miles; 
time, 8:40. A Leimbach defeated W. 
Sherman; distance, 1^. miles; time, 4:55. 

Special pursuit — Won by A. Leimbach 
over a team composed of T. Baker and J. 
Trost. Distance, 1^ miles. 

McNiel Flirts With Mile Record 

On a damp track, with a light rain 
falling, when it was so dark that the 
other riders withdrew from the race, 
J. A. McNiel, of Minneapolis, mounted 
on a Cyclone motorcycle, made the ex- 
traordinary speed of 32?^ seconds for the 
mile. The new one-third mile board 
saucer track at Omaha, Neb., was the 
scene of McNiel's attempt to clip the 
world's record for the distance. 

Le Humiston at present holds the rec- 
ord with the time of 36 flat, and pro- 
cedure has already been started to have 
the F. A. M. recognize McNiel's per- 
formance. His time for the first lap is 
said to be II/3, which, under the condi- 
tions, is remarkable. 

October 6, 1914 




New England's Champion Finishes First 
in Two Road Races of Inter-Club 
Series — Final Events Carded for Grant 
City Next Sunday 

James Papesca, champion cyclist of 
the New England Wheelmen's club, con- 
tinued his pursuit of the metropolitan 
amateur laurels, when he captured the 
first two out of a series of unpaced road 
races for the individual championship of 
the Inter-Club Amateur Cycling Road 
Racing League, on the Grant City, Sta- 
ten Island, Boulevard, on the 4th inst. 

By his dual victory Papesca scored 10 
points, while Jensen registered 8 and Na- 
gel 6. The two races were ten and five 
miles, and in the first Papesca had all he 
could do to beat the Century Road Club 
champion to the tape, Jensen coming in 
10 seconds after. In the five-mile event 
also Papesca was forced to his fastest 
pace, leading by about 13 seconds at the 

Next Sunday, at Grant City, the final 
two races of the championship series will 
be decided, in addition to the team cham- 
pionship, in which four men from each 
club in the league will take part. 

The summary: 

Ten-Mile Race 

1. J. Papesca, New Ena:. Wh. 

2. E. Jensen, C. R. C. A 

3. G. Nagel, Acme Wheelmen 

4. W. Lock, C. R. C. A., N. Y 

5. G. Knopf, C. R. C. A., N. J 

6. R. Rabino, I. A. G. A , 

7. R. Salvi, Arrow Wheelmen 

Five-Mile Race 

1. J. Papesca, New Eng. Wh.. 

2. E. Jensen, C. R. C. A 

3. G. Nagel, Acme Wheelmen. 

4. W. Lock, C. R. C. A., N. Y. 

5. G. Knopf, C. R. C. A.,, N. J. 

6. R. Salvi, Arrow Wheelmen. 







31 :07 

13:37 Vs 
14:07 j^ 

Kramer Defeats Goullet at Newark 

Saving his sprint until the last lap and 
then beating Goullet to the wire by 
lengths, Kramer, the American cham- 
pion, defeated his Australian rival for 
the cycling honors at the Newark, N. J., 
Velodrome on the 4th inst. in three 
straight heats. One of these was de- 
clared no race by the referee, when 
Kramer squeezed Goullet slightly on the 
last lap. The first heat was Goullet's 
but after that the American was on his 
mettle and would not be denied at the 

Egg found McNamara more than he 
could handle in the 15-mile tandem- 
paced match. The Australian rider sig- 
nalized his return to the racing game. 

after a long lay-off due to a broken 
collar bone, by leading the Swiss speed- 
ster to the tape by about 50 yards in the 
fast time of 27:08^. 

The summaries: 

Two-mile novice, amateur — Won bj' 
W. Staley; second, A. Baker; third, O. 
Brock. Time, 5:01. Winner was pro- 

Half-mile open, professional — Won by 
R. Spears; second, C. Moretti; third, I. 
Lawson. Time, 1:08^. 

Australian pursuit race, amateur — 
Won by F. Weber; second, H. Kaiser; 
third, W. Hanley. Time, ll:56j^. 

Tandem Australian pursuit race, pro- 
fessional — Won by P. Drobach and I. 
Lawson; second, F. Hill and G. Camer- 
on; third, R. Spears and G. Walker. 
Time, 10:20. Distance, 5 miles, 1% laps. 

One-mile match race, professional — • 
Won by F. Kramer, two out of three 
heats. First heat — -Won by Goullet; 
time of last eighth, 0:123/^. Second heat 
— Won by Kramer; time of last eighth, 
0:12. Third heat — Won by Kramer; time 
of last eighth, 0:12. 

Three-mile handicap, amateur — Won 
by W. Hanley (IS yards); second, D. 
McDougall, scratch; third, H. Kaiser, 
scratch. Time, 6:02j^. 

Fifteen-mile tandem-paced match race, 
O. Egg and R. McNamara — Won by Mc- 
Namara. Time. 27:08yi. 

Exposition Team Reaches the Pacific 

After a total of 42 actual riding da}'s. 
the bicycle team of Bob Lawson and 
Chris Hansen, members of the Century 
Road Club Association, has reached San 
Francisco, Cal., for which point they left 
Coney Island on the afternoon of July 
26. Lawson and Hansen apprised their 

division last week of their arrival at the 
Golden Gate on September 29, having 
covered a distance of 4,080 miles, over all 
kinds of roads and in all kinds of weath- 
er. The partners were held up by rain 
and accidents for several days. The trip 
to the Coast was merely for pleasure, 
but on their return journey the New 
York riders will att-empt to break the 
transcontinental record of 37 days, which 
was established in 1896. 

Three Perfect Scores in Penn Run 

Of the 17 riders who started in the re- 
cent readability run of the North Penn 
Motorcycle Club, Philadelphia, only three 
finished with perfect scores, while five of 
the contestants failed to complete the 
course. The riders went to Trenton, and 
thence through Hightstown, Freehold, 
Lakewood, Toms River, Pleasantville, 
May's Landing, Gloucester and Camden, 
covering 206 miles. Following are the 
scores of the finishers: 

W. Wheatley, Emblem, 1,000; A. Kline, 
Harley-Davidson, 1,000; H. Koelp, Har- 
ley-Davidson, 1,000; Guest, Harley- 
Davidson, 994; A. Deviso, Harley-David- 
son, 989; R. Kenneck, Flying Merkel, 
973; J. Kenner, Flying Merkel, 969; J. 
Supoit, Emblem, 931; E. Savin, Excel- 
sior, 956; W. Gilroy, Harley-Davidson, 
921: W. Freible, 897. Wheatley, Kline 
and Koelp received gold medals. 

Members of the Wheeling Motorcycle 
club, of that place in West Virginia, are 
planning a novel event for the near 
future in the nature of a hare and hound 
chase. While arrangements have not 
been completed, it probably will be run 
Sundav, October 11. 




October 6, 1914 


New York Dealer to Handle Product of 
Milwaukee Manufacturer in That City 
and Surrounding Territory — Will Do 
Jobbing Business in Accessories 

George E. Wood, who formerly had 
the distributing agency for R-S motor- 
cycles in New York city and surround- 
ing territory and operated under the 
stjde Riverside Motorcycle Garage, has 
contracted to handle Harley-Davidson 
product exclusively and has obtained the 
territory comprised of New York city, 
Staten Island and Westchester county. 


While Wood is going to remain in his 
present location in 533 West 110th street, 
his concern in the future will be known 
as the . Harley-Davidson Sales Co. of 
New York. 

Elaborate preparations are being made 
by this active dealer to properly handle 
the increased business which he expects 
to do with his new line. His store front 
is being entirely remodeled and a door- 
way six and a half feet wide will be con- 
structed between two nine-foot show 

On the adjoining property a garage is 
being constructed, with accommodations 
for 100 machines. The quarters of the 
Riverside Motorcycle Club which are lo- 
cated in the main building on the floor 
above the salesroom will have its en- 
trance through the garage, so that the 
riders will have access to their rooms at 
all hours of the day or night. 

In the store proper nothing will be 
kept excepting new stock, motorcycles 
and accessories. Wood intends opening 
a large jobbing department and now is 
preparing an attractive catalog for the 

trade showing his lines. He will keep 
one salesman on the road looking after 
this business. He intends to continue 
his policy of selling motorcycles on easy 
payments and will continue to accept all 
marketable machines in part payment for 
new Harley-Davidson motorcycles. 

The day of the opening of the newly 
arranged , quarters will be featured by 
a reception to all motorcyclists, of which 
notice will be given as soon as the alter- 
ations are sufficiently completed to per- 
mit of a positive date being set. An ac- 
tive selling campaign will be instituted 
immediately afterward. 

New York Motorcyclists Should Attend 

New York City motorcycle dealers and 
riders are invited to attend a meeting 
which will be held in the assembly room 
of the Automobile Club of America, 237 
West S4th street. New York, on Thurs- 
day evening, October ISth, at 8:30. 

Plans will then be made for the par- 
ticipation of motorcyclists in the pageant 
incidental to the Commercial Tencen- 
tenary Celebration. October 28 is the 
date set for a monster parade of motor 
vehicles and it is hoped that by a very 
general response the motorcyclists of 
the metropolitan district will impress the 
public with the true importance of the 

Lang Developing the Commercial Field 
C. H. Lang, Harley-Davidson distrib- 
uter for Chicago and Cook County, has 
just sold eight machines to the Chicago 
Telephone Co. and is inaugurating a 
campaign for sales of machines for com- 
mercial purposes with the hope of mak- 
ing up the falling off of sales for pleas- 
ure purposes which always takes place 
at this season of the year. 

Dealers' Ass'n Open to Motorcyclists 

The Retail Dealers' Automobile Asso- 
ciation of Minnesota has added a motor- 
cycle department to the association and 
are inviting the motorcycle dealers of 
that state to join and take advantage 
of the Ijenefits of the organization. The 
main object of the association is to pro- 
vent price cutting and to protect the 
dealer in every way possible. 

Baltimore Dealer Has Good Season 

The Heinz Motor Co. of Baltimore, 
Md., has sold the following machines for 
commercial purposes and report the sale 
of 17S machines so far this season, with 
many prospects for the fall. This has 
been the most successful season the firm 
has had. Forty-one machines and six 
sidecars have been sold for public uses 
and are distributed as follows: 

Gas & Electric Co., 18 machines; Park 
Board, 7 machines; State Roads Com- 
mission, 7 machines and 5 sidecars; 
Health Department, 3 machines and 1 
sidecar; Water Department, 3 machines; 
City Forester, 1 machine; City Engineer, 
1 machine; Electrical Commission, 1 

Bert E. Heinz and his brother. Gus 
W. Heinz, took the agency for the Har- 
ley-Davidson two years ago and have 
made good, as is shown by the fact that 
their 1914 sales showed a big increase 
over 1913, and they have one of the 
neatest shops in Baltimore devoted to 
the exclusive sale of motorcycles. 

Mears an Artist in Speed and Color 
One of the most striking decorations 
in the Francis Scott Key Decorated Mo- 
torcycle Parade recently held in Balti- 
more was that of Carey Mears. Mears, 


who was formerly a resident of Chinco- 
teague, looks Indian-like without any 
war-paint. The accompanying illustra- 
tion shows his unique decorations, con- 
sisting of a tepee erected on the lug- 
gage carrier, made out of flowers, and all 
the regalia that formerly went with his 
tribe. The machine was elaborately 
decorated with greens and cut flowers 
and caused much comment along the line 
of march. 

Mears has a strong claim to the title 
of champion of Maryland, for he was 
the only state rider to win an F. A. M. 
event during the past season, and he has 
defeated the local riders frequently on 
the road. 

October 6, 1914 



FoUo^ving the Dealers' Movements 

Carl Futterer, Harley-Davidson dealer 
at Quincy, 111., moved into a new large 
store at 729 Maine street on the 1st 
inst. His old quarters had been too small 
for his business for some time, par- 
ticularly as he carried a hardware line 
besides the motorcj'cles. Now he has 
given up the hardware business and will 
devote his entire time to motorcycles. 
He will run a day and night service 
department in connection with his new 
store, also a repair department which will 
be in charge of an expert mechanic from 
the factory. 

The Apex Bicycle Co., of Portland, 
Ore., have taken over the stock of mo- 
torcycles and accessories of the Hudson 
Arms Co. Their September business 
showed a substantial increase over last 

Ben C. Straube, manager of the Hub 
Motorcycle Co., Excelsior agents for 
Boston, Mass., keeps his second-hand 
stock of machines on the floor at a low 
point by mailing a weekly bulletin of 
bargains to a selected list of names. 

Hall & Gravatt, Indian agents at At- 
lantic City, have moved to their new 
location at 2522 Atlantic avenue and are 
giving their customers neat booklets 
showing the best roads in New Jersey. 

John Breen is introducing the four- 
cylinder Henderson to the riders of Bay 
City, Mich. He says that he is satisfied 
that he has established the machine in 
that city, and will make many sales in 
the 1915 season. 

The Washington Cycle & Supply Co., 
947 Commerce street, Tacoma, Wash., 
are now the distributers of Dayton mo- 
torcycles in Pierce County. 

The Flying Merkel motorcycle manu- 
facturers have given the agency of their 
machines in Protection, Kan., to C. 

Ed. Berreth and Clyde Fiske, former- 
ly of Portland, have started the Cycle 
Club at Eugene, Ore. They report pres- 
ent business as good and prospects 


Charles Uhlercat, 1317 Derry street, 
has added the Yale to his line. He is 
agent for the Thor. 

considerable prominence to the foreign- 
made bicycle parts and accessories 
which he carries. 

Earl R. Weller, of Portland, Ore., has 
established the Weller Co. and will han- 
dle the Dream tandem. 

Vincent Brothers, distributers of Pope 
motorcycles in Cleveland, O., are going 
to withdraw from the motorcycle bus- 

The New York Sporting Goods Co., 
outfitters to sportsmen everywhere, and 

The Atlantic Sporting Goods Co. has 


located in New York city, have renewed 
the distributing contract for Indian mo- 
torcycles which formerly was in the 
name of F. A. Baker & Co. F. A. Baker, 
who now is vice-president of the Sport- 
ing Goods Co.. the two firms having 
combined on the first of October, will 
be actively in charge of the bicycle and 
motorcycle departments of the concern. 
The only power-driven machine which 
will be handled is the Indian and the 
active campaign which the larger inter- 
ests will wage is expected to result in 
a greater output than has been exper- . 
ienced in former years. 

taken the Harley-Davidson agency for 
Atlantic City, N. J. They are located at 
1428 Atlantic avenue and will run a 
repair-shop and day and night service 

Howard A. French, the Indian distrib- 
uter at Baltimore, Md., was a busy man 
during the Star Spangled Banner cele- 
bration in that city, as his many friends 
from all over the country dropped in to 
see the show and the local Indian chief 
was kept on the go entertaining them. 
French has just added the Henderson to 
his Indian line and he expects to do con- 
siderable business with this machine. 

Vic Lind, of 228 Flatbush avenue, 
Brooklyn, N. Y., is circulating a new 
yellow covered catalog. Although Lind 
handles all kinds of sporting goods, he 
has devoted almost half of his entire 
catalog space to displaying his lines of 
bicycle supplies, including clothing for 
the road rider and racer. He also gives 

Lister Bros., Harley-Davidson agents 
at Cleveland, O.. are building a new 
garage at 1826 East 55th street and when 
finished they will have an excellent show 
room and a large repair-shop. They 
expect to get into their building in about 
two months. 



October 6, 1914 

Bicycles Long Used 

for Military Service 

The use of bicycles for military pur- 
poses dates way back to the Franco- 
Prussian war of 1870, when the veloci- 
pede, or "boneshaker" craze was at its 
height in Paris. At this time a dozen or 
more factories were turning out these 
machines in and around Paris, and it was 
proposed to mount soldiers as well as 
scouts upon them. This ancestor of 
the modern bicycle was tried to a limited 
extent in the French army, but its clum- 
siness and many imperfections militated 
against its practical use and its vogue 
was of short duration. 

The following clipping from the Lon- 
don Daily Telegraph reveals some of the 
fantastic ideas which the army men of 
that time entertained as to the possi- 
bilities of the old "boneshaker": 

"Messrs. Reynolds and May, the two 
Americans who escaped from Paris by 


balloon at the same time as Gambetta, 
have gone to the beleaguered city to 
conclude a contract with the French gov- 
ernment for the supply of a large num- 
ber of a new description of bicycle with 
india-rubber tired wheel. They are to 
be distributed among the forces which 
are being gathered together in all parts 
of France for acting upon the flanks and 
rear of the Prussians. The rubber tires 
make their approach noiseless and they 
are easily propelled at the rate of ten 
miles per hour. The ubiquitous Uhlans 
may therefore anticipate the rapid raids 
of some of the novel cavalry corps about 
to be created." 

One of the men who introduced the 
velocipede into England, Rowley Tur- 
ner, is said to have escaped from Paris 
at the time of the siege on one of these 

During the seventies, when the "ordi- 
nary" or high bicycle was in its prime, 
most of the European armies experi- 
mented with the machine and organized 
cycle corps. 

The tricycle was also put into service. 


and for good roads was a practical ma- 
chine for army use because of its sta- 
bility and the larger amount of equip- 
ment it could carry. Tandems, and 
multi-tricycles ridden by from two to 
six men, equipped with machine guns, 
were used by the English army about 

But when the safety, or modern 
bicycle, came into use in 1887-88, and the 
pneumatic tire in 1890, the armies of 
Europe, and to some extent our own 
army, recognizing the practical advan- 
tage of the improved machine, adopted 
it more widely. 

Special machines for the requirements 
of military use were designed, the most 
unique of which was the folding bicycle, 
which has been used for some years liy 
the armies of France, Italy and Switzer- 

This machine is jointed near the 
seat post, the front wheel and the frame 
folding back beside the rear, and securely 
fastened. It could then be carried on the 
soldier's back, enabling him to get over 
rough and mountainous country with 
both hands free to use his rifle. 

In the present war the motorcycle has 
proved its worth time and again in 
scouting duty, telegraph tending, in re- 
pairing motor vehicles disabled on the 
road, in quick despatch of messages, and 
many other ways described before in 
these columns. 

English Cycle Rider 
Saves French Column 

Every day new tales of heroism come 
from across the sea. A storj' in the New 
York Tribune for October 1 is about 
cyclists in a British detachment who 
gave their lives in order to save a 
French column. It runs as follows: 

Picture an expanse of open country 
bounded on either side by forest land. 
In the open area behind the trenches 
of the French the Germans are making 
the air hum and screatn. 

In the forest land to the right, un- 
known to the enemy, a strong body of 
British troops has taken up its posi- 
tion. In the forest land it is believed 
Germans are hidden. 

Along the road running past this sec- 
tion French reinforcements are march- 
ing into the ambush. Unless they are 
warned they will go to total destruction. 



Henry Roget, a private in the Sth In- 
fantry, tells how the apparently impos- 
sible is accomplished: 

"I was in the trenches with my com- 
panies when I heard the officers con- 
ferring anxiously. 'We must signal 
them,' they said. One of the soldiers 
began flagging, but he quickly fell a 
victim to German sharpshooters. An- 
other shared his fate. 

"The idea of signalling was aban- 
doned. The situation seemed hopeless 
when suddenly from the trees where the 
English were hidden dashed a khaki- 
clad cyclist. He went down ! 

"Another went down. Then a third 
appeared, riding full speed across the 
inferno of fire. With his head bent 
low he managed to reach the advancing 
French column and deliver his warning. 
The French commander dismounted, 
took from his own tunic the medal he 
had won for bravery, and pinned it 
to the British cyclist's breast. Tt was 
given to me, mon camarade,' he said, 
'for saving one life. I have the honor 
of presenting it to you for saving the 
lives of hundreds.' " 

October 6, 1914 



YA/^ith the Cyclists in 

, the Fields of Battle 

I An English Correspondent Narrates Some Exciting 
1 Experiences With and Between the Opposing Armies 

A high tribute to the bicycle comes 
from the war correspondent of the Eng- 
lish Morning Post. Discarding the horse 
or auto for the serviceable and incon- 
spicuous two-wheeler, he journeyed 
along the front for long intervals, pass- 
ing unchallenged where a man in a mo- 
tor would have been stopped and ques- 
tioned. As the news of successive en- 
gagements came in the correspondent 
made quick dashes to the scene of ac- 
tivity on his bicycle, being stopped only 
once, as he relates, "where the road 
was mined." He seems to have been a 
devotee of the bicycle, for he used it 
also in the Balkan war a year or so 

His narrative runs like this: 

"After three weeks' experience with 
the Belgian Army, an experience inter- 
rupted by the necessity of getting out 
of Brussels ahead of the Germans, I 
give a reliable bicycle the palm over 
horses or motor cars as an aid to get- 
ting about country in war time. It can 
go wherever there is a vestige of a road 
or a track. It is not difficult to carry 
over fences and through fields to get 
into the actual line. It asks for no food 
except an ounce of oil every 100 miles. 
It excites the least attention from friend 
and enemy. I have been within smell 
of the Uhlans repeatedly on a bicycle, 
and have been accepted evidently as a 
civilian inhabitant of the country with- 
out challenge. 

"Here in Belgium, where the people 
had the cool habit of running the rail- 
ways along almost to the battle front 
in places, the cycle has been of noble 
value. It was all I took out with me 
in the retreat from Brussels, and if go- 
ing out I had been offered a seat in a 
motor I would have refused unless the 
bicycle could have come, too. It was 
the one absolutely sure means of quick 
transport. To get from Brussels to 
Terneuzen between 11 A. M. and 7 P. M. 
was a fair achievement. And if, as had 
been anticipated generally, there had 
been some attempt to hold the Brussels 
suburbs against the enemy the only way 
to have seen the fighting and to have 

got out safely would have been by cycle. 

"Here in details are the records of 
some cycle trips seeing operations: Au- 
gust 11 by train to Louvain and on by 
bicycle to Tirlemont. I hear there that 
fighting is going on towards the west 
and follow the road as far as a village 
called Griinde, and see the last phase of 
a pretty little action which had begun 
on August 9, had continued through Au- 
gust 10, and, on August 11, was finishing 
with the Belgian cavalry clearing their 
front. I got right into the line to the 
headquarters of the brigade, and, leaving 
the bicycle by the roadside, went into 
a battery cleared for action. A friendly 
artillery officer told me the details of 
the action so far as it had gone, and 
helped me to see tthe remaining opera- 
tions. Also he gave me his probable 
station the next day. 

"Next morning, August 12, early, I 
was able to get out from Brussels by 
train past Louvain, and bicycling to 
Tirlemont learned the probable position 
of my friend's battery. But the infor- 
mation proved to be incorrect — natural- 
ly, a battery is not an immovable feature 
— and I made back for Cumptich, see- 
ing there the headquarters staff of the 
Brigade, and placed the battery to the 
north at Hautern Ste. Marguerite. It 
was a bad road, and when I reached 
Hautern Ste. Marguerite the afternoon 
was far advanced, but I was cheered on 
by the direction given to me by another 
artillery officer to go north and 'follow 
the sound of the cannon.' A soldier 
cyclist accompanied me, and I pushed on 
until nightfall towards Haelen, where, for 
two days after, a battle was fought. Un- 

fortunately it was necessary to return 
to Brussels that night; and as there was 
no certainty or even probability that 
the desultory artillery duel which had 
now ceased would be followed by any- 
thing more serious, I turned back. 

"Another cycle trip on August IS was 
by Tirlemont, through Cumptich, to 
Diest, Haelen, Geez-Bek, over all the 
area of the fighting, and — accompanied 
by a Belgian cavalry officer — over a wide 
extent of country which was being 
'scouted.' Yet another: August 17, 
started from Wavre and followed the 
operations — sometimes within the line — 
as far as Gembloux. None of this would 
have been possible in any other way than 
by cycle. Experience with a motor show- 
ed that it was stopped long before it was 
near to the actual operations. The bi- 
cycle got only one firm refusal to pass, 
and that was over a section of road 
which had been mined. As, too, it was 
a palpably English bicycle, a massive 
'dragoon' type of machine, it served al- 
most everywhere as a passport. Soldiers 
would recognize it as 'Anglaise,' and 
those who knew a little English would 
call out, 'Good-day,' 'Good-luck,' 'What 
cheer.' The little groups would give 
cheers for England. 

"For helping the operations, as well as 
for seeing operations, the bicycle has 
proved of great value in this war. In 
scouting, the carabineer cyclists have 
been able to out-manoeuver the Geramara 
cavalry patrols. A Belgian cavalry offi- 
cer. Lieut. Raoul Daufresne, 3rd Regi- 
ment Lancers, confessed to me retoctant- 
ly that for scouting work the bicycle 
had proved better than the horse. He 
is a very distinguished horseman, well 
known in London, who has been compli- 
mented by the King on his riding at the 
Horse Show, and loves a horse as much 
as he loathes a bicycle. But experience 
had taught him the cycle's value, and in 
proof of his faith he came out with me 
mounted, not on a horse, but on a cycle." 

Regulations Affect German Motorcyclists 

That the motorcycle rider in Germany 
must know his business is proved by J. 
A. Geidel, a Harley-Davidson rider who 
recently returned from the Continent. 
Geidel reports that every prospective 
motorcyclist is required to pass an exam- 
ination on a bulky volume of traffic 
laws and regulations, must have his eyes 
tested by a government physician and 
with his license receives a book contain- 
ing his photograph and a minute descrip- 
tion of himself. Incidentally the gov- 
ernment officials permanently seal the 
muffler cutout of the motorcycle before- 
granting a license. 



October 6, 1914 


Big Commercial Pageant to Have Divis- 
ion of Power-Driven Two-Wheelers — 
Powhatan Robinson Appoints Repre- 
sentative Committee of Motorcyclists 

It has been decided by the committee 
in charge of the automobile pageant - 
which is to be held in connection with 
•the Commercial Tercentenary Celebra- 
tion in New York on the evening of 
Wednesday, October 28th, to have a 
division of the pageant for motorcycles. 
This is to include ordinary motorcycles, 
sidecars and tri-cars, both decorated and 
undecorated, in which all motorcyclists 
of the metropolitan district are invited 
to participate. 

The pageant promises to be the big- 
gest affair of its kind ever staged in this 
country. Indications are that thousands 
of automobiles will be in line and the 
beautiful prizes offered for the motorcy- 
cle section should lure every motorcycle 
club and individual owner within riding 
distance of New York city. Governor 
Glynn has been invited to ride in the 
pageant and will view it from the Court 
of Honor on Fifth avenue, and numer- 
ous other high city and state officials 
will be invited to ride with the Governor. 

From reports read at the luncheon 
tendered to the Automobile Auxiliary 
Committee of the Commercial Tercen- 
tenary Commission recently, the pageant 
seems to be booming along in sweeping 
style. Applications for entry blanks 
have been so numerous that the manage- 
ment has been forced to work overtime 
during the last few days. 

Such men as General Howard Carroll, 
Edward Hagaman Hall, Alton B. Par- 
ker and George F. Kunz are wielding in- 
fluence in business circles to make the 
celebration a colossal one and repre- 
sentative of the better times which are 
coming. Governor Glynn and Mayor 
Mitchell are honorary presidents of the 

The committee in charge of the mo- 
torcycle section is headed by Mr. Pow- 
hatan Robinson as chairman and com- 
munications should be addressed to the 
vice-chairman, J. A. Hall, 322 East 32nd 
street, Brooklyn, N. Y. The other mem- 
bers of the committee are R. D. Weaver, 
Oscar Brant, G. E. Wood, Geo. Ellis, 
Joe Dietrich, Jos. S. Hartig and Amos 

Will R. Pitman ("Happy Days") was 
most appropriately asked to accept a 
prominent position on this committee, 

but was unable to do so on account of 
his illness. 

Plans are being made for equipping 
1,000 motorcyclists with official pennants 
and it is hoped that at least this number 
of motorcyclists will be able to partici- 
pate in this interesting historical event. 

A meeting of motorcycle riders and 
dealers will be held in the rooms of the 
Automobile Club of America, 237 West 
S4th street, on Thursday evening, Oc- 
"tober ISth, at 8:30, to discuss plans for 
the celebration. All interested in motor- 
cycling are invited to be present. 

The following prizes will he awarded: 

stolen from the Coleman Motorcycle 
Shop, 43 Bowery street, Akron, O., Sep- 
tember 19th. The motor number was 
11S08; the machine was fitted with 
Prest-O-Lite tank and Old Sol No. 2 
lamp. No. 3 Goodrich tires and Ohio 
license No. 197SS. 

Captain of Police Andrew McCulley 
of Batavia, N. Y., reports the theft of 
a 1912 model Indian single, chain drive, 
motor No. 47D124. When last seen the 
machine was being ridden by two men; 
one man's clothes were torn and his hand 
badly skinned. A reward is oflfered for 
the return of the machine. 


First, second and third prizes for the 
best decorated machines. 

First, second and third prizes for the 
best decorated machines with sidecars 
attached, and souvenir prize to lady in 

First and second prize for the clubs 
having an attendance of over 15 riders 
coming the greatest distance. 

First and second prize for the clubs 
having an attendance of over 15 riders 
making the best appearance. 

First and second prize for the ma- 
chines decorated in the most novel or 
grotesque manner. 

First, Second and third prize for the 
most appropriately costumed lady rider. 

First, second and third prize for the 
best decorated tandem, with souvenir 
prize for the lady. 

Luggage Carrier on Front Forks 

J. A. McQueen, of Schenectady, who 
rode from Schenectady to Milwaukee 
and return, has solved the problem of 
luggage carrying. The illustration shows 
McQueen on his Harley-Davidson with 
his traveling kit over the front wheel. 
He has taken one of the regular Harley- 
Davidson luggage carriers and adapted it 
to the rocker plate studs so that it will 
travel nicely ahead of the front fork. 
Some of the credit for this innovation 
may be due to L. E. Holmes, who is 
the third in the picture, the instructor 
in manual training in the Schenectady 
high school for boys. 

Watch for These Stolen Machines 
The motorcycles which have been re- 
ported during the past week as stolen 
are as follows: 

Yale, twin, two-speed, motor No. 
25,324; Prest-O-Lite tank, lamp, luggage 
carrier, Stewart speedometer; stolen 
September 20th at Juanita, N. D. Owner, 
J. L. Stein, Oklahoma,, Okla. F. A. M. 
reward, $25. 

A 1914 Flying Merkel, model 471. was 

Chicago Visitors Watch MufHer Law 

One of the reasons why the motor- 
cycle is looked upon with dislike by 
some people is that it has been a very 
noisy vehicle in the past, and the reputa- 
tion of a public nuisance which it ac- 
quired in the mufifllerless days of its 
youth is slow in passing away. 

Everywhere people exclaim, "Oh, 
those things are so noisy; they are very 
disagreeable." The only way to correct 
this opinion of the machine is to prove 
that it no longer makes a racket like 
the passage of a rapid-fire gun along 
the public Iiighway. The newer models. 

October 6, 1914 



especially the 1915 ones, are nearly si- 
lent in operation, and the great majority 
of machines to be encountered on the 
public roads are well mufflered; but all 
too frequently riders "cut out" when 
they want to make fast time. 

In time this is not going to be per- 
mitted. In Chicago, for example, the 
home of the exhibition for next week, 
there is a strict and accurate ordinance 
against the use of the "cut out." This 
is worth quoting in full. 

Section 1728, EE. (Mufflers Must Be 
Incapable of Being "Cut Out" by Per- 
son Riding in or on Vehicle.) No de- 
vice or control used to open, release 
or cut out mufflers with which motor 
vehicles or motorcycles are equipped 
shall be accessible to or within the con- 

F. A. M. was increased by six. The half 
dozen new shops which became identi- 
fied with the national organization were 
located in many states from California 
to New York, as follows; 

No. 1079— Oliver's Repair Shop (O. C. 
Berckhemer), 993 Washington avenue, 
New York City. No. 1080— Chapman 
Plbg. & Motorcycle Garage (Ralph 
Schwartz), 301 South Bickford street, 
El Reno, Okla. No. 1081— Lafayette 
Welding Co. (B. L. Metzger), 1004 Main 
street, Lafayette, Ind. No. 1082— John 
W. Thomas, Jr., 110 East Pittsburgh 
street, Greensburg, Pa. No. 1083 — Graf- 
figna Bros. (D. G. and E. G.), 108 North 
Sacramento street, Lodi, Cal. No. lOS". 
—William H. Fonda, 31 Pine street, Am- 
sterdam, N. Y. ' 

F. A. M. GAINS 343 IN 


trol of any person riding therein or 
thereon so that such muffler may be 
opened, released, or cut out by any oc- 
cupant of such motor vehicle or any 
person upon such motorcycle while in 
motion. It shall be unlawful for any 
person to operate or for any owner of 
a motor vehicle or motorcycle to permit 
to be operated on any street, alley, or 
public place of this city any motor ve- 
hicle or motorcycle in violation of the 
provisions of this section. (Passed July 
7, 1913.) 

Riders who have the best interest of 
motorcycling at heart will do their best 
to make the enforcement of such a law 
— and the Chicago police are prepared to 
enforce it strictly — unnecessary. 

Carson Conceives a Family Vehicle 

A novel family pleasure vehicle has 
been fashioned by L. H. Carson, 315 
West 60th place, Chicago, consisting of 
a converted motorcycle truck. It seats 
comfortably two adults and two children, 
providing pleasure trips for the young- 
sters as well as their parents. 

Six Repair Shops Registered 

During the past week the number of 
repair-shops to be registered with the 

Johnson Appoints More Attorneys 

The number of legal action attorneys 
appointed by the F. A. M. to take care 
of the legal matters of its members in 
the different sections of the country is 
rapidly growing, as three more were add- 
ed to the list during the past week. One 
of the new attorneys, C. F. Campbell, 
is at 314 Main street, Worcester, Mass.; 
another is James Esdale, First National 
Bank Bldg., Birmingham, Ala,, while the 
third is Thomas E. Gill, Ashton Block, 
Rockford, 111., for Winnebago County. 

Renewals During the Ninth Month To- 
tal 259, With New York Leading in 
That Column — Ohio Brings in Great- 
est Number of New Members 

The cool month of September, the best 
in the year for touring, sees activity in 
the F. A. M. membership figures. New 
members to the number of 165 were 
taken into the national organization on 
the affiliated basis, while 178 unaffili- 
ated names appear on the roll list. The 
renewals figure up to 259, New York be- 
ing the chief contributor to this column 
with Massachusetts a close second. 

Ohio shows up well with a total of 
50 new members. New York is strong 
in renewals, having 43 to her credit. An 
interesting item is the addition of 11 
new affiliated names to Oregon's list, 
showing that in the northermost corner 
of the country the power-driven two- 
wheeler is mounting in popularity. In 
the sunny plains of Arizona, where rid- 
ing during the winter is a favorite 
pastime, new members are also signing 

The membership statistics are: 

Affil- Unaffil- Re- 
State, iated. iated. newals. 
New Hampshire . . 2 

Vermont 1 1 

Massachusetts ■■..16 15 30 

Rhode Island 5 7 

New York 17 13 43 

New Jersey 8 18 9 

Pennsylvania 13 14 

Maryland 1 1 5 

Virginia 2 1 

South Carolina.... 10 

Tennessee 6 2 4 

Georgia 5 1 4 

Alabama 1 

Texas 11 7 7 

Kentucky 3 3 

Mississippi 1 2 

Oklahoma 1 1 

Ohio ....: 24 26 29 

Indiana 4 7 7 

Illinois 28 11 22 

Missouri 2 

Wisconsin 2 9 

Michigan 7 8 

Minnesota 9 8 

South Dakota 7 2 1 

Nebraska 1 4 i 

Kansas 10 7 >> 

Iowa 5 

California 8 9 12 

Colorado 1 

New Mexico 1 

Arizona 4 3 

Wyoming 1 

Montana 3 

Idaho 1 

Oregon 11 2 2 

Washington 2 6 

Panama 2 

Canada 2 

China 1 

165 178 259 



Octobdt 6, 1914 

No Olympia Cycle Show Because of War 

For the first time in about 40 years 
there will be no cycling show in Eng- 
land. This decision was reached at a 
meeting held by the Cycle, Motor Cycle 
and Trader's Union on September 22nd 
in Coventry. There have been a num- 
ber of opinions advanced to account for 
this action on the part of the Union, 
but the consensus of opinion seems to 
be that the action was largely influenced 
by sentiment on the part of the manu- 
facturers who did not want to be en- 
gaged in the promotion of an exhibition 
at a time when the country was em- 
broiled in war. 

It has been said, too, that the manu- 
facturers hesitated to attempt to "force 
a market" for their wares when the com- 
mercial condition of the country was so 
unsettled. If this is a reason for the 
abandonment of the show project it 
probably is a business error on the part 
of the Union, for it is generally agreed 
that not to hold the show will be to 
confess doubt as to the inclination on the 
part of the public to continue its inter- 
est in the sport of motorcycling and at 
this time and under these conditions an 
evidence of confidence on the part of 
the industry would inspire confidence on 
the part of the public. Financial, and 
its consequent business depression is a 
thing to be avoided at all hazards at a 
period when a spark may easily be turn- 
ed into a conflagration. 

W. H. Wells, manager of the Indian 
branch in London, who now is in this 
country at the headquarters of the Hen- 

dee Mfg. Co., in Springfield, Mass., when 
asked for his opinion on the decision of 
the Union not to hold the annual show, 
was strong in his expression of dis- 
approval. "As one of the charter mem- 
bers of the Traders' Union I am con- 
versant with its affairs and I cannot help 
but think that it is a mistake not to hold 
the show," he said. "The public should 
have every evidence that the industry is 
on a firm basis and that practically every 
manufacturer, and especially those who 
are most prominent in the trade, is with- 
out fear as to business conditions and 
the purchasing power of the country. 

"We have absolutely nothing to fear 
and the annual show would be the best 
evidence of that. I am sorry that this 
decision has been reached and I am 
sorry, too, that I could not have been 
at home at the time of the last meeting 
of the Union, when I could have had an 
opportunity to voice a protest against 
the step which I consider most unwise. 

"So far as the Indian branch is con- 
cerned, it will not have any effect; that 
is, it will not have any effect in a detri- 
mental sense. Our business is increasing 
by bounds every year and the proportion 
of business which we will do this com- 
ing year undoubtedly will be as great 
an increase over last year as that year's 
business was over the year before. The 
trade as a whole is bound to suffer, but 
the brunt of the depression will be borne 
by the home manufacturers. 

"The Union has more than $100,000 in 
its treasury and if it had been neces- 

sary to spend some of that in conduct- 
ing the show the end would certainly 
have justified the means. This will be 
the first November in a long, long time 
that there has not been a cycling ex- 
hibit in the Olympia." 

Mr. Wells will be in this country until 
the Chicago show is over and a few days 
later he will sail for home and start at 
once on an active selling campaign on 
the other side. 

Coffman Appoints Congress Delegates 

President Coffman of the F. A. M. 
has appointed a committee of four to 
represent the national organization at 
the Fourth American Road Congress, 
which will convene in Atlanta, Ga., on 
November 9th. President Coffman's ap- 
pointments are: C. L. Elyea, Elyea- 
Austell Co., Atlanta; Gus Castle, man- 
ager Harley-Davidson Motor Co., At- 
lanta; Robert Stubbs, Indian agent, 
Birmingham, Ala., and Gray Sloop, 
Mooresville, S. C. 

In speaking of the appointments Coff- 
man said: "This recognition of the mo- 
torcycle rider is much appreciated and 
the gentlemen in question will, I am 
sure, represent the Federation in a be- 
coming manner. The willingness of the 
motorcycle rider to cooperate with all 
movements which tend to better road 
conditions and the application of the 
Safety First principle is proof positive 
of good citizenship and as such is being 
recognized the country over." 

You can take this bicycle on an automobile trip by strapping it to the side of the car. The 
front wheel reverses, the handlebars turn in, also the pedals; the saddle comes off readily, and 
the machine appears as shown 

At present the market for bicycles in 
Genoa, Italy, seems good, as there are 
several economic factors tending to dis- 
courage the use of light delivery autos. 
First, the expense of an automobile — 
even a light-weight one — is greater than 
the majority of the Genoese business 
shops and stores would care to under- 
take. Second, rapid deliveries are not 
particularly essential, except for news- 
papers, and shops in general in this dis- 
trict are not rushed to deliver goods pur- 
chased. Third, there is an abundant 
and cheap supply of labor to carry or- 
ders by hand or on pushcarts or bicy- 
cles, young boys or girls being used 
mostly therefor. Most of the shops, 
and similar business establishments in 
Genoa and elsewhere in this district, are 
comparatively small; in fact, the one or 
two small department stores in Genot 
are not flourishing, owing to the fact 
that the Genoese prefer to purchase 
from the many small unpretentious shops 
found in the old and narrow streets. 


October 6, 1914 



Here Comes the Motorcycle Windshield 

One of the most telling arguments 
of those who endeavor to discredit the 
motorcycle as a pleasure vehicle, or as 
a commercial proposition, too, for that 
matter, is that with the power-driven 
two-wheeler it is absolutely impossible 
to ride for any considerable distance 
and alight from the saddle "spotless." 
But if the windshield and dustshield 
which has been evolved by a Wilming- 
ton, O., rider and which is pictured 
herewith, does all that it is intended to, 
or that its maker claims for it, the force 
of that argument will have been lost. 

As is indicated in the photographs, 
the shield comprises a cloth cover sup- 
ported on a vertical bow attaching to the 
handlebars of the machine, and a more 
than ordinarily wide dust and mud flap, 
also made of cloth, which is attached to 
the back of the front mudguard by means 
of clamped on brackets. The framework 
is made of light steel tubing and at- 
taches to the ends of the rigid fork 
member and by means of split screw 
clamps to the sides of the handlebars at 
a point just forward of the grips. This 
tri-point support makes the frame ex- 
tremely rigid. The cover, which is madr 
of mohair, of about the same weight as 
is used for the tops of automobiles, at- 
taches to this framework by means of 
coach trimmers' buttons, and reaches all 
the way down to the ends of the forks, 
where it terminates in a pair of small 
splashers. The framework and the 
cover it is claimed can be attached to 

the motorcycle inside of ten minutes. 
At the top of the cover a crescent-shaped 
window of celluloid is fitted. 

The slope of the hood is such that at 
ordinary speeds on dustless pavements 
the rider can look over the top of the 
shield with all comfort, for the wind is 
deflected over his head. At high speeds 
or when dust is encountered, by slightly 
bowing his head the rider is fully pro- 

tected, while owing to the large size of 
the window through the hood his vision 
is not impaired in the slightest. 

The device weighs but nine pounds and 
is said to have no effect whatever upon 
the ease of steering and but a slight 
effect upon the speed of the vehicle. It 
should prove a boon to riders who use 
their machines continually from one sea- 
son to the next regardless of weather. 




M. P. Fogh, who is a station operator 
in the power house at Cedar Falls, 
Wash., arrived in Middletown, Thurs- 
day, September 17th, on a 1914 /-horse- 
power chain drive Flying Merkel motor- 
cycle, having left Seattle, Wash., July 
2Sth. He is on his way to New York 

Fogh has encountered during his trip 
some very interesting experiences. His 
ride from Seattle lay through Ellens- 
burg, Wash., via the Snoqualamie I'ass, 
3,000 feet high, through the Cascade 
Mountains. After negotiating this he 
rode over the Chicago, Milwaukee and 
St. Paul railroad tracks for 42 miles to 
Pendleton, Ore., from which point he 
went to La Grande, Ore. Going through 
Idaho he cut out Boise City and went 
direct to Shoshone, thence to Salt Lake 
City, and on south to Provo across the 
Utah desert to Grand Junction, Col. 
From that point he made for Gunnison, 

across Monarch Pass, 11,400 feet in alti- 
tude, over the very backbone of the con- 
tinent. On one stretch of this he en- 
countered a 12 per cent grade 12 miles 
long. Arriving at Salida, he made for 
Canon City, Pueblo and Denver, from 
which point he started due east to Kan- 
sas City, Mo., through mud most of the 
way. En route to Kansas City he was 
laid up in Waverly, Mo., for four days 
on account of a cloud burst, which 
washed out the roads. From Kansas 
City he went to Boonesville, Mo., thence 
to Keokuk, la., through more mud. From 
Springfield, 111., he struck out for Mid- 
dletown via Indianapolis. 

Fogh's trip has taken him so far 
through 11 states for a distance of 3,379 
miles. He says his spring frame and 
spring fork Merkel was his salvation 
inasmuch as his occupation of stationary 
engineer is rather a sedentary one. 
which does not permit of any great op- 
portunity for hardening one's self. He 
states that he has not been delayed one 

minute for any mechanical trouble of 
any kind. He will leave for New York 
next Tuesday. 

Except for the delays due to impas- 
sable roads and other unforseen topo- 
graphical difficulties, Mr. Fogh has main- 
tained his schedule most admirably. He 
has not been out for a record, but has 
been taking his time and enjoying him- 
self along the way. 

Rides 5,000 Miles; Repairs, 16 Cents 

One man who finds the motorcycle 
the most enjoyable vacation is P. H. 
Sheridan, of Youngstown, O. He re- 
cently finished a tour of 5,000 miles, 
lasting for two months. He rode a 
Harley-Davidson through Toledo, Cleve- 
land, Buffalo, Rochester and other 
points. The only expense for repairs to 
the Harley-Davidson through the long 
trip was^ 16. cents for two small parts. 
Sheridan looks the picture of good health 
after his outing and claims motorcycling 
is the most inexpersive pastime. 



October 6, 1914 

Hints That Help in Making Merchandise Move 

Pugnacity Is Always Bad Business 

"What's the matter with Oleo and 
Street?" inquired a distributer's salesman 
of a local city salesman in whom he 
had great confidence. 

"Oh, they are all right. They sell 
quite a number of machines. They have 
a nice place. And they have three good 
non-competing lines," said the quiet re- 
tail salesman. 

"I know all that," persisted the dis- 
tributer's salesman. "What I want to 
know is why they don't make any 
money? Why they don't build up a 
bigger business than they have? Why 
don't you see more of the motorcycles 
they represent on the streets?" 

"Do you really want to know? Well, 
then, I'll tell you. As a business in- 
stitution they have two big faults. First, 
they don't always give their customers 
a square deal. Second, they cannot keep 
a good salesman. Every good salesman 
in town has worked for them some time. 
But nobody sticks. The members of the 
firm are too pugnacious. They want to 
mix in everything. And they have a 
knack of making the salesman sore and 
making the customer sore. That's their 
secret. And it is keeping them from 
making a big success." 

If a business concern can keep its 
employes and build a real organization 
it has a mighty good chance for the 
present as well as the future. But if 
it cannot retain its salesmen for more 
than a few months "there is a nigger in 
the wood-pile" and he ought to be 
smoked out. 

Self control that views with patience 
the mistakes of a salesman and that 
gives the customer a pleasant answer 

even when you know he is trying to 
"put one over" is worth cultivation. 

Get a Good Mailing List 

"Advertising literature is sales seed," 
says a dealer who knows. 

"We don't expect the advertising we 
do to make sales for us, but we do know 
that it paves the way and it brings peo- 
ple in here and gives our salesmen a 
chance at them. Furthermore, it predis- 
poses people in favor of our machines, 
so the salesmen do not have to go so 
deeply into detail and it keeps our name 
before them. That is why we use a mail- 
ing list, keep it up to date, and mail every 
piece of good advertising matter that 
comes to us from the factory to live 

The minute you absorb that idea the 
advertising matter ceases to gather dust 
on the showroom table or underneath 
the stationery pile, and instead gets into 
the mails, on the way to the man it was 
written for. 

The salesroom table rriay be a good 
place, but a much better place is the 
home of a possible customer. Plant the 
sales-seed — and plant it while it is fresh 
and has the germ of life still in it — if you 
would reap any benefit from it. 

other fellow has been there, and the 
order gone when he gets there. 

Not only do employers love a man who 
has lots of "pep" and the do-it-quick 
spirit, but prospective customers like it, 
too. Men like to feel that the salesman 
is eager after their business. And the 
sight of such a man in action often 
creates sufficient enthusiasm so that he 
gets the order when a salesman of the 
slow-moving type would not get it at all 
— even with the same goods. 

Stir up the "pep!" Get out your en- 
thusiasm! Look it over and see if it is 
false and threadbare or genuine and 
closely woven all through. It must be 
the real goods to stand the strain of 
business nowadays. If you haven't got 
the right stuff or are the least bit doubt- 
ful get a fresh supply. 

Get Out and Put It Over 

You can't get business by staying in 
and wishing for it. You must get out 
and hustle. 

"They don't move fast enough for me," 
said a big business man in speaking of 
his salesmen. And there is a lot in that 
One must move fast these days in order 
to keep ahead. The fellow who waits 
and procrastinates is sure to find the 

Creative Responsibility Necessary 
Walter Dill Scott, who is, by the way, 
a practical psychologist, filling the chair 
of psychology at Northwestern Univer- 
sity, Evanston, 111., says the young man 
of today cannot succeed unless he has 
as a motive "creative responsibility." 

Prof. Scott bases his statement upon 
the present methods of education, which 
he analyzes in detail. "Put responsibility 
upon the man the first day he starts," 
says Scott. "If he is any good he will 
shoulder it and if not he will show it." 

To be successful with your employes 
you should study the motives that ani- 
mate them. Naturally it follows that 
the salesman who understands and 
analyzes the motives that govern his 
customers will be best able to shape his 
selling talk along the line of least re- 



Farmers' Prejudice 

Is Easily Overcome 

Walker Suggests Selling Schemes for 
Dealers in Agricultural Districts 

"The great majority of motorcycles 
sold in farming communities are bought 
by young men," says W. J. Walker, man- 
ager of the New England branch of the 
Harley-Davidson Motor Co. "The older 
people are more or less prejudiced 
against the machines because they re- 
gard the motor-driven two-wheelers as 
dangerous and difficult to operate, and 
it is only by actual demonstrating that 
these fears are groundless and that their 
good-will can be obtained. 

"I have found that the use of the side- 
car for demonstrating in rural districts 
has been of great benefit in converting 
a prospect to a buyer, because then the 
older folks can be taken out for a spin 
and shown how easy it is to operate a 
motorcycle and what pleasures can be 
derived from the two-wheeler. 

"One of the best arguments is that by 
allowing the boys to buy a motorcycle 
they can keep them more easily on the 
farm and are more satisfied with their 
work, as the motorcycle affords them a 


the farmer on the telephone and he came 
to town on his motorcycle and admin- 
istered remedies to the horse which 
saved its life. 

Another advantage of the motorcycle 
over the horse is that it is cheaper to 
operate, as there is no expense to the 
motorcycle when it is not in use, where- 
as a horse always has to be fed and is 
continually an expense. Then, too, there 
are quite often breakdowns in some of 
the machinery on the farm, and there 
have been several cases where the motor- 
cycle engine was harnessed to the ma- 
chinery and effectively did the work 
until proper repairs could be made. 

"The motorcycle has come to stay 
and it will not be many years before 


quick and easy way to run to town often 
and to participate more in the pleasures 
of life. 

"It is also very simple to show a farm- 
er that the motorcycle has innumerable 
uses on the farm. As an illustration, 
a well-known farmer near Salem, Mass., 
sent his team to town with a hired man 
with a load of produce, and while in the 
city one of the horses was taken sick 
with the colic. The hired man called 

every modern farmer will have a motor- 
cycle, just as he would have his other 
farming implements." 

Hopper Has the Right Business Idea 

"Give the average person a Harley- 
Davidson motorcycle and a big feed and 
he is your friend for life," says Manager 
Norman C. Hopper of the House of 
Hopper, .Salt Lake City. Acting upon 
his conviction he gave all the Harley- 

Davidson riders in the city a feast of 
watermelons in the beautiful Wasatch 
canon which leads out from one of the 
main streets. In all, 50 riders took ad- 
vantage of the opportunity, and 40 
melons were needed to satisfy them. 

A shady spot in the canon was selected 
and although it was 90 in the shade the 
riders were within a few miles of per- 
petual snow, which could be reached by 
a Harley two-speed within half an hour. 
The House of Hopper intends to make 
the watermelon feast an annual affair. 

Suffragists Routed by Motorcyclists 

Suffragist versus cyclist! That's the 
latest in Omaha. At a recent street 
meeting, men and wome speakers urged 
votes for women, and some of the city's 
many motorcyclists rode by or stopped 
for a moment out of curiosity. The pop- 
pop of their machines annoyed the speak- 
ers, especially the weak-voiced women, 
so the police were called. A motorcy- 
cle officer responded in a hurry, and the 
speakers complained that the cyclists 
were deliberately trying to break up the 
meeting. No offenders could be pointed 
out, however, and the cop motored back 
to the booby-hatch with a smile on his 
face, instead of prisoners in his cus- 
tod}'. The motorcyclists continued on 
their pleasure rides and the suffragists 
no longer could complain of suffering — 
at least not as the result of the motor- 

Wetzel Seeks Companion for Long Trip 

R. H. Wetzel, of 3908 West 36th street, 
Cleveland, O., has just returned from a 
ISOO-mile trip through New England. 
He expects to ride out to Los Angeles 
next year and would be glad to hear 
from anyone who contemplates the trip. 

The war has not put a stop to all 
motorcycle events on the Continent. The 
Danish Grand Prix races recently came 
off very successfully. Of the 25 ma- 
chines in their class 10 finished without 
penalties and 8 of these were Indians. 



October 6, 1914 


Rain, Mud and Slimy Roads Compel 
Calling Off of Attempt at End of Sec- 
ond Day — Professional Riders Take 
All But One Prize 

An incessant downpour of rain for two 
days, mud six or seven inches deep on 
the roads which clogged the wheels and 
caked under the mudguards, put a stop 
to the second attempt of the Kentucky 
Motorcycle Touring Club to hold its 
first annual endurance run of 670 miles. 
A remnant of the ill-fated expedition, 
consisting of the professional Indian 
riders, made its way to Bowling Green, 
Ky., on the last lap of the run 30 min- 
utes late, and after considerable jug- 
gling of telephone wires the officials 
decided to call it a run at Bowling 
Green and award prizes according to 
how everybody finished on the night ot 
the second day's run. 

Seven men lined up before the starters 
at Louisville on the morning of Sep- 
tember 22— E. G. Baker, W. J. Teub- 
ner, H. Pardon, the professionals who 
made up the Indian team; Frank Mar- 
shall, big chief of the local wigwam; 
P. J. Kline, the local Harley-Davidson 
dealer; J. R. Walker, of Lexington, and 
M. C. Becker, a local amateur, who car- 
ried off the amateur cup. 

The boys got through the first day's 
run without mishap, checking in at 
Lebanon on time. At the start of the 
second day's run of 84 miles to Mam- 
moth Cave, the boys ran into rain, which 
grew worse as they advanced. The roads 
were in such bad shape that only Baker, 
Teubner, Pardons and Marshall checked 
in on time. They decided to go the full 
half course in order to have it called a 
run, although the other riders decided 
to quit. 

The 40 miles to Bowling Green proved 
to be about as much as human endur- 
ance could stand, because the rain con- 
tinued without let up, and the roads fast 
became impassable. Baker and Marshall 
both had falls. At one point in the road 
Baker almost ran into a farmer driving 
a team of mules. The farmer reached 
for his gun, declaring that "he had al- 
ready shot one feller off his machine for 
scaring his mules and he had a good 
notion to do him the same way." How- 
ever, he let him depart and the farmer 
had barely got his wagon out of the ditch 
when along came Teubner and the same 
farce was enacted again. Teubner sat 
still and let the enraged driver swear 

himself out, because, as he said, he did 
not feel exactly bullet-proof at the time. 
The team reached Bowling Green about 
30 minutes late and Marshall, who blew 
out his last tube, got in after dark when 
the rain was so heavy that the headlights 
only showed 10 or IS feet. 

The silver cup offered by the club for 
the factory team with the highest aver- 
age score was awarded to the Indian 
aggregation, while the silver cup offered 
by the Hendee Co. for Class B profes- 
sionals went to Frank Marshall, and the 
Frank Marshall cup was given to M. C. 
Becker, the only amateur to finish the 
second day's run. 

Next year it is expected that a bigger 


Speedy Australian Takes American 
Champion's Scalp in One-Mile Match 
in New Haven — Fogler Wins Both 
Scratch and Handicap Numbers 

Alfred Goullet, the Australian, again 
defeated Frank Kramer, the American 
champion, in a match at the New Haven 
track, Friday night, 2nd inst. Kramer 
pleased his many admirers when he 
won the first heat, but the Australian 
battled his way home in front in the 


run will come off, in which the club will 
put up cash prizes of $200 or more in 
addition to the cups. The plans for next 
year will be announced at the Chicago 

G. A. Ross, of Augusta, Ga., who re- 
cently made a trip from Augusta to 
Detroit and return over the Allegheny 
and Cumberland mountains with a repair 
cost of less than $1, claims that in many 
parts of Kentucky and Tennessee he 
traveled mountain paths that hardly were 
entitled to be called roads. 

Hamilton M. Laing, of Oak Lake, 
Man., Can., an author and illustrator 
who specializes in photographing wild 
game, finds a motorcycle of great value 
in reaching his subjects in their native 
haunts. Laing finds the two-wheeler 
much more serviceable than a canoe in 
reaching out-of-the- way places. 

second and third. Joe Fogler, the 
Brooklynite, annexed both the open and 
handicap events which were open to the 

The summary; 

One-mile handicap, amateur — Won by 
W. Hanley, scratch; second, F. Jehan, 
40 yards; third, F. Herbert, 20 yards. 
Time, 1:583-^. 

Three-mile lap race, amateur — Won by 
W. Hanley; second, T. Sullivan; third, F. 
Jehan. Time, 6;51. 

One-mile handicap, professional — Won 
by J. Fogler, 15 yards; second, I. Law- 
son, 20 yards; third, G. Cameron, 50 
yards. Time, 1:567^. 

Five-mile open, professional — Won by 
J. Fogler; second, I. I.awson; third, P. 
Drobach. Time, 10:19. 

One-mile match, F. Kramer vs. A. 
Goullet — Kramer won first heat, Goullet 
second and third. Times, 2:38, 2:39}i 
and 2:40. 

October 6, 1914 




Baltimore Rider Retains Lead in Na- 
tional Century and Mileage Competi- 
tion — Many Changes in Position of 
First 12 Since Last Report Was Made 

The standing of the contestants in 
the National Century and Mileage Com- 
petition of the Century Road Club As- 
sociation up to August 31st shows many 
changes in position among the first 12. 
Anderson, who was in 8th place in July, 
moved up to 4th, while Jensen climbed 
from 10th to 7th, and Segal from 7th 
to Sth. Probably the recent Labor Day 
run in which they took part will boost 
Jensen and Segal some more. Sanborn, 

Strieker maintains his lead, closely fol- 
lowed b}' Fred .Sanborn, who recently 
took first place in the National Century 
Mileage competition. During August 
the members pedaled 4,285 miles and 12 
centuries, which brings the total since 
the first of the year up to 26,230 miles, 
70 centuries and one triple century. 

The contestants stand in the following 
order: J. Strieker, F. M. .Sanborn, E. 
Vncierson, W. T. Wright, W. Sherman 
L. Jii. Sanborn, J. Shauck, A. Pridgeon, 
a'. J. Baker, R. Leimbach, J. F. Huber, 
W. G. Huber, T. W. Baker, W. Leim- 
bach and C. H. Thoms. 

Peterson Entertains the Indians 

When L. A. T. Peterson, keeper of the 
Indian wigwam in Waterbury, Conn., 
conceived the idea of giving his riders a 
corn roast he had no idea that he was 


however, is still camped at the top, while 
Steppello, who jumped into second place, 
last month, has kept his position. 

It is expected that the cooler weather 
during September will induce all the 
riders to swell their mileage totals. The 
standing on August 31st was as follows: 

1 — Fred M. Sanborn Baltimore, Md. 

2 — George Steppello. .Long Island City 

3— Ralph W. Starr New York City 

4— E. M. Anderson. .. .Baltimore, Md. 

S — Sylvain Segal New York City 

6 — Wm. A. Buggeln. . . . New York City 

7 — Edwin Jensen Astoria, L. I. 

8— Robert Post ..New York City 

9— H. A. Whiteman. . ..New York City 

10 — W. F. Plumb Kalamazoo, Mich. 

11— A. R. Jacobson New York City 

12— Wm. Winquist Brooklyn, N. Y. 

giving himself some additional overhead 
for the next several years at least. The 
party was staged at Quassapoag Lake, 
near the Brass City, one day last week, 
and every one of the 35 present invited 
themselves to next year's function and 
all but set the date. Therefore it's up 
to Pete to make good. After the feast 
the floor was cleared and a Victrola 
manufactured the latest tango music for 
the merrymakers, who almost met the 
sun when they took the trail for home, 
tired but willing to do it again. The 
host is the first gentleman seated on the 

Strieker Leads in Crescent Mileage 

Reports from the Crescent Bicycling 
Ckib of Baltimore, Md . show that John 

Indian Club Enjoys Indian Summer 

Motorcycle touring is now at its finest 
in southern Ohio and Kentucky, and 
members of the Indian Motorcycle Club, 
of Cincinnati, O., are making the most 
of the time by participating in club runs 
every clear Sunday. 


First of the Season's Six-Day Races Will 
Start in Boston November 2nd — Many 
Old-Timers and Some Nev/ Ones Seen 
in Team Make-up. 

Unless some last-minute changes are 
made in the personnel of the teams, the 
following combinations will line up for 
the start of the Boston six-day race, 
which will get under way November 2: 

Reggie McNamara, Australia, and 
Jimmy Moran, Chelsea. 

Percy Lawrence, San Francisco, and 
Jake Magin, Newark. 

Norman Anderson, Denmark, and 
Worth Mitten. Davenport. 

Alfred Goullet, Rustralia, and Fred 
Hill, Boston. 

Patsy Logan, South Boston, and Alvin 
Loftes, Providence. 

Martin Ryan, Newark, and Lloyd 
Thomas, San Francisco. 

Rudolph Ruddi-Russe, Austria, and 
Vincenzo Madonna, Italy. 

Oscar Egg, Switzerland, and Bobby 
Walthour, Atlanta. 

Clarence Carmen, Jamaica, L. I., and 
George Wiley, Syracuse. 

Joe Kopsky, New York, and Norman 
Hansen, Denmark. 

Peter Drobach, South Boston, and Iver 
Lawson, Salt Lake City. 

George Cameron, New York, and 
Charles Piercey, Australia. 

Cochran Wins St. Louis Handicap 

A. R. Cochran, with a 7-minute handi- 
cap, won the annual handicap road race 
of the St. Louis Cycling Club, Sunday, 
the 27th inst., from a good field, his 
time being 41:12^. 

W. C. Martin was given a 12-minute 
handicap and surprised the crowd by 
finishing second. Martin's leg was brok- 
en in the Coliseum accident two years 
ago and he had to ride with one foot. 

J. B. Freeman, the star rider of the 
club, won the time prize, covering the 
14 miles in 37:48, with W. L. Schneider 
second, his time being 38:58. There was 
a west wind to ride against and the road 
was heavily oiled in places, making the 
time slower than in previous years. 

There were 21 entries and IS finished 
in the order named: A. R. Cochran, 
W. C. Martin, W. L. Schneider, Martin 
Hohner, L. G. Brod, C. B. Smith, Syl- 
vanus Gaskill, F. J. Pollnow, Geo. Mar- 
tin, J. B. Freeman, M. C. Lauenstein, 
Robert Tidd. A. J. Schreiner. A. C. 
Thompson and J. Roman. 



October 6, 1914 


Carlson Wins Providence Club's Feature 

Rides Indian Twin Up Dolly Cove Hill in 15 2-5 Seconds 
— Garand Wins Race for Single Cylinder Machines 

If there previously had been any 
doubt in the minds of the good people 
of Hopkins Mills, of the hill-climbing 
ability of motorcycles, it was entirely 
rounted on the afternoon of September 
27 by the demonstrations on Dolly Cove 
hill, where the Providence Motorcycle 
Club staged its annual conquest of the 
laws of gravity. It was one of the bi.g 
days of the year for this little hamlet, 
which nestles in the hills, 16 miles from 
Providence, on the Hartford Pike. 

Evidences of keen preparation on the 
part of the competitors was shown by 
the closeness of the times, and there 
were no runaways with the top prizes. 
Naturally the Big Twin class was the 
star number and drew 11 starters, of 
whom Albert Carlson, on an Indian, 
was the speediest, eating the 5^-miIe in- 
cline against a 7 perecent grade in 15% 
seconds. J. C. Garand was a good sec- 
ond, the timers clocking him in 0:16.'/5, 
while C. A. Anderson went up in 0:16^. 

The only dead heat occurred in the 

Big Twin class, A. J. La Couture and 
F. Shogren both getting the finish flag in 
0:21 7^. On a run-off, the former clipped 
'/s of a second from his old time, while 
•Shogren could not improve his first per- 

Garand fared better in the single cyl- 
inder event, his time of 0:19j^ being the 
fastest in this class, with Sam Litterio 
second. Indians also were the mounts 
of these riders. 

There was no lack of prizes, the trade 
responding- very liberally to the can- 
vassing of Secretary J. G. Edwards of 
the club. The donations were from the 
following: Corbin Screw Corporation, B. 
A. Swenson, Fisk Rubber Co., U. S. 
Tire Co., Champion Ignition Co., New 
Departure Mfg. Co., Persons Mfg. Co., 
Majestic Mfg. Co., Standard Welding 
Co., Veeder Mfg. Co., L. F. Benton Co., 
Hagerstown Legging Co., Diamond Rub- 
ber Co., Van Cleef Bros., Coming Mfg. 
Co.. Rajah Spark Plug Co. 


7 H. P. class— A. B. Carlson, 0:15;%; 
J. C. Garand, 0:16>5; C. A. Anderson, 
0:16V5; C. Hadfield, 0:17?/^; A. B. Howe, 
0:18; G. A. Schultz, 0:203/^; A. J. La Cou- 
ture, 0:21^^; F. Shogren, 0:21j^; D. W. 
Graven, 0:224^; Geo. Lane, 0:18%; Wm. 
Mackey, Jr., 0:23%. All rode Indians. 

4 H. P. class— J. C. Garand, 0:19-%; 
Sam Litterio, 0:223,^; .'\. Houle, 0:23%; 
P. Fratone, 0:32%. 

Utter confidence on the part of riders 
is shown in a recent ride made by a Pope 
motorcyclist of Campello, Mass., who 
covered the distance of 800 miles be- 
tween Campello and Philadelphia, Pa., 
and return in 30 hours riding time, do- 
ing this without intermission for sleep. 

Aside from the remarkable quick tiine 
made by him stands out strongly the 
fact that he had no mechanical trouble 
of any kind. "The Modern Mercury,'" 
the motorcycle, surely is the means for 
making long distances seem short and 
uniting points that are widely separated. 

October 6, 1914 



American Consul Discusses Trade in Ireland 

"The south of Ireland is an excellent 
market for bicycles and motorcycles; but 
American machines are scarcely sold at 
all, and are unfavorably regarded," writes 
Consul Wesley Frost from Cork. "It is 
estimated that the city of Cork alone 
has not far from 20,000 bicycles in active 
service, .while the number of motorcycles 
in County Cork is variously stated at 
from 400 to 700 — the lower figure prob- 
ably being correct. The value of bicycles 
imported into Ireland in 1912 was offi- 
cially computed at $625,000, and the value 
of motorcycles at $265,000 in round num- 
bers. The roads are of good quality, 
gauged by American standards, although 
in Winter potholes are troublesome, and 
the gradients are almost universally 


moderate. The mild Winters render the 
use of bicycles possible from early 
Spring to late Autumn. 

"So far as could be learned, no bicy- 
cle of other than English make is reg- 
ularly offered for sale here, many stand- 
ard brands being manufactured at Coven- 
try. Popular makes are the Tramp, B. 
S. A., Rudge-Whitworth, Centaur, Ra- 
leigh, New Hudson and Triumph. Retail 
prices range from $25 to $60, the medium 
grade costing about $40. Prices from 
manufacturers to dealers are 15 to 25 
per cent lower. 

"No American bicycles have been 
taken here for at least 10 years, the con- 
clusion having been reached many years 
ago that American machines are not so 
strong and durable as those of British 
manufacture. On examining an English 
bicycle it is evident at a glance that the 
evolution of the bicycle in the United 
Kingdom has taken quite different lines 
from that in the United States. The 
rims are of steel, and the tires are wired 
on, without what is known here as the 
beaded edge said to characterize Amer- 
ican wheels. The tires are invariably 
double-tubed; the single-tube tires used 
on the American bicycles formerly tried 
here contributed to the prejudice which 

was developed against them. Instead of 
coaster brake the English machine has 
wheel brakes for both front and rear 
wheels, operating against the rims in- 
stead of the tires. The saddles are larger 
than those in the United States and are 


never padded, the cushion being provided 
by springs. Both front and rear wheels 
have mudguards, usually extension 
guards. Oil-bath gearings are provided, 
and the chain and sprockets are inclosed 
in substantial gear cases. The rear hub 
has a three-speed mechanism, adapting 
the bicycle for hill climbing, street use, 
or touring. Altogether the English bicy- 
cle presents to the American eye a some- 
what cumbersome and oversubstantial 
appearance, yet it is undeniably fitted 
with certain comforts and accessories 
which American machines do not pos- 
sess. The weight of a man's bicycle 
with fittings is 40 pounds. 

"It would seem that in order to enter 
this market American manufacturers 
would be forced materially to alter their 
models, abandoning the drop frame, the 
wooden rim, and many of the character- 
istic features to which the home customer 
is accustomed. On the other hand, the 
very fact that so many years have inter- 
vened since American models were given 
any serious consideration here might in- 
dicate a possibility that as novelties or 
to meet the taste of certain classes of 
the younger bicyclists American wheels 

could be disposed of in considerable 
quantities for a few months. The quality 
of durability should be carefully attend- 
ed to in connection with any trial con- 
signments made. 

"It may be mentioned that the usual 
price of first-grade tires is $3.90 each, 
or $7.80 a set, although cheaper qualities 
may be had as low as one-half that fig- 
ure. The outer tubes sell at $2.45 and 
the inner tubes at $1.20, The pedals are 
rubber covered, the American trap pedal 
being thought to wear out the shoes of 
the rider. The air-cushion frame under 
the saddle is not seen, apparently owing 
to the impression that it renders the ma- 
chine less stable and durable. 

"Only one make of American motor- 
cycle is handled here, and all dealers 



except the one carrying it unite in the 
disparagement of its wearing qualities. 
The English brands are the Matchless, 
Bradbury, Premier, B. S. A., Rudge, 
Tramp, and others. Nearly all have de- 
vices for two-speed or three-speed gear- 
ing. The horsepower runs as low as 
234, and the great majority of machines 
have but 3J/2 or 4 horsepower. The 
American machines are considered un- 
necessarily powerful. A few English 
motorcycles run as high as 6 horsepower, 
but this is usually when they are de- 
signed for use with sidecars. Many side- 
car cycles run on 3 horsepower, so low 
ire the local gradients and so moderate 
the rate of traveling in motorcycle cars. 
The tendency at present is toward lighter 
and lower powered cycles, one light ma- 
chine with a two-stroke motor having 
recently taken the local motorcycle en- 
thusiasts by storm. Sidecars are, of 
course, much more prevalent than in the 
United States. The cost of good gaso- 
lene (petrol) is 44 cents per gallon, al- 
though a lower grade at 36 cents finds 
some little sale. The imperial gallon is 
about one-fifth larger than the American 
gallon. The gasolene is all of American 
oriain. the dealers believe." 



October 6, 1914 

Road Congress to Meet in Atlanta 

To eliminate the millions of waste on 
good roads is one of the chief objects 
of the Fourth American Road Congress, 
which will be held in Atlanta, Ga., dur- 
ing the week of November 9. At the 
present time there are more than 100,000 
petty officials having authority in road 
matters throughout the United States, 
and of the $200,000,000 expended an- 
nually, at least $50,000,000 is wasted, ac- 
cording to expert estimates. To elim- 
inate this a session devoted to the dis- 
cussion of the merit system in the man- 
agement of public expenditures on roads 
will be held by the National Civic Serv- 
ice Reform League, and ways and means 
will be sought to bring about an effi- 
ciency or merit system in lieu of the 
present loose political organization 
which often exists. I. S. Pennybacker, 
executive secretary of the road congress, 
states that indications are that the At- 
lanta congress will attract the largest 
gathering of delegates and visitors ever 
assembled at a non-political public wel- 
fare meeting in America. 

An accurate compilation of every ex- 
isting road law in each of the 48 states 
is nearing completion and will form the 
basis for analysis and proposed revision 
at an exceedingly important session of 
the congress to be directed by special 
committees of the American Bar Asso- 

ciation and the Ainerican Highway As- 
sociation. It is expected that this ses- 
sion will result in a comprehensive plan 
of simplified and efficient road legisla- 
tion, which may be presented through 
the governors of the states to each state 
legislature, at the next session. As in 
previous years the government exhibit 
will be a feature and will include a series 
of models showing every type of road 
construction from the military roads of 
Imperial Rome down to the modern 
types of market road and city boule- 
vard. This year the exhibit will include 
a dynamometer equipment, by means of 
which the exact pull required On every 
type of road surface can be shown with 
mathematical accuracy. 

In speaking of the general situation of 
good roads work, Charles P. Light, bus- 
iness manager of the exposition says: 
"The expenditure last year for road con- 
struction and maintenance throughout 
the United States was well over $205,- 
000,000, and will .:jOon pass the quarter 
billion mark. In view of this great an- 
nual outlay it is almost essential that 
road officials, contractors and manufac- 
turers get in touch with one another 
at least once a year under conditions 
such as are afforded by the American 
road congress, which is participated in 
by more than 40 great national and local 

Road Maintenance Proves a Problem 

There is no phase of the road problem 
more important than that of mainte- 
nance. The general impression that 
there are certain types of roads that are 
permanent is erroneous. No permanent 
road has ever been constructed or ever 
will be, according to road specialists of 
the United States Department of Agri- 
culture. The only parts of a road that 
may be considered permanent are the 
grading, culverts and bridges. 

Roads constructed by the most skill- 
ful highway engineers, unless they are 
properly maintained, will soon be de- 
stroyed by the traffic, frost, rain and 
wind. But the life of these roads may 
be prolonged by systematic maintenance. 
A poor road, with proper maintenance, 
may become better in time than a good 
road without it, especially when the 
maintenance is systematic. 

Candle as Emergency Equipment 

While emergency electric, lamps are 
good things, and oil lamps have their 
uses, on occasion, even on modern ma- 
chines, there are a few drivers who keep, 
tucked away in a tight box in a corner 
of the tool-box, a candle and a supply 
of matches as a last resort. Such things 
rarely are needed, but when the necessity 
for them arises it is likely to be a real 
man's size necessitv. 




Badger Brass Mig. Co., The 67 

Buffalo Metal Goods Co 71 

Buffalo Specialty Co 70 


Chicago Cycle Supply Co 58 

Classified Advertising 75 

Consolidated Mfg. Co 7,3 

Corbin-Brown Speedometer 16 


Dealers' Directory 74 

Diamond Chain & Mfg. Co 71 

Dow Wire & Iron Works 74 

Duckworth Chain & Mfg. Co 69 


Emblem Mfg. Co 67 

Excelsior Cycle Co 72 


Feilbach Motor Co 66 

Fentress-Newton Mfg. Co 73 

Firestone Tire & Rubber Co 76 

Fisk Rubber Co 4 

Frasse Co., Inc., Peter A 54 


Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co 3 


Harley-Davidson Motor Co 5 to 12 

Harris Hardware Co., D. P 70 

Haverford Cycle Co 60 

Hawthorne Mfg. Co 72 

Hearsey-Willis Co 69 

Hendee Mfg. Co Front cover 

Henderson Motorcvcle Co 2 

Holley Bros. Co..! 74 


International Stamping Co 62 


Johnson's Arms & Cycle Works, Iver 65 
Jones & Noyes 7h 


Kelly Handle Bar Dept 6b 

Kendall Co., M. S 71 

Kokomo Rubber Co 1 


Majestic Mfg. Co 73 

Mesinger Co., H. & F 61 

Miami Cycle & Mfg. Co 73 

Morse Chain Co 74 


New Departure Mfg. Co 59 

New York Sporting Goods Co. 2nd cover 


Parish & Bingham Co 72 

Pennsylvania Rubber Co 14, IS 

Persons Mfg. Co., Chas. A 63 

Pierce Cycle Co 73 

Pope Mfg. Co 68 

Prest-O-Lite Co., The 13 


Reading Cycle Mfg. Co 55 

Reading Saddle & Mfg. Co. .49, 50, 51, .52 

Reading Standard Co 56 


Schrader's Son Co., A 75 

Seiss Mfg. Co 53 

Shipp, Watt 72 

Silvex Co 57 

Splitdorf Electrical Co 3rd cover 

Standard Co 65 

Star Ball Retainer Co 74 

Stevens & Co 75 

Supplee-Biddle Hardware Co 74 


Turnbull Mfg. Co., The 73 

Twitchell Gauge Co 74 


United States Tire Co Back cover 


Van Cleef Bros 72 


Weed Chain Tire Grip Co 68 


The Searchlight will 

be on the 


at the CHICAGO 
October 12 to 17, 1914 

at the 





upon your entrance to the 
show, and see the 


ever brought before the dealers' 
and riders' notice. 

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CHICAGO SHOW, OCTOBER 12th TO 17th, 1914 

See the large display. Try out and test our many types 
of Suspension and Padded Motorcycle and Bicycle Sad- 
dles. We know we can satisfy every rider with a comfort- 
able saddle, which will give him real comfort under every 
known riding condition to which a saddle is subject. 


We have been makers of saddles for twenty-two consecu- 
tive years. In these years we have always studied the 
rider's saddle requirements. So today we offer a line of 
saddles which will meet the demands of the rider under 
all known riding conditions. 

Riders : Specify a Reading Saddle if you Want Real Comfort 






A perfect Saddle 

A comfortable Saddle 

A reliable Saddle 

A quality Saddle 

A fine-appearing Saddle 

Fits any make motorcycle 

Why ^ 
it is Profitable to 
Dealers to 

Reading Saddles 

Embodies all Saddle riding 

The riders demand it 
Extensive dealer advertising 
Universal riding advertising 
Magazine advertising 
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The Best at the Right Price 






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for a diaphragm horn when you can get the same clear-the-road 
result for so much less outlay? 

The Seiss Mechanical 



produce a loud, penetrating tone at a mere fraction of the price that 
has been asked for the extensively advertised electric and mechan- 
ical diaphragm horns. 

With SEISS HORNS you have a good equipment at little cost, 
and no great expense is involved should you smash your horn in a 
spill. No batteries, no viriring. no upkeep cost. Finished in black 
enamel vi^ith nickel-plated clamp. 

Look At These Lamps ! 

Can you ask for better ones in the two types shown? 

Light Weight Oil Lamp 

is a high-class, heavily nickel-plated lamp at a very low price. The 
manufacture in large lots brings you the value — over half a million 
in use. Burns kerosene, and cannot jar out. With adjustable 
clamp as shown in cut, or we can furnish you this lamp with a solid 
bracket if preferred. 


Acetylene Gas Lamp, Model 12 

is a strongly built, heavily nickel-plated lamp of unexcelled reliability The 
value is here. The gas generator is under easy control and evolves Yn foot 
of gas per hour, producing a clear, white light of 125 candle-power. 


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October 6, 1914 

^^ Motorcycle has ii^emendous 
O^mmercial Possibilities 

and those possibilities may be most completely 
realized by the use of machines equipped with 
highly reliable Chains. The most reliable oi 
all motorcycle Chains is the 

NO part of a motorcycle may cause such serious trouble as the Chain and 
in order to make your motorcycles a complete success for pleasure or 
commercial purposes, to insure enlarged business in the future, and to 
equip more and more large retail stores with motorcycle delivery equipment, insist 
on the Chains that will always get the machine there and back. 

are coming in smoothly in spite of the war in 
Europe, in fact the war has increased our pos- 
sibility of supply. To protect our users against 
all eventualities we are accumulating a very 
large stock in New York, therefore it will pav 
you to continue to buv the RELIABLE 

If you are not handling RENOLD CHAINS 
write us today. Write for our valuable book. 
If you wish you may use the appended coupon 
which will receive immediate attention. 




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IF you would father own the consistently designed and thoroughly built wheel, the 
wheel distinguished for tried and proven merit, the wheel that will alwaj^s give 
you satisfaction— you will select the READING STANDARD BICYCLE. The 
reason-why of the goodness of READING STANDARD BICYCLES is simple: a 
generation of experience in build- 
ing wheels, and the know-how of 
countless tests of the perform- 
ance of READING wheels in all 
kinds of service. 

Reading Standard 


stands for quality first — and READ- 
ING riders know that every feature of 
design, everA^ reinforcement and truss, 
every detail of selection of steels and 
distribution of stresses has been tried 
and proven. In buying a READING 
you are getting a thoroughly safe 
wheel which will negotiate every road 
condition 3-ou can possibly encounter. 

Style, finish, distinction mark READ- 
they always have in the history of our 

By the same token. READING 
STANDARD distributors are usually 
men of affairs and 3'ou can get down 
to cases with them about the substan- 
tial value in the READING wheel. 
Going over the points of a READING 
Roadster or a READING Racer and 
trying them out yourself on road or 
track is time well spent. 

Reading Cycle Mfg. Co. 


Reading Standard Roadster, $30 

(Pat. Applied For) 

Reading Standard Special Roadster, $25 



October 6, 1D14 

The 1915 

EVER in th'e history of = 

Motorcycling has tlie R-S, = 

which has earned the repu- ^= 

tation of being "The Finest Mo- = 

~ torcyck in the World," been of- = 

= fered at such favorable prices. Heretofore, only those who were able to afford the ~ 

= best could purchase an R-S. Former R-S Quality has been maintained throughout, but = 

= on account of improved manufacturing facilities, our greatly increased output, together = 

= with the vigorous selling campaign which is being inaugurated, we are in position to ^ 

= offer the motorcyclist a machine superior to any other at a price within his means. = 

= The celebrated countershaft transmission with Eclipse clutch on the counter shaft is known ^ 

^S throughout the world for its reliability, and in addition adds grace and beauty to the machine. s= 

:^2 For those who desire a two-speed, the Eclipse rear hub will be furnished. = 

= Dealers should see our line at the Chicago Show, compare our machines and prices with all ^E 

^ others. Now is your chance to sell the highest grade machine at most popular prices. There is = 

some splendid territory to be awarded and those who act quickly will come into possession of a = 

^s big volume of business. Bosch magnetos used exclusively. ^z 


= Model R15— 5 H. P. Single $185.00 = 

^ Model R15— 5 H. P. Single with Two-Speed 210.00 ^ 

= Model T15— 10 H. P. Twin 225.00 = 

= Model T15— 10 H. P. Twin with Two-Speed 250.00 = 

^E A fully equipped machine will also be shown at the Chicago Show. ^E 

I R-S Qdck Delivery Van Bosch Ettpped | 

= The Car That Solves the Question of Light Delivery = 

= r I AHE held of prospects for the R-S Delivery Van is so large that dealers are real- ~ 

= I izing the great possibilities of its future. In cities and towns, big or small, every = 

= -Merchant has been trying to deliver packages more satisfactorily to his customers = 

= and with less expense to himself. In this he has failed, but since our announcement of = 

= the Delivery Van, with a carrying capacity of 300 to 3.S0 pounds, commercial men have = 

= congratulated us on our producing a car that would meet their requirements, and have = 

^B flooded us with inquiries. ^= 

^^ The R-S Delivery Van is perfect in design and built to stand the strains at a low cost of up- —— 

^= keep. The big 10 H. P. inotor with two-speed transmission insures ample power to take the ma- ^= 

^= chine over hill or dale. S= 

^^ We have a good proposition to offer to live dealers. No difference what motorcycle you ban- ^E 

^= die, you should secure territorial rights for the R-S Delivery Van and add another asset to your ^= 

already flourishing business. - — 

Price $375.00 

Fully Equipped with Speedometer 
Headlights, Tail Light and Horn. 

= Write for Catalog 


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Uctober 6, 1914 




A Perfect Motorcycle Plug 

"Guaranteed for the 
Life of the Motor" 


Five Point Plug 

For Motorcycles 

We want you to test the 


and any dealer who will 
write us, mentioning his 
jobber's name, will be 
supplied with a Mica Core 
Bethlehem Plug FREE. 

When you Prove Bethle- 
hems — you'll recommend 

Write today — stating 
size — Motorcycle Dept. 


172 Madison Ave~ New York 

See the Bethlehem Five Point 
Spark Plug Exhibit at the Show 

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Brooklyn — Won 
Clark; Fogler 

ndeiii iiuin n. amun, ueciQca to make 

a trial with botli riders on the machine., 

-.(■./. a (ltd It up the grade and the 

--..',,, jifd to the top with its, 

J I- by gaining the coveted 

K first motorcycle to 

up the steep, torouous. 

o Try for 1,000 Mile^ cord. 

on the program o/' / Cres- 
Club, ot Bil 
be an atteim 



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final \^''~"""*a^ 
foil ' 

trA, „^inin 
punitui c 

The rate 
given to < 
miles was b Z8 

Tim Sulluan 
Moresca and H. 
two-mile lap race 
won by F. Jehan 
G. Moresca. The 
local riders com 

Ohrt Qualifier 

Hans Ohrt 
the 5-mile ra 
San Francisco f- 
April 26th. 

Ohrt covered 

' ale Tandem Climb? ^ '^^ 1 ' 
M E. Hale and Cris ft<»i§e, 

Ktance e.iMi.v 'i / M E. Hale and Cris ft<»i§e, tw 
14 minutes and 30 seconds and was 'M- ,*- torcyclists of Fort Smith, AT2C, tia 
lowed home by Marcel Burger, George tmguished themselves by^be'jig tl 

Drury, I fWWMWS-'^A I JIMI 114 Y t*^lli'l Will '^°'^' ^>>^ ' 
P. Rhode IjnJ Br/Mllifij WkI<yynIi Il^ cle ta^em. 


The '""'AvT-^UY^-'A^^I^^'eGU^IVI^grade is noto; 
outs for '^^.•p^*fti:^!f^*%?n^^ifi.^r'*^^art7 only three o 
to compete in the J. H. Burton team race machines have succeeded in climbi 
which is to -be held on the Alameda hill this season, 
course in connection with the annual Most of the riders had little* 

i.< ^i tw « 

' a-im and 

£'Dy, whQ 


t neld for first 

and. splendid sport 

Walthour Will Soon be Home. 

eaned .in 


"Big as it was, the bicycle busi- 
ness will boom bigger than ever 
this coming season. We have an 
extraordinary brake, an extraordi- 
nary bicycle boosting scheme, and 
extraordinary plans for 1915. Look 
us up at Space 51 and 52 at the 
Chicago Show. More than a wel- 
come is ready for you." 

The New Departure 
Manufacturing Co. 

Bristol, Conn. 


Vvalthour to loTiow tne moto 

; -famous 
by Wal- 
high seas 
nakes his 
fie Olym- 
f7th inst.,- 
he North 
lays later; 
I sprinter, 
^re under 
fig Asso- 
(s season, 
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neet of the California Associated Cy- success than on previous attempts Fi- ton, New Haven and any other tracks 





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October 6, 1914 

Every Once In a While 

There looms up in every field a something that not only arouses considerable interest but simply 
captivates the attention to such an extent as to overshadow those things round about it. Some in- 
vention, some new device has struck the popular need and immediately all eyes are turned upon it. 

It Answers a Long-Felt Want 



The Miller Triplex Side Seat 

is a boon to the motorcycle world. It lifts the motorcycle from the depths of prejudice and selfish- 
ness to a place not far removed from the automobile. Not only does this Side Seat convert your 
motorcycle into a one, two, three or four passenger machine but into a machine that will carry 
your passengers as they ought to be carried — as they want to be carried — 

Side By Side 

DEALERS: Are you in a position to give your 

customers what they want? Have you listed the 

TRIPLEX in your 1915 line? Send for the 
TRIPLEX letter. 


RIDERS: Are you getting all the pleasure you 
should out of your motorcycle? Are you sharing 
it with your friends? Ask your Dealer for a dem- 


Philadelphia, Pa. 
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Newark, N. J. 
Detroit, Mich. 
Norfolk, Va. 
Cleveland, O. 

Our BARGAIN BULLETIN is just off the press and contains some rare values from our Pre-Inventory Sale. 
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1915 Mesinger Bicycle Saddles 

In Correct Mechanical Construction of 


(No side attachment) will give full satisfaction. We 
made this change under big expense but are well 
satisfied with the result. 

These new sad- 
dles have two 
important new 
features which 
are necessary to 
insure comfort 
and efficiency. 

First: Center 
Compression, saves 
the spring. 

^2 Second: No Side 
Sway, which 
steadies riding. 

ze 11^ X 91^ inch wide 

11J4 X 8^ inch wide 

Size lO'/i X 8 inch wide 

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Size 11 X ly, inch wide 

A complete line 

of Suspension and 
Padded Saddles for Bicycles and Motorcycles can be sent to every 
manufacturing jobber on application. 

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October 6, 1914 

P— -==-[0]- 

We Originate 


afford the 
rider real 

Patent applied 

others try 
to follow 


Drop- Side 

add to the 


value of 

the wheel 

Moto-Bike Drop-Side Mud Guards 

Are another addition to our extensive line. Specially 
designed and built to meet the demands of motorcyclists 
and bicyclists for a satisfactory mud guard. 

A Moto-Bike 
Tool Box 

Moto-Bike Tool Boxes and other new items may be seen at 
the Show. Send for new catalog showing our complete line. 

The International Stamping Co. 

1852-4-6 and 8 Austin Avenue 

Chicago, im. 

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A Little BETTER Than the Kind You Thought was Best" 

THE dealer's customers who are far seeing 
and put Comfort, Quality and style above 
price say — PERSONS — -for saddle equip- 
ment — rboth Motorcycle and Bicycle. 

Persons' 1914 Service has made it possible for 
us to double our output. 

The permanency of a dealer's business hinges on 
his ability to decide in favor of the BEST as 
against the ordinary. 

Immediate and lasting benefits of your customers 
make it imperative that your saddles bear the 
imprint PERSONS. 

No other so distinctively puts the dealers' and 
riders' interests above price as the PERSONS. 

All distributors handle the PERSONS' 
1915 line. 

Insist on PERSONS' Motorcycle and Bicycle 

Write for the Booklet, 
"THE BEST BUY." It tells you why 

PERSONS' SADDLES, Worcester, Mass. 

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October 6, 1914 


Spend a quarter 
for this book — 
save many dollars 
in repair bills 


It is the motorcyclist's best 
friend because it is always 
on the job to help in time 
of trouble and you need 
not be a mechanical engineer 
to understand it. 

It is brim full of practical advice 
and suggestions relating to every 
type of motorcycle. 

The present edition 
includes free engine 
clutches, two-speed 
gears, mechanical lu- 
bricators and mag- 
netos, together with 
special matter on 
motors, valves, carbu- 
reters, fuel and im- 
portant general sub- 
jects, all plentifully 

Dealers and jobbers in all 
parts of the country are 
selling "Care and Repair 
of Motorcycles" to both 
new riders and veterans as 
the best aid in correcting 
and avoiding motorcycle 

Ask your dealer about it, 
or send a quarter to us 
for a copy to be sent you 
postage prepaid. 

Special rates to Jobbers 
and Dealers in quantity 

Bicycling World Co. 

239 W. 39tli St. New York 

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An Iver Johnson Tip 


Are you looking for permanent results? 

Can you sell a machine that is superior to all 


Do you want the local benefit of Iver Johnson 


Can you utilize a "square deal"? 

No rider agents — no violation of territory. 

It will pay you to get our new 1915 catalogue 

and agency offer. Let us tell you about the new 

models — the new features — the new prices. 

IVER JOHNSON^S ARMS & CYCLE WORKS, 360 River Street, Fitchburg, Mass. 

New York Offic 
99 Chambers St, 

St. Paul Offic 
2080 Grand Av 

San Francisco Offic 
717. Market St. 

Our products 
for the cycle 
trade include : 
Emergency ax- 
les, Sager Mo- 
torcycle Toe 
Clips, Diamond 
E Spokes, 
Bridgeport and 
Standard Ped- 
als, Sager and 
Standard Toe 


Standard No. 3 Motorcycle Pedals are made 
with big, soft, easy rubber cushions gener- 
ously proportioned, that minimize the jars 
and bumps. The deep corrugations insure 
positive grip that makes the foot stay on. 
You know what that means. 



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October 6, 1914 

We will be pleased to see all of our friends at 


where we will have a complete exhibition of the many styles of 

;;?. KELLY 




Divided and 


Standard of the World 

Ask for booklet and prices if you can't attend tlie stiow 


American Stove Co. 
Cleveland, Ohio, U. S. A. 



OCTOBER 12 to 17 

Worm Gear-Shaft-Drive Limited 

with Two-Speed and Multiple Disc Clutch running in oil 

This mechanical advancement in motorcycle construction 
will be one of the best propositions for dealers in 1915, 

It's Brimful of New Ideas Early Deliveries 


Milwaukee, Wisconsin 

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October 6, 1914 





1915 - SEASON - 1915 

VPars °^ successful 
" manufacture 

and sale of these world-famous 
Lamps prove their merit. 

More than Two Million Sold. Price $3 Each 
Cut shows New Model "S" 

New Goods. Prices and 

Terms See Exhibit 

Chicago Show 



The yachting sportsman feels a keen deUght in the individuality of his craft. "She" isn't just a boat, 
she is his pride, his solace, the responsive companion of his leisure hours. That's just the way every 


owner regards his mount. To him EMBLEM 

is more than "a motorcycle." He knows that 

EMBLEM is a 

thoroughbred — 

full of perfection 

features co-oper- 

a t i n g to 

make the 

machine De 


Also Makers of 
the World Fa- i 
moaa Emblem \ 
Bicycles ^- 


Angola, Erie County, N, Y. 

For California. John T. 
Bill & Co.. Los Angeles. 
For Oregon, Washington 
and Idaho, Ballou & 
Wright, Portland, Ore., 
and Seattle. Wash. For 
the South, Henry Keidel 
& Co , Baltimore, Md 

Model 110. Big Twin. 
10 H. P. - ■ - - 


Model 108. Regular 
Twin. 8 H. P. - - 


Model 105. Big Single, 
5H.P. - - - - 


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October 6, 1914 



The new models of Pope Bicycles and Motor- 
cycles will be on exhibition to the trade at 
the Chicago Show, Spaces 21, 22, 23. Five 
Models Motorcycles showing strict conformity to the desires of riders. 

!?5i Ro'finAinAnfc Every requirement provided for in mechanism Luxurious equipment 

£tO iVclinclIlClllo which has been tried and found correct. superb finish. 

50 distinct models of bicycles provide machines for every service. 

The world known lines, Columbia, Rambler, Crescent, C leve- I Artistic new and durable types of tires, 
land and Tribune show more than ever their individuality. | The extreme in comfort of saddles. 

A large corps of attendants will gladly explain the machines and quote prices. 

DEALERS and RIDERS visit our display, you'll be surprised and pleased 

THE POPE MANUFACTURING CO., 4 Cyde St., Westfield, Mass., U. S. A. 

in.sure safe-tv'H-,; 


Prevent- skidding ana Slippin 

Maximum Traction 

Easy Steering and Perfect Safety 

Mud, sand, slippery pavements, 
ice and snow will not spoil your 
sport if you always carry 

Wpp^ Anti-Skid 
^^^^" Motor Cycle 


Just as perfect in principle, construction and 
workmanship as WEED CHAINS for automobiles. 
Make motorcycling absolutely safe — sixty miles an 
hour with perfect safety. 

The continuous "creeping" prevents injury to the 
tires and keeps them clean, thus minimizing the chances of 
punctures. Extreme lasting qualities. 

Easily carried as the small bundles they make in their 
canvas bags take so little room that they could be carried in 
your pocket, when not in use, without inconvenii 


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October 6, 1914 




The Hearsey 339 is the perfec- 
tion of bicycle tire construc- 
tion. Made of motorcycle fab- 
rics and best quality gray rub- 
ber, insuring consistent vulcan- 
izing. Has oil-resisting red 
center. Heavily studded. 
The Hearsey "Tough Tread" is one of our readiest sellers. A tire 
that can't be beat at any price. 

Hearsey Ruby Motorcycle Tubes have no superior. "If they could 
be better they would." 

Visit our exhibit at Chicago Motorcycle Show, October 12th to 17th 




Tires and Tubes 

The standard by which all others are meas- 
ured. They make the dealers' work easy. 
Our 1915 line is more complete than ever. It 
comprises 19 
different types 
of tires — all 
kinds of tubes 
and tire acces- 
sories. We sell 
to the trade 
only. Write us 
on your letterhead for 1915 
dealers' catalogue. 


"Duckworth Chains" 

Made in good old 
U. S. A. 

Made of material made 
in good old U. S. A. 

"Keep your money at home," and use goods manufactured in your own Country, 
especially when you can get the best in the World. 

This is true of "Duckworth Chains. " 

The chain that carried Baker across the Continent in eleven days, twelve hours and 
ten minutes. 

The chain that pulled Boyd through to Victory in the 300 mile Dodge City Contest. 

The chain that carried the Gale outfit weighing over 1,000 lbs. to St. Louis and back. 


Bay of your jobber 

DUCKWORTH CHAIN & MFG. CO., Springfield, Mass. 

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October 6, 1914 

Clubs!! „":%- , 

.^...i_^ Members lour: 

You need this book to guide 5'ou and 
the sample pages below show how full 
is the information given. 

The Blue Book is the authority used 
and quoted by practically all who tour. 


Per Volume 



New York and Canada. 



New England and Mari 
time Provinces. 



New Jersey, Pennsylva 
nia and Southeast. 



. Middle Western States. 



Mississippi River to Pa 
cific Coast. 


Motorcycle Clubs will be performing a distinct 
service to members by purchasing one of the 
new Wall Maps — a separate map for the terri- 
tory covered by each volume. Price, $1 each. 

Shipments Made Promptly 
From Stock On Hand 

Bicycling World and 
Motorcycle Review 

239 West 39th Street, New York 


The Harris Brass Plug 


Can be inserted with ease in the smallest puncture. 
Solid piece oval head, making leak through thread of 
shank impossible. Top washer can be tightened at any 
time and with any style of wrench or plier. 


Buy Through Your Jobber 

D. P. Harris Hardware Co., 4s warren st., New York 

You Are Cordially 

to visit us at the National Motorcycle 
Show, October 12 to 17, at the First 
Regiment Armory, Chicago, Illinois. 

Booth No. 66 


Buffalo, N. Y. 

Bridgeburg, Ont. 

Manufacturers of 

The Genuine, Guaranteed 


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iting to advertii 

October 6, 1914 



Care of Chains 

Your chain should receive 
proper care, the same as any 
other working part of your ma- 

It is especially important that 
sprockets be kept aligned at all 
times, that a new chain not be 
used over old or much worn 
sprockets, and chain be frequently 

Attention to these matters and 
the use of Diamond Chain assure 
you chain satisfaction. 

For sale by jobbers and dealers 

Look for This 


On Every Link 

Diamond Chain & Mfg. Co. 

Indianapolis, Indiana 
Capacity 8,000,000 feet per year 

Points of Safet 

It's the three braking surfaces and the two driving surfaces, in 
a thoroughly trouble-proof design that makes the supremacy of 


Riders want the best when it comes to a Coaster Brake. It means 
so much in a possible emergency. Dealers want to handle the 
Brake that they can honestly recommend. 

Put an ATHERTON COASTER BRAKE on your wheel and 
feel absolutely secure ! 

Cut Out the Worry— Ask for Circulars 


Licensed Coaster Broke Manufacturers 


48 Warren Slrcel. New York City Distributors 


H'tSf^A f*^'f W £^ %! *T^ 




These three words are constant- 
ly written us by riders who have 
equipt with THE HANDY 
ARE YOU AWARE of the sell- 
ing value of these three words' 
Used by the Riders, they mean 
money to you. 

Write for particulars 

Handle "THE HANDY" 

The Head Lamp is supplied with current 
from two ordinary dry cells which can be 
obtained in any hardware store and yet burn 
from 36 to 40 hours intermittently without 
replacing the cells. This high efficiency ib 
obtained through the use of a specially con 
structed tungsten bulb. The average cost 
IS less than one cent an hour to operate. 
The Tail Light is fitted with ruby lens, 
throws a white light on the number plate, 
1'? switched on from the seat and is a real 
ornament on your cycle. 

Head Light with Bulb, Bracket and 

Swritch $8.75 

Tail Light with Bulb, Bracket and 

Switch 5.50 



Detroit, J 



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October 6, 1914 

Meet the Famous Dutch Girl 
at the Motorcycle Show. She 
Will Tell You All About Our 



See our new " Firefly" one 
piece Motorcycle Tail Light 
and other live selling items. 
Make our booth your head- 
quarters. Numbers 60 and 
61, Centre Aisle. 



Manufacturers Dutch Brand Products 

Statement of the Ownership, Management, 

Circulation, Etc., Required by the 

Act of August 24, 1912 

of The Bicycling World and Motorcycle Review, published weekly 
at New York, N. Y., for October 1, 191-1. 

Editor, C. L. Mosher, 231 West 39th St., New York. 

Managing Editor, None. 

Business Manager, F. V. Clark, 231 West 39th St., New York. 

Publisher, Bicycling World Co., 231 West 39th St., New York. 

Owners, Bicycling World Co., 231 West 39th St., New York; 
A. B. Swetland Co., 231 West 39th St., New York; Class Journal 
Co., 231 West 39th St., New York; United Publishers Corporation, 
231 West 39th St., New York. 

Stockholders— Bicycling World Company: A. B. Swetland Com- 
pany, 231 West 39th St., New York. 

Stockholders — A. B. Swetland Company: Class Journal Company, 
231 West 39th St., New York; F. V. Clark, 231 West 39th St., 
New York; Geo. H. Kaufman, 4517 No. Ashland Ave., Chicago, 
111. ; Geo. H. Johnson, Ford Bldg., Detroit, Mich. ; Estate of I. A. 
Mekeel, Montclair, N. J.; Brock Mathewson, 231 West 39th St, 
New York. 

Stocldiolders— Class Journal Company: United Publishers Corporation, 231 West 39tn 
St.. New York. 

Stockholders— United Publishers Corporation: H. M. Sv.etland. 231 West 3Sth St , 
New Yorlt; C. T. Root, 231 West S9th St.. New York; C. 0. Phillips. 231 West 39lh 
St., New York: W. H. Taylor, 231 West 39th St., New Vnrli ■ A f P.;ir«nn 231 
West 39th St., New Y"ork; M. Holtz, 231 W'est 39th S( \i« V"il .1 ^' lliiHir^ 
Upper Montclair. N. J.; W. H. Lindsay, 231 West SOlli x, > l ' .,. <,f 

I. A. Mel^eel. Montclair, N. J.; Fritz Frank, 231 West ' ', --i \. \ \i r 

Bobbins. 231 West 39lh St., New York; W. I. Ralph, '2;i Wr i :;'iiii -' \, , \„,i- 
Geo. H. Griffiths, 231 West 39th St.. New York; Coiide i\;,m. 11;> iili Vvp \e\v 

Known bandholders, mortgagees, and other security holders, hohiing I per cent or 
more of total amount of bonds, mortgages, or other securities: Bicycling World Co 

Bondholders— A. E. Swetland Company: Joseph Goodman. 139 Warrer.ton Ave . 
Hartford, Conn.; Frank W. Roche, 600 West 105th St.. New York. 

Bondholders— Class Journal Company: G. A. Wahlgreen. Denver, Colo • W I 
Ralph, 231 West 39th St.. New York; E. P. Harris, Montclair, N. J. ; N. H Van 
Slcklen. St. Charles, 111.; George E. Hunter. Elgin. HI. 

Bondholders— United Publishers Corporation: H. M. Swetland, 231 West S9th St.. 
New York; C. T. Root. 231 West 39lh St., New York; C. G. PhiUips, 231 West 39th 
St., New York; W. H. Taylor, 231 West 39th St., New York; W. 1. Ralph, 231 
West 39lh St.. New York; F. T. Root, 231 West 39th St.. New York; S. Norvell 
St. Louis, Mo.; W. H. Lindsay, 231 West 391h St., New York; Estate of I. A. 
Mekeel, Montclair, N. J.; E. P. Whitemorc, Evanslon, 111.; E. S. Root. 309 West 
Siijid St.. New York; J. M. PliiUIps, Upper Montclair, N. J. 


E. M. Corey, Treas. 
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 29th day of September, 1914. Leah Goldman, 
Commissioner of Deeds, No. 71, New York City, N. Y. 
(Seal) (My commission expires Feijruary. 1915.', 

For Heavy Duty 

A handsome, man-size BICY- 
CLE LAMP of new design cor- 
responding with the complete 
motorcycle equipment now pre- 

"Old SoF' No. 3 

is a 7 in. lamp for the bike, of large carbide capacity and 
high candle power. Door 4'4 in. diameter. 3 in. re- 
flector. Solid construction, all parts ot nickel-plated 
brass finely finished. The bracket gives good adjust- 
ment. Price $3.00. 

Hawthorne Mfg. Co., Inc. 

35 Spruce Street Bridgeport, Conn. 

No 3 




v^^ CQ_ 

De-L,uxe Auto Bike 

A Full Line of Standard ModeU. Write (or Catalog:. 


now furnish the 

Shipp Handle Bar Lamp Bracket 

as an Option on Solar Gas Lamps. 


and Increase Your Lamp Sales. 









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A Boon to the "All- Weather" Motor-Cyclist 

A windshield, attachable to any make of 
_ motorcycle, to protect the rider from wind 

and dirt. Provides comfort on the coldest 
and wettest daj'S of Fall and Winter. In- 
dispensable to public service men whose du- 
ties demand the use of their machines in 
every sort of weather. Weighs only 9 lbs. 
Can be mounted or dismounted in 2 to 5 
minutes. Price. SIO.OO, 

A mud-guard, to keep the engme warm 
and clean, at $3.00. Attachable to models 
having footrests. 

For descriptive folder, address 

THE TURNBULL MFG. CO. Columbus, Ohio 



"SPACE 74" 

Finest Line of Motorcycle 
Accessories in Existence 




"The little fellow with the Big Grip" 
THE MIAMI CYCLE & MFG. CO., Middietowii,Ohio 

Licensed Coaster Brake ManuJacturers 

315 Dwight Street, Springfield, Mass. 

Two -Speed Gears for 
Indians and Excelsiors 

INDIANS and Excelsiors, 
1912 or 1913 models, can 
now be fitted with the 
patented Yale planetary two- 
speed gear without alterations 
or machine work. It brings 
them up to date and gives a 
wonderful increase in the all- 
round ability of the machine. 
Same transmission as used on 
the new Two-Speed Yale. 

Have the Yale Dealer 

apply this transmission 

to your maclilne. 


1 709 Fernwood Ave., Toledo, Ohio 


We'll Be There — You'll Be There 

It Will Pay You to Look Us Up 

THE Gunboat and all the other fine Side Car models 
of Majestic make and quality will be there. Of 
course, there are improvements; we are never too old 
to learn and profit by that learning. All the elements 
essential to comfort, safety and durability are featured 
m Majestic goods and our prices are right. 

Majestic motorcycle and bicycle accessories are all 
ready for your inspection. 

Remember the Majestic Space 
Sections No. 12-13 



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October 6, 1914 

DedJm Directory 


4192 Broadway, near 178th St. 
Pope, Indian, Excelsior. Bicycles. 

Motorcycles sold on easy payments. 
Repairs Guaranteed. F. A. M. Shop. 



Full line of parts and accessories. Repairs 


Open day and night for storage customers. 

209 W. 126th St, near 7th Ave. 

tNDIAN and HENDERSON Motorcycles. 

A. H. Patterson, Brooklyn Agent, 

Successor to F. A. Baker & Co.) 

Motorcycles on Easy Payments. 

Repairs, Parts and Supplies. 

1080-8 Bedford Ave. Telephone, 3662 Bedford. 

•*■ 1777 Broadway. 

Parts for all machines and Accessories 
Repairing — Storing. 

Only "Motorcycle Salon" in City. 




We Buy, Sell and Repair Motorcycles and 
Bicycles, Tires, Parts and Supplies. 

Delivery from stock on Indian and Excel- 
sior, cash or easy payments. 
Queensboro Plaza, Long Island City, N. Y. 





1491 Fifth Ave., Bet. 119th and 120th Sts. 

Telephone, Harlem 2337. 


Brooklyn and Long Island Distributor for 


Full Line of Parts. 

1031 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn. 

Distributor for POPE MOTORCYCLES. 
Also Agent for Excelsior and Henderson. 
Indian parts in stock. Bicycles — Columbia and 
Hartford, and Fay Juvenile Motorcycles on 
easy payments. Repairs and Accessories. 
935 Eighth Ave.. Bet. 5Sth and 56th Sts. 



Agents Wanted 

or our Special 

Brand of 



Write for 



line of Bicycle a 

nd Motorcycle 


85 Chambers St 

, New York C 



3624 Worth. 





Mail orders filled day received. 


92-98 St. Nicholas Ave., New York, N. Y. 


(Formerly of Peekskill, N. Y.) 
Motorcycles, Bicycles and Supplies 
Telephone 164. 148 Main Street 

An ideal holiday trip: (Jo to Beacon, leave your motor- 
cycle at Sorensen's, take trolley to incline railway and 
visit Mount Beacon. Sb.ty-niile run from N. Y. City. 





Repair Parts for all kinds of Bicycles. 

185 3rd St., Milwaukee, Wis. 

Long Distance Telephone, Grand 62. 


cycling World and 



cle Review, with its predomi- | 

ntly trade circulation, 



u the most economical 



reaching the jobbe 

s and 


alers, through wh^m c 

ver 85 


r cent of the products 

in this 

field are merchandised. 


wheels must have 
the best equipments 

There is nothing that gives more value 
for the money than the use of the 

Morse lEZ Chain 


The only chain having FRICTION- 
having the Morse Twin Roller. Fits 
regular sprockets. 



Best tiling for the pur- 
pose ever put on the 
market. In use all over 
,.the United States. Can 
be put on or detached instant- 
ly with adjustable hook. Good 
sellers, because the riders all 
t them and the price is 
popular. Write for Prices. 


Motorcycle Carburetor 

AVrite for Catalog 

HOLLEY BROS. CO., Detroit, Mich. 

Supplee-Biddle Hardware Co. 



Prompt and complete shipments 

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Star Ball Retainers 

are universally used In 

Coaster Brakes 
Sewing Machines 
Lawn Mowers 
Machinery, Etc. 


Lancaster, Pa. 

The High Cost of Living Reduced 

nningr expense of a motorcycle 

The above information will be given free in form 
of a pamphlet referring to all standard makes of 
tires, if you will address 


1200 Michigan Avenue Chicago, Illinois 

October 6, 1914 




■pOR SALE— 1914 two-speed twin cyl- 
*■ inder, fully equipped Excelsior, run 
2,200 miles, in fine shape; speedometer, 
Prest-O lighting outfit; best bargain ever 
offered, $175. Reason for selling, have no 
more use for motorcycle. Write for par- 
ticulars. D. R. DARTCH, Hayti, Mo. 

1 1 ■^ Yale twin, fully equipped, $150. 
lyiJ 1913 Yale twin, $125. All in 
fine condition. Will ship $75 deposit, bal- 
TER, Overlea, Md. 

POPE Motorcycles and Simplex Side- 
cars agents. RIVERSIDE MOTOR- 
CYCLE GARAGE, 533 W. 110th St., 
near Broadway, New York City. 

"ll/'ANT TO SELL your Motorcycle? 
' ' Or buy one second hand? If you 
want to sell or buy anything used in con- 
nection with motorcycles or bicycles;, 
you ought to use the "Want and For 
Sale" columns of THE BICYCLING 
VIEW. It costs 10 cents per line (6 
words). A discount allowed on 6 or 
more insertions. Address, 239 W. 39th 
St., New York. 


' buy, sell or tradi 
parts and appi 

situations at a nominal cost. 

10 cents per line (six words to the line) ; in 
i;apitals, 15 cents per line. Cash with order.. 

■pOR SALE— One single-cylinder Jef- 
*■ ferson motorcycle, absolutely new. 
List price, $215. Can be had for $150 
cash, F. O. B. New York. Address, C. V. 
F., care Bicycling World, New York. 

■pOR SALE— Well established bicycle 
■*■ and motorcycle business in central 
Nebraska; have agency for best motor- 
cycle made and have only repair shop in 
town of 5,000; will invoice about $1,800. 
Am going on race track and can not at- 
tend to business. Address, Box J 112, 
care Bicycling World. 

diate deliveries. Machines traded. Parts 
and supplies for all makes. Electric 
equipped machine shop for repairs. Cash 
and easy terms. Write for catalog and 
terms. "BOB" BRAZENOR, 1507 Bush- 
wick Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Tl/'ANTED— Jobs h 
* ' tires. Address, 
Bicycling World. 

G & J bicycle 
3 ox J 222, care 

TX/^ILL exchange a typewriter, watch, 
^^ shorthand instruction and cash for 
motorcycle. COURT REPORTER, 
Point Pleasant, W. Va. 

OUR specialty is parts: for Thor, 
Merkel, Indian, M-M, F-N, Curtiss, 
Marvel, R-S and Royal Pioneer motor- 
cycles, all coaster brakes and Eclipse 
clutches. Ours is the best motorcycle 
garage and repair shop. We oxi-weld 
crankcases, cylinders, etc. 40 used ma- 
chines on hand, $25 up. NEW YORK 
MOTORCYCLE CO., INC., 1777 Broad- 
way, New York, N. Y., 4th floor. 

npAKEN in trade for new Indians and 
■^ now on sale: 

One 1913 Twin Excelsior $150 

One 1913 Twin Excelsior 125 

One 1913 Single Excelsior 100 

Two 8 H.P. Harley-Davidson 125 

One 4 H.P. Harley-Davidson 85 

One 4 H.P. Harley-Davidson 95 

One 5 H.P. Pierce 75 

One Single Pope 60 

All in good running order. Will be 
crated and shipped on receipt of deposit, 
balance C. O. D. Any make taken in 
trade for new Indians. B. A. SWEN- 
SON, Swenson Bldg., 522 Broad St., 
Providence, R. I. 

Be Prepared 

You never can tell when you will 
have tire trouble, but a set of 

Simplex Tire Tools 

will always relieve the situation. 
Be sure to have them in your tool 
kit. Drop forged steel, Sherardized. 

Price, Per Set of Three, 50c. *"" 

Manufactured by 


High Grade Motorcycle Accessories 

375 Broadway New York City 

Abe Martin 
Says — 

''Th' feller that 
don't advertise 
may know his 
business, but no- 
buddy else does. ' ' 

The best 
for parcel 
qu i ckest 
and safest 
for both 
messenger "^|^^^' 
and goods. 
Write for 


153-157 Austin St. Chicago, III. 


(Trade Mark Registered April 30, 1895) 

Simple and Absolutely Airtight 

Manufactured by 


Established 1844 

783-791 Atlantic Avenue 

Brooklyn, N. Y. 

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October 6, 1914 

■~^y ; 


'HE quality that made 
Firestone Tires famous is 
behind Firestone Cycle TireSo 

You can tackle any test — any race, 
any road — if your wheel carries the grip- 
insurance of the regular Non-Skid Treado 

I . Whether for new mount or old, insist on 

1 -^ > the safe and easy going — certain only with 

fire stone 

co^glt^Vread Motor Cyclc Tires 

The result is extraordinary 
toughness with resiliency. It se- 
cures easiest riding, least trouble 
and longest wear. These are the 
reasons for the wonderful mileage 
and uninterrupted running which 
is yours on Firestones. 

Firestone Cycle Tires are safe and sure on the rim. Four sizes— 28 x 254, 29 x 254, 28 x 2M and 28 x 3. 

Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, Akron, O. 

"America's Largest Exclusive Tire and Rim Matters" Braaclies aad Dealers Everywhere 

8. Fire Apparatus Tires, 

In these tires you get the splen- 
did Firestone rubber — plus a cer- 
tain special treatment — and the 
finest Sea Island Cotton specially 
woven. These combined benefits 
are exclusively Firestone. 


Pneumatic Tires, Truck Tires, PL 

Electric Tires, Carriage Tire 
ims. Tire Accessories, Etc. 

, Cycle Til 

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bination of magneto and dynamo forming a compact instrument for ignition and light- 
ing — is an accomplished fact. 

Equipment orders are in from the big fellows and smaller brothers alike — the 1915 
feature will be the SPLITDORF MAG-DYNAMO— so don't miss it. 

Study these points of the SPLITDORF MAG-DYNAMO: 

Interchangeable with magneto installa- 
tion — 

Positive starting and running ignition 
with or without the battery — '■ 

No arcing or burning of breaker points 
or commutator — 

No permanent magnets to become de- 
magnetized — 

Radial ball bearings throughout to assure 
perfect aligning — 

Accessible, compact, self - contained, 
waterproof, simple and efficient — 



ATLANTA 10-12 E. Harris St. 

BOSTON, St. Germain St. and Mass. Ave. 

CHICAGO 64-72 K. 14th St. 

CINCINNATI 811 Race St. 

DALLAS 402 S. Ervay St. 


DAYTON 427 East 3rd St. 

DETROIT 972 Woodward .Ave. 

KANSAS CITY 1827 Grand Ave. 

LOS ANGELES 1215 S. Hope St. 

MINNEAPOLIS 34 S. 8th St. 



NEWARK 290 Halsey St. 

NEW YORK 18-20 W. 63rd St. 

PHILADELPHIA...... 210-12 N. 13th St 

SAN FRANCISC;0 1028 Geary St. 

SEATTLE 162S Broadway 









The Prestige of United States Bicycle 

Tires is Based Upon the Records of 

Two Brands Long Famous 

United States Bicycle Tires are today considered to be the standard bicycle 
tires of the world. When the safety bicycle was first invented, two makes 
of tires quickly assumed supremacy over all other brands. They earned 
their popularity by the service they gave. These brands were the renowned 
Hartford and Morgan & Wright Tires. 


United States Bicycle Tires are Hartford and Morgan & Wright Tires, 
greatly improved. Modern machinery and modern methods have made it 
possible to make better tires than were thought possible during the early 
life of the bicycle. When y^u buy tires or a new bicycle be sure to get 
United States Tires. The service they ^ive you will prove that no 
other tires can deliver as much mileage and show equal ability to resist 
punctures. Any reliable dealer can supply you wJth United States Tirci 
and remember, you can rely on anything you buy from dealers who sell 
United States Tires. 

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37th Year 

New York, October 13, 1914 

Two dollars a year 


— "the strongest line of Indians 
that I have ever seen — absolutely 
the strongest/' fS 

From Mr. George M. Hendee's letter 
ng the Indian eight page advance 
talog in this issue.) 

Turn to the Indian 1915 Announce- 
ment in this number, where Indian 
models for the coming year are pre- 
sented. Give them your most extensive study 
as a merchandising proposition. 


., all over them 

1915 Indians have dealer success 

— values unmatch 
— exclusive newr f e^ 
— Indian leadership 

The money-making qualities of the 1915 Indian line have never been 
approached in the retailing motorcycle field. 

Yotir o-iiv/i persona/ observations ivill support this statement. 

Address all communications regarding 1915 representation to 

FRANK J. WESCHLER, Treasurer and Sales Manager 


(Largest Motorcycle Manufacturers in the Wortd) 


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bination of magneto and dynamo forming a compact instrument for ignition and light- 
ing — is an accomplished fact. 

Equipment orders are in from the big fellows and smaller brothers alike — the 1915 
feature will be the SPLITDORF MAG-DYNAMO— so don't miss it. 

Study these points of the SPLITDORF MAG-DYNAMO: 

Interchangeable with magneto installa- 
tion — 

Positive starting and running ignition 
with or without the battery — 

No arcing or burning of breaker points 
or commutator — 

No permanent magnets to become de- 
magnetized — 

Radial ball bearings throughout to assure 
perfect aligning — 

Accessible, compact, self-contained, 
waterproof, simple and efficient — 



ATLANTA 1012 E. Ha 

BOSTON, St. Uermain St. and Mass. Ave. 

CHICAGO 64-72 K. 14th St. 

CINCINNATI 811 Race St. 

DALLAS 402 S. Ervay St, 


DAYTON 127 East 3rd St. 

DETROIT 972 Woodward .Ave. 

KANSAS CITY 1827 Grand Ave. 

LOS ANGELES 1215 S. Hope St. 

MINNEAPOLIS 34 S. 8tli St. 



NEWARK 290 Halsey St. 

NEW YORK 18-20 W. 63rd St. 

PHILADELPHIA 210-12 N. 13th St. 

SAN FRANCISCO 1028 Geary St. 

SEATTLE 162S Broadway 



October 13, 1914 





The Old Reliable 

The original heavy fabric tire. 

Two years old and just as 
good now as when first 

Our 1915 Hne of other grades 
of Bicycle Tires and Bicycle 
Inner Tubes is worth your 

Kokomo Rubber Company 

Kokomo, Indiana 

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The Greatest Line of Bicycles 
and Motorcycles Ever Offered 


Columbia Line 10 

Cleveland Line 9 

Tribune Line 10 

Rambler Line 9 

Crescent Line 8 

Monarch Line 8 

Crawford Line 8 

Imperial Line 8 

Seminole Line 5 

Sterling Line 4 

Juvenile Line 6 

Pope Daily Service 

and Messenger Special 2 

Motobike Line 2 

"Pope" Special 1 

Defiance 1 

"Pope" Bicycle 1 

Models $75.00 to 

Models 75.00 

Models 75.00 

Models 75.00 

Models 75.00 

Models 75.00 

Models 75.00 

Models 75.00 

Models 45.00 

Models 40.00 

Models 30.00 

Models 45.00 

Models 45.00 

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Model 35.00 

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Model R '15 Two-Speed 13-15 H. P $275.00 

Model L '15 Twin Cylinder 13-15 H. P 240.00 

Model M '15 6-8 H. P 200.00 

Model M '15 with Eclipse Two-Speed 230.00 

Model H '15 4 H. P 150.00 

Model S '15 Short Coupled Twin 260.00 

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save many dollars 
in repair bills 



It is the motorcyclist's best 
friend because it is always 
on the job to help in time 
of trouble and you need 
not be a mechanical engineer 
to understand it. 

It is brim full of practical advice 
and suggestions relating to every 
type of motorcycle. 

The present edition 
includes free engine 
clutches, two-speed 
gears, mechanical lu- 
bricators and mag- 
netos, together with 
special matter on 
motors, valves, carbu- 
reters, fuel and im- 
portant general sub- 
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Dealers and jobbers in all 
parts of the country are 
/ selling "Care and Repair 
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new riders and veterans as 
the best aid in correcting 
and avoiding motorcycle 

Ask;;your dealer about it, 
or send a quarter to us 
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postage prepaid. 

Special rates to Jobbers 
and Dealers in quantity 

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Two-Speed Yale Motorcycles 

National Road Champion 

SWIFT and powerful, sturdy and competent for the most extreme tests of 
hardest service, and with indomitable ability that wins its way irresistibly 
over every difficulty of bad roads and steep "hills, the new Two-Speed Yale 
stands as the most complete development of modern motorcycle construction. 

The most gruelling tests of competition on the road in the past season have proved the 
worth of the basic principles of Yale design — have established beyond doubt the supremacy of 
the "Big Y" under conditions met in actual daily service. 

Endurance run history of 1914 is a story of decisive Yale triumphs, for without exception 
the hardest, most trying- contests of this season — as well as in past years — were clean-cut win- 
nings for the "Big Y." 

A¥ithout doubt the most severe test of motorcycle history was the endurance run of the 
Kentucky Motorcycle Touring Club, August 25th. Twelve riders started, but on the second day 
the unceasing rain and horrible red clay rapidly put them out of the running. Only one rider 
reached Mammoth Cave on schedule time, and that one was the only Yale rider in the contest, 
Ivan Jacobs. Only three others got to Mammoth Cave at all, far behind time, and the riders 
were so exhausted by their efforts to reach that point that they could go no farther. As the 
Yale and its rider were both in fine shape and ready to continue, the others conceded it the vic- 
tory and called the run off at that point, agreeing that first prize be awarded to the "Big Y." 

A clean-cut Yale victory, no close decisions, no chance for a tie or argument. Simply con- 
vincing proof of Yale supremacy. 


Equally positive evidence was the endurance run of the Michigan State F. A. M., June 19th. Almost 
impassable mud and treacherous shifting sand tried the machines to the utmost, and thie Yale won the only 
perfect score. Eighteen riders started; only five finished; only Jacobs on a Two-Speed Yale won a perfect 

Again the acid test of hard service had proved indisputably the greater ability of this machine for work 
too severe for ordinary motorcycles. 


The two-day contest of the New Jersey Motorcycle Club, May 30-31, was an emphatic Yale victory, for 
three Yale twins with sidecars and passengers won three perfect scores — the only perfect team score ever 
won by motorcycles with sidecars in any American endurance contest. Others said it couldn't be done — that 
the difficulties were too great for any motorcycle with sidecar — that the machines would never reach the 
finish — but they failed to understand that the "Big Y" is no ordinary motorcycle. They did not appreciate 
the wonderful advantage given by its distinctive patented two-speed transmission, by its remarkably effi- 
cient motor, by its matchless strength of construction. They judged it by ordinary standards and were 
astounded vvhen the Yale sidecar team sped all the way easily on schedule time and conquered with ease 
the difficulties of steep, crooked mountain roads, rougii by paths and rocky, unkempt trails that many other 
contestants failed to overcome even without the added weight of sidecars and passengers. 


There's no evading the significance of these winnings. Every Yale victory was won on ordinary stock 
machines just like those sold by all Yale agents, and every rider of a "Big Y" knows that his machine can 
duplicate these performances if conditions call for it. The ability is built into the machine, and answers 
the touch of the throttle with achievement. 

When the Yale dealer makes what sound like strong claims for the machine he knows that he is speak- 
ing plain truth, and knows that the machine will back every claim by actual performance, and these won- 
derful victories in the hardest and most important road contests of the season simply prove his statements. 

These remarkable achievements proved beyond shadow of doubt that the principles of Yale design are 
right, that the underlying ideas fit the needs imposed by conditions met in actual service. 

Improvements in the new models lie in complete development of details of construction to make this 
wonderful service still more efficient, uniform and luxurious — to give the buyer even greater value. 

of Model 57 Yale Twin showing cut-out and low-speed operating pedals and guard over long drive chain. Notice 
guard and luxurious foot-boards. Price of Model 57 Two-Speed Twin, $260.00, F. O. B. Toledo, Ohio 

style front mud 

The wonderful increase in ability due to the Yale patented Two-Speed Gear is appreciated by every Yale owner 
of the past season, and with the detail improvements incorporated in this feature of the new models its service is 
still more valuable. Hills that could never be climbed by even the most powerful twins of the old sort are easy for 
the Two-Speed Yale, and its facility in handling sidecars or delivery vans with unreasonably heavy loads, in pulling 
through deep, sticky mud or heavy sand, make its superior ability so marked that there is no comparison. 

The low-gear band clutch gives smooth, even engagement and positive grip. A spacer between the shifter-hub 
cones minimizes the effects of wear on the bearing and preserves accurate alignment in spite of long, hard usage. 

The gears are of chrome vanadium steel, practically eliminating wear or possibility of breakage, with strength 
to withstand loads far greater than can possibl}' come on these parts. 


And the tremendous power of the new Yale Motor is astounding. All pockets, shoulders or collars have been 
smoothed out of the exhaust passages, and the openings enlarged, so that the burned gases have direct, unimpeded 
flow through a generous passage of uniform diameter {\]4 inch) all the way from cylinder to muffler. 

The muffler is in the most effective possible loca- 

Motor showing 
It and low-speed 

details of foot-board, muffler 

tion, where the exhaust reaches it by the most direct 
route with no bends or curves to cause back pres- 
sure or offer resistance. It's just a big expansion 
chamber in which the gases cool and expand, with 
no baffle plates or walls to cause back pressure, and 
a tail pipe leads the vapor to the rear of the machine, 
giving silent, pleasing operation without loss of an 
ounce of motor efficiency. A cutout operated by a 
neat pedal allows direct exhaust to allow the rider 
to hear the report for carburetor adjustment, etc., and 
is closed automatically when the foot is raised from 
the small, neat operating lever above the footboard. 

The wonderful power and speed of the new motor 
are obtained by correct design and proportion of gas 
passages and shape of explosion chamber, without 
lightening or weakening any parts or speeding up 
valve action so as to shorten life of the mechanism 
as would be done if speed was gained merely by 
making motors of semi-racing design. 

The Yale motor is rated conservatively at 7-8 
H. P., according to the accepted American standard, 
based on piston displacement, and although its re- 
finements give actual power practically double this, 
we rate it by standard methods to prevent mislead- 
ing the buyer. The far greater real power is just 
one example of the excess value gained by the man 
who buys a "Big Y." 

New Foot Starter 

of Model 57 Yale Tw 

ng Yale Foot Starter, new 
Model 57 Twin, $260.00, 

Exhaust Pipes, Muffler, 
F. O. B. Toledo, Ohio 

ail Pipe and Brake Le 

The new Yale foot starter is remarkably efficient. Connected by chain and sprocket direct to the 
engine shaft, it permits the motor to be started by a single down push of either pedal, or the motor can 
be spun continuously by pedaling, when desired. 

The starting mechanism is surprisingly simple and strong — three big, husky rollers of tool steel 
hardened and ground, and a substantial block of the same material. No slipping, jamming or sluggish 
action — it grips the instant the pedal is pressed, grips positively and unfailingly. It starts the engine 
quickly and easily with rear wheel on the ground and does the work every time — and keeps on doing- 
it after months and j^ears of service, for it is so simple and strong that there is nothing to wear or get 

The big, comfortable folding footboards add the final touch of luxury to the new Yale, with the 
Two-Speed Foot-Control Lever on the left side and the brake lever on the right. 

The footboards in conjunction with the new 
muffler and exhaust pipes harmonize to pro- 
duce wonderfully pleasing, businesslike lines 
in the new machine — it looks compact, compe- 
tent, ready for any demand, and it is. 


A new steel, specially rolled and used for the first 
time in motorcycling construction, is used in the 
front forks, giving greater strength, resiliency and 
ruggedness than has been possible with any materi- 
als previously known to manufacturers. This "half- 
hard" fork steel is further strengthened by a husky 
perforated inner reinforcement, the perforations al- 
lowing the brass to flow freely in brazing, so that 
the reinforcement is perfectly united with the fork- 
side, giving tremendous strength at the points of 


Every detail has been carefully cared for to in- 
crease the comfort of the rider, the steadfast re- 
liability of the machine, its uniform efficiency of 
achievement, its ease of operation and control. 

Close range view ot i 
Foot Starter, Foot Eo; 
location of prii 

side of Yale Twin Motor showing new Yale 
Exhaust Pipes and Muffler. Notice convenient 
cups on outer side of intake housings 

More Value 

Yale Front Forks at close range showing three- 
point handlebar connection and new style cushion 
fork caps 

No opportunity has been neglected to give the buyer still greater value, and to 
reduce the cost to him, not only in purchase price but running expense — for our in- 
terest does not end with sale of the machine. The Two-Speed Yale is built to give 
faithful, unfailing service season after season, and to this fact it is due that Yale 
riders almost invariably are the livest kind of boosters, who iise their machines every 
day of the year, good weather or bad, regardless of road conditions. 


Only the highly-developed manufacturing efficiency of the big Yale factory — with 
our own drop-forge shop, our own steel-tube plant, and facilities for building nearly 
every part in our own factory — with the greatly increased purchasing power due to 

production on a big- 
ger scale than ever be- 
fore, make it possible 
to give the purchaser 
such generous value. 

The idea of selling 

such a machine as the 

Two-Speed Yale 

Twin at a price so low 

as $260 marks a new 

epoch in the history of 

the industr}^ It sets a 

new standard of value 

by which motorcycles 
must be measured, for 

here is a machine of 
ability, finish and workmanship never approached before, at a price even lower than 
merely ordinary motorcycles have previously been sold for. 

As in previous years, the ''Big Y" stands alone as the greatest value to be obtained, 
the "best buy," as well as being undisputed leader for actual ability on the road. 

Judged from any viewpoint, the Two-Speed Yale is the inevitable choice of the 
rider who insists on having the very best motorcycle to be obtained. 

The Consolidated Mfg. Co. 

1709 Fernwood Ave^ Toledo, Ohio 

THE YALE-CALIFORNIA COMPANY, Los Angeles and San Francisco 

Makers also of Yale and Snell Bicycles, Hussey Handlebars, Steel Tubing, Bent Parts, All Kinds of Drop Forgings 

of Foot Starter mechanisi 

showing its great 





Four Models — Single and Two-Speed 

Model E, 12 H. P. Single-speed Twin, Price $250 Model G, 12 H. P. Two-speed Twin, Price $275 
Model A, 16 H. P. Single-speed Twin, Price 260 Model L, 16 H. P. Two-speed Twin, Price 285 

All step starters. Two separate and distinct double acting powerful band brakes. All 3/4-inch 
Direct Chain Drive, and twenty-six other improvements. See complete mechanical description 
in next issue. 

Read Rochester, N. Y., Sept. 18, 1914. 

•*^^**** Sterling Motor Company, 
^^ Brockton, Mass. 

yr|*c Gentlemen: As it is practically the end of the '14 season, it may in- 

"■'■^ terest you to know that the EAGLES are giving the very finest satis- 
faction, and while we started late, we have been able to dispose of a car- 
load of machines. We are not as pessimistic about the outlook as some 
people are in other lines of business. We enclose our contract which 
covers practically two carloads, and we expect to vise at least three car- 
loads before the season is over. 

The Direct Drive has been giving the very finest of satisfaction, and 
with the addition of the 12 H. P. model, together with a two-speed model, 
both 12 and 16 H. P., we expect that the EAGLE will soar high over all 
other machines both in quality and quantity for '15. 

Wishing you every success, we are. 

Yours very truly, 


(Signed) Charles A. Merkel. 

A Splendid Opportunity is Open to You. Write Us Right Now 

Sterling Motor Company, Brockton, Mass. 

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October 13, 1914 

Model 573 


Twin Cylinder, 7 H. P., Chain-Drive, Two-Speed Transmission ; 
Miami Combination Dual Brake; Foot Boards; 3 inch Tires; 
Optional, U. S., Goodyear or Federal; Troxel or Persons 

Model 541 ----- - $200:00 

Single Cylinder, 4 H. P., Chain-Drive Transmission; Miami 
Combination Dual Brake; Foot-Boards; Tires; Optional, U. S., 
Goodyear or Federal ; Troxel or Persons Saddles. 

The List Price of 1915 Singl 

Miami Combination Dual Brake and Foot-Boards Regular on All Mode 

Starter. Our Advance Introductoi 



400 Hanover Stre 

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October 13, 1914 



Model 575 


Twin Cylinder, 7 H. P., Chain-Drive, Two-Speed Transmission ; 
Miami Direct Starter; Miami Combination Dual Brake; Foot-Boards 
and 3 inch Tires; Optional, U, S., Goodyear or Federal; Troxel or 
Persons Saddles. 


Model 571 $225:20 

Twin Cylinder, 7 H. P. , Chain Drive Transmission ; Miami Combi- 
nation Dual Brake; Foot Boards; Tires; Optional, U. S., Goodyear 
or Federal ; Troxel or Persons Saddles. 

>eed Models Has Been Reduced. 

B Miami Counter-Shaft Planetary Two-Speed and the Miami Direct 
nouncement is Ready to Mail. 


Idletowrn, Ohio 

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October 13, 1914 


Made Acetylene Famous 

Model "S" 

Than Ever 




Unapproached in Material, Design, Finish and 
Durability. Originated, Made and Sold by 
American Brains, Money, and Workmen. 

Order Today 

The Badger Brass Mfg. Co. 


The Saddle Designed to Orercome Every 
Known Discomfort and Annoyance Which a 
Rider Experiences Through His Saddle. 


% Saddle 


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gives satisfaction and comfort under every known 
riding condition. 



Write for Catalogue 

The Reading Saddle & Mfg. Co. 

Reading, Pa., U. S. A. 

Chains are Important 
parts of your Motorcycle 

And Diamond Chains are un- 
excelled for the hardest service. 

Made of special quality steels — 
scientifically heat treated — all 
parts gauged for extreme accu- 
racy — and each chain tested to a 
fixed high standard. 

Specify Diamond when order- 

For sale by jobbers and dealers. 

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On Every Link 


Capacity 8,000,000 feet per year 


We'll Be There — You' II Be There 

It Will Pay You to Look Us Up 

THE Gunboat and all the other fine Side Car models 
of Majestic make and quality will be there. Of 
course, there are improvements; we are never too old 
to learn and profit by that learning. All the elements 
essential to comfort, safety and durability are featured 
in Majestic goods and our prices are right. 

Majestic motorcycle and bicycle accessories are all 
ready for your inspection. 

Remember the Majestic Space 
Section* No. 12-13 



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Model C-2-8 H. P. Dayton Motor Single Speed Electric - $280.00 
Model C-5-9 H. P. DeLuxe Motor Single Speed - - - 265.00 
Model C-6-9 H. P. DeLuxe Motor Single Speed Electric - 305.00 
Model C-8-9 H. P. DeLuxe Motor Two Speed Electric - 330.00 

DAYTON Rocker Spring Fork Further Improved 

The DAYTON Rocker Spring Fork more than ever adds to the pleasure of mo- 
torcycling, DAYTON Riders in the past have known how completely this 
fork has eliminated jolts and jars. The new fork constructed with rocker arms 
between the lower forks and hub, now absorbs impacts 
^ from any angle. The result is, a trip over the roughest 

roads is made possible and pleasant. 

Trouble-Proof Gasoline and Oil Tanks 

The DAYTON 1915 Gasoline and Oil Tanks 

are constructed separately. This arrangement 

prevents any possibility of leakage from one 

tank into the other as is the case where one 

large tank is sub-divided. This new tank 

is strongly made, is neat in appearance 

and very easy of access. The oil tank 

can be completely removed with very little 




EFORE adding Electrical equipped models to the DAYTON 
line, we made thorough test and investigation, and secured the 
best possible equipment. The Electric models are equipped with 

nV the Splitdorf Magneto Generator which supplies the current for 
I both ignition and lighting. This keeps the battery always charged 
H and ready for instant use. 

These models are furnished with head lamp, with pilot light, 
tail lamp and horn. The battery is carried under the seat in a 
special container. The DAYTON electric models offer the highest 
development in the way of a completely equipped motorcycle. 

Famous Band BraJ^e Retained 

The DAYTON Band Brake which has proved so popular and suc- 
cessful on DAYTON Motorcycles in the past, is to be regular equip- 
ment on the 1915 DAYTON. This brake is built on the automobile 
type — strong and dependable, with an almost 
unlimited amount of reserve power. 

1915 Two Speed 

The DAYTON Two Speed of the individual 
clutch type has been retained for 1915. All 
gears of the two-speed are always in mesh, 
making it impossible to strip the teeth. An 
improvement has been made in anchoring the 
Two Speed box in the housing, making it abso- 
lutely rigid. 


October 13, 1914 



F--TWV i 

New^ \ 

The hraA: 
that brought 
the bike 
back " 

There Never Was a 
Catalog Like This 

TT is the most important we ever issued 
and contains the announcement of 
radical changes in New Departures that 
every live man in the trade wants to 
know about. A copy has been mailed 
to every dealer on our list. If you do 
not get yours promptly, drop us a post 
card and ask for it. We will send it by 
return mail. :::::::::::: 


Bristol, Connecticut 






THAT Label 

SEE that it is on the rims fitted to your Bicycles, and on those you buy for repair 


Lobdell Rims have been, and still are, standard factory equipment by reason of their 

quality, and our ability, financially and otherwise, to serve the trade satisfactorily. 


American Wood Rim Co. 

Factories* O^AWAY. MICHIGAN 



Stocks carried lor jobbing trade at 


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J 8 


Octohdi 13, J914 

Some speedometers are obviously wrong, some 
are nearly accurate, some tell the actual truth 

When a motorcyclist knows his speedometer is wrong he at least can make 
use of that knowledge; however, when he does not know whether its record is 
wrong or not he is hopelessly at sea. 

But neither one of these speedometers is worth the price of scrap iron. 

A speedometer to be a speedometer should tell positive facts day in and day 
out, at all altitudes, and in every temperature. 

Such a speedometer is the 

orbintBrown Speedometer 

"The Speedometer of Absolute Accuracy" 

The Corbin-Brown possesses the one abso- 
lute essential to accuracy which almost every 
other speedometer lacks — the centrifugal prin- 

A speedometer to be continually accurate at 
all degrees of heat and cold, at high altitudes, 
and in the presence of electrical influences 
must be built on the Centrifugal principle. 

Not only has the truth of this statement been 
proven time and time again by scientific ex- 
periments conducted in government labora- 
tories, but actual practical road tests have 
demonstrated it to he undeniably correct. 

The Corbin-Brown's construction is the per- 
fection of simplicity — so few, large and strong 
are its parts that friction, wear and breakage 
are reduced to a minimum. 

The Corbin-Brown flexible shafting is an ex- 
clusive feature of the Corbin-Brown speedom- 
eter. It is the most practical, jar-absorbing, 
friction-free shafting made. The .strength and 
nature of its links make breaking impossible, 
afford smooth, eas)^ running, and assure the 
maximum of durable service. 

The Corbin-Brown's record is extremel}' 
easy to read. Its large, white figures stand 
out distinctly from a black background. 

Its mileage scale is stationarj'-, its hand is 
steady on the roughest road. 

Ever)'- feature of the Corbin-Brown Speed- 
ometer contributes to strength, simplicity and 

Specify this speedometer for your 1915 'equipment. Its principle spells 
accuracy; Its construction durability. Investigate today. Write now for catalog. 




BRANCHES: New York Chicago Philadelphia 

/Makers of Corbin Brakes and Automatic Screw Machine Parts' 

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Vol. LXX 

New York, October 13, 1914 

No. 4 

The Week 's News 
: : at a Glance : : 

Dealers Announce New 1915 

Hendee Announces New Light 
Weight Twin in Three- 

R-S Takes to Countershaft 
Drive System 

Merkel Offers a Radical Drive 
in New Model 

Pope Line Discloses Refine- 
ments. Three-speed Coaster 
Hub for Pope Bicycles 

Yale Motor Develops Increased 

Daytons in Eight Models, 
With New Power Plant 

Funeral of "Happy Days" 


"Happy Days," an Apprecia- 
tion, by R. G. Betts 

Providence Run a Great Suc- 

With the Riders at Milwaukee 

What Happened in the Ohio 
State Endurance Run 

Will R. Pitman^ Man and Friend 

An Appreciation of One of Cycling's Best 
Known and Universally Beloved Characters 
Who Has Gone to Unending "Happy Days'* 


There are those whd knew dear old 
Pit much longer and possibly much bet- 
ter, but I knew him long and I knew 
him well and like nearly all who knew 
him either long or well, I cherish the 
memories of our acquaintanceship — our 
friendship. For Pit was very much a 
man — very much a friend. 

He may not have been a many-sided 
man (who, too often, are all things to all 
men) but the right side of him was al- 
ways uppermost — always most conspicu- 
ous. He lived in the sunlight and had 
small patience for those who sought to 
avoid its rays. For he loved the truth. 
He spoke it and he practiced it. It is 
not mawkish sentimentality born of a 
sorrowful occurrence, to say that during 
a close acquaintance of more than 20 
years I never knew him to tell a lie or 
to do an unfair or dishonorable act. He 
was never even evasive. Pit's truths 
were never half-truths. 

If, in- the performance of duty — in the 
enforcement of laws or rules and regu- 
lations, he proved stern and unbending, 
he knew also how to be gentle, to be 
considerate,, to be sympathetic, as many 
young transgressors temporarily under 
his dominion can testify. He at all times 
had the. courage of his convictions but 
his kindly advice, his gentle bearing, 
must have proven real helps to those 

of the transgressors who were not in- 
sensible to its effects. In his kindly way, 
he helped not a few of them to see the 

Any of his close friends, who, like my- 
self, have felt his warm, sincere hand- 
clasp and seen the tears steal into his 
eyes, know only too well that the dear 
old fellow was essentially of gentle mold 
and sympathetic nature. His warm heart 
always warmed toward his fellows ancll 
he possessed in unusual degree the toa- 
rare virtues of loyalty and appreciation. 
When he was for a man or a movement 
he was for him or for it to the very core. 
He was no weather vane. His loyalty 
was never affected by the winds. And he 
was the most appreciative person I have 
ever known. His gratitude was always, 
real — always wholehearted. If he sought 
and craved the approbation of his fellow- 
men, he was so truly grateful when he 
received it. None has witnessed it often- 
er than myself and those who were pres- 
ent at his dinner less than three short 
weeks ago will better understand what 1 
am striving to convey. His thanks, his 
appreciation, oft repeated in tremulous 
tones born of his deep emotion, were so 
sincere, so unfeigned, so heartfelt, that 
they may be said to have been vivid. 
And,- some of us knew, too, that they 
were being spoken almost on the briiik 



October 13, 1914 

of the grave, though to the last his cour- 
age, his hopefulness did not forsake him. 

It was on that occasion and with his 
last trial — his fatal operation — in mind, 
that he told us he would "feel no pain, 
for I will be asleep." And tonight he 
sleeps the eternal sleep; he knows no 
pain. He has gone from us and all who 
knew him and understood him, particu- 
larly those whose heads are covered with 
the snows of yesteryears and those 
whose heads are but just being sprinkled 
with the ashes of their youth — these 
must surely feel a sense of personal loss. 
For conscious of human imperfections, 
Pit — it would sound cold and irreverent 
to call him anything else — was a rare 
type. His loyalty and appreciation were 
of tliemselves sufficient to single him 

Somehow our old friend's passing re- 
•calls one of the very few poems that has 
lingered in memory through a long train 
of years. It is from the Persian, and 
though written to mark the beginning oi 
a life rather than the close of one, it 
seems not inept: 
The morn that ushered thee to life, oh, 

Found thee in tears when all around thee 

So live, that when thou takest thy last 

long sleep. 
Smiles may be thine while all around 
thee weep. 

Pit, I believe, lived a life of that sort. 
In the Great Beyond, in which, we are 
taught, all days are happy ones, our good 
old "Happy Days" — our Pit — surely will 
be found to have earned well his last 

To me, he was always loyal, always 
true, and if ever man loved the bicycle 
and all for which it stood, his name was 
Will R. Pitman. To it and to his friends, 
he was faithful to the end. 

God rest thy soul in the land of the 
leal, old friend! 

A Last Appeal from "Happy Days." 

On Saturday afternoon, the day before 
■"Peace Day," when Mr. Pitman died, he 
voiced for the last time his great appre- 
ciation of the testimonial recently given 
him by his friends. 

On that occasion he said that they 
gave him a great happiness. Unfortu- 
nately, however, funds are needed to 
cover the funeral expenses, and it is 
believed that the many friends of "Happy 
Days" will only need to learn of this fact 
to respond. It is hoped that the fund 
collected will be large enough to leave a 
balance for Mrs. Pitman. 

J. A. Hall, 322 East 32nd street, Brook- 
Ivn, is in charge of the fund. 

Say Last Farewells to 
Ashes of "Happy Days" 

Comrades of Many Years Pay Tribute to 

Old Referee's Memory — Simple, 

Impressive Service 

They buried "Happy Days" on Thurs- 
day last. Early in the forenoon all that 
remained of that rare old veteran, Will 
R. Pitman, was cremated high on Union 
Hill in New Jersey and overlooking the 
New York city which he loved so well 
and in which, in a cycling sense, he had 
for so many years taken a large and 
active part. 

The funeral services were conducted 
the night before at Campbell's Funeral 
Church on West 23rd street. They were 
simple but impressive, the eulogy deliv- 
ered by the pastor being supplemented 
by the reading of this touching good- 
bye poem written by Quincy Kilby, pres- 
ident of the L. A. W. and one of Mr. Pit- 
man's comrades of many years in the 
Boston Bicycle Club; 

Will R. Pitman 



Will Pitman's gone. No more his merry greeting 
Of welcome in the well-remembered phrase, 
Shall sound in salutation on his meeting 
With old and cherished comrades — "Happy Days.'* 

Dear Happy Days — for so we cams to call him, 
Who knew and loved his gentle, kindly ways — 
Has found his rest. No ill can now befall him, 
Nor pain nor trouble hurt our Happy Days. 

His loyalty it was that made us love him. 
His honesty and fairness won our praise. 
May blossoms flourish in the grass above him. 
He made the world look brighter: — Happy Days. 

Here in this room he lies amid the flowers. 
Outside, the woods are gay with Autumn's blaze. 
He heeds not either, for this friend of ours 
Has gone where there are only happy days. 

.Of the floral offerings, the most con- 
sp'icuous was a large white five-pointed 
star, the emblem of the Boston Bicycle 
Club, whose first president (1878), 
George B. Woodward, now the head of 
the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., was 
among those present at the services. 
Among others of the cycling old guard 
in attendance were: John C. Wetmore, 
one of the earliest and best known cy- 
cling writers; Theodore F. Merseles, 
long a power in the once-famous Hud- 
son County Wheelmen of Jersey City 
and now general manager of the great 
National Cloak and Suit Co.; Sidney B. 
Bowman, once a star of road and path, 
now a prosperous automobile dealer; 
Henry Goodman, who originated the bi- 
cycle score card, and his brother, Joseph, 
who was associated with him in that 
early enterprise and who later became 
the prosperous owner of the American 
Cyclist and still later of the Bicycling- 
World; R. G. Betts, long editor of The 
Wheel and later of the Bicycling World, 
and first president of the F. A. M.; Frank 
P. Share, who has kept the Long Island 
Wheelmen, of Brooklyn, alive for more 
than a quarter of a century; Counsellor 
James O'Neill, one-time leader of the 
Metropolitan Association of Cycling 
Clubs; Robert Bruce, once editor of Bi- 
cycling World and now with the Ameri- 
can Automobile Association; Michael 
Furst, once a big figure in L. A. W. af- 
fairs and one time a district attorney of 

Motorcycling, quite naturally, was 
more numerously represented and by the 
younger element. Of the motorcyclists 
present, the best known were Dr. J. 
P. Thornley, former chairman of the 

F. A. M. competition committee, and J. 
A. Hall, F. A. M. commissioner for New 
York state, who in truly fraternal fash- 
ion took charge of the funeral arrange- 
ments and who both before and after Mr. 
Pitman's death proved himself the pro- 
verbial "friend, indeed." 

In accordance with his desires, his 

G. A. R. button and the buttons of the 
uniform he wore when a mere stripling 
in the Civil War were buried with Mr. 
Pitman. As if possessed of forebodings 
and unknown even to his wife, he had 
carried the buttons to the hospital where 
he succumbed suddenly Sunday, 4th inst., 
while being placed in a wheel chair and 
being considered on the road to conva- 
lescence from the effects of his third 
serious operation in 18 months, although 
some of his more intimate friends were 
well aware that his permanent recovery 
was impossible. It was this knowledge 
which inspired the testimonial dinner 
tendered him on Septetnber 26th. 

October 13, 191,4 



Stratton Victor in Fast 100-Mile Race 

ins See Harley-Davidson Ric^ers Win Track Features 

of the State Fair Grounds track where Stratton 

the first century ever run on this course 

It was Harley-Davidson day at the 
State Fair Grounds, Milwaukee, Wis., on 
Sunday, the 4th inst. The Harley-David- 
son riders led throughout and were for- 
tunate in avoiding serious tire trouble, 
so that they piloted their machines 
across the line in first place both in the 
5- and 100-mile events. 

The biggest crowd of the season turned 
out to see the first 100-mile event in 
Milwaukee on the fast State Fair track. 
The entrants for the century run were 
Swayne, Pope; Hadfield and Mont- 
gomery, Indian; Filter, Jeflerson and 

The races served to introduce Janke 
to the Milwaukee fans, and he certainly 
put up a good performance in beating 
.Stratton out for second place in the 

The time for the century at various 
points was: 

Ten miles, 9:15; IS miles, 14:40; 22 
miles, 20:05; 35 miles, 32:40; 50 miles, 
46:35; 60 miles, 55:55; 75 miles,' 71:40, 
and the finish, 95:10. 

The summaries: 

Five-mile stripped stock, 61 cu. in. — 
Won by Brier, Harley-Davidson; sec- 

Left to right — Stratton. Janke and 

Brier, Janke, Stratton and .Douglas, Har- 

Stratton made a non-stop performance 
in the century race, making the turns 
wide and riding the soft stulif. But the 
tire jinx mounted the machines of the 
others. Swayne gave the crowd a thrill 
early in the race when his mount threw 
a tire and headed for the fence. He 
had barely time to jump clear. Brier 
held the lead early in the race until the 
35th lap, when he was forced to make 
a tire change. He took the lead again in 
the 60th, but was once more forced to 
stop, in the 65th. This gave Stratton the 
lead, which he held until the finish. 
Montgomery ran out of gasolene and 
beat across the track for a supply of the 
precious fluid, finishing in fourth place 
in spite of the delay. 

Irier who "cltaned up" at the meet 

ond, Janke, Harley-Davidson; third, 
Stratton, Harley-Davidson. Time, 4:35. 
One hundred-mile stripped stock, 61 
cu. in. — Won by Stratton; second, Janke; 
third, Brier. Time, 95:10. 

Highway Opened in Snoqualmie Pass 

Headed by Governor Ernest Lister, a 
large number of automobilists and mo- 
torcyclists of the Northwest will attend 
the formal opening of the famous Sun- 
set Highway through the Snoqualmie 
Pass in the Cascade mountains, and 
which highway will connect Eastern and 
Western Washington. This celebration 
will mark the completion of another, and 
one of the three existent, great trans- 
continental highways. Such highways in 
all parts of the country are a boon to 
the two-wheeler riders of every age. 

Motorcycle Projects Hang Fire 

The militia authorities of Maryland 
have received with approbation the offer 
of the Marylaijd Motorcycle Club of 
Baltimore to organize a motorcycle regi- 
ment to augment the National Guard. 
Adjutant General Macklin has written to 
Daniel C. Joseph, counsel for the club 
and one of the promoters of the plan, 
acknowledging the oiler and praising the 
patriotic spirit evinced by the motorcy- 
clists. He is sorry, however, that action 
on the proposition cannot be taken at 
this time, owing to certain conditions 
prevailing in the guard that preclude him 
from giving the matter his undivided at- 
tention. A definite answer will be forth- 
coming some time later on. 

The members of the club are some- 
what disappointed by the answer, as they 
were hoping for immediate action and 
were anxious to begin the organization 
of such a regiment, which would have 
been the first to crop into existence in 
this country. The riders, however, have 
not given up hope and will constantly 
keep the matter before the State Militia 
leaders, lest they should happen to for- 
get about it. Fortified with logical ar- 
guments about the feasibility of such a 
plan and the innumerable facts to demon- 
strate the value of such a regiment, the 
riders feel that ultimate success awaits 
them. The burden of cost to the state 
will He only in supplying guns, ammuni- 
tion and uniforms, the riders agreeing 
to furnish the machines and all acces- 
sories. If it should be decided that a 
motorcycle regiment will not be formed, 
then the club will advocate the organi- 
zation of a motorcycle ambulance corps. 

Lost Machine Recovered by Fruhe 

Howard Fruhe. a well-known member 
of the Quincy- (111.) Motorcycle Club, 
lost his machine a short time ago while 
he was at work at a printing office, and 
after an all night search found it 
several miles from the place from which 
it was stolen. As a result of the disap- 
pearance he had to buy an entire new 
casing, as the old one was cut to pieces. 



October 13, 1914 

Merkel Offers a Radical Drive System 

Planetary Two-speed on Countershaft With Engine Shaft Clutch on Its Leader- 
Direct Acting Kick Starter Also Fitted— Changes 
Few on Its Four Models 

"Flying Merkel" model 575, show 

Look to Miami for original features. 
The latest in motorcycle originality from 
the Middletown factory is a 1915 Flying 
Merkel with a two-speed gear of the 
planetary countershaft type, but, unlike 
any other similar application to date, 
also used in conjunction- with" an' Eclipse 
engine shaft clutch. Another new feature 
is' a direct acting kick starter, which, 
however, is applied only on one of the 
four models that comprise the line. 

Of the four models, three are seven- 
horsepower twins. The leader of the line 
"is fitted with both the two-speed and the 
starter and sells for $260; the twin model 
at $250 is fitted with two-speed but is 
without the starter; the third twin is 
singly geared and sells for the nominal 
sum of $225, while a similar single lists 
at $200. All of the models are equipped 
with footboards and dual braking system. 

The application of the Eclipse clutch 

g direct acting kick starter. $260 

with the two-speed planetary transmis- 
sion on the countershaft is in recogni- 
tion of the fact that when the friction 
clutches ordinarily used in gearsets of 

any considerable length of time. The 
logical way out of the dilemma, accord- 
ing to the Merkel engineers, is to relieve 
the necessarily light clutches of the two- 
speed of- -the- strain incident to start- 
ing and provide a - clutch specially de- 
signed to withstand this strain to carry 
it. Hence the Eclipse clutch on the en- 
gine shaft! 

The two-speed device is of very com- 
pact and neat design, embracing the use 
of a gear mounted on a loosely mounted 
sleeve on the countershaft and formed 
integral with a double acting cone clutch. 
Around this gear and meshing with it 
are three pinions, carried on a yoke to 
Which the driven sprocket which is gear- 
ed to the rear wheel is keyed. Around 
this yoke with its teeth meshing with the 
teeth of the pinions is an internal gear 
the outside of which forms the male 


vo-speed planetary transn 

ountershaft. $250 

cting kick starter 

the type are used in starting the vehi- 
cle, their limited surface quickly heats 
up and. wears, throwing the mechanism 
out of "whack," so to speak, and necessi- 
tating constant adjustment of the two 
clutches which are integral with the de- 
\ice. Especially is this so when the 
machine is used in hilly country, over 
liad roads or in connection with a side- 
car, arid it is under these conditions that 
the two-speed is most wanted. On the 
other hand, with the limited space at 
the disposal of the designer, it is prac- 
tically impossible to fit clutches to the 
gearset of ample surface to stand up for 

member of one section of the cone clutch. 
The arrangement is such that by shifting 
the member of the cone clutch which 
carries the loose gear it can be brought 
into engagement either with this male 
member of the clutch or else it itself 
becomes the male member entering into 
a female member representing part of 
the stationary casing, according to 
whether a slidable member is pushed in 
toward the machine or out. Shifting in 
is accomplished by means of coiled 
springs mounted on the member itself, 
while out is effected by means of a 
worm actuated by the gear shift lever. 

ctober 13, 1914 



Showing the Miami sun and planet gears 

When the clutch is brought into engage- 
ment with the casing member, the small 
central gear is held stationary, and since 
the large internal gear is chained directly 
to the clutch on the engine sprocket, it 
revolves. This being the case the pinions 
revolve around the stationary gear, car- 
rying the yoke with them, but the cir- 

sector which is formed integral with its 
lever is mounted on one ot the motor re- 
taining bolts, in such a position that it 
engages the teeth of the pinion readily. 
Upon depression of the lever the roller 
clutch grips and the motor is given two 
complete turns. When the motor starts 
the rollers immediately release the en- 
gine shaft and the lever is brought back 
into normal position by means of a 
strong spring. When the motor is run- 
ning there is nothing to jam or rattle. 
With the device, of course, it is possi- 
ble to start the motor without placing the 
machine on the stand. 

Motor changes throughout the line are 
few and far between and are chiefly in 
the nature of detail refinements. A very 
few minor improvements simply tend to 
improve the efficiency or promote clean- 

Component parts of Miami two-speed gear 

a good-sized tool box on the truss of 
the front fork, where it is out of the way 
and at the same time accessible when its 
contents are needed. Ignition is by 
means of a Bosch magneto and the mix- 
ture is supplied to the cylinders by a 
Schebler carburetter. Troxel or Persons 
saddles are optional with the purchaser, 
as are Federal, Goodyear or U. S. tires. 
The models other than the two-speeds 
are fitted with 234-inch tires, while or. 
the larger machines 3-inch tires are use; 

Model 571, single-speed twin, without kiclc starter. Tool box 

front fork. $225 

cumferential movement of the yoke is 
but half that of the driving sprocket 
and consequently the gear reduction is 
2 to 1. When the clutch is engaged the 
other way, the whole gearing is locked 
together and revolves as a unit and the 
drive is direct. There is no wear on the 
pinions or no noise when the high gear 
is engaged. 

The control of the gearset is effected 
by means of a lever on the left-hand 
side of the machine convenient to the 
hand of the rider. It is pointed out that 
in changing from high to low gear or 
vice versa it is not necessary to disen- 
gage the plate clutch, since the friction 
clutches in the two-speed itself are suffi- 
cient protection against damaged gears 
or undue shock. 

The kick starter which is fitted is quite 
unlike anything that has heretofore made 
its appearance. It is of the sector and 
pinion type, but is novel in that the pin- 
ion is mounted directly on the end of 
the crankshaft, the shaft being prolong- 
ed through the timing gearcase for the 
purpose and is formed integral with a 
runover clutch of the roller type. The 

liness, which is a necessary adjunct to a 
smooth-running motor. 

Despite the fitment of the starter to 

Winners in Baltimore Parade 
The prize winners in the motorcycle 
division of the floral auto parade held in 
Baltimore, Md., in connection with the 
Star Spangled Banner Centennial are: 
First, George W. Coggins, silver loving 
cup; second, Alfred Mobray, silver loving 
cup; third, C. B. Mears, man's outfit; 
fourth, G. Lawson, set of tires; fifth, 
Charles P. Frank, set of tires; sixth. 

Model 541, one-speed single, showing gearset, controlling lever and new footboards. $200 

the one t\. in model, pedals are retained 
throughout the line, allowing of the mo- 
tor being spinned to the heart's content 
as needed. 

The forks, frames, handlebars, tanks, 
and so forth, remain unaltered, the only 
noticeable change being the fitting of 

Henry Zimmerman, loving cup; seventh, 
Henry Klug, tandem outfit; eighth, Geo. 
Hause, speedometer; ninth, H. Moor- 
head, searchlight; tenth, John Booth, 
electric horn; eleventh, J. Nechamkin, 
flash light; twelfth, O. O. Miller, flash 



October 13, 1914 


Thirty-three Came in Perfect — Out of 
Forty-nine Starters Forty-five Fin- 
ished— MacDonald, in Thor With Side- 
car, Had Four Passengers 

The eleventh triangular run of the 
Providence MotorCycle Club, ending on 
the 4th inst., v^ras declared to be one of 
the most successful ever held by the 
club. Forty-five of the 49 starters fin- 
ished tne 140-mile route on schedule 
time and all who finished will receive 

The most remarkable performance of 
the day was that of 13-year-old Edward 
Swenson, son of B. A. Swenson, th* 
Providence "Motorcycle Man," who, 
with a young woman passenger in a 
sidecar, completed the trip and will re- 
ceive a m.edal for his day's sport. 

Robert MacDonald, motorcycle dealer 
at 25 Austin street, made the hit of the 
run. MacDonald drove his Thor mo- 
torcycle and Majestic sidecar around the 
Providence, Boston-Worcester triangle 
with a load of four passengers. The 
party consisted of MacDonald, Mrs. 
MacDonald and his two sons, Robert, 
nine years old, and Roy, six. 

MacDonald sat on the driving seat. 
His son Robert was on a tandem seat 
behind and his wife and Roy sat in the 
sidecar. There was plenty of room, with 
the lad on a lower seat in front of his 

MacDonald and his riding party were 
the center of much attention. His nine- 
horsepower machine went through with- 
out a stop. He made Providence to 
Boston in an hour and 45 minutes, and 
came from Boston to Worcestei in an 
hour and 25 minutes. He was the sec- 
ond man to the pacemakers, reaching 
Worcester about 11:30 o'clock. He 
would not have been late if he got in 
before 1 :04, so that he might have taken 
his family home for dinner had he 

The riders were paced by W. F. Mann, 
of Boston; E. A. Lutz, of Pawtucket; A. 
V. Howe and J. G. Edwards, of Provi- 
dence. They checked out of Providence 
in the morning at 7, at Boston at 10, 
Worcester at 1 P. M., where dinner was 
had. Then checked in Woonsocket and 
later in Providence, arriving home be- 
tween 3 and 4. 

-After the pacemakers, the riders start- 
ed out in groups of four. The pace was 
not too fast, so that even an amateur 
could follow over the good roads, and 

the riders proclaimed the pace just right. 

There was no loafing at any time, how- 
ever, because each leg, Providence to 
Boston, Boston to Worcester, and Wor- 
cester to Providence, is 46 miles, and 
was covered in one hour and a half, giv- 
ing the riders plenty of time at the check 
ing stations for lunch and rest. 

The run was full of incidents, at one 

point the pacemakers ran over a skunk 
in the road and left the animal for the 
others to encounter. When the ladies in 
sidecars came along they exclaimed, "Oh, 
the poor little white kitten I" — until they 
came up to it. This fatality was the acci- 
dent of the run. 

The record at the finish of the run was 
as follows: 

A. V. Howe, Providence 

Indian 7 


E. A. Lutz, Providence 

Indian 7 


A. J. LaCouture, Pawtucket 

Indian 7 


W. Emin, Stillwater 

Indian 7 


Fred Shogren, Providence 

Indian 7 


F. Marceau, Pawtucket 

Yale 7 


L. B. Scully, Pawtucket 

Yale 7 

. . Did not finish 

A. Marceau. Pawtucket 

Yale 5 


R. W. Pellett, Danielson 

Pope 10 


L. G. Mason, Newport 

Harley-Davidson 8 . 


W. A. Austin, Newport 

Harlev-Davidson 8 . 


F. Williams, Providence 

Harley-Davidson 5 . 


R. McDonald, Worcester 

Thor 9 


Roy McDonald, Worcester 



Robert McDonald, Worcester 

Mrs. McDonald, Worcester ... 1 

B. A. Swenson, Providence 

Indian 7 


Mrs. Swenson, Providence 

E. A. Swenson, Providence 

Indian 7 


Miss Edith Smith, Providence 

C. N, Turner, Danielson 

Pope 10 


J. G. Edwards, Providence 

Indian 7 


Mrs. Edwards, Providence 

Chas. A. Rufrano, Providence 

Indian 7 


Jas. Bamonte, New York 

Indian 7 


W. F. Mann, Boston 

Thor 7 


A. Jackson, Arlington 

Thor 7 


Glenn Crandall, Boston 

Thor 7 


H. Jacobs, Mattapan 

Thor 7 


H. Manson, Cambridge 

Thor 7 


A. Davis, Boston 

Thor 7 


K. Freeman, Boston 

Thor 9 

. .Did not finish 

Th. Chew, Simerville 

Thor 7 


C. Arnold, Boston 

Thor 9 


H. Mosher, Boston 

Thor 9 


F. Gregoire, Woonsocket 

Indian 7 


B. Trapier, Woonsocket 

Indian 7 


J. A. Marceau, Pawtucket 

Yale 7 


W. Dillon, Pawtucket 

Yale 7 


T. C. Loftus, Providence 

Harlev-Davidson 8 . 


A. B. Colvin, Danielson 

Harley-Davidson 8 . 


Californians To Form Association 

Following the success of the big mo- 
torcycle-day celebration in Stockton, 
Cal., a movement has been put on foot 
to form a permanent association of 
Northern California motorcycle clubs for 
the purpose of keeping the clubs in 
closer touch with each other. Hereto- 
fore the clubs have organized each year 
for the motorcycle-day festivities, and 
after the big day disband. It is the plan 
now to form a central body with one 
member from each club on the executive 
board and delegates in proportion to the 
club membership to attend the annual 
convention of the association. 

stripped stock Harley-Davidson, beat 
Wolters, riding a ported Excelsior, half 
a lap, and Gene Walker, on an eight- 
valve Indian, by seven laps. Red's per- 
formance was protested on the ground 
that more than three men worked on 
his machine, but the judge had already 
awarded the verdict to the Harley-Dav- 
idson speed expert. 

Parkhurst Wins at Birmingham 

At Birmingham, Ala., on the 5th inst., 
Red Parkhurst, mounted on a Harley- 
Davidson, covered 65 miles in one hour. 
The event was the one-hour national 
championship, and Parkhurst, on a 

Three More Years For MacFarlana 
Floyd A. MacFarland, the general man- 
ager of the Cycle Racing Association, 
has signed a three-year contract to man- 
age the affairs of the above concern. 
Since MacFarland has taken hold of the 
reins of the cycle game he has had tre- 
mendous success and the contract signed 
recently is proof that the members of 
the above firm think so. Mac will have 
full charge of signing riders and will act 
as general manager of the other track 
controlled bv the association. 

October :3, 1914 




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When a dealer knocks "the machine down the 
street" he does himself a lot of harm. It may not 
show right away but, like the measles, it is going to 
show some day. 

When a dealer talks down the makes of competi- 
tors, and talks up his own he puts a reverse English 
on his line of conversation. A prospective buyer is 
apt to think of motorcycles as being pretty much the 
same, whatever their name-plate, and when a dealer 
spends a lot of time in pointing out defects, real or 
imaginary, in other models, he lays his own model 
open to suspicion. What he ought to do every time 
is to point out the good qualities of motorcycles in 
general, and show how his own excels. His slogan 
should be "all motorcycles are good, but ours is just 
a little bit the best." And then show why it is the 
best, demonstrating by facts, not promises. 

A dealer who knocks other models is mighty like 
the fellow up the tree, on a limb, who sawed off the 
limb between himself and the tree. He might do the 
tree a lot of harm, but he is laying up a big bunch of 
trouble for himself. 

If banks were to say to investors that all other 
banks were unsound and dishonest, figure how long- 
it would take the investing public to decide that the 
old stocking behind the chimney was the best place 
for its money. 

The idea in the dealer's mind when he sees a pros- 
pect come in the door should be to show him right 
away what a fine thing a motorcycle is. The prospect 
when he comes in wants to own a machine, or he is 
curious, and wants to learn all about it. The dealer 
ought to try to make him go out wanting a motor- 
cycle; if he does, it is a tangible asset, because the 
visitor is going to think about what was said to him 
every time he sees a power-driven two-wheeler go by 
on the street, and when he does, it will be in terms of 
what that first dealer said. In other words, the dealer 
is "in good" with the prospect, and the prospect is 
more likely to buy because the dealer has boosted in- 
stead of knocking motorcycles. 

Even if the prospect does not buy at that dealer's 
he may buy from another firm selling the same make, 
or from some other man. Some dealers will say that 
they don't want that — would do anything to prevent 
it. The}^ fail to see that if they all boost, ever3'-one is 
going to get his share, and there is business for all. 
Everyone that boosts does so much for good business, 
while everyone that knocks drives a nail in his own 

Throw away your hammer and get a horn. 


As was expected, when the doors swung open on 
the Chicago show it was quickly revealed that those 
who have to do with the design and production of 
two-wheeled vehicles and the parts thereof have done 
much to make these handy vehicles even more appeal- 
ing to the man who does not ride than were the 
models of last year. It is questionable, however, if 
any step which has been taken along these lines is 
quite so well directed as the one taken by the manu- 
facturers who have introduced into America the all 
black, weatherproof machines. 

The weatherproof finish, with the metal parts 
enameled so that tarnish is eliminated and the hard 
work of keeping a bicycle or a motorcycle looking 
neat banished, should do much to further the sales 
of two-wheelers. Especially is this so in the case of 
sales where the machine is to be used for business or 
commercial purposes, where every minute that the 
vehicle is laid up for the purpose of being cleaned or 
polished lessens its efficiency and worth to the user. 
An unsightly vehicle, however, can hardly be con- 
strued as a good advertisement for the concern making 
use of it. With the all black finish, the time con- 
sumed in making the machine look spic and span is 
simply the moment it takes to wipe the dust from the 
surface with a soft rag. There is no need of prolonged 
shining of metal surfaces, which unshined are an e3^e- 

It is to be hoped that the bicycle manufacturers 
who have had enough foresight to introduce the weath- 
erproof finish on the product will also see the wisdom 
of applying a finish of the same sort to the motor- 
cycles which they produce. 




October 13, 191-f 

Motorcyclists Joining in Tercentenary 
Parade Must Carry Official Emblems 
— Dealers and Riders Invited to At- 
tend Meeting to Be Held Thursday 

"How many pennants can you use 
either plain or with the name of the 
motorcycle you handle printed thereon?" 
This important question is being asked 
of motorcycle dealers who are urging 
all interested riders to enter the motor- 
cycle parade to be held in connection 
with the Tercentenary in New York on 
October 28th. 

Without these pennants motorcyclists 
will not be permitted to enter the pa- 
rade, so Mr. Robinson, chairman of the 
Motorcycle Committee of the New York 
Commercial Tercentenary Commission, 
is requesting all dealers to accommodate 
motorcyclists by supplying them not 
only with the official pennants but also 
with the necessary official pennant hold- 
ers. The committee will furnish in quan- 
tities both pennants and holders at a 
nominal cost, which can be sold or dis- 
tributed by the dealers, as they choose. 
That the costs are really nominal can 
be seen by referring to the price list. 
Pennants measuring 12 x 30 inches, with 
the Tercentenary emblem only, sell in 
lots of 100 or more at 12i/^ cents each. 
If in addition the name of the motor- 
cycle is included, they sell as follows: 

Lots of 100 15 cents each 

Lots of 250 14 cents each 

Lots of 500 13 cents each 

Lots of 1,000 12 cents each 

Wire pennant holders, which are also 
specified as requisites for entering the 
parade, are attached to clamps for the 
handlebars. Here are the prices: 

Lots of SO 17H cents each 

Lots of 100 15 cents each 

Lots of 500 or more. .12'/^ cents each 
The committee states that no orders 
can be accepted for less than the quan- 
tities stated above at the prices named, 
and that time should be allowed for 
shipment when special names are to be 
attached. Only the official colors can be 
furnished. These are Nassau orange, 
with blue and white lettering. If a 
printed copy of the manufacturer's trade- 
mark is sent, every effort will be made 
to follow it as closely as possible. 

Riders and others who buy in retail 
quantities will be referred to the dealers. 
Orders should be sent and checks should 
be drawn to the order of Powhatan 
Robinson, chairman. 17 Warren street. 

New York at the earliest opportunity, 
for a large demand is expected. 

As to entries, J. A. Hall, State Com- 
missioner of the F. A. M. and Vice- 
Chairman of the Committee, will fur- 
nish blanks and advice in regard to the 
formation of the parade and any other 
particulars. Commissioner Hall's ad- 
dress is 322 East 32nd street, Brooklyn, 
New York. 

Since this is an event of national im- 
portance the advertising possibilities of 
the parade are excellent. Manufactur- 
ers ought, therefore, to cooperate with 
dealers in creating a good showing and 
making the affair an unparalleled success. 
All riders and dealers are invited to 
attend a meeting at the Automobile Club 
of America. 247 West S4th street. New 
York cit.v, October ISth, at 8:30 P. M., 
where discussions and instructions bear- 
ing on the parade will be given. 


Walter Rutt Reaches Home and War 

Word has been received from Walter 
Rutt, the world's champion cyclist, who 
recently returned to his native land, 
Germany, to fight in the war. Floyd 
MacFarland received a cable from his 
wife in Copenhagen, saying that Walter 
had been in Germany and in the war for 
the past six days. Rutt left here on the 
Helig Olav of the Scandinavian line 
and he was reported captured on board 
of an Italian steamer and in various other 
spots. Rutt was wanted for the six- 
day race in New York, but his being in 
the battling will prevent that. All of 
Rutt's bicycle paraphernalia and his 
trainer, Herman Flamni, are now in 

Clubs to Pay More for Sanctions 

By a majority vote of the Board of 
Directors the following amendment is 
made to Article 2, Section 2 of the F. 
A. M. competition rules: 

"The charge for sanction for contests 
for over 100 miles in length to be held on 
race tracks or race courses, shall be $25 
per calendar day. The referee under such 
sanction to receive $10 per calendar day 
from the chairman of the competition 
committee, upon his filing a satisfactory 
report. Such sanction to be granted only 
where such track or course is at least 
one mile in length." 

The Board have decided this change 
advisable in view of the additional 
amount of work devolving on all of- 
ficials and the competition chairman in 
races of over 100 miles in length. In 
view of such additional work the Board 
have decided to increase the pay of the 
referee for such events to an amount 
more in proportion to such work. 

October 12, Taunton, Mass. — Race- 
meet for motorcycles and bicycles under 
the auspices of the Taunton Driving 

October 12-17, Chicago, 111.— Third 
annual motorcycle, bicycle and accessory 
show in the First Regiment Armory. 

October 14, Chicago, 111. — Quarterly 
meeting of the Manufacturers' Associa- 
tion at 10 A. M. in the New Southern 

October 18, Jamaica, Long Island — -En- 
durance run of the Jamaica Motorcycle 
Club to Bridgeport, Conn. 

October 21 and 22, Norton, Kan. — 
Series of motorcycle racemeets on the 
half-mile dirt track under the auspices 
of the Northwestern Kansas Motorcy- 
cle Club. 

October 25, Macon, Ga.^Motorcycle 
races in connection with the State Fair, 
which commences on that date. 

November 3-7, San Angelo, Tex. — 
.Series of motorcycle races in connec- 
tion with the Fall Fair, under the aus- 
pices of the motorcycle club of that 

November 7 and 8, Phoenix, Ariz. — 
Second annual Coast — Phoenix road race 
for 470 miles, staged under the auspices 
of the motorcycle club of Phoenix in 
cooperation with the Arizona State Fair 
Commission and the San Diego Motor- 
cycle Club. 

November 26, Stamford, Tex. — Motor- 
cycle race at 100 miles. 

December 25, Savannah, Ga. — Profes- 
sional 300-mile road race over Grand 
Prize automobile course. 

January 2-9, New York City — Motor- 
cycle exhibit in connection with the 
Automobile Show in the Grand Central 

With six events of the championship 
series still to be staged out of ten, Fred 
M. Sanborn leads in the race for the 
speed honors of the Crescent Bicycle 
Club of Baltimore, Md. The events range 
from a quarter-mile sprint to a 100-mile 
road race. The S, 10, IS and 2S-mile 
events have been run off. The partici- 
pants, with their points, follow: Fred 
M. Sanborn, IS: Welby Sherman, 12: 
L. M. Sanborn, 10; William T. Wright, 
6; L. M. Zeskind. 4; Emory Anderson, 
4: Albert Pridgeon. 2; J. Fred Huber, 1. 

October 13, 1914 



Lightweight Twins Among Hendee Offerings 

Disclosed in One-, Two- and Three-speed Models in the Chicago Show Opening 

—Weatherproof Service Models Also Embodied in Line— Big Twins, 

Triply Geared— Many Mechanical Changes 

The call for the light weight, or bet- 
ter, the medium weight, twin motorcycle, 
has. at last been answered, for the Hen- 
dee Mfg. Co., maker of Indian machines 
at Springfield, Mass., disclosed to the 
throngs who crowded the First Regi- 
ment Armory in Chicago last night, at 
the opening of the third national motor- 
cycle, bicycle and accessory dhow, a 
machine, or to be more exact, several 
machines, answering that description. 
While this machine cannot truthfully be 
regarded as the first American light 
weight twin, for the same manufacturer 
produced a similarly powered model back 
in 1911, it will be remembered, that it 
is the first light weight built after mod- 
ern specifications cannot be gainsaid. 

But interesting as that particular model 
is, and welcome, it is neither the only 
interesting nor the only unexpected of- 
fering in the Indian line. Indeed ranking- 
equal with it in point of interest, utility 
and unexpectedness is the all black 
weatherproof finish that is applied to all 
the three single-cylinder, service models 
which are embraced in the line. 

And perhaps just at this point a di- 
gression in order to toot our own horn 
for a couple of blasts will not be alto- 
gether out of order. Bicycling World 
and Motorcycle Review, through its edi- 
torial columns has constantly been shout- 
ing the praises of the lighter' weight 
twin, constantly preaching the doctrine 
of curbing the weight of the two-wheeler, 
supporting the light weight in a land 
where it had not another single friend. 
The Hendee announcement of a model 
of the sort is therefore gratifying, to 
say the least. But no less gratifying is 
the announcement of the weatherproof 
finish, which has also been advocated 
from time to time through the same 
medium. These two innovations, for 
after all they are innovative insofar as 
America is concerned, however orthodox 
on the other side, cannot help but to 
redound to the benefit of motorcycling. 

But to get back again to the story of 
the 1915 Indian line, there is still a whole 
lot more that is new and interesting 
which came to light at the Indian booth. 
Yes, there's a three-speed model, sev- 
eral of them, in fact, and two-speed 

Little twin, single speed model B. A light weight model with rigid frame. S;-^ H. P., selling for $2)0 

models, and still the one-speed models, 
and, strange as it may seem even these 
latter machines are fitted with gearsets 
— one-speed gearsets, as they are term- 
ed. And there is a new foot starter 
which, if not the acme of simplicity, cer- 
tainly is very near to being that, and a 
new clutch which is used on the higher 
powered models, and a new magneto, and 
new band brakes, and vanadium steel 
tubes, and heavy duty forks, and dual 
clutch control, and new sprocket combi- 
nations, and, well, a whole lot of other 
improvements tliat are calculated to 
bring the models to a state of perfec- 
tion never before achieved. 

To begin with, Indian machines bear- 
ing the 1915 nameplate are made in four 
general models, designated as B, C, D 
and E. These general models, with the 
exception of the one designated as D, 
are again subdivided into specific mod- 

Dixie magneto, showing accessable contacts 

els, according to whether the machines 
are fitted with one-, two- or three-speed 
gearsets. Thus, for instance, the B mod- 
els are the little twins, so that Model 
B-1 designates the small twin with sin- 
gle speed gearing, B-2 with two-speed 
gearing, and so forth. Likewise, the C 
models, which are the large twins, and 
the E models, which are the single- 
cylinder service models, are designated- 
1, 2 or 3, according to whether they are 
fitted with single, two or three-speed 
gearsets. There is but one D model, and 
that is a large twin roadster and is known 
as the Speedway model. The prices of 
the smaller twins are as follows. $210 
singly geared, $250 with two-speed gear- 
set, and $260 with three-speed geaset.: 
The C models, or the larger twins, sell 
for $225 in the singly geared model, 
$265 with two-speed gearset, and $275 
in the three-speed type.. The. Speedway 
model lists at -$250. The single, models 
— E— bring-$185, $225 and $235,' equipped. 
respectiveh' ■ with "one-, : two- or three-- 
speed 'gearset. ■ The prices .'on " most rofr 
the' models that can be traced: frorh .the" 
1'914 machines, -it 'will be riotic'ed,~-Tiave-' 
been! reduced slightly, asis 'made- evident! 
by the $15 reductioti in price' on thersin--. 
,gle-cylinder" singly geared riiachineV I 
'The prices given do not include equip-- 
ment, which was a feature of the Indian- 
machines of last year. ' The same equip- 
ment as was furnished on the fully equip- 
ped models last year can be had on any 
of the 1915 Indians at an additional cost 



of $40, provided the equipment is or- 
dered with the machine. This equipment 
includes a complete electric lighting set, 
comprising two Witherbee IS-ampere 
hour storage batteries with containers 
and means of attachment, electric head- 
light and tail-light integral with license 
plate bracket, electric warning signal, 
and the necessary wiring and switches 
and a Corbin-Brown rear drive speedo- 

The light weight twin, as was said 
before, has been brought out to meet the 
demand for a medium powered twin of 
light weight, possessing all the stamina 
and durability of the heavier machipes. 
It is powered with a motor with a bore 
of 254 inches and stroke of 3J/2 inches-^ 
note that the bore and stroke ratio brings 
the little power plant well into that class 

chrome vanadium steel. The use of this 
metal came after exhaustive tests showed 
the possibility of constructing a frame 
that is said to be ten times as strong 
as any frame construction heretofore 
used, while at the same time its weight 
is less. This tubing has been adopted 
for all the 191S Indian models, since the 
vanadium gives to the steel immense 
toughness, durability and strength when 
scientifically introduced by heat treat- 
ment, and tubes made of it have been 
found to be considerably stronger than 
reinforced tubes made of ordinary steels. 
Another feature on the same order and 
which likewise is incorporated in all of 
the models is the use of Sampson steel 
screws and bolts. This steel of special 
analysis and toughness has been found 
to be very much more durable in serv- 

Big twin two-speed model C-2, showing new dr 

known as "long strokes" and which have 
been proven efficient both in automobile 
and motorcycle service^and with a pis- 
ton displacement of 41.58 cubic inches. 
While the machine is nominally rated at 
Syi horsepower, the dynamometer test 
reveals the fact that all out, it is capa- 
ble of developing ten horsepower. A fea- 
ture of the motor which is well worth 
while noting is that all the bearings and 
the cam mechanism, as well as the motor 
base bolts, are of the same size as are 
used on the large twin, providing a fac- 
tor of safety that should logically make 
for long life and lasting "troubleproof- 
ness." Incidentally the motor is pat- 
terned directly after the larger motor 
that has always been a feature of the 
Hendee machine, and save for the size 
is exactly the same, which should be a 
guarantee of its perfection. 

In line with the policy of keeping the 
weight as well as the price of this model 
as low as possible, the spring frame, 
which is continued almost without alter- 
ation on the larger twins and the single 
models, is not fitted to the light weight, 
but is replaced with a rigid frame of 

nd kick starter. 


ice of this sort than the ordinary steel 
which was heretofore used. 

In common with the other 1915 models 
with the exception of the Speedway 
model and the single-cylinder models, the 
little twin is fitted with a new magneto 
— .the Dixie. On the Speedway and the 

and starter crank 

New kick starter — note deep ratchet teeth 

singles, the Splitdorf magneto is retained . 
and indeed the Dixie is a Splitdorf prod- 
uct, but it is made exclusively for use 
on Indian machines. The magneto is 
totally different from anything that has 
heretofore appeared for use in connec- 
tion with motorcycle ignition, although 
several magnetos operating on the same 
principle have given enviable accounts 
of themselves in automobile service. The 
device is what is known an an inductor 
type of magneto, in which the rotation 
of a cast iron rotor free from any wire 
or other electrical conductor is caused 
to alter the path of magnetic lines of 
force between the pole pieces of a very 
powerful permanent magnet, and the 
lines thus altered alternately cross and 
recross the turns of a coil of wire con- 
veniently placed in the magneto and 
thereby generate a high tension current 
in this coil. It will be seen, therefore, 
that with no revolving windings, and no 
brushes to collect the current from the 
armature, the Dixie magneto is quite a 
bit simpler than the orthodox high ten- 
sion magneto and it is logical to accept 
it as less liable to get out of order be- 
cause of this simplicity. Especially is 
this within reason when it is pointed 
out that the circuit breaker, instead of re- 
volving as it does on other types, is sta- 
tionary and very easily adjusted, and in 
which the platinum points are located 
outside and above the breaker box so 
that they are readily adjusted, that the 
materials used in the construction of the 
device are of the very finest, as might 
be implied when it is made known that 
it is a Splitdorf product, and that the 
mechanism of the device is fully enclosed 
and therefore fully protected against the 
baneful influences of oil, dust and mois- 
ture. V/ith this new magneto, it is said, 
because of its construction it is possi- 
ble always to obtain a hot spark regard- 
less of the position of the timing lever, 
while the instrument is claimed to be 
very efficient at low speeds. Unlike other 
instruments on the market and which 
are best let alone by others than men 

<ictober 13, 1914 



Multi-speed change gear control, with magneto 

specially trained in the repair of instru- 
ments of the sort, with simply a screw 
driver, the Dixie instrument can be en- 
tirely taken apart and put together by 
a novice without in any way aftecting 
its efficiency, which speaks volumes for 
the simplicity of the device. 

The clutch which is fitted to the little 
twin models is to all intents and pur- 
poses similar to the clutch that has been 
used on Indians for the past few years 
and which now is designated as Model 
A to distinguish it from a larger clutch, 
Model H, which now is fitted to the 
larger twins. Important refinements have 
been made in the smaller clutch, how- 
ever, which greatly increase its efficiency. 
Both the back plates and the front plates 
are heavier, providing a firmer anchor- 
age for the roller studs, while at the same 
time the springs and the spring car- 
tridges also have been increased in 
weight. The most important change, 
however, is the adoption of a roller 
bearing. This bearing is composed of 
eight hardened rolls of approximately 
11/16 inch diameter. These rolls are 
flat faced and travel on a hardened and 
ground steel race ring, each roll being 
separately mounted on a stud. Being 
of large diameter, the speed of the rolls 
is comparatively slow, giving silent oper- 
ation and a certain smoothness while at 
the same time wear is decreased. In 
other respects the clutch is the same as 
has been used in the past. 

The double acting foot lever position- 
ed on the left foot board for the opera- 
tion of the clutch and which gave so 
good an account of itself last year, has 
been retained, but the control of the 
machine is facilitated by the fitment of 
a side lever for the control of the clutch 
as well. The two controls operate to- 
gether and go a great way toward mak- 
ing for increased safety. The lever is 

fitted on the right side of the machine, 
so that it is not necessary to reach over 
the bar in order to operate it. 

The foot starter differs radically from 
the starter formerly used. It comprises 
a quadrant and crank integral which are 
mounted on a stud anchored to the mo- 
tor base bolts, insuring a firm and rigid 
support. This stud is slidable in a slot 
in the anchor plates in order that the 
mesh of the quadrant and the pinion on 
the end of the countershaft which it 
engages can be adjusted to a nicety. 
Downward pressure on the crank pedal 
brings the quadrant into engagement 
with the pinion on the clutch shaft and 
turns the motor over. The gear ratio 
between the sector and the pinion is 
such that the motor is turned over three 
turns at each application of the starter, 
the clutch in the meantime is engaged 

the models, whether it be a three-, two- 
or single-speed model, the latter being 
provided, as was before said, with a sort 
of gearset which when thrown out of 
engagement, disengages the countershaft 
from all connection with the rear 
wheel. This is a great aid in start- 

When the starting lever has reached 
the bottom of its stroke, it is automatic- 
ally returned to the starting position by 
a heavy coil spring, and when not in use 
it is held in a convenient position, so 
that it cannot possibly rattle or work 
into engagement with the pinion by 
means of a spring clip. A folding pedal 
pin is provided which goes a great way 
toward offsetting the possibility of the 
pedal being damaged in case the machine 
should fall. The starter is light in 
weight, and yet strongly constructed, and 

Speedway model D-1, with a guaranteed speed of 70 miles an hour, 20 H. P. by dynamometer test. $250 

in order to transmit the power from the 
countershaft to the engine shaft. The 
cranking can be eflfected without the 
■ necessity of placing the machine on the 
stand, however, by putting the gearset 
lever in the neutral position on any of 

Big twin, heavy duty forks, showing side guards 

permits of no slippage, while the lever- 
age is great enough to make the starting 
operation very easy. The engine can 
be started from the saddle, a feature 
that will appeal to the rider who uses 
his machine a great deal in traffic. When 
the starter is in its normal position the 
quadrant is fully disengaged from the 
pinion, which revolves with the clutch. 
The ratchet teeth are deep and heavy, 
insuring positive grip when engaged by 
the sector. 

It will be seen that the mechanism 
eliminates chains and pawls, and all 
save one spring, a feature that will be 
readily appreciated. Another feature is 
that the teeth on the gear and sector are 
so formed that in case they should meet 
end on without meshing, a slight rocking 
of the pedal lever effects the desired 
result without the necessity of turning 
the motor over. Back fire is absorbed 
by means of the clutch, which will slip 
slightly under the shock, while at the 
same time both the operator >nd the 
mechanism are fully protected in case 



October 13, 1914 

'.-■Service model E-1, single speed with new, black 

of a real serious back fire by virtue of the 
fact that the starting lever automatically 
works out of mesh with the pinion at 
the top of its stroke. 

The three-speed gearset, which can be 
had on this light twin, of course makes 
the machine, despite its lightness and 
comparatively low power, eminently 
adaptable for sidecar work, while at the 
same time, as a solo mount, it is ideal 
for touring. The three-speed gearset is 
of the sliding gear type and embraces 
all of the features which have been found 
to make the Indian two-speed dependa- 
ble during the past six years. Indeed, 
in size and appearance the device could 
hardly be told from the two-speed, while 
in operation it is much the same. In- 
stead of making use of a simple double 
faced dog clutch slidably mounted on 
a shaft and brought first into engage- 
ment with, and locked to, a gear on one 
side and then on the other, as is done 
in the two-speed, the dog clutch is made 
in the form of a pinion with teeth on 
the periphery as well as teeth on either 
side. High gear and low gear are ob- 
tained by sliding this gear to either end 
of the shaft, the teeth interlocking with 
those on the respective gears and pro- 
viding the two diverse ratios in the same .on the .two-speed. When the 
slidable gear is about in mid position 
on its shaft, however, the peripherial 
teeth are- in engagement with another 
gear; carried on the lay shaft, providing 
the : intermediate gearing. 

The ■ accompanying sectional ~ illustra- 
tion shows the operation in detail. As 
shown, all of the gears are in neutral 
position. The gear C is the sliding gear, 
which, when slid to the left until the 
driving dogs engage with similar dogs 
on gear A, gives high gear or direct 
drive. Sliding C in the other direction 
as far as it will go brings the driving 
teeth in engagement with the teeth on 
:gear E gives the • low gear ratio the 

eatherproof finish. Thi; 

nodel sells for 

drive being through C, E, F, B and A 
in that order to the sprocket F. : When 
the gear C is positioned so that its 
peripherial teeth engage with those of 
the gear D on the lay shaft, intermediate 
ratio is provided, the drive being through 
C, D, B and A, in the order named, to 
the driving sprocket. There are two 
neutral positions in which none of the 
speed combinations are connected — as 
shown by the illustration — and when 
gear C is not engaged with E, gear A 
runs free on shaft I. It runs at different 
speed from the shaft at all times except 
when high gear is provided. Gears A, 
B, E and F are always in mesh and do 
not slide. 

Of course, the one-speed gearset of the 
neutral countershaft clutch, as it is more 
fittingly called, and which is fitted to 
the single-speed models, not only of the 
light twin but of the big twin as well, 
is something that is entirely new. In 
reality it is nothing more than a dog 
clutch which can be thrown into and out 
of engagement, alternately locking and 
disjointing two sections of the counter- 
shaft and breaking the drive between the 
countershaft and the friction clutch 
when it is disengaged. Its purpose is 
obvious. The mounting of the new In- 
dian starter on the countershaft makes 
necessary the engagement of the plate 

Section of 3-speed gear and heavy duty clutch 

clutch before the motor can be turned 
over; indeed, the clutch, as said before, 
plays an important part in absorbing 
shocks due to backfires. Under these 
conditions, unless some device of the 
sort were provided it would be impos- 
sible to start the machine without the 
rear wheel revolving, necessitating that 
the machine be jacked up on the stand. 
The simplest way to eliminate this diffi- 
culty, which is not present on the two- 
and three-speed models because the gear- 
ing can be placed in neutral position, 
eliminating movement of the wheel, is 
to provide this dog clutch which in ef- 
fect does exactly what the two- and 
three-speed gearsets do when in neutral 
— breaks the drive between the clutch 
and. th«- rear wheel. 

As is the case with the new three- 
speed, this one-speed has much the same 
appearance as the two-speed and the dog 
which slides into and out of position is 
operated by a small lever conveniently 
placed on top of the top tube just in 
front of the saddle. This operating lever 
and the rods which connects it to the 
gearset are exactly similar to those used 
on the two-speed models. When the 
driving dog is disengaged, it slides up 
against a bushing on the outer end of its 
shaft and is locked in or out of mesh 
Ijy a spring latch dropping into notches 
in the index plate on the top frame tube. 
The fitting of the starter and this neu- 
tral countershaft clutch, of course, opens 
the way for the elimination of pedals 
and pedal chain gearing even on the 
single-speed models, so that with the ex- 
ception of the service model single-speed, 
the Indians of 1915 are pedalless. An- 
other feature of the device is that it is 
interchangeable with either of the other 
types of gearsets. 

As for the two-speed, that has not 
been passed over without refinement, the 
better to fit it for the heavier work it 
will be forced to do on the larger twin. 
Perhaps the most important change that 
has been made in the device is the alter- 
ation that has been made in the shape 
and in the depth of the teeth on the 
dqg clutch and the corresponding teeth 
on the sides of the gear wheels with 
which the dog engages, whereby not only 
is the engagement of the dog with the 
respective wheels greatly facilitated, but 
the load carrying capacity of the de- 
vice is greatly augmented and the wear 
and tear on the teeth reduced to a mini- 
mum. The teeth now are very broad 
and the tops slope in toward the base 
so that the teeth just naturally slide 
into their respective places without the 
slightest trouble even when they do meet 
teeth on. The fitting of a large heavy- 

October 13, 1914 



duty combined radial and thrust ball 
bearing on the main shaft represents 
another refinement that makes for long- 
er life and freedom from trouble. 

On the three-speed models the gear- 
shift lever is positioned on the seat mast 
tube, and is quite long, so that the top 
or handle comes convenient to the hand 
of the operator; a notched quadrant into 
which a pawl drops by the action of a 
spring and is released with a button pro- 
vides the means for keeping the gearset 
in the proper engagement. 

Power is transmitted to the rear wheel 
through the intermediary of ^-inch rol- 
ler chain of 5^-inch pitch over sprockets 
that have been chosen to give excep- 
tional speed and hill climbing powers 
at the same time, and also with a view 
to obtaining the longest life for the 
chains. To that end the chains do not 
work on a short radius, in traveling over 
the sprockets, and by the same token 
more quiet operation is attained. The 
standard gear ratio is 4.2 to 1. 

The light weight model, in combina- 
tion with the other models, will be fitted 
with hubs, which are made at the Indian 
plant, as well as with, brakes — with the 
exception of the singly geared service 
model, which are made in the same plant. 
The singly geared little twin is fitted 
with an internal expanding brake of 
large surface, lined with Raybestos and 
fully enclosed against dust and dirt, its 
control being eiiected by means of a toe 
lever positioned on the right foot board. 
The multi-speed models are provided 
with double internal expanding and ex- 
ternal contracting band brakes acting on 
a large brake drum and embracing sub- 
stantially the same features of construc- 
tion as the single band type. The lever- 
age is ample to bring the vehicle to a 
stop with either of the two brakes ap- 
plied within a very short distance, while 
the breaking surface and the area of the 
metal parts are such that the heat gen- 
erated is rapidly dispersed and burning 
of the brake lining is eliminated. 

The stand which is fitted to all the 
models is somewhat different from the 
one formerlv used and at the same time 

it is more rigid and more rugged. It is 
of the offset suspension type and all the 
load is taken by extra heavy forgings 
and it interferes in no way with the chain 
brake or axle adjustment when in use. 

Beaded mudguards are fitted after the 
pattern of those fitted to the Speedway 
model, and in conjunction with the big 
tv/in heavier braces and one extra brace 
hold the rear mudguard. Of course, the 
Indian cradle spring fork is retained 
in this smaller model, as well as the 
folding foot boards, while the Indian 
red finish with nickel trim makes the 
machines distinctive. 

As for the big twin there is really but 
little to be said concerning that. The 
power plant, with but a couple of ex- 
ceptions, is substantially the same as 
the plants of last year and is nominally 
rated at 7 horsepower, although on dyna- 
mometer test it is said to develop IS. 
The changes referred to have to do with 
the lubrication and the muffler and ap- 

Neutral countershaft on one-speed models 

Section internal brake— all models except E-1 

pi}' also to the small twin power plant. 
Instead of being split and piped partially 
to the front cylinder and partially to 
the timing gearcase, as has heretofore 
been the case, the oil from the mechan- 
ical oil pump all is forced first into the 
front cylinder, from whence it finds its 
way readily to the base and from that 
point is circulated to the various sur- 
faces in need of lubriation by means of 
the splash system. It is said that this 
method of distributing the oil results in 
much more perfect distribution of the 
lubricant and effectively prevents the 
supply of oil to the front cylinder being 
cut off with the usual costly results. 

As for the muffler, that has been 
changed to the extent that a new tail 
pipe is fitted, which parallels the rear 
fork stay on the left instead of the right 
side of the machine, but is distanced be- 
low the stay instead of the right side 
alongside of it. The arrangement, it is 
said, provides for a straighter passage 
for the gases, relieves any back pres- 
sure, keeps the machine clean, makes for 

Section Indian internal and external band brakes 

greater rear end accessibility and at the 
same time does not tend to raise the 
dust from the roadway. 

The clutch of the larger machine, 
however, has been considerably revised, 
emphasizing the effect of the increased 
popularity of the sidecar on the design 
of the motorcycle. The clutch embodies 
the multiple dry plate principle which 
has proven so successful in past prac- 
tice. It is of heavier construction 
throughout than the old clutch, which is 
retained on the models other than the 
big twins, although in general design 
and construction it closely parallels the 
smaller device, The drive is translated 
through four Raybestos faced disks, 
which engage with four polished steel 
disks and are held in engagement by 
eight small spiral springs set equal dis- 
tances apart. These springs are car- 
ried on countersunk studs set in the front 
plate and are a slip fit so that when the 
cover plate of the spring housing is re- 
moved, the springs will not fly out pro- 
miscuously, but will remain on their 
seats. At the same time they can easily 
be picked off if desired. 

There are 16 of these studs, making 
provision for the insertion of 16 springs, 
if desired, or any multiple of this num- 
ber, such as 10, 12, etc.; thus giving an 
extremely wide range of tension on the 
driving disks to meet varying road con- 
ditions and roads. The studs on which 
the springs are carried are one-quarter 
of an inch in diameter. The springs are 
enclosed in a housing, which excludes 
all dirt and dust from the mechanism and 
renders it dust and waterproof.' The 
cover of this plate housing, which is 
spring pressure on the driving disks, 
ing plate of the clutch itself, also acts 
as a tension plate for adjusting the 
spring pressure on the driving disks. 
This adjustment is made by four equally 
spaced hexigon headed screws with coun- 
tersunk shoulders which pass through 
the tension plate and find an anchorage 
in the dogs of the driving claw. These 



October 13, 1914 

screws are held in position by both 
spring tension and also by "'dutchmen," 
or fluted ribs, on their countersunk 
shoulders which fit into grooves in the 
beveled seats in the tension plate. 

In the roller bearing there are 22 hard- 
ened and ground steel rolls, which are 
caged. This bearing is an exact dupli- 
cate in construction of the roller bear- 
ing at the big end of the connecting 
rod, but, of course, is larger. It is 
pressed and pinned in the clutch sprocket 
ring. This race ring is easily replace- 
able. The inner roller bearing is the 
circumferential face of the four-dog 
clutch driver which carries the disks. 

The clutch driving claw is screwed to 
the mainshaft driver hub with a left- 
handed thread and is locked by means 
of a lip washer and a right threaded nut. 
Therefore, any tendency for this driver 
to loosen is resisted by the opposite 
threaded nut. The driving ■ claw is a 
drop forging, hardened and ground. 

The teeth on the sprockets of this 
clutch, which is known as Model H, are 
heavier to take a 3^-inch chain, the pitch 
remaining f^-inch, as 'was used last year. 
There are 38 teeth in this clutch sprocket. 
The sprocket ring is perforated through- 
out its inner circumference near the 
roller race to carry off heat gener- 
ated by the friction between the disks. 
This clutch is operated in exactly the 
same manner as the type A — by a worm 
and horizontal bar passing through a 
tunnel in the countershaft. Dual clutch 
control is provided, as with the smaller 
twin machines. The gearsets and the 
brakes are also similar to those fitted on 
the respective smaller twin models. 

The cradle spring frame, which has 
given such a good account of itself dur- 
ing the past two years, has been re- 
tained practically in the same form, 
though, as was said before, vanadium 
steel tubing enters into the construc- 
tion. The front fork — also emphasizing 
the effect of the sidecar — has been made 
considerably heavier than heretofore, 
though in design it remains practically 
the same. The stem is very heavily re- 
inforced as is made clear by the accom- 
panying cross sectional drawing. The 
mudguards are exceptionally wide and 
heavy and the front guards are provided 
with deep side wings, which undoubtedly 
will go a great way toward making the 
vehicle a clean one to ride. As is the 
case with the little twin, either an In- 
dian Troxel or an Indian Mesinger 
saddle can be had, while 3-inch Good- 
year tires, instead of the 2^-inch tires 
used on the lighter machine, are supplied. 
Stand equipment is similar to the small 
twins and, of course, starter and foot 

boards are on all three big twin models. 
The Speedway model, while it is pow- 
ered with a motor of the same cylinder 
capacity as the big twins — 60.92 cubic 
inches — is fitted with specially high cams, 
large valves and advanced magneto tim- 
ing, all making for higher speed and 
greater power. The dynamometer test 
reveals the fact that this motor is capa- 
ble of developing a full 20 horsepower, 
and as evidence of its capabilities the 
machines are sold under the guarantee 

Section of revised clutch used on model A (1). 
Forli stem showing; interna! reinforcements (2) 

that they can make at least 70 miles 
an hour. The machine is fitted with 
light weight forks, cradle spring type, 
rigid frame, drop bars, Model A clutch, 
internal expanding brake, foot boards, 
Goodyear 2.}4-inch tires, Indian, Troxel 
or Mesinger saddle, racing type, and is 
geared 3.25 to 1. 

The service models, as was pointed out 
before, are unique in that in place of the 
bright nickel finish which rapidly tar- 
nishes and mars the appearance of the 
machine, all the bright parts are enam- 
eled in jet black japan, making a finish 
that is at once eye-pleasing, easily kept 
clean, and durable. The motor is the 
little single cylinder with bore and stroke 
of 3]4 X 3 43/64 inches respectively 
and is conservatively rated at four horse- 
power, although dynamometer tests have 
shown it capable of developing fully 
7'/ horsepower. It is improved as to the 
lubrication in a manner similar to the 
twins, and likewise is fitted with the 
new muffler tail pipe, as well as with 
heavier motor retaining bolts. The cradle 
spring frame is provided as well as the 
cradle fork, while a channel steel stand 
which is locked to the rear wheel when 
not in use takes the place of the tubular 
stand fitted on the other models. Drive 
is through the smaller clutch and two- 
or three-speed gear on the multi-speed 
models, or through solid countershaft 

on the single-geared model, the neutral 
countershaft clutch, as well as the kick 
starter,' not being provided on this ma- 
chine. Starting on the multi-speed mod- 
els is effected by means of a kick starter 
similar to that used on the twins, while 
on the singly-geared machine the ortho- 
dox pedals and chain to the rear wheel 
is provided. Footboards are common to 
all three singles, as well as a tool box 
and full equipment and a tubular lug- 
gage carrier. On the simplest machine 
the Indian-Corbin dual control band 
brake is. fitted, while on the multi-speeds 
the double internal expanding and ex- 
ternal brakes are fitted. An Indian sad- 
dle, giving low position, is fitted as stand- 
ard equipment, but the Indian Mesinger 
padded saddle can be had for $1.50 ad- 

The Indian Maid sidecar and the Par- 
cel car are continued as a matter of 
course, the former listing at $70 while 
the latter sells for $65. 

It is pointed out that in addition to 
the destructive tests to which all the 
materials used in the construction of 
Indian motorcycles are constantly being 
subjected to in the laboratories at 
Springfield, there is another and more 
telling test being conducted day and 
night on a finished machine under actual 
road conditions. Testers take this ma- 
chine out in 12-hour shifts, sometimes 
selecting their own routes, other times 
going over some particularly bad roads, 
according to schedule in-order to find 
the weak spots either in the machine or 
in any of the accessories which go to 
make up the ensemble. In three months 
the machine has been driven over 23,000 
miles and an exact record is kept of all 
the gasolene and oil consumed, of all the 
replacements, and the dates of such re- 
pairs, together with the life of the re- 
placed part and a record of any work 
done on the part or the machine of what- 
ever character. 

The testers are furnished with ad- 
dressed postal cards, which are mailed 
from specified points in the daily run, 
verifying the mileage beyond the ques- 
tion of dispute. The machine averages 
400 miles daily and is proving to be of 
the greatest aid in pointing out the 
weak spots and eliminating them and 
making the Indian even a better machine 
than it has been in the past. 

Twelve 7-horsepower machines were 
purchased during the past week by the 
City of Seattle for the use of the police 
department. Indian machines have been 
in the service of the .Seattle police de- 
partment for several years and they have 
maintained a reputation for consistency. 

October 13, 1914 



New Yale Motor Develops Increased Power 

Harmonious Lines and Compact Appearance Characterize 1915 Models — New 

Foot Starter and Footboards Added— Fork Stronger Than Ever 

—Muffler Easily Controlled by Foot Lever 

Model 57 Yale Tw 

ith foot starter, exhaust pipe 

nuffler tail pipe and brake lever 

For the coming season Yale motor- 
cycles will be produced in two models, 
both with the patented Yale planetary 
transmission as a regular part. The two- 
cylinder model, rated conservatively ac- 
cording to the accepted American stand- 
ard on the basis of piston displacement 
at 7-8 horsepower, incorporates impor- 
tant changes in details of motor design 
for which is claimed remarkable increase 
in power and speed. 

All pockets, shoulders or collars have 
been smoothed out of the exhaust and 
intake passages, and the mixture gets 
into the cjdinders quickly and easily and 
out after the explosion without resist- 
ance or friction to cause back pressure. 
The gas travels by the most direct way 
and through passages designed to give 
most perfect suction to the carburetter 
and thorough scavenging of burned 

Accessible Cutout Should Please 

The increase in power of the new Yale 
motor has been gained by carefully de- 
termining correct proportion and size of 
gas passages so as to move fresh charges 
in and burned gases out most rapidly, 
rather than by changing cam outlines to 
give quick high valve lift. Accurate de- 
sign and proportion of parts has been 
counted on to gain this power increase 
for the new Yale motor without in any 
way subtracting from its reliability or 
certainty of operation. 

Two separate exhaust pipes of large 
size lead the gases to the big, new muf- 
fler, placed where it gives most direct 

exhaust without requiring any curves or 
bends in the exhaust pipes. The muffler 
is simply a big expansion chamber with- 

Yale front forks. Note 

ushion fork caps 

out any inner walls or baffle plates to 
obstruct free passage of gases, and is 
over 100 cubic inches larger in capacity 
than the Yale muffler of the past season. 
The gases enter this big chamber, ex- 
pand and cool, and are led out through 
a tail pipe leading to the rear of the ma- 
chine. In addition to giving increased 
silence of operation this system of si- 
lencing results in added efficiency of the 
motor, as the reduction of back pressure 
allows development of more power and 
speed and causes the engine to run cool 
and sweet even after long continued hard 

A cut-out in the left end of the muffler 
gives direct exhaust in case the rider 
wants to hear the report for determining 
carburetter adjustment, etc. This cut- 
out is operated bj' a small lever above 

the left footboard and is closed automat- 
ically when the foot is removed from it, 
in a manner similar to the cutout on 
many automobiles. This feature is sure 
to find strong favor among riders, as it 
simplifies operation of the muffler and 
avoids the chance of leaving the muffler 
open through carelessness when passing 
through towns or meeting teams on the 
country road. 

In conjunction with the lines of the 
new footboards the muffler and exhaust 
pipes produce a remarkably pleasing ef- 
fect, giving harmonious lines and a de- 
cidedly businesslike, compact appearance 
that appeals to the rider strongly. 

Automobile-size priming cups in the 
intake housings facilitate easy starting 
in very cold weather. 

Lubrication is by the mechanical oil 
pump system which was adopted by the 
Yale three years ago, with the hand 
pump for emergencies and high speed. 
Still more thorough oiling of the front 
cylinder is provided by an oil scoop on 
the flywheel of the new motor. 

New Foot Starter 

The new foot starter fitted to the Yale 
provides for positive, easy starting with 
the rear wheel on the ground. The ped- 
als are connected direct to the engine 
shaft by sprockets and chain, with a 
husky and durable roller ratchet to give 
instant and positive engagement as soon 
as the pedal is pressed forward, but run- 
ning perfectly free when the motor 
starts. There are three big rollers of 
hardened tool steel in recesses in a block 
of the same material, and the rollers grip 
instantly upon the sprocket's turning for- 

Simplicity of foot stDrter 



October 13, iyi4 

ward — no slip or drag or loss of turning 
power. The motor can be started by a 
single down push on either pedal or by 
continuous revolution when desired. 
The pedal can be rotated backward to 
the top position for a second push with 
the same foot when desired. 

Two-Speed Refinements 

The Yale two-speed gear was deemed 
so efficient that the only improvements 
thought possible were in the nature of 
detail refinements, little improvements 
intended to make its operation even more 
uniformly capable and proof against 

The low-gear band clutch is faced with 
a special friction material which has 
been found to insure smooth, even en- 
gagement no matter how suddenly low 
gear is jammed into action, and which 
minimizes wear on this part. 

A spacer placed between the shifter- 
hub cones reduces the effect of wear at 
this bearing by preserving accurate align- 
ment here so that it runs true even after 
extremely long service. 

The low-gear foot-control lever beside 
the left footboard is made longer to give 
greater leverage and more positive ac- 
tion as well as increased flexibility of 

The brake lever is changed to the 
right side, so that one foot now controls 
two-speed engagement while the other 
commands the powerful band brake. 

Comfortable, Roomy Footboards 

An added touch of luxury on the new 
Yale is the generous big footboards with 
rubber mats and heel supports. These 
footboards are unusually substantial in 
construction and curve slightly upward 
at the forward ends to give very grace- 
I'li! lines and comfortable riding position, 

and are hinged so as to fold out of harm's 
waj' in case of a fall. 

Fork Stronger Than Ever 

The front fork is increased in strength 
by use of a new steel specially rolled for 
the purpose. It is called "half-hard" fork 
steel and gives great strength, resiliency 
and endurance. Powerful inner rein- 
forcements are perforated so as to allow 
the brass to flow freely in brazing, caus- 
ing the reinforcement to unite perfectly 
with the steel of the forkside and giving 
especial strength at these points where 
strains are to be met. This fork is par- 
ticularly adapted to the added work of 
sidecar usage and is designed to give 
more than sufficient strength for all the 
heavy work it may be called upon to 
perform in such service. 

The rocker plates are also made far 
stronger and more enduring, being more 
than l/16th-inch thicker than formerly, 
and are of drop-forged steel. 

The construction of the top of the 
cushion fork has been altered slightly by 
removing the plunger from the center of 
the springs and putting a dust-tight cap 
on top. This cap is provided with a slot 
for a screwdriver so that it can be re- 

el operating pedals 

moved easily at any time. The recoil 
springs, being extra long and of spe- 
cially tempered steel, are said to be prac- 
tically immune to breakage and to give 
wonderfully easy riding. 

Every Detail Cared For 

Every little detail throughout the en- 
tire machine has received careful atten- 
tion, apparently no opportunity being- 
neglected to perfect any part where im- 
provement seemed possible. Greater im- 
munity from effects of weather is gained 
by substituting enamel for nickel on 
some of the more exposed spots, without 
sacrificing beauty of appearance. The 
shock-absorber springs- are enameled 
black, for example, to match the saddle 
springs, with the yoke gray to harmon- 
ize with the frame. The rocker plates 
of the front fork are also enameled gray. 

A new Diamond chain of much heavier 
design is used, to take care of a greatly 
increased power of the new motor. The 
rear drive chain is covered by a neat 
guard to protect the rider from grease 
when the chain is generously oiled. 

This idea of cleanliness is carried still 
farther by the new front mudguard with 
extra wide side aprons to give thorough 

Two views of Yale twin motor showing footboard, muffler cut-out, low-speed pedal, foot starter, exhaust pipes and mufl 


protection. The hinged rear guard, TlinD TFAJVI DFCLARED ^'^' °' P'='^^''''^''°"^~'^"°' official) : 

which has been a Yale feature during the I. Jacobs, Indian 998 

past two years, is continued. WINNER IN OHIO RUN f' I^'f;.!^-]:: ::::::::::.: Ifs 

StiU Greater Value E. Hawkins, Thor 998 

Riders Cover Long Route from Cleve- H. Lipst. eu Thor 998 

Efficiency in methods of manufacture, , ^ ^,^ ^, a,, r^. , ,,; ,?\^^^, v • oof 

•^ . , , • land to Toledo— Only Three Out of W. McMiller. Yale 995 

together with the increased purchasing i^Y Bailey Yale 995 

power gained by the greater volume of Thirty-one Fail to Finish-Cox Takes ^; Wessli'ng, Yale :::.:: 995 

production that is planned for the com- a Bad Spill H, |i^,H-der^^. ... ......... .. ^91 

ing season, allows the machine to be p Beyer, Henderson 992 

sold at the reduced price of $260 for the The cold, gray morning of October J. Campbell, Harley-Davidson 985 

twin. The single-cylinder model, with 2nd saw 30 riders dart away from the H. Jameson, g^^}«y:I^^;;dson. . . . . 985 

two-speed transmission, will sell for $235. Hollenden Hotel, Cleveland, on the an- p' grehriier, Indian 915 

The addition of the features described nual run of the Ohio State F. A. M. The F. Price, Indian 915 

and the reduction of selling price at the trip they were to undertake was a long ^- ^Yj^^^',^Qp_ 'Dayton^ .' '.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'. 964 

same time appears to be a manufactur- one, covering Akron, Canton, Zanesville, jj' Meyers, Harley-Davidson 979 

ing achievement which should bring rec- Columbus, Cincinnati, and then to the -S. Kinsey, Harley-Davidson Out 

^ . , ^, , , , ^, ,, ^P, R. Brehner, Indian ybv 

ognition. finish on the banks of the Maumee. The _^ Rockou, Excelsior 987 

factory teams were numerous, represen- E. Cox, Yale Out 

^^ ^T TD • ou T, • . J tatives from most of the principle fac- W. Moore, Harley-Davidson 958 

Three New Repjur-Shops Registered . , ^ H. George, Harley-Davidson 9/3 

Repair-shop No. 1085 has been regis- *°"" "^""^ °" '^'"^- , W. Sharer, De Luxe 972 

- . , r, T- T- ., • The first days run saw a long route E. Huberty, Indian 98/ 

tered. It is on the Santa Fe Trail in , , ., . . . ^ , , t Nieswitz Indian 980 

Larned, Kan. J. V. Myers is the owner. '°^"'^- ''^^ "ders arriving in Columbus L. Nieswitz,^Indm^^. .^^^^ ^^^ 

S.- J. Gibson, 532 Delaware avenue, after a grind of 244.4 miles. Poage No. o. Sellers, Harley-Davidson. ..... . 991 

-. „ , T,,. , • ^ J I.- 30, hit a street car on this day and was . . , (-„i„„,k,,= ,.ro<: 

McComb, Miss., has registered his re- ' ^, , , The Indian arrival at Columbus wab 

• t. ^ ^t. T7 \ Ttr 1- ^ -J. ■ forced to drop out. The second day saw , ^ . . t • c ^u^ ti,^,- tocvr, 

pair-shop. On the F. A. M. list it is '■ ., ,...,, protested by Lipreu. of the ihor team, 

,.-. ' the riders start out with undiminished , r/- j -^ ■ ,. ^u u j„ .,f at„ 

No. 1086. - . , who put affidavits into the hands of Mc- 

- „ . , „ ,,, energv, and make Cincinnati before „ ,, ,, . ^i ,. t j- ,-• „j 

In San Angelo, Texas, on West °- ' ,. , ^,, ^ ., ^, Connell, alleging that Indians arrived 

„ , . . , -. ,„„_ nightfall, a distance of 233.5 miles, ihe , ,^ . , i 

Twohig avenue, repair-shop No. 1087 . ' , . , , ^ , there 19 minutes early. 

-■, ,T- 11J1C- » 1 accident of this day was when Cox threw 

IS located. It is called the San Angelo . . , i j ,_ j 

,. , _ , _ , ,,,.,,. . , a tire going down hill, and had a bad 

Hardware Co. and Fred vVilliams is the ... ... , , /^„.,ii.» ^„a t o,.,onn XA/in Hnnnro 

spill, putting him out of the run. Goullet and Lawson Win Honors 

proprie or. . , . , When the men reached Toledo at the Alfred Goullet, the Australian, and 

A newly registered repair-shop is lo- . , , , , , , ^-,^ , ^ ,- r. , t i ^-^ j r ^ 

%^, ^ ,, l, ^ . end of the run they had covered 229 Iver Lawson, of Sale Lake City, defeat- 

cated at The Dalles, Oregon. It is ., , . , , ^„_ ., „ . ^, , t t- i xi. 

„, „ - _ ,,-, ,,r , . miles that day, a total of 707 miles. ed Frank Kramer and Joe Fogler, the 

Blunt, Gates & Co., 312 Washington „, „, , , , , • . , ^ ^-^ -kt 

_ . . , ..,. ,„_„ The Thor team was declared the win- Americans, in a team match at the JNew 
street. It is registered No. lU/o. 

ner, for consistency, and will receive the Haven track, Friday night, 9th inst., tak- 

Toledo News-Bee's silver cup for the ing the match in straight heats. Tim 

Johnson Appoints More Advisors winning professional team. A diamond Sullivan, the localite, accounted for the 

Legal Action Chairman Johnson is „^gj^i j^ j^ ^e awarded to the most con- amateur match from Willie Hanley, of 

keeping right after those legal advisors. ^jstent individual rider, one to a profes- San Francisco, and Fred Herbert, of 

Erwin L. Holderman, recommended by ^jq^^i ^^d another to an amateur. Those Fall River, 

the Dayton motorcycle dealers, is going ^^^^ ^^o were fortunate enough to fig- The summary: 

to help the Dayton motorists in their ^^.^ ;„ ^jjg j qOO class will receive gold One-mile team match, professional— 

legal troubles. medals, and those scoring from 900 to Won by Alfred Goullet, Australia, and 

A. H. Freeman has been chosen as the 999 ^jj^gr medals. R. F. McConnell was Iver Lawson, Salt Lake City; second, 

attorney for Sioux Falls, South Dakota. jj^e referee. Frank Kramer, East Orange, and Joe 

He is recommended by the Webber Bi- Fogler, Brooklyn. Won in straight 

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the Motorcycle Club of Columbus. The ^^H^^^HP ^H^^^^I Times 2-40 and 2:34. 

meeting is to be for the riders of Frank- ^^^^HRiV ^^^^^^^1 H if '1 h H" t Won bv 

, ,, IHRP^ ^^S^H^H H. Jehan; second, G. Wilson; third, F. 

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cyclist on the staff of a British magazine ^^ ■■» ^\i ^S cV ' T' '4-20 
who stopped a runaway. The motorcy- j^ ^^B ». ^ ' ■ • 
clist ran alongside the galloping horse, J^ ■ % 4 Five-mile motor-paced match-Won by 
caught hold of the flying reins and shut ||i|f ^Bk ^^^1 ^^ ^'^'^^ '" '*'^'^^* ^'^*'' '^^°'"^' 
off his engine. The horse was obliged ^ ^H||^HI|^^^H Collins. Times, 8:54 and 9:02. 
to tow the dead weight of the man and ^^^^^B^^^^^^^^^^^^^B Two-mile motorcycle race, profession- 
machine until he tired, when he came to u u , „ .. „ . , , al— Won by J. Hunter; second, C. Stein. 

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October 13, 1914 

Pope Line Discloses Detail Refinements 

Many Changes of Minor 
Character Embodied in 
the Six Models From the 
Westfield Plant— Use of 
Heat Treated Alloy Steels 
and Lubrication Im- 
provements Typical 

The motorcycle show at Chicago is 
bringing to light a decided tendency on 
the part of motorcycle manufacturers to 
follow closely in the footsteps of the 
manufacturers and apply the methods 
used by the designers of the larger mo- 
tor vehicles, which have made the 
automobile the dependable vehicle that 
it is today. And at no booth is this 
tendency more pronounced than at the 
one of the Pope Mfg. Co., of Westfield, 
Mass. Perhaps, nay, undoubtedly, this 
is as it should be, for besides being 
pioneers in bicycle and motorcycle man- 
ufacture, it will be remembered that the 
Pope company was also a pioneer auto- 
mobile builder and has learned many a 
lesson which it is now applying to its 

Perhaps the most pronounced automo- 
bile tendency to be noticed at the Pope 
booth is that toward the use of special 
alloy steels, properly heat treated, in 
order to fit them for varying classes 
of service in the construction of the 
Pope machines. The steels of the 
springs, of the rocker arms, of the guide 
rods in the rear suspension, and in sev- 
eral other less noticeable but equally im- 
portant places, have been altered with a 
view of decreasing wear and breakage 

odel R-15, the seven horsepower Pope leader, has two speeds and sells for $275 

and the troubles incident to such hap- 
penings to the very minimum. 

There are six models included in the 
Pope line for 1015, embracing two two- 

"Power plant" of the Pope Model R-15 

speed models and one short coupled rac- 
ing model. The leader of the line is a 
seven-horsepower Model R two-speed 
which sells for $275. Model L twin sin- 
gle speed sells for $240; Model S, the 

Pope Model M-15, five horsepower single chain without Eclipse two-speed, sells for $200 

short coupled speedster twin, for $260; 
Model M, five-horsepower single chain 
with Eclipse two-speed, for $230, and 
without two-speed for $200, and Model 
it, four-horsepower single belt for $150. 
Great pride is taken ' in the fact that 
there is an extremely limited number of 
modifications deemed desirable on the 
two-speed twin, these being chiefly in the 
nature of refinements tending toward 
case of control or decrease of the neces- 
sary care on the part of the rider. In- 
ileed, it might truthfully be said that 
about the only changes in the entire 
Pope line are refinements — there is noth- 
ing that is radically different from last 

Yes, there is, too, and that's on the 
two-speed. It's that alteration in con- 
trol. It's a very ingenious clutch con- 
trol arrangement that will appeal to the 
rider who goes through much traffic. In 
brief, the foot lever used on the 1914 
model for the operation of the brake 
has been so connected with the clutch 
actuation lever through a swivel joint 
that a simple downward pressure of the 
foot will release the clutch, and further 
movement will apply the brake. This 
movement, however, in no wise affects 
the hand lever, which is held where put 
on the quadrant by means of a frictional 
shoe. The clutch can still be controlled 
by means of the hand lever, but by the 
same token the operation of this latter 
control in no wise affects the foot lever, 
nor does it apply the brake. 

A brief consideration of the points 
involved in this mechanism will bring out 
many points of advantage, chief among 
which may be cited the fact that the en- 
tire control of the machine, either in . 
ordinary operation or in emergencies, lies 
in the single movement of one foot. Fur- 
thermore, one foot is left free to balance 

October 13, 1914 




odel L-15, twin single speed, incorporating 

of refinements, sells for $240 

-when riding over rough roads or through 
sand, and at the same time there is no 
•need to remove the hands from the han- 

The swivel slip connections of the con- 
trol rods, permitting the hand side lever 
to remain stationary when using the foot 
control, make it possible to set the hand 
lever so that there is just enough clutch 
slippage to meet the requirements of 
load and road, with the insurance that 
the clutch will always return to the same 
adjustment after having been released by 
means of the foot control without neces- 
sitating further adjustment on the part 
of the rider. 

The oiling system of the motor has 
been altered somewhat with a view of 
obtaining perfect distribution of the lub- 
ricant between the two cylinders and at 
the same time forcing an ample supply 
of oil to other surfaces besides the cylin- 
der walls which are in need of lubrica- 
tion. A safeguard to prevent over oiling 
of the cylinders and fouled plugs which 
result therefrom has been fitted. As was 
pointed out before, the chief changes in 
the motor are represented by the use" 
of special alio)' steel in the valves, valve 
springs and rockers. 

The starting clutch has been altered by 
the substitution of roller bearings for 
the previously used cone type of ball 
bearings, and all starter parts are ground 
after hardening, insuring uniformity in 
action and impossibility of binding or 

Because of the increasing use of the 
sidecar with the two-speed model, and 
particularly because many riders have 
found that the motor is capable of carry- 
ing them through road conditions here- 
tofore considered impassable, it has been 
deemed advisable to so further improve 
the clutch used on this model as to ob- 
tain under all conditions of use, even 
after abnormally hard driving, a wonder- 
ful flexibility of operation and smooth- 
ness of action. The clutch has been so 

redesigned by the makers as to fulfill 
these requirements to a "T," so to speak. 
The single-speed twin incorporates 
quite a number of refinements. The 
fork crown has been widened and pat- 
terned after the crown which has given 



such good service on the two-speed 
model and which permits of the one- 
piece construction of the front guard. 
This also separates the two stems of the 
bar slightly and the bar itself has been 
altered slightly in shape, providing a 

rear drop toward the grips, making for 
greater comfort. The front fork spring 
leaves have been slightly modified in 
form and are made of finer alloy metal 
than has heretofore been used. The 
frame has been reinforced more strongly 
to take care of all strain incident on side- 
car use. The rods in the rear spring 
suspension are now made of special al- 
loy steel, which has given a good ac- 
count of itself in use on the two-speed 
model. The gasolene tanks are now 
fastened to a separate strip, clamped to 
the top tube of the frame, which, to- 
gether with tank hangers on the truss 
tube, provide a system of fastening that 
obviates any tendency to strain the 
threads cut into the frame tubes. More- 
over, all the parts fastened to the tank, 
including the outlet flanges, etc., are in- 
ternally locked. Both of the tanks are 
fitted with threaded stop cocks so that 
in case of damage to either one the 
other can be shut off and used inde- 

The combination of oil tank and tool 
box that was formerly used has given 
way to a tank used for the lubricant only. 
This is made narrower and shorter, for 
increased clearance and accessibility. 
All the joints are double lock seamed 
and the tank rests on a leather cushion 
support and is fastened to the rear mud- 
guard by means of studs, avoiding any 
strain on the seams of the container. 
The filler is increased in size and the out- 
let is equipped with a shutoff cock in- 
corporating a gauze strainer, insuring 
the clarity of the oil which enters the 
automatic oil pump. The hand pump 
is made separable from the tank and is 
the same as has always been used on 
the two-speed model. A large tool box, 
cylindrical, is mounted on the rear mud- 
guard and furnishes ample room for a 
generous supply of tools and spares. An 
ingenious arrangement is provided by 
means of which the tool box cover is 

Pope Model H-15, four horsepo 

rigle, belt drive, sells for. $150 



October 13, 1914 

fastened with a snap pin catch, which is 
positive and eliminates any possibility 
of rattle. 

The same changes in the motor that 
were made in the two-speed model ap- 
ply also on the Model L motor. The 
lower housing of the gears in the mag- 
neto drive system is made entirely grease 
and dust proof, insuring positive lubri- 
cation of these parts. The work gear on 
the magneto has been changed to a 
straight face gear. The location of the 
mechanical oiler on the crankcase has 
been altered, permitting the placing of a 
vent at the top of the air pocket, elimin- 
ating trapped air and its consequential 
interference with the oil flow. The pump 
recess is now shut oft from the interior 
of the crankcase and the plunger bush- 
ing has been increased in length, per- 
mitting a more efficient seal against air 
leakage. The double ball check has been 
so altered that the first check takes its 

Pope two-speed meachanism 

seal directly in the end of the plunger 

All the pistons are ground to their 
final finish, resulting in an absolutely 
round, smooth and true surface, eliminat- 

ing friction and insuring proper lubrica- 
tion. A slight modification in the ex- 
haust pipe connections and in the pipes 
themselves allows the use of single- 
piece pipes connecting the engine and 
the mufHer. 

In brief, the alterations to both the 
motor and the frame of the Model M 
machine are along the same lines as 
have been followed in the improvement 
of the Model L. The shape of the oil 
tank has been altered slightly to pro- 
vide greater chain clearance and a strain- 
er has been added to the gasolene tank 
to rid of sediment the fuel passing to the 
carburetter. With the exception of a 
slight change to the front spring sup- 
port tubes, giving greater elasticity and 
the utilization of more alloy steel in 
certain parts where greater life could 
be obtained by such substitution, the 
Model H machine has not been other- 
wise changed. 

Pope Bicycles Also Show Refinements 

That the year 1915 is to be known in 
motorcycle circles as the year inarking 
the introduction into America of the 
three-speed gear is undoubted, but that 
it also marks the introduction of the 
three-speed device on American bicycles 
is not so widely known. Such is the 
case, however, for the Pope Mfg. Co. 
has announced that any of its chain types 
of bicycles will be fitted with the famous 
Sturmey-Archer three-speed gear with 
combined coaster brake at the option of 
the purchaser. 

The Sturmey-Archer gear is by no 
means new, having created an enviable 
record for years of good service since • 
its introduction in England. Its light 
weight, rugged construction, absence of 
complicated parts, it is pointed out, all 
go toward making the device meet with 
instant favor. 

But the two-speed gear has not been 
cast into the discard, insofar as the Pope 

line is concerned, for the Pope chainless 
wheels which are to be the leaders of the 
line for the coming season are to be 
equipped, where so desired, with gearing 
providing two ratios. In announcing that 
the chainless models are to be the lead- 
ers, it is pointed out that because of 
its complete protection of the driving 
mechanism froin exposure and its fine 
riding qualities its use has so increased 
that last season's output doubled that 
of the year previous. This year the ma- 
chines are regularly fitted with mud- 
guards and are made in two types, the 
rigid and cushion frame models. 

One of the new Pope features which 
is to be incorporated in the 1915 out- 
put is the fitting of the various models 
embraced in the line with especially de- 
signed tires with stylish and durable 
treads, making the varying lines even 
more enhancing and attractive. 

Three new models have been added to 

the line. Probably the most interesting 
is the Defiance, embracing the use of 
a frame with a true rib arch, making for 
exceptional strength and at the same 
time enhancing the appearance of the 
machine. The Seminole Special is a 
new heavy service delivery outfit, with 
a frame of Ij^-inch tubing, tandem 
spokes and a pannier type of wire basket 
carrier over the rear inudguard. The 
Pope Special has a long wheelbase and 
is equipped with an 80-tooth sprocket 
and equipment which makes it extremely 
eye-pleasing and attractive. 

The Pope model now is fitted with a 
30-tooth sprocket of entirely new design 
and has a longer wheelbase than for- 
merly was the case, as well as a new 
type of front hub. 

The standard lines, such as the Co- 
lumbia, Rambler, Cleveland, Tribune, 
Crescent, Monarch and Imperial are con- 
tinued with their strongly marked in- 

Pope Defiance, showing true rib arch 

Pope Special with a long wheelbase 

October 13, 1914 



Pope Ju 


20, 14 and 26 inch frames selling for $25, $27.50 and 


dividualities, but embrace many minor 
refinements which tend to still greater 
strength and at the same time easier pro- 
pulsion of the machines. 

A mechanical point in the construction 
of the Pope bicycle and one appreciated 
by every rider, is the fact that all bear- 
ing parts are highly polished on the sur- 
face where wearing strain comes. Eigh- 
teen gauge seamless steel tubing is used 
in all the road models, although the 
racing types are made- from 20 gauge 

A great point of advantage in the Pope 
method of construction, it is pointed out, 
lies in the forming of the frame head, 
at which point the head tube and branch- 
es are- spun together by special machin- 
ery, thus making a joint rigid and of 
unusual strength. 

Wherever possible joints are dip 
brazed, for by this process the entire 
surface of the joint is evenly heated and 
the flux and brazing material are given 
ample opportunity thoroughly to cover 
the point to be united. After brazing, 
the joints are cooled slowly and the con- 
traction of the metal as it cools forms 
a joint remarkably strong. 

The well-known Morrow, Musselman 
and Coaster brakes will be supplied on 
the various models. The new Person's 
Red Wing saddles which are used on 
Pope bicycles give a comfort to the rider 
greater than ever before afforded, and 
with the beautiful tires, which include 
white with blue tread, gray with red 
tread, etc., produce artistic effects which 
blend with the utility of the machine and 
are bound to delight the trade. 

Oregon Stages Motorcycle Show 
At the Oregon State Fair, held at 
Salerh, Oregon, last week, motorcycles 
occupied an important place. Not only 
did the exhibition include the late models 
of all the well-known makes of machines 
but also a number of the now ancient 
machines were on view for comparison 
with the up-to-date machines. 

Making Spare Moments Valuable 
In the store of a certain dealer one 
Saturday afternoon sat two salesmen. 
Each was at his own desk and each was 
reading out of a book. The proprietor 
came along with a visitor. The men 
looked up and smiled but both continued 
their reading. 

"What they got, a new sales manual?" 
inquired the visitor. 

"No," said the boss; "it's a little book 
on the 'knack of selling,' given as a pre- 
mium with a certain business magazine. 
My partner and I got hold of a copy 
and we told the boys about it and they 
are all keen for it. You see, if they read 

things it keeps them out of a rut. It 
sharpens their wits. It makes them think. 
It makes them better salesmen and 
keener men. 

"Frankly, it's a pleasure to recommend 
a book or a magazine to these boys, 
because they get so much out of it. The 
man at the first desk is said to be one 
of the best salesmen in this city and 
from our experience we believe his repu- 
tation is deserved. He is a reader. He 
is everlastingly on the lookout for better 
ideas and newer methods, and between 
reading and observation he has trained 
himself for big things. He rarely misses 
a sale." 

Pope Chainless and Motor Bike. The Motor Bike can be fitted with Sturmey-Archer three- 
speed gear at option of buyer, and the Chainless model with the two-speed gear 



October 13, 1914 

Changed His Machine Into a Two-Speed 

Editor Bicycling World and Motorcycle 

For the benefit of owners who have 
regular model motorcycles and wish to 
make two-speed machines of them, I 
am writing you of my experience with a 
two-speed rear hub put in by 1914 In- 
dian machine. I bought an Eclipse two- 
speed hub and brake complete, made by 
the Eclipse Machine Co., Elmira, N. 
Y., through Houston & Meyer, dealers 
of this city. Mr. Houston himself in- 
stalled the hub and am glad to say it 
worked fine. There are several ways 
the brake lever and gear shift can be 
mounted on different machines and I 
used on my Indian the regular Indian 
brake pedal on the right side of my ma- 
chine and bent the pedal on the left side 
of the machine to suit the occasion. I 
gave my two-speed everj' test I could 
think of and it came out with flying 
colors and has done good service pulling 
a sidecar ever since the device was in- 

Would be glad to give any information 
concerning my two-speed hub to any 
member of the F. A. M. upon receipt of 
a letter asking for same. 
H. C. Bellows, 

P. O. Box 387, Shreveport, La. 

Says Editorial Unfair to His Club 

Editor Bicycling World and Motorcycle 

I beg the right to take exceptions to 
an editorial in September 29th issue of 
your paper, in which you mention the 
name of the Bay State M. C. endurance 

I believe that you were either jump- 
ing at conclusions or were wrongfully 
informed. The terrible accidents that 
you picture in print were not reported to 
me as referee or to the club in any such 
manner as you have them in print. 

The fact that a rider ran into an auto- 
mobile and another through the fence ot 
a bridge does not make out your state- 
ment that it was a gruelling road con- 
test. If you had taken the trouble to 
look up the schedule between Portland 
and St. Johnsbury you would have found 

that it called for an average speed of IS 
miles per hour, which was reasonable. 

The facts are, that dealers and manu- 
facturers will persist in entering men and 
boys of little or no experience, furnish 
them with machines to ride, and tell them 
to get through. These are statements 
that I know to be true. 

The run was scheduled all daylight 
riding to eliminate accidents that have 
happened in other runs. I believe it 
was uncalled for and out of place for 
you to single out this club to knock on 
endurance runs when you look back on 
some of the accidents that have hap- 
pened in runs that I could mention run 
under the name of other clubs in this 

I have been a subscriber to your paper 
for two years and always believed you 
to be fair, and think under the circum- 
stances it would be no more than right 
for you to print this letter in an early 
issue, letting the people, that have read 
the article I have referred to, have a 
chance to see the matter as it stands. 

The run was in every way a success, 
44 starting and 32 finishing perfect. 
John H. Wing, 
131 Myrtle street, Melrose, Mass. 

Suggestions to Stop Gruelling Races 

Editor Bicycling World and Motorcycle 

Your editorial, "Runs vs. Gruelling 
Road Races," is a timely article. The 
tendency for clubs to increase their 
scheduled time each succeeding run has 
become universal. 

In 1908 the New Jersey Club sched- 
uled its run at 15]4 miles per hour, while 
in 1914 on the Baltimore run we main- 
tained a 20-mile per hour schedule. In 
two of the runs staged recently in New 
York city the schedule has been 25-30 
miles per hour, the result being contest- 
ants had to ride 40-45 miles per hour to 
maintain their average time. Imagine 
riding at that speed down Broadway. 
Is it a wonder that several of the riders 
were arrested? They all should have 
been locked up. This had a boomerang 
effect upon the sport. The riders will be 
afraid to enter such a type of run, as 
the chances of winning are too slim; 
also the motorcycle will be condemned 
by the parents of future prospective 

The reason for these speedy schedules 
is to aid the promoting club in cutting 
down the expense of purchase of medals. 
Motorcyclists have often wondered why 
the New Jersey Club has charged a $3 
entry fee, and the answer is because we 
try to award a medal to every starter. 
Anyone who has pluck to continue in a 
run when he is hopelessly behind sched- 
ule is deserving of some award. We 
awarded 37 medals in our 1914 run, five 
being to survivors who were two hours 
behind their schedule at some points. 

Another item in which the New Jer- 
sey Club seems to be alone is the award- 
ing of accessory prizes. These should 
go to amateurs only. The factory riders 
and local agents are in the game and 
will receive financial rewards for their 
performances, while an individual owner 
is not benefitted by his winning outside 
the medal or accessory prize he may be 

The New Jersey Club has been con- 
templating an increase in the scheduled 
time for the 1915 run, but having the 
interest of the good old game of motor- 
cycling at heart will keep the speed down 
to 20 miles per hour. In England the 
motorcyclists have not increased the 
speed of their runs, but have penalized 
repairs along the road and have added 
sealed tool boxes to the restrictions. 
This seems to be the more sane way of 
elimination and here is a solution for the 
club that wants but a small field to finish 
with perfect scores. 

Yours for the sport, 


Johnson Appoints Worcester Man 

Worcester, September 28. — Charles P. 
Campbell, one of the brightest among the 
younger lawyers of Worcester, has been 
named as F. A. M. counsel by William 
H. Johnson, Chicago, national chairman 
of the Legal Action Committee of the 

The appointment is due to a visit of 
E. R. Compton, of the Eclipse factory, 
who was delegated to look over the field 
and make the selection. Mr. Campbell is 
one of the best known among the law- 
yers of the city. He was for three years 
chairman of the Democratic City Com- 
mittee and one year acted as chairman 
of Governor Foss' campaign committee 
for the state. Motorcyclists will be glad 
to hear of this popular appointment. 

October 13, 1914 



R-S Takes to Countershaft Drive System 

Abandons Undergeared Drive and Cone Clutch for Eclipse Disk Clutch on 

Countershaft — Pedal Type of Starter is Adopted on all Models — 

Eclipse Two-Speed Gearing Optional 

The R-S 1915 leader, being a 10 horsepower two-i,peed twin with the following 
features; Countershaft transmission; kick starter; a few motor improvements; 
stronger frames ; exceptionally large band brake with double control, and foot- 
boards instead of footrests. as formerly 

Instead of seven models, which were 
embraced in the last year's R-S line, 
there will be but four of the Reading- 
built models under the 1915 nameplate. 
The leader of the new line is the ten- 
horsepower two-speed twin, the other 
models being a singly-geared ten-horse- 
power twin and two single models of 
five-horsepower, with and without two- 
speed equipment. The eight-horsepower 
models and the combination drive model, 
it will be noticed, have been discontinued. 

Perhaps the most noticeable feature of 
the new line is the adoption of the 
countershaft type of transmission in 
place of the undergeared drive through 
a single chain, which always has been an 
R-S feature. Hardly less startling is the 
face-about representing the substitution 
of a multiple disk clutch for the leather- 
faced cone clutch, which has also been 
an R-S individuality. The clutch which 
is used is the well-known Eclipse and 
it is positioned on the countershaft and 
operated by means of a side lever posi- 
tioned on the left side of the machine 
convenient to the hand of the operator. 

In place of the two-speed gear incor- 
porated in unit power plant form with 
the motor, which was used on the last 
year's machines, the new models on the 
two-speed order are equipped with 
Eclipse rear hub gearsets. 

One of the most important improve- 
ments is the fitting of a kick starter so 
that the motor can he turned over with- 

out the necessity of placing the machine 
on the stand. The starter is of the run- 
over clutch type, a simple roller type 
of clutch being placed on the counter- 
shaft through the intermediary of which 
power from the pedals is transmitted to 
the motor. When the pedals are re- 
volved forward, the rolls are wedged be- 
tween a wheel keyed to the countershaft 
and a collar on which the chain sprocket 
is mounted, so that the sprocket is in 
reality locked to the countershaft and 
constrained to rotate with it, turning- 
over the motor through the chain gear- 
ing. When the motor starts the rolls 
roll back into their neutral chambers, re- 
leasing the sprocket and freeing the 

countershaft from engagement with the 

Motor improvements are few and far 
between, it having been found that the 
motors are just about as good as can 
be. The connecting rod big ends are 
now fitted with roller bearings and an 
auxiliary air inlet has been placed in 
the intake manifold to provide additional 
air to dilute the mixture at high speeds 
and during very warm weather. The 
muffler takes the form of a long exhaust 
pipe extending back past the rear hub 
and which provides volume enough ef- 
fectively to cool and expand the gases 
without incurring backpressure, so that 
the report is effectively silenced. A cut- 

R-S delivery van of the three-wheeler type 



October 13, 1914 

ou^ is provided where the two exhaust 
pipes from the cylinders enter this long 
exhaust pipe. 

The frames have been made consider- 
ably stronger, especially at the rear fork 
stays, which are quite a bit heavier than 
those formerly used, and the front reach 
tube, which has been provided with ad- 
ditional reinforcement, as has the top 
bar of the frame. Fishtail reinforce- 
ments in the front fork make it still 
stronger, the better to stand strain, and 
a much stronger and at the same time 
more resilient head spring adds to the 
easy riding qualities o the machine. 

The exceptionally large band brake is 
provided with double control, so that it 
can be applied either with the toe of 
the right foot by means of a foot lever 
positioned on the right, footboard, or by 
means of a very powerful hand lever 
positioned on the left horn of the handle- 
bar. Footboards, giving a comfortable, 
easy position, replace the footrests used 
last year, with controls placed so that 
they can be conveniently operated by the 
feet of the rider. Change of gear on the 
two-speed models is effected by means 
of a heel and toe lever on the left foot- 

The R-S delivery van of the three- 
wheeler type is included in the line for 
the coming year. It was fully described 
in a previous issue. 

Harley-Davidson Wars on Outlaws 

Every salesman on the road for the 
Harley-Davidson Motor Co.., of Milwau- 
kee, Wis., has received from headquarters 
notice to assist in the fight against out- 
lawed races. Each has been instructed 
to urge all dealers, in behalf of the com- 
pany, that it is to their interests to sup- 
port and boost the F. A. M. and to see 
that all events in their locality are under 
the sanction of the national organization. 

Where the endorsement of that body 
has been lacking, motorcycle corrjpeti- 
tions have gone far to swell the toll of 
deaths and list of accidents. In Eugene, 
Ore., only recently an unsanctioned meet 
witnessed the fatal injury of a noted 
rider who was racing a twin machine on 
a poorly constructed half-mile track. The 
Harley-Da-'idson Motor Co. would help 
to eliminate such dangerous conditions 
by requiring all contests to be approved 
by the F. A. M. It believes that only 
through a control of that kind can the 
sport be standardized and made safe. 

During the past few months some of 
the best riders have been suspended by 
the national organization for entering un- 
official races, and in several cases the 
riders have not known that a sanction 
was necessary. As a matter of fact, it 

is required in all competitions, whether 
closed club events or not. The Harley- 
Davidson salesman will ask dealers to 
appraise riders of this important regula- 
tion, so that the time may be hastened 
when outlawed races will be a thing of 
the past. 

Hauck Produces New Torch 

A newly designed kerosene torch for 
motorcycle or bicycle repairs, said to be 
economical, efficient and safe, has just 
l)een placed on the market by the Hauck 
Mfg. Co., of Brooklyn, N. Y. Kerosene 
having more heating units than gal o- 
lene; the flame of the Hauck torch pos- 
sesses an intense heat, which can be 
utilized in brazing bicycle or motorcycle 
frames, straightening shafts and frames 
or burning off paint. 

Hauck's non-sooting k( 

Two distinct features differentiate the 
Hauck product from other torches. These 
are the burner, which is so arranged that 
all oil passageways can be cleaned in- 
stantly by removing only one plug; and 
the special oil needle valve by which the 
flame can be regulated instantly to any 
size, from 8 inches to the finest point. 
The last named feature affords use in 
a wider range of work than is possible 
with the ordinary gasolene torch of the 
same capacity. 

The flame, guaranteed not to soot or 
smoke, has an intensity unaffected by 
heat or cold, which will, for instance, 
heat a one-inch shaft red hot in three 

Goodyear Co. Distributes Displays 
Some time ago the Goodyear Tire & 
Rubber Co. became interested in window 
display as a means of increasing sales 
of tires by dealers. A first national win- 
dow display campaign was prepared and 
carried out with such satisfactory results, 
that a window display department has 
been organized as a regular part of Good- 
year sales activities. 

When the proposition was first broach- 

ed there were many objections within as 
well as without, the Goodyear organiza- 
tion. "It may be all right to sell dry 
goods that way," was a frequent com- 
ment, "but when it comes to tires the 
same rules do not apply." 

But the Goodyear experts have proved 
that the show window of the tire dealer, 
if properly used, is one of his best sales- 

Charles Speed, the expert window dis- 
play man employed by Goodyear from 
the Marshall Field forces in Chicago, 
has now completed permanent display 
outfits, which are now being distributed 
to dealers throughout the country. These 
are helping to convince dealers of the 
value of advertising generally and are 
actually increasing sales. 

In this display campaign they have 
proved conclusively that the tire buyer 
is as much attracted by a tasty display 
of tires as any shoppers are by attrac- 
tive displays of clothing or other neces- 
sities or comforts of life. 

Motor Products Co. inoved their De- 
troit sales and service station ' fo more 
commodious quarters. This removal was 
due to the great increase in business. 
The new address is 762 Woodward ave- 
nue, Detroit, Mich. 

Wesley House has taken the Flying 
Merkel for Wheeling, W. Va. He is lo- 
cated in the Joyce cafe on Market street. 
He will also handle the Indian. The 
store is known as the Chicago Cycle & 
Sporting Goods Co. 

Considerably over 100 motorcyclists of 
La Grande, Ore., are making the round 
trip between that city and Pendleton, 
Ore., to visit the annual "Round-up" and 
incidentally doing a lot of boosting for 
the motorcycle racemeet to be held in 
La Grande in 1915. 

The inspector of the Ohio Dairy Co. 
of Toledo has covered more than 10,000 
on his motorcycle since last May, riding 
over all sorts of roads, cattle paths, 
lanes, and even through pastures and 
meadows, and says his two-wheeler has 
never failed him. 

W. E. Wandersee, of the Wandersee 
Co., of Detroit, Mich., declares that it 
has been a banner year for him. The 
firm has sold four or five carloads of 
Harley-Davidsons, it is said, which is 
a record for the company . 

The St. Louis office of the Stewart 
.Speedometer Co. has been moved to 
larger quarters at 3206 Locust. 

October 13, 1914 



Following the Dealers' Movements 

The Ashbourne Cycle Co., Burlington, 
la., distributers for the Indian motor- 
cycle for Southeast Iowa, exhibited three 
models at the recent home exhibition 
given at the Burlington Coliseum. The 
electric lighted twins were the center of 
attraction and many good prospects were 
lined up during the week's show. E. 
G. Marquedt, manager of the company, 
reports that they have had a successful 
year and the parcel delivery service thej' 
put on in the city at the beginning of the 
season has proved very successful and he 
intends to add to the equipment next 
year and increase the scope of the bus- 

The Hawkeye Motorcycle Club en- 
gineered a sociability run to New Lon- 
don and Mount Pleasant, la., recently. 
.Several of the boys carried tandem pas- 
sengers and the girls all voted the af- 
fair a great success. The members of 
the club expect to repeat the run in 
the near future. 

R. M. Martin, Harley-Davidson agent 
at Keokuk, la., spent several days at the 
State Fair, Springfield, 111. He plans 
to enlarge his agency next year as his 
1914 sales were far beyond his expecta- 
tions for his first season. Martin oper- 
ates the leading pool hall in Keokuk and 
has found several good customers among 
the patrons of his billiard tables, and has 
also received many tips from them as to 
possible purchasers. He has been en- 
abled to carry on both businesses with 
success and intends to extend his ter- 
ritory for the 1915 season. 

Jas. ingles, agent for the Indian mo- 
torcycle at Springfield, 111., expects to 
build a new garage next spring and re- 
ports a very successful season this year. 

Will Hostetler, manager of the Bloom 
ington Bicycle Co., was well pleased 
with his first year in business and ex- 
pects to add a leading motorcycle agency 
to his interests for the next season. 

Paul Gott, Harley-Davidson distrib- 
uter for Peoria, 111., has moved into his 
new building at 819 Maine street., where 
he has doubled the floor space over his 
old location. He has had a most success- 
ful season, having sold over 50 machines, 
mostly twins. 

A sneakthief stole several dollars from 
the till in Arthur Johnson's Motorcycle 
Garage at Rockford, 111. Now the boys 
who are on duty at the garage are on 
the warpath for the culprit and it will 
be a sorry day for him when they catch 

A'ictor Sandenn, traveler for the Chi- 
cago Cycle Supply Co. in Iowa and 
Illinois, was a guest of the Harley- 
Davidson Club at Fort Dodge, la., re- 
cently. The party spent the day out in 
the country, where they had a big blow- 

C. T. Morse, Indian agent at Mon 
mouth, 111., closed a very successful sea- 
son and reports that practically all of 
his sales this year were for twins and 
that he has received many inquiries for 
light-weight models. 

The Read Cycle Co., Harley-Davidson 
distributers in East St. Louis and vi- 
cinity, report the sale of 36 twins and 
two singles during the past season, and 
have sold a sidecar outfit to Dr. Ribes, 
who uses the machine daily in making 
his professional calls. John Denyr, the 
rural route carrier at Collinsville, 111., 
bought a twin from the Read Cycle Co. 
and now the patrons on his route receive 
their mail in one-half the time they for- 
merly did, and are well pleased with the 
innovation. A machine was purchased 
lij' the Safety Loan Co., of East St. 
Louis, and the concern uses it daily in 
its collection work. 

Geo. Price, the well-known rider of 
St. Louis, has opened an up-to-date re- 
pair-shop at 308 North 20th street, in 
that city, and he was out the other day 
electrifying the crowds along 12th street 
with a Yale sidecar outfit and demon- 
strated he could tip the sidecar at al- 
most any angle and still prevent it from 
turning over. 

The Hurck Motor & Cycle Co., In- 
dian agent at St. Louis, report a success- 
ful year for commercial sales, having 
sold 18 machines, all twins, to the Bel! 
Telephone Co., three to the Electric 
Light Co. of Missouri, two to the Union 
Fuel & Coal Co., one to the Union 
Electric Light Co., and one to the Feil- 
bach Salt Co., for the use of their South- 

ern Illinois salesman, has proven that 
they can cover three times the ground 
that they could by train. 

Glen Willis, agent for Harley-David- 
sons at Golden, 111., demonstrated the pull- 
ing qualities of the motorcycle when he 
hitched his 1914 twin to a large delivery 
wagon and seated six members of the 
local band in the wagon and. hauled 
them all over the town while the band 
played all the latest airs, including "My 
Motorcycle Girl." This proved to be a 
good advertisement for the enterprising 

Johannes Bros., Excelsior agents at 
Springfield, 111., have opened their mo- 
torcycle garage at 3rd and Cook streets, 
and stocked the house with a full line 
of parts and accessories. In addition to 
the Excelsior they handle the Hender- 
son, Emblem, and Thor. 

Oschner & Weber, Ford dealers at 
Fort Madison, la., have taken the agency 
for the Indian motorcycle for that city 
and vicinity. They are located in their 
new building on 2nd street, where they 
have arriple facilities for looking after 
their trade. 

John E. Hogg, formerly a traveling 
representative and later a member of the 
factory sales stafif of the Hendee Mfg. 
Co., of Springfield, Mass., is now con- 
nected with Will C. Risden, distributer 
of the Indian motorcycle in Southern 
California. Hogg will act not only in 
the capacity of private secretary, but 
also as general field representative 
throughout the territory covered by Ris- 
den's establishment. 

The latest addition to the road force 
of the Excelsior Cycle Co., of Chicago, 
is C. C. Cone, of South Bend, Ind., a 
young man who has had several years' 
experience in both the retail and whole- 
sale sides of the bicycle supply business. 

Last year he covered the territory 
around Chicago for the Excelsior Cycle 
Supply Co., thus making many acquaint- 
ances in the territory that he will now 
cover for the Excelsior company. 

His bailiwick will be a large part of 
the Middle West, but his particular at- 
tention will be given to Michigan, In- 
diana, Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa. 



October 13, 191 + 

Husky Daytons to Have New Power Plant 

Davis Sewing Machine Company Brings Out Eight Models, Four of Which Are 

Powered by Davis Designed Motor— Spacke De Luxe Retained 

on Others — Electric Equipment Included 

Model C-4, 

srht ho 

eder. with Dayton motor and electric equipment. 


Eight twin-cylinder models, four of 
which are two-speeds and four of which 
are equipped with the new Splitdorf com- 
bined electric lighting and ignition sys- 
tem, are embraced by the Dayton line, 
made by the Davis Sewing Machine Co., 
Dayton, O. Four of the models are 
powered with the larger of the two 
Spacke motors, rated at nine horsepower, 
which have always been a feature of 
Dayton machines, while the other quar- 
tet are powered with a new motor of 
Davis make which is rated at eight horse- 
power although it is claimed that the 
plant is perfectly capable of developing 
a full 11 horsepower. Two of the small- 
er machines are two-speeds, as well as 
a pair of the larger machines. The same 
holds true with regard to the electrical 

The new Dayton motor, which has a 

bore and str-jke of 3 5/16 x 314 inches 
respectively, does not differ widely from 
accepted motorcycle motor practice. The 
cylinders are cast with the heads inte- 
gral, and with large cooling fins around 
the valve pockets, effectively cooling the 
motor at this point and going a great 
way to eliminate unequal expansion of 
the metal due to its irregular shape. 
Overhead mechanical inlet valves with 
adjustable tappets and silencer springs 
on the hardened steel rocker arms are 
fitted, and both inlet and exhaust valves 
are operated by more than ordinarily 
large cams internally geared to the pro- 
truding end of the engine crankshaft. 
The magneto is positioned on a bracket 
formed on the case and is at the front 
of the motor and is gear driven from the 
engine shaft through a suitably enclosed 
gear train. The motor is of clean-cut 

design, with pockets and corners in the 
base eliminated and the base itself high- 
ly polished, greatly facilitating the oper- 
ation of cleanin.g. In the case of two of 
the motors the spark is provided by a 
Splitdorf magneto, while on the other 
two the Splitdorf combined magneto and 
dynamo provides the ignition. 

Footboards and an ingenious step 
starter embracing the use of the pedals 
and a runover clutch are fitted to all 
the models. The original Dayton fork 
of the hinged type .and with a very long 
leaf spring under the mudguard has been 
still further improved by a rocker arm 
of special shape which is so designed 
that the fork will absorb shocks from no 
matter which angle they strike the 

Another original idea is introduced on 

Model C-3. eight horsepo 

Gasolene tank with separable oil tank 

the new models. This is in the tank 
construction, the oil tank being made 
separable from the gasolene tank and 
fitted into a pocket formed in the top 
of the latter and packed with a gasket. 
The arrangement precludes all possi- 
bility of the oil tank leaking, due to the 
strain, and emptying its contents into 
the fuel tank. The oil tank can be re- 
moved bodil3' from the fuel tank with 
but very little trouble. The two-speed 
device of the sliding dog clutch type, 
in which the gears are always in mesh, 
has been improved to the extent that a 
firmer anchorage is provided for the 
mechanism in its housing, making it. 
absolutely rigid. 

The Eclipse countershaft clutch is re- 
tained on all the models save the four 

October 13, 1914 



two-speeds, which are fitted with dry 
plate clutches of Dayton manufacture. 
The automobile type band brake of am- 
ple proportions is retained on the new 
models and double control is provided. 
The control of the clutch on the singly- 
geared models is invested in a simple 
side lever, while on the two-speed models 
the lever is arranged to rotate as well as 
tilt, the rotation being utilized to effect 
the gearshift. 

The electrical equipment comprises, 
besides the dynamo which replaces the 
magneto, a 20-ampere hour storage bat- 
tery of special design to render its use 
perfectly safe and practicable in connec- 
tion with the motorcycle and which is 
housed in a special container under the 
saddle, a torpedo type headlight with 
both pilot bulb and a large bulb for 


Dayton po 


use in touring on dark roads, a tail light 
and an electric warning signal. 

Among the many minor improvements 
in the line are a full length guard for 
the rear chain and a channel steel lug- 
gage carrier, which is fitted to all models. 

The price of the smaller machine sin- 
gly geared and with Splitdorf magneto, 
is $240; with electrical equipment, $280; 
with plain magneto and two-speed, $265; 
with both electrical equipment and two- 
speed, $305. The price of the larger 
machine with Bosch magneto, singly 
geared, is $265; with electrical equip- 
ment, $305; with two-speed and plain 
magneto, $290; with two-speed and elec- 
trical equipment, $330. 

Choice of United States, Goodyear or 
Federal 3-inch tires and Troxel or Per- 
sons saddle is left to the. purchaser. In 
all cases the finish is Davis carmine. 

This color has always been a distinct- 
ive feature of the Dayton power-driven 
two-wheeler since the first Dayton bicy- 
cle appeared on the market many years 

Model C-1, 8 H. P. single-speeder, with Dayton tnotor and Eclipse clutch on countershaft, prii 

: $240 

ago. It has always been most popular 
with the riders of both types of cycles. 

Watch For This Stolen Machine 

A reward of $25 is offered by the F. 
A. M. for the recovery of a Henderson 
motorcycle which was stolen from Sam- 
uel W. Bryant, 12 Mechanic street, 
AUston, Mass. The motor number is 
2,966. It was taken on September 30th 
from in front of the Hub Motorcycle 
Store on Columbus avenue, Boston, 

A Harley-Davidson twin, 1914, motor 
number 4,146-H, has been stolen. The 
machine was taken from Andrew EtKn- 
ger, 152 Mulberry street, Rochester, N. Y. 

C. I.. Byram, Engine Co. No. 23, Wash- 
ington, D. C, reports the theft of his 
Harley-Davidson, motor No. 1,626-D. 

Another Harley-Davidson twin was 
stolen from M. J. Lowenberg, 25 West 
12Sth street. New York city. This ma- 
chine, a 1913 model, motor No. 1031-E, 
was stolen on September 29th. 

On October 2nd the thief jinx visited 
E. H. Bedell, Glen Cove, Long Island, 
New York. His Harley-Davidson, model 
10-A, motor No. 1121-CF, was stolen. 

Stierle Bros.., Marshfield, Wis., report 
the theft of Harley-Davidson 1914 twin, 
motor No. 1230S-H. The thief is de- 
scribed as being a very short, dark man, 
about 5 feet 3 inches in height. 

Concentrate on Real Prospects 

"Why it should be so I do not know, 
but there is real need for every dealer 
to impress upon his salesmen the desir- 
ability of concentration on real prospects 
instead of working on near-prospects," 
said a well-known dealer. 

There is little doubt but that that is 
the trouble with the work of salesmen 
in many lines, but it is particularly the 
sort of error into which a salesman 
having so many possible prospects as 
the average salesman is likely to fall. 

The near-prospects are valuable, of 
course. But it is the real prospects — the 
fellows who have actuallj' made up their 
minds to buy a motorcycle, having funds 
to carry out their desires — that will im- 
mediately repay the work spent upon 
them. And what the salesman wants, 
and what the dealer wants, is not glory, 
but a big bankroll made fat through 
many sales. 

Let the near-prospects slide. Land 
the real ones. Concentrate on them. 
Think over every point that would have 
a bearing on the case and build your 
selling talk around these points. 

Many who work hard wonder why 
they don't get greater results. It is 
because they don't make their efforts 

They try to cover territory rather than 
to close orders. 

Model C-7. 9 H. P. two-speeder, with De Lu 

notor and Davis clutch, price .$290 



October 13, 1914 

Egg Takes Revenge on McNamara 

Oscar Egg, of Switzerland, uiipaced 
champion of Europe, took revenge on 
Reginald McNamara, of Australia, in a 
15-mile tandem-paced race at the \'elo- 
drome, Newark, N. J., on the 11th inst., 
by defeating his conqueror of one week 
ago. Aided by the pacing of Frank L. 
Kramer, the American champion, and 
Alfred Goullet, of Australia, Egg opened 
up a gap of SO yards on his Australian 
rival in the last mile and won by that 

Robert Spears, of Australia, scored a 
clever victory over Caesar Moretti, of 
Italy, in their two-thirds-mile match 
race. Alfred Grenda, of Tasmania, sig- 
nalized his return to the track after a 
two weeks' layoff, due to an attack of 
appendicitis, by winning the one-mile 
open race for professionals after an ex- 
citing battle with Goullet. The sum- 

Two-mile novice — Won by S. Settle; 
second, Ray Werner. Time, 5:03?^. 

One-mile open, professional^Won by 
A. Grenda; second, A. Goullet; third, J. 
Bedell; fourth, I. Lawson. Time, 2:32'/5. 

Half-mile open, amateur — Won by H. 
Kaiser; second, D. McDougall; third, F. 
Weber; fourth, G. Wohlrab. Time, 

Two-thirds-mile match race, profes- 
sional — First heat won by C. Moretti; 
second, R. Spears; time, 3:34; time of 
last eighth mile, 0:12^. Second heat won 
by Spears; second, Moretti; time, 4:03; 

time of last eighth mile, 0:12^. Third 
heat won by Spears; time, 2:29j^; time of 
last eighth mile, 0:122^. 

Three-mile handicap, professional — • 
Won by P. Drobach (115 yards); second, 
F. Corry (220 yards) ; third, J. Magin 
{245 yards). Time, S:30j^. 

Two-mile handicap, amateur — Won by 
J. Dreher (160 yards); second, F. Whit- 
ney (185 yards); third, F. Harenburg( 150 
yards). Time, 3:52. 

Fifteen-mile tandem-paced match race, 
professional; O. Egg against R. McNa- 
mara — Won by Egg. Time, 27:52j'5. 

Jensen Ties Papesca for Honors 

Winning both the one and three-mile 
championship races on the Boulevard 
at Grant City, Staten Island, on the 11th 
inst., Edward Jensen, of the Century 
Road Cyclists' Association, drew up on 
a par with James Papesca, of the New 
England Wheelmen, for the unpaced title 
of the Interclub Amateur Cycle Road 
Racing League. Papesca, winner of the 
first two of a series of four races for 
the championship over five and ten-mile 
routes, finished second to Jensen in both 
events. Each man finished the series 
with a total of 16 points, necessitating 
another race to break the deadlock. The 
match will be staged some Sunday in the 
near future. 

The team championship at 10 miles 
was captured by the Century Road Club 
Association, with J. Napthal the victori- 
ous rider. Only the first man to finish 

in each team counted. Papesca annexed 
second place for the New England 
Wheelmen, and James Crowley drew 
down third for the Acme W'heelmen. 
.Six teams started. The summary is 
given below: 

One-mile championship — E. Jensen, 
Century Road Cyclists' Association, 
2:32%; J. Papesca, New England Wheel- 
men, 2:33 fi; W. Lock, Century Road 
Club of America, New York Division, 
2:35; G. Nagel, Acme Wheelmen, 2:37j^; 
G. Knopf, Century Road Club of Amer- 
ica, New Jersey Division, 2:42; W. F. 
Thompson, Arrow Wheelmen, 2:52^. 

Three-mile championship — E. Jensen, 
7:27; J. Papesca, 7:40j4; W. Lock, 7:46?^; 
G. Nagel, 7:54^; G. Knopf, 8:14; W. F. 
Thompson, 8:52^. 

Point score — Papesca, 16; Jensen, 16; 
Lock, 6; Nagel, 6; Thompson, 0; Rabino, 

Ten-mile team championship (four 
men allowed to each team, time of first 
man to finish only to count) — Won by 
Century Road Club Association (J. Nap- 
thal, E. Jensen, I. Taub and B. Baker), 
time 22:29J^. New England Wheelmen 
(J. Papesca, J. H. Tonjes, E. Aickelin 
and G. Polacsy), second, time 26:52^. 
Acme Wheelmen (J. Crowley, G. Nagel, 
G. Schabb and J. Bwaschi), third, time 
26:53J^. Century Road Club of America, 
New York Division, fourth, time 26:56^. 
Century Road Club of America, New 
Jersey Division, fifth, time, 29:06. Arrow 
Wheelmen, sixth, time 30:28. 

I N D 



American Wood Rim Co 17 


Badger Brass Mfg. Co., The 12 

Baker & Co., F. A 62 

Bevin Bros. Mfg. Co 59 

Bosch Magneto Co 55 

Buffalo Specialty Co 58 

Buffalo Metal Goods Co 55 


Classified Advertising 63 

Consolidated Mfg. Co .5, 6, 7, 8 

Corbin-Brown Speedometer 18 


Davis Sewing Machine Co.. 13, 14, IS, 16 

Dealers' Directory 62 

Diamond Chain & Mfg. Co 12 

Duckworth Chain & Mfg. Co 59 


Eclipse Machine Co 3rd cover 

Emblem Mfg. Co 64 

Excelsior Cycle Co 58 


Federal Rubber Mfg. Co 62 

Feilbach Motor Co 63 

Fentress-Newton Mfg. Co 63 

Fisk Rubber Co 59 


Goodyear Tire Sz Rubber Co 3 


Hall Cycle & Mfg. Co., A. J 62 

Harley-Davidson Motor Co 60, 61 

Haverford Cycle Co 59 

Hawthorne Mfg. Co 58 

Hendee Mfg. Co.. 

Front cover and 47 to 54 


Johnson's Arms & Cycle Works, Iver 59 
Jones & Noyes 59 


Kendall Co., M. S... 55 

Kokomo Rubber Co 1 


Majestic Mfg. Co 12 

Miami Cycle & Mfg. Co 10, 11 

Morse Chain Co 59 


New Departure Mfg. Co 17 

New York Sporting Goods Co 62 


Pennsylvania Rubber Co 59 

Pierce Cycle Co 63 

Pope Mfg. Co 2 

Prest-O-Lite Co.. The 59 


Reading Saddle Mfg. Co.,, The 12 

Reading Standard Co 63 


Schrader's Son Co., A 59 

Seiss Mfg. Co 58 

Smith, A. O 56, 57 

Splitdorf Electrical Co 2nd cover 

Standard Co 64 

Star Ball Retainer Co 62 

Sterling Motor Co 9 

Stevens & Co 59 

Supplee-Biddle Hardware Co 59 


Twitchell Gauge Co 62 


United States Tire Co Back cover 


E N T 




THERE is spread out before me on my desk, draw- 
ings, photographs and a host of specifications — 
all representing what we have done for the Indian 
dealer and rider for the coming year. 

I am pleased with what we have accomplished for 
1915. Not in a vainglorious way, but I have permitted 
myself to take an honest satisfaction in the results of a 
whole year's endeavor on the part of Hendee organization. 

We have spent without stint on our 1915 preparation 
— spent money, time and talent — withholding nothing 
that we could throw into the scales in order to give the 
dealers a remarkable machine to sell and the motocyclist 
a splendid machine to ride. 

For fourteen years I have seen the motocycle indus- 
try grow, spread, and soundly establish itself. The 
Hendee Manufacturing Company has done its share in 
this national development and through my identification 
with it I have come to know the ambitions of the moto- 
cycle world; have learned motocycle values; have had 
access to the broad highways of motocycle progress. 

These illuminations of experience have allowed me to 
judge the 1915 Indian models with some degree of im- 
partiality; have helped me to see how and where myself 
and my colleagues should do our best work to maintain 
and advance the Indian leadership. 

What was clearly before us to do we have done ; we 
have turned out the strongest line of Indians that I have 
ever seen — absolutely the strongest. 

This is my one positive statement and I make it with 
all the force of a deep-rooted conviction. 

Now what I would like to ask of you is this : 

Go through this announcement w^th care and thought. 
Study it. Those who prepared the following pages know 
intimately every feature of the Indian for 1915. I am 
sure you wish to be equally conversant with all these 
features and you will find them all fully set forth. 

With best wishes for another and even more prosper- 
ous selling season, I remain. 

Yours most truly. 





Lightweight Models 

Three-speed Gear 
Heavy Duty Clutch 

Indian Starter 
Neutral Countershaft 

New Magneto 

Dual Clutch Control 

Gear Shifting Lever 

Vanadium Steel Construction 

THE Indian Motocycle for 1915 has surpassed all its previous 
years in the number of truly basic advances in construction 
and design. Nine of these innovations stand head and shoulders 
above the general line of progress, while twenty other im- 
provements — important changes and refinements— unite to carry 
the banner of Indian superiority still further up the peak of success. 

All the engineering perfections which the motocycle world 
has accredited to the Indian have been retained, and to these has 
been added a characteristic group of sound new mechanical devel- 
opments such as is always expected of Indian skill and ingenuity. 

Indian leadership has never had greater exemplification than 
in its 1915 models; never achieved so surely and so fully; never, 
for all its remarkable past, more deeply justified its position as 
the premier machine of its kind. 

Bore, 3'X" 

Model E-1, Single Speed 
Price, $185.00 

Models E — Single Cylinder Service Series 

Stroke, 3^1" Cubic displacement, 30.46" 

Dynamometer block test, 7'/i- H. P. developed 

Model E-2, Two Speed Model E-3, Three Speed 

Price, $225.00 Price, $235.00 

Motor Lubrication 

The manifold advantages of automatic lubrication for 
motocycles early were recognized by the Indian en- 
gineers, and after exhaustive experiments the present type 
of mechanical oil pump was adopted five years ago. It 
has been fitted to thousands of machines and rigorously 
tested all over the world since its introduction, and yet 
not a single change of any kind whatsoever, in the original 
design has been found necessary. 

Of the numerous automatic lubricating devices which 
have been applied to motocycles in the past several years, 
the Indian mechanical pump is the only one which has 
survived. Being gear driven off the motor it is abso- 
lutely positive under all conditions. 

It guarantees a continuous supply of oil to the motor 
and all dependence on the rider's memory is eliminated. 
The operator has only to keep the oil reservoir supplied, 
and is relieved of all further thought relative to lubri- 
cation. There is no flooding of the motor, because 
when the engine stops, the pump stops, and the oil flow 
is cut off. The supply is in exact proportion to the 
engine speed at all times. 

This year we have 
found it possible to 
adopt a refinement in 
the distribution of the 
oil from the pump to 
the motor, whereby 
economy in oil con- 
sumption is obtained, 
and a cleaner motor ex- 
terior is gained. The 
cam case by-pass has 
been eliminated, all oil 
now being fed to the 
front cylinder. The 
cam mechanism re- 
ceives ample oil from 
the flywheel splash, yet 
there is no loss through 
the tappets. 

Cutaway section of Type "A" clutch 
showing construction 

Service Models 

This model is especially designed for corporations and 
individuals who have use for a motocycle in pursuit of 
their business, where the machine is subject to exposure 
to the elements, such as rain, fog, frost, and salt air. 

All parts usually nickeled such as rims, hubs, spokes, 
handlebars, levers, controls, etc., are treated with a 
specially prepared black Japan finish that will withstand 
all kinds of abuse without chipping. The only nickeled 
parts are connected with the motor, such as carbureter, etc. 

This combination, with the Indian red enamel of the 
frame makes a beautiful contrast and the most service- 
able finish we have yet introduced to the public. 

This model in single speed is pedal equipped, without 
the Indian starter. In the two and three-speed models, 
pedals are dispensed with. 

Frame Construction 

All vital parts of the main frame are constructed of 
chrome vanadium steel tubing. All lugs are of the 
highest grade drop forgings, having long fish mouth 
inner joints. After all construction work is finished the 
frame is then given a heat treatment. 

Indian Cradle Spring Frame 

The famous Indian Cradle Spring Frame, the greatest 
comfort feature ever applied to a motocycle, will be 
fitted to all models except the Lightweight and Speedway 

This distinctive feature is obtainable only in the Indian 
as it is covered by strong patents. It is the only correct 
method of producing real comfort for the rider and is 
used almost universally in vehicle construction. 

The Indian cradle spring frame is conceded to be 
the greatest achievement in motocycle construction since 
the introduction of pneumatic tires. Figure in your 
mind the cost of our construction against the small cost 
of producing the enlarged bicycle spring seat post that 
can never produce the same comfort. 

What the Indian two-speed looks Hke inside 


All Indian brakes are of automobile design, and power- 
ful enough to quickly stop, under any headway, the 
motocycle to which they are fitted. 

On all single speed models, except Model E-l,the In- 
dian internal expanding Raybestos lined brake is fitted. 

Model E-1 is equipped with the Corbin-Indian V- 
band brake, which is of unique design and very quick 
acting. This brake is also Raybestos lined. 

All multi-speed models are fitted with Indian double 
band brakes. These brakes are lined with Raybestos, 
the best friction material known, are internal and exter- 
nal operating and act on the drum on the right side. 

The Indian Carbureter 

The Indian carbureter, invented in 1900, was one of 
the very first truly automatic carbureters devised for a 
gasoline engine. So perfect was its original design that 
these principles are retained to this day. 

It always has been the world's premier motocycle 
carbureter and is largely responsible for the wonderful 
power output and efficiency of the Indian motor. This 
carbureter has no delicate spring controlled air valves or 
variable gasoline adjustments and is positive in action. 

In the hands of the novice it will give the same results 
as the expert can obtain, because it does not depend on 
the operator's skill to produce a perfect mixture. It 
was the first of its kind to embody successfully the multi- 
ple jet feature, which greatly increases the engine flexi- 
bility and lowers gasoline consumption. 

Gear Change Operating Lever 

On the two and three-speed models, a new and in- 
genious gear change operating control has been designed. 
It is located just forward of the saddle and most conven- 

ient to the right hand. The lever has a ball grip which 
fits the hand, and carries a thumb latch. This latch works 
in a notched quadrant and locks the lever in position, 
thus affording a positive setting of the gears and dogs. 

Heavy Duty Fork 

The front fork used in the Big Twin models is of the 
heavy duty cradle spring type, and differs in construc- 
tion over the Little Twin fork as follows : The truss 
rods are of heavier gauge and larger diameter. The 
external reinforcements on the main fork sides are longer. 
The fork crown is heavier. The fork stem is constructed 
of 1)4" — 10 gauge chrome vanadium steel tube from 
the fork crown up to the point where the reinforce- 
ment ends ; from this point it is swaged down to 1 3^''. 
There are three reinforcements of heavy gauge tubing. 
Previous to enameling, the fork is given a heat treatment 
which restores all the vitality that was taken away in 
manufacturing. The lower bell cranks are also heavier. 

Indian Service 

Supplementary to our chain of factory branches and 
large distributors is the organization of 2800 Indian 
dealers all over the world who maintain stocks of Indian 
parts and are equipped to render efficient mechanical 
service to Indian riders. This combination dealer 
and branch service is enjoyed by Indian riders only and 
enables them to obtain the greatest amount of service 
and satisfaction from their machines. 

Notable Indian Performances of 1914 

Indians were the only survivors in the gruelling 852 mile 
Birmingham, (Ala.) endurance and elimination contest. 

E. G. Baker broke all transcontinental records by rid- 
ing an Indian stock two-speed from the Pacific to the 
Atlantic, 3,378 miles, in 11 days, 12 houi's, 10 minutes. 

Averaging 68 miles an hour, Glenn Boyd, on an Indian, 
won the 300 miles International Speedway Championship 
at Dodge City, Kan. 

Defeating 125 competitors, the Indian team won the 
highest honors in the Scottish Six-Day Trials, carrying 
side cars and passengers 1013 miles with perfect scores. 

All leading foreign makes were decisively defeated by 
the Indian in the Russian Road Endurance Trials from 
Kief to Petrograd and ret-urn. 

The Australian 100 mile Tourist Trophy race was won 
by the Indian over a rough course. 

In India the Indian won the 300 mile Tourist Trophy 
race against a formidable field. 

Side Car — Electric Equipment 

The 1915 Indian Side Car has new body lines of very 
styHsh appearance, and heavier springs; price, $70.00. 
Parcel Car, price, $65.00. 

Electric equipment consisting of an Indian headlight, 
tail light, electric signal, two storage batteries, wiring, 
etc., and speedometer will be furnished for the Big 
Twins and Service Models at $40.00 extra to list price, 
when [equipment is ordered before machine is shipped 
from the factory. 




1930 Grand Ave. 
501 Sixth St., South 
234 Van Ness Ave.. 

12-14 Mercer St. 
366-368 Euston Road 
109 Russell St. 

October 13, 1914 



The Superior 



will be exhibited at the Chicago Show, 
booths No. 


See the workmanship that has made Bosch 

known as the Quality Magneto 

Be Satisfied Specify Bosch 

Correspondence Invited 

Bosch Magneto Company 

229 W. 46th Street, New York, N. Y. 

Over 250 Service Statlotts In 

U. S. and Canada that 

really serve 

bints of Safoti 

It's the three braking surfaces and the two driving surfaces, in 
a thoroughly trouble-proof design that makes the supremacy of 


Riders want the best when it comes to a Coaster Brake. It means 
so much in a possible emergency. Dealers want to handle the 
Brake that they can honestly recommend. 

Put an ATHERTON COASTER BRAKE on your wheel and 
feel absolutely secure ! 

Cut Oat the Worry — Ask for Circulars 


Licensed Coaster Brake Manufacturers 


48 Warren Street, New York City Distributors 

JniSJiLMJ^ ' CI ffi '4 . 




1 liese three words are constant- 
1> written us by riders who have 
eiiuipt with THE HANDY 
ARE YOU AWARE of the sell- 
ing value of these three words? 
Used by the Riders, they mean 
money to you. 

Write for particulars 

Handle "THE HANDY" 


III- 11' id Lamp is supplied with current 
lii-m 1..0 ordinary dry ctUs which can be 
obtained in any hardware store and yet burn 
from 36 to 40 hours intermittently without 
replacing the cells. This high efficiency i» 
obtained through the use of a specially con- 
structed tungsten bulb. The average cost 
IS less than one cent an hour to operate 
The Tail Light is fitted with ruby lens, 
throws a white light on the number plate, 
is switched on from the seat and is a real 
ornament on your cycle. 
Head Light with Bulb, Bracket and 

Switch $8 75 

Tail Light with Bulb, Bracket and 

Switch 5 50 



Highland Pal 
Detroit Mic 


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Patented Throi 

Is the only practical self-acti 
for propelling a bicycle. Se 
Ride it and you will be cc 

Chicago Sho 

We want to see you before ir 

The Smith Motor Wheel is a bicycle pusher. It consists of a 
gasoline motor, mounted on a small wheel, which may be applied to 
any ordinary bicycle. This little wheel, which has a pneumatic tire, 
is placed beside the rear bicycle wheel, but the mounting is inde- 
pendent and entirely flexible so it does not tend to support the 
bicycle or effect the balance in any way. Everything about the 
bicycle is left in its normal condition. The extra (third) wheel 
contains the entire power plant, including motor with magneto, 
carburetor, driving gear and gasoline tank, and is exceedingly com- 
pact. It takes only a few moments to apply the device ; which im- 
mediately converts an ordinary bicycle into a very simple, comfort- 
able and safe motorcycle. Weight, complete, less than fifty pounds. 

Arrangements have been r 
for the exclusive rights t 
after it will be known -li?' 



Sole Manufactu 


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► tor Wheel 

ut the World 

ig appliance ever produced 
demonstrated at the show, 

3ace 3-4-5 

; other agency arrangements. 

"You have no doubt heard of the tremendous success of our demonstra- 
tion at the Atlantic City Convention in August, where the Motor Wheel 
met with the unanimous approval of the bicycle manufacturers and trade 
representatives. Our years of experience in the manufacture of bicycle and 
automobile material, and our large factory facilities enable us to take care 
of the large demand for the Smith Motor Wheel, which is indicated by the 
great number of applications for agencies already received. 

"The Motor Wheel will bring the bicycle into its old-time popularity, 
and to quote one of the largest bicycle manufacturers, 'It is the best thing 
that has happened to the industry since the pneumatic tire was introduced ; 
the demand will be tremendous.' We ask that you consider the possibili- 
ties for pleasure riding, with no exertion, grease or vibration — anyone can 
learn to ride the Motor Wheel in five minutes. Do not overlook the low 
cost of operation, simplicity and commercial possibilities." 

with the Garford Mfg. Co. 
le Motor Wheel, and here- 

^otor Wheel 

Milwaukee, Wis. 

1 Distributors 


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October 13, 1914 

Don t Fail 

to call at 

Booth No. 116 

at the 

Motorcycle and 
Bicycle Exhibition in Chicago 

>Veek October 12th to 17th 

To See the Demonstration of the 


Electric Light Equipment 


Motorcycles and Bicycles 

and the 1915 Specialties 
offered by 

The Hawthorne 

Bridgeport, Conn 

You Are Cordially 

to visit us at the National Motorcycle 
Show, October 12 to 17, at the First 
Regiment Armory, Chicago, Illinois. 

Booth No. 66 


Buffalo, N. Y, Bridgeburg, Ont. 

Manufacturers of 

The Genuine, Guaranteed 






W<' Mechanical 

Require No 
Batteries or Wiring 

Wlilcb IB a 
CoDtlDaoas Expense 
First Cast Covers All 

ROOT- O-U-T Bicycle Horn CLEAR- O • U -T Mechanical 

clears the way with a turn of Horn requires only a slight 

the crank. Finished in black 
Enamel with adjustable nickel 

turn of the crank which gives 
clear penetrating warning. 

plated Bracket for attaching Finished in black enamel with 


A popular Lamp at an Easy Model 12 is unexcelled in re- 
price. Positively will not jolt liability and strength of Con- 
or jar out. Highly nickeled, struction. 125 C. P. gives a 
Furnished with adjustable or clear white light. Regulator 
solid Bracket, Over a half under control of rider at all 
million in use. times. Finish Bright Nickel. 
Manufactured by 

The Seiss Mfg. Company 

431 Dorr Street, J'JiiK 

Toledo, Olilo %* 


FX^^^'^^^^E CQ 

De-Luxe Auto Bike 

A Full Line of Standard HodeU. Write for Catalog. 


One Single-cylinder Jefferson Motorcycle, 
Absolutely New. List Price, $215 


$125 Cash 

F. O. B. New York 

Address C. V. F., Care Bicycling World 


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153-157 Austin St. Chicago, III. 


wheels must have 
the best equipments 

There is nothing that gives more value 
for the money than the use of the 

Morse Rotr Chain 


The only chain having FRICTION- 
having the Morse Twin Roller. Fits 
regular sprockets. 



Haverford Cycle Co. 

825-829 Arch Street 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

Supplee-Biddle Hardware Co. 


Prompt and complete shipmmts 

Get catalog and agency proposition 


360 River Street, Fitchbarg. Mass. 

Be Prepared 

You never can tell when you will 
have tire trouble, but a set of 

Simplex Tire Tools 


always relieve the situation. 
;ure to have them in your tool 
Drop forged steel, Sherardized. 

Bevin Bells 

Good Luck Line 

Nine Styles 

Price, Per Set of Three, 50c. 

Manufactured by 


High Grade Motorcycle Accessories 

375 Broadway New York City 

rarest »0-Ivite 

Is the most ECOIMOIS/IICAL- 
Lighting System 

All the Facts on All Lighting Systems 
mailed you on request. 

The Prest-0-Lite Co., Inc., j^^d^LS^Xd. 

(Contributor to the Lincoln Highway) 




The Sttndirdi AoerlcaD VtivcB 'm 

AntWDMbilej Bicycle &VehideS<fei 

ManoJactareil \sf 


^t.-^^ RoseSt. New York. U.S.A. 

m Motorcycle and Bi<^;cle^k 


Every Live Dealer Sells 


the standard. 

Duckworth Chain & Manufacturing Co., ^^Maf ' 

vacuum! CUPI'TIRES 

The biggest selling: 
of. bicycle tires 

Pennsylvania Rubber 
Icanoetts, Pa 

Be Good to 
One Another 

Get your friends to read this 
paper. They will like it and 
thank you for recommending; it. 

For Sale by Leading 
Jobbers Everywhere 



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HarleyDavidson Introduce 

11 Horsepower, Twin Mode], 11-H with Harley-Davidson Remy 
Complete Electric Lighting, Ignition and Signal System. 



F. O. B. Milwaukee 

The wonderfully compact magneto-gener 
combines a perfect magneto, a unit in it 
out the battery if necessary, and a gener 
in an emergency should the storage bat 

Complete description o/ e/e 

Harley-Davidson Motor Co 

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October 13, 1914 



erfectcd Electric Lighting 

1 1. Horsepower, Three -Speed, Twin 
Model 11- J with Harley-Davidson 
Remy Complete Electric Lighting, 
Ignition and Signal System. 

F. O. B. Milwaukee 


lishes both lighting and ignition. It 
ch makes it possible to start the motor with- 
ting system which will furnish light 
absolutely dead. 
ted models on request. 

lilwaukee, Wisconsin, U. S. k 

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October 13. 1914 


4192 Broadway, near 178th St. 
Pope, Indian, Excelsior. Bicycles. 

Motorcycles sold on easy payments. 
Repairs Guaranteed. F. A. M. Shop. 



Full line of parts and accessories. Repairs 


Open day and nig:ht for storage customers. 

209 W. 126th St, near 7th Ave. 

1777 Broadway. 
Parts for all machines and Accessories. 
Repairing — Storing. 

Only "Motorcycle Salon" in City. 




We Buy, Sell and Repair Motorcycles and 
Bicycles, Tires, Parts and Supplies. 

Delivery from stock on Indian and Excel- 
sior, cash or easy payments. 
Queensboro Plaza. Long Island City, N. Y. 





1491 Fifth Ave., Bet. 119th and 120th Sts. 

Telephone, Harlem 2337. 


Brooklyn and Long Island Distributor for 


Full Line of Parts. 

1031 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn. 

Also Agent for Excelsior and Henderson. 
Indian parts in stock. Bicycles — Columbia and 
Hartford, and Fay Juvenile Motorcycles on 
easy payments. Repairs and Accessories. 
935 Eighth Ave., Bet. 55th and S6th Sts. 




Agents Want 

ed for our Special 

Brand of 





or Proposition. 


line of Bicyc 

e and Motorcycle 


85 Chambers 

St., New York City. 1 

Telephone 3624 Worth. 




Mail orders filled day received. 


92-98 St. Nicholas Ave., New York, N. Y. 



*J (Formerly of Peekskill, N 

Motorcycles, Bicycles and Si. 
Telephone 164. 148 W 

An ideal holiday trip: Go to Beacon, leave 
cycle at Sorensen's, take trolley to incline 
visit Mount Beacon. SL\ty-mile run from 

ain Street 

your motor- 
railway and 
N. T. City. 





Repair Parts for all kinds of Bicycles. 

185 3rd St., Milwaukee, Wis. 
Long Distance Telephone, Grand 62. 

Bicycling World and Motorcycle Review, with its predominantly trade circvila- 
tion, affords you the most economical means of reaching the jobbers and deal- 
ers, through whom over 85% of the products in this field are merchandised. 

Hall's Bicycle Carrier Retails at $2.50 

Made to carry 200 pounds. Load rests on axle and does 
not hamper steering. Heavy wire and steel construction 
throughout. Elaclt enamel finish. Can be attached to any 
bicycle without toole. A great seller to meat nmrlietB and 
grocery stores. Made in 2 Sizes 

Write for description of our complete line. 


3732 West 25th Street, Cleveland. Ohio 


Ask for new Motocycle Catalog No. 
58 XX and Bargain Book of Bicycle 
and Motocycle Supplies No. 146. 
Please Tvrtte us on y u-r letter head 


15 and 17 Warren St., New York 

The Hifh Cost of Living Reduced 

The above information will be given free in form 
of a pamphlet referring to all standard makes of 
tires, if you will address 


1200 Michigan Avenue Chicago, Illinoia 

Star Ball Retainers 

are universally used In 

Coaster Brakes 
Sewing Machines 
Lawn Mowers 
Machinery, Etc. 


Lancaster, Pa. 

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October 13, 1914 



="^^ini.fe = EM^tomle 

POPE Motorcycles and Simplex Side- 
cars agents. RIVERSIDE MOTOR- 
CYCLE GARAGE, 533 W. 110th St., 
near Broadway, New York City. 

WANT TO SELL your Motorcycle? 
Or buy one second hand? If you 
want to sell or buy anything used in con- 
nection with motorcycles or bicyclesi, 
you ought to use the "Want and For 
Sale" columns of THE BICYCLING 
VIEW. It costs 10 cents per line (6 
words). A discount allowed on 6 or 
more insertions. Address, 239 W. 39th 
St., New York. 

■pOR SALE— One single-cylinder Jef- 
*■ ferson motorcj'cle, absolutely new. 
List price, $215. Can be had for $150 
cash, F. O. B. New York. Address, C. V. 
F., care Bicycling World, New York. 

TX7ILL exchange a typewriter, watch, 
'^ shorthand instruction and cash for 
motorcycle. COURT REPORTER, 
Point Pleasant, W. Va. 

A marketplace where Dealers and Riders 

may buy. sell or trade second-hand machines, 

parts and appliances and secure help or 

situations at a nominal cost. 

10 cents per line (six words to the line) ; in 
>;apitals, 15 cents per line. Cash with order. 

pOR SALE— Well established bicycle 
•*• and motorcycle business in central 
Nebraska; have agency for best motor- 
cycle made and have only repair shop in 
town of 5,000; will invoice about $1,800. 
Am going on race track and can not at- 
tend to business. Address, Box J 112, 
care Bicycling World. 

diate deliveries. Machines traded. Parts 
and supplies for all makes. Electric 
equipped machine shop for repairs. Cash 
and easy terms. Write for catalog and 
terms. "BOB" BRAZENOR, 1507 Bush- 
wick Ave., Brooklj'n, N. Y. 

WANTED— Jobs in G & J bicycle 
tires. Address, Box J 222, care 
Bicycling World. 


/^UR specialty is parts: for Thor, 
^^ Merkel, Indian, M-M, F-N, Curtiss, 
Marvel, R-S and Royal Pioneer motor- 
cycles, all coaster brakes and Eclipse 
clutches. Ours is the best motorcycle 
garage and repair shop. We oxi-weld 
crankcases, cylinders, etc. 40' used ma- 
chines on hand, $25 up. NEW YORK 
MOTORCYCLE CO., INC., 1777 Broad- 
way, New York, N. Y., 4th floor. 

npAKEN in trade for new Indians and 
-*■ now on sale: 

One 1913 Twin Excelsior.. $150 

One 1913 Twin Excelsior. 125 

One 1913 Single Excelsior 100 

Two 8 H.P. Harley-Davidson 125 

One 4 H.P. Harley-Davidson 85 

One 4 H.P. Harley-Davidson 95 

One 5 H.P. Pierce 75 

One Single Pope 60 

All in good running order. Will be 
crated and shipped on receipt of deposit, 
balance C. O. D. Any make taken in 
trade for new Indians. B. A. SWEN- 
SON, Swenson Bldg., 522 Broad St., 
Providence, R. I. 


has many notable improvements which we would like to explain to 
you. Bosch Magnetos exclusive equipment. Write for particulars. 

READING STANDARD CO., 310 Water St.. Reading, Pa. 


Limited Motorcycles 

Foot Starter 
Two Speed 
Foot Boards 

10 H. P. Motor 

Write for ne«v 
prices, litera- 
ture and 
dealer's prop- 
osition today. 

FEILBACH MOTOR CO., 24 W. Fox St., Milwaukee 



"SPACE 74" 

Finest Line of Motorcycle 
Accessories in Existence 


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Octoher 13, 1914 

Sliowing Style of Outfit Used by Gale and Barnes 

Finishes 3 Riders Out of 3 Entered in tiie Buffalo 
Motorcycle Club's 329 Mile Endurance Run 

With a 16 hour schedule all 3 
machines Finished. 

M. E. Gale riding side by side 
with Mr. C. Barnes. 
H. R. Lock 
R. Frawley 

Gale & Frawley had Perfect Scores 

Just think of how the Emblem 
under double load performs service 
considered in the endurance class 
for a single rider. 

Emblem Manufacturing Co. 

Angola, Erie County, N. Y. 

Also Makers of the World Famous Emblem Bicycles 

For California, JOHN T. BILL & CO., Los Angeles. 
For Oreson, Washington and Idaho, BALLOU & 
WRIGHT, Portland, Ore, and Seattle, Wash. For 
the South, HENRY KEIDEL & CO., Baltimore, Md. 

No. 3 





When you buy a motorcycle, make sure that 
it is equipped with STANDARD PEDALS. 

Most manufacturers have reasoned out that 
"STANDARD" EQUIPMENT means increased 
value on the machine. 

STANDARD PEDALS are big, roomy, soft 
and minimize the shocks. Deeply corrugated to 
insure positive foot grip. Insist upon STAND- 

The Standard Company 


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Why The Morrow Coaster Brake ? 

There Are Three Essential Features in the Construction of a 

Coaster Brake. 

1st. A Reliable Brake 

2nd. A Positive Forward Drive 

3rd. A Free Coaster 

The superiority of the Morrow Brake on all three of these points is readily 
admitted upon an inspection of the mechanical construction. 

1st. THE MORROW COASTER BRAKE provides the largest 
and most efficient braking surface of any Brake made. The inte- 
rior expanding sleeve of spring steel, w^ith a bronze lining, being 
equally expanded from both ends along the entire center of the hub 
shell, insures an even pull on every spoke when pressure is applied 
and brings the bicycle under control in a smooth, positive manner. 
There are no loose spokes in Morrow built wheels for the side pull 
has been eliminated. 

2nd. The mechanical principle involved in the Morrow forward 
drive is the simple "screw and wedge." The drivers consist of a 
clutch ring divided into halves, the two opposite pair of ends being 
tapered which allows the wedge shaped portion of an expanding 
nut to force these rings apart, thereby giving a positive grip against 
the inner surface of a reinforced hub shell and directly under the 
driving sprocket. 

3rd. One of the most common sports among cyclists is the "Coast- 
ing Test" and in this particular the MORROW running friction- 
less and noiseless on twenty-four one-quarter inch balls will most 
readily prove its superiority. (Try it and see.) 

When a MORROW COASTER BRAKE is sold, it stays sold. You don't have to 
nurse it constantly to keep it going. It will work under every condition of use, abuse, or 
neglect. (Just oil it twice a year.) 

It is far better to sell a Morrow Coaster Brake that will give you and your customer 
no trouble than selling a more widely advertised brake that is a constant annoyance to 
both. Haven't you wasted enough original profit in all these years to warrant your 
getting in right for 1915? 

Built by the 


Licensed Coaster Brake Manufacturers 

■ A 







The Prestige of United States Bicycle 

Tires is Based Upon the Records of 

Two Brands Long Famous 

United States Bicycle Tires are today considered to be the standard bicycle 
tires of the world. When the safety bicycle was first invented, two makes 
of tires quickly assumed supremacy over all other brands. They earned 
their popularity by the seivice they gave. These brands were the renowned 
Hartford and Morgan & Wright Tires. 


United States Bicycle Tires are Hartford and Morgan &; Wright Tires, 
greatly improved. Modern machinery and modern methods have made it 
possible to make better tires than were thought possible during the early 
life of the bicycle. When you buy tires or a new bicycle be sure to get 
United States Tires. The service they give you will prove that no 
other tires can deliver as much mileage and show equal ability to resist 
punctures. Any reliable dealer can supply you with United States Tires 
and remember, you can rely on anything you buy from dealers who sell 
United States Tires. 

United States Tire Company New York City 

37th Year 

New York, October 20, 1914 

Ten cents a ^.'opy 
Two dollars a year 

These Nine New Indian Feature 

Were the Hit of the Chicago Show 

Three Speed Gear Indian Starter 

New Magneto Lightweight Models 

Dual Clutch Control V;^ Neutral Countershaft 

Heavy Duty Clutch -^ '^" Gear Shifting Lever 

Vanadium Steel Construction 

1915 INDIANS exceed all expectations in beauty, 
strength, speed — in sweeping motorcycle advancement. 

1915 INDIANS by reason of the unmatchable values 
they give the rider are the greatest dealer proposition 
available to the motorcycle merchant today. 


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(.Largest Motorcycle Manufacturers in the World) 
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Published Every Tuesday by The Bicycling World Company, 239 West 39th St., New Yorik 




M^^M?!^ Mq'^^ 

HESE three words express the inner- 
most desire of every dealer, but he 
many times chooses the wrong method 
of materiahzing it. 

The HENDERSON is the logical 
machine to team with the line you now handle. 
The dealers who came to an appreciation of this 
fact in 1914, have profited by it. 

The 1915 HENDERSON will reach out for a new and 
better trade and broaden your selling field. 

A reduction of $30.00 in price on both the regular and 
two-speed models places this distinctive machine on a sell- 
ing par with all of the rest. 

A full-floating saddle and two-speed of our own design 
and manufacture are but two of the twenty new selling 

The 1915 HENDERSON added to your line will not 
conflict and will make more money for you. 

Write and learn what our dealers say. 

Henderson Motorcycle Company 


Two-Speed Model, $325 






The Old Reliable 

The original heavy fabric tire. 

Two years old and just as 
good now as when first 

Our 1915 line of other grades 
of Bicycle Tires and Bicycle 
Inner Tubes is worth your 

Kokomo Rubber Company 

Kokomo, Indiana 

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October 20, 1914 




Now what part is quite as important as the Brake on a bicycle! Think for 
a moment. You can go as fast as you like according as time presses or the 
exhilaration of the great outdoors calls you. But what if something comes 
up to make you stop, and stop quickly? It isn't that you might, could, v/ould 
or should stop — you must stop. 

With an Atherton Coaster Brake 

on your wheel you do stop. Your prompt action finds instantaneous re- 
sponse from this Brake, for the very good reason that the Brake is built 
right in every particular. 

Devote your stock of worries to something else, as the ATHERTON elimi- 
nates all coaster brake troubles. 

New trade literature and sales helps for the asking. 


Licensed Coaster Brake Manufacturers 


48 Warren St., New York City 

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October 20, 1914 


These 4 Experts 

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The 98 Improvements 

1915 Harley- David 

1 More power. 

2 More speed. 

3 New Design of cylinder. 

4 Improved cylinder primer. 

5 Larger exhaust chamber. 

6 Improved exhaust valve. 

7 Larger inlet valve. 

8 Inlet valves now have 45 degree seat. 

9 New inlet valve housing absolutely leak- 

10 Housing heavier to prevent warping. 

11 Improved fastening for inlet housing. 

12 Larger inlet ports in housing. 

13 Larger inlet ports in cylinder. 

14 Heavier inlet valve rocker arm support- 
ing dome. 

15 Inlet push rod heat treated. 

16 Hardened steel washers on fly wheels 
now handle side play of connecting rods. 

17 Heavier fly wheels. 

18 Improved method of oiling wrist pin, by 
means of spiral oil channels. 

19 Oil pocket in wrist pin bearing. 

20 Improved piston. 

21 Improved piston rings. 

22 Provision made for oiling all magneto 
drive gears. 

23 Better location of breather. 

24 Exhaust valve lifter now adjustable. 

25 Faster inlet valve action. 

26 Faster exhaust valve action. 

27 Exhaust valve removable without dis- 
turbing tanks or removing motor. 

28 Exhaust pipe now fastened to motor 
with special gas tight fitting, obviating 
use of gaskets and doing away with any 
chance for discoloration of exhaust pipe 
from leakage of oil. 

29 Precise lubrication of motor in direct 
proportion to motor speed. 

30 Unless motor is running, it is impossible 
for oil to reach crank case through the 
mechanical pump system. This does 
away with the possibility of the crank 
case filling up with oil, on account of 
oil being turned on accidentally. 

31 Larger oil supply pipe. 

32 Larger oil tank. 

33 Hand pump now built inside of oil tank. 

34 Lock on oil pump plunger to prevent 
meddlesome persons pumping the crank 
case full of oil when machine is standing 
for any length of time. 

35 The unusually low 1915 frame means al- 
most two inches lower saddle position. 

36 Rear stays now round in section and 
60% stronger. 

37 Seat post cluster now one forging, in- 
stead of being built up of separate parts. 
New construction fully twice as strong 
as former method. 

38 Rear stay offset now a solid forging. 

39 Rear stay tip forging 30% heavier. 

40 Luggage carrier reinforced with cross 

41 Very substantial lamp bracket forged as 
a unit with front fork tie bar. 

42 Grease cups are now used on forked 
rocker plates. 

43 Improved fork stops. 

44 Handlebars for 1915, while tubular in 
shape, are drawn from high carbon cold 
rolled machine steel. 

45 Stems and bars in one piece, entirely 
eliminating brazed joints. By actual test 
these handlebars are more than 100% 
stronger than the tubular construction 
used heretofore. 

46 Larger chains, Ys in- wide, Ys in. pitch. 

47 Harley-Davidson front hub has been im- 
proved through a new method of grind- 
ing both races, so that the ball races are 
absolutely parallel to each other. 

48 Harley-Davidson band brake improved 
for 1915. Now double acting and non- 
adjustable inside. 

49 Only one adjustment now and that on 
the outside, where it is easy to get at. 

50 Band brake now operated entirely from 
pedal on right foot board, doing away 
with any chance for damage to the brake 
control, due to a fall. 

51 Improved brake fastening on frame. 

These 98 points are the direct result of hai 
as one of the important units of the grea 

Harley-Davidson Motor Co., 

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October 20, 1914 


he List 

md Refinements of the 

son 3 Speed Twin 

52 Brake drum is now turned perfectly true 
to center, after being drawn into shape. 
This distributes braking energy to all 
points evenly, doing away with any so- 
called high spots. 

53 Step-starter drive pawl shell hardened. 

54 Improved clutch with longer springs. 

55 New location for clutch lever. 

56 Larger carburetor, now 1 inch. 

57 Improved air valve. 

58 Larger gasoline supply pipe. 

59 Larger dirt and water trap. 

60 Stronger mud guard stays. 

61 New muffler of entirely different design. 

62 Greater silence with cutout closed. 

63 Larger expansion chamber, but more 
compact in construction. 

64 Larger tail pipe. 

65 Direct but silent exhaust v/ith cutout 

66 Improved cutout. 

67 Cutout now operated by foot. 

68 Muffler fatened to frame only. 

69 Improved Ful-Floteing seat post, made 
of high carbon drop forged steel. 

70 Wider front bearing for Ful-Floteing 
seat post. 

71 Saddle clamped in two places. 

72 Larger tool box. 

73 Larger tool box door. 

74 Stronger stand. 

75 Heavier spoke nipples. 

76 New design of connecting rods with tie 
boss at bottom of forked rod. 

77 Crank pin and connecting rod bearing 
increased in diameter. 

78 Crank pin and connecting rod bearing 
increased in width. 

79 Improved crank case breather with me- 
chanically operated positive rotary valve. 

80 Timing gear stud larger. 

81 Timing gear stud ground. 

82 Wider crank case, 20% stronger. 

83 Oil tank between frame tubes, in same 
location as gasoline tank, instead of be- 
tween rear mud guard and seat mast 

84 Frame entirely reinforced throughout 
for 1915, to handle heavy strains imposed 
upon the frame parts by the use of side- 

85 Three speeds instead of two. 

86 Positive lock in connection with clutch 
and gear shift control, making it impos- 
sible to shift gears until clutch is re- 
leased, doing away with any chance for 
stripping gears. 

87 Distribution of weight now centralized. 
The 1915 Harley-Davidson three-speed, 
model 11-F, is the most perfectly bal- 
anced twin built. 

88 As the countershaft itself is carried as a 
unit in the three-speed transmission case, 
the countershaft fittings on this model 
are eliminated. 

89 The transmission base on the frame, be- 
ing made of one solid forging, the whole 
unit provides the most substantial mo- 
torcycle frame construction ever pro- 

90 Simplified front chain adjustment. 

91 Both chains adjustable without disturb- 
ing gear shifting mechanism. 

92 16-tooth motor sprocket. This, together 
with the Ya inch chain and larger sprock- 
ets used throughout, will more than dou- 
ble the life of the chains and sprockets. 

93 Harley-Davidson rear hub on three- 
speed model is especially designed for 
use with sidecars. It is built with a 
safety factor in excess of 100% over any 
loads that would be imposed upon it in 
ordinary sidecar use. 

94 Clutch has three methods of adjustment 
on this model, all of them easily made 
and when once adjusted will stay where 
they are set. 

95 Larger intake manifold. 

96 Improved manifold packing nuts. 

97 Improved fastening for carburetor (car- 
buretor now detachable without remov- 
ing manifold). 

98 Lower price. 

ng a progressive Engineering Department 
Harley-Davidson factory organization 

Milwaukee, Wis., U. S. A. 

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October 20, 1914 


Made in America'' 

"Diamond" design keeps pace with motorcycle construction 

"Diamond" construction is improved to meet the new con- 
ditions due to the increased weight and power of the latest 
motorcycle models. 

Diamond Chains are now furnished with special alloy steel 
rollers that are practically unbreakable, thereby eliminating 
a serious chain trouble, regardless of the cause, which has 
usually been due to overload or sprocket conditions. 

Specify "Made in America." By doing so you will support 
American industries and make better opportunity for Amer- 
ican workmen. The skill and contentment of American 
workmen is reflected in the quality of American products. 

Diamond Chain & Manufacturing Co. 

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Capacity 8,000,000 feet per year 

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October 20, 1914 


IN the recent three-day endurance 
test of the Cleveland Motorcycle 
Club, held over a variety of roads 
from Cleveland to Columbus, Cincin- 
nati, Toledo and back to Cleveland, 
Fisk Red Top Non-Skid Tires were 
the equipment on one of the w^inning 
Thor team which captured the Toledo 
News-Bee Silver Trophy. 

Fisk were the only tires on the team 
covering the entire distance on the air 
put into them before the start at 

We believe this performance splen- 
didly demonstrates the dependability 
and great merit of Fisk Red Top Tires. 

The Fisk Rubber Co. 

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October 20, 1914 

The Reliance 
Place In 

Coaster Brakes 

is handed down from father to son. For more than 14 years, the popularity 
of Corbin Brakes has kept pace with the popularity of bicycling. 

During that time they have contributed much to the comfort, convenience 
and safety of the sport. The Corbin Duplex Coaster Brake was the 
pioneer in the field — today bicyclists everywhere accept it as the standard 
brake equipment. 

The Corbin Duplex Coaster Brake is made from the highest quaHty 
material by only the most competent machinists. It is so constructed 
that the maximum of brake surface can be utilized. Not only does this 
construction add remarkable power to the Corbin Brake, but it also 
makes possible the adoption of large ball bearings throughout. It is 
to the use of these large ball bearings that the Corbin Brake attributes 
its unequalled durability and its smooth, frictionless action. When 
coasting or at times when brake is not in service the rider's feet re- 
main at rest on pedals, in position to apply pressure at will. 

Sold and equipped by dealers everywhere. 
Specify the Corbin Brake for your new wheel, 
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Vol. LXX 

New York, October 20, 1914 

No. 5 

The Week 's News 
: : at a Glance : : 

Excelsior Offers Three-Speed 
More Power in Thor Motors, 

Also in Eagles 
Gear Housing on Flanders 
Wagner Appointed N. Y. State 

M. M. A. Endorses Early 

Three-Speed Schickel Surprises 


New Tendencies in the 1915 

What Is New in the Accessory 

With the Exhibitors in Many 
Booths at the Chicago Show 

Harley-Davidson Offers Elec- 
tric Lighting System 

Stratton Wins Record Race 

Chicago Show a Huge Success 

Great Crowds Attended Third Annual 
Exhibition and Dealers From All Parts of 
the Country Viewed the 1915 Offerings. 

Once more and for the third time the 
Chicago Motorcycle, Bicycle and Acces- 
sory .Show has proven an unqualified 
success, and when the doors of the First 
Regiment Armory opened to the public 
on the evening of October 12 the crowd 
literally swarmed in, anxious to view 
with interest and enthusiasm the offer- 
ings for 1915. 

They entered upon a scene of beauty. 
The scheme of decoration was simple but 
highly effective. The balconies were 
draped with green and white bunting 
and this color note was repeated in the 
green and white pylons that separated 
the space into five aisles and which were 
surmounted by golden caps and crowns 
of incandescent lights. From the ceiling- 
many flags were hung and strict neu- 
trality was observed by confining their 

nationality to our own. This was not 
only tactful in view of the present state 
of world politics but was a very welcome 
change from the conventional use of 
flags of all nations and one which might 
well be made general. 

The fact that every exhibit was in 
place at the hour of opening spoke elo- 
quently, first of the real interest felt by 
the exhibitors, and secondly of the effi- 
ciency of the show committee headed, as 
usual, by A. B. Coffman, who had the co- 
operation of Messrs. T. W. Henderson, 
Arthur Davidson and F. J. Weschler. 

Every foot of floor space on the main 
floor was occupied and the gallery con- 
tained an overflow. The space was not 
only taken but most ei?ectively filled. 
No exhibitor had a foot more space than 
was actually needed to display the goods 


d better than ever 

shown and the two terms most expres- 
sive of the show in general might be, 
"compact and comprehensive." 

The following pages tell of the wealth 
of new ideas and new apparatus which 
the manufacturers have developed for 
1915 and the host of dealers, for whom 
the show proved such an attraction, ap- 
proved, as indicated by their industri- 
ous study of the exhibits. They fully 
appreciated the chance afforded them to 
become acquainted with the novelties. 

All of this impresses one with the vir- 
ility of the cycling trade industries, and 
proves that the march of improvement is 
a rapid one and carefully planned to 
adapt the products of the trade to the 
demands of a discriminating public while 
educating that public to a proper knowl- 
edge of what is best and why. 

Dealers from Maine to California were 
in attendance. Also from far Saskatche- 
wan and from farther New Zealand. 
Were they repaid for their long travels? 
Most emphatically, yes. No show in the 
history of motorcycling ever contained 
more radical innovations than this, and 
the conscientious visitors had no more 
time during the week than was neces- 
sary to thoroughly digest the details. 

The spirit of sociability which pervad- 
ed this show accents the wisdom of di- 
vorcing it from the automobile show and 
the added prominence attained by hav- 
ing the show separate contributes bene- 
ficial results that cannot be overesti- 
mated. Every man who attended was 
confessedly interested in the single- 
tracker. They did not drift by in piss- 
ing from one section of a larger show to 
another but they spent the time and 
money solely because they wanted to 
see just what was on exhibition. 


.^nd through it all there flowed a spirit 
of splendid optimism. A pride of par- 
ticipation in a great, growing and ser- 
viceable industry which was grandly 
spreading out into a field of commercial 
vastness with millions of capital invest- 
ed and with thousands of men employed. 

The show was not one that could be 
founded on a toy or a fad. The dealers 
who attended were solid, substantial 
merchants, each representive of a clien- 
tele of buyers with ready money and real 
buying power. 

October 20, 1914 

Inspecting the beauties of a sideca 

:ets West 

If business in 1915 may in any way be 
gauged by the opening show, the calam- 
ity wallers will have little encourage- 
ment and few companions. 

One of the significant facts concerning 
the visitors to the several booths was 
the very accurate knowledge which they 
possessed regarding the machines they 
had come to see. This is, of course, 
largely due to the able manner in which 
manufacturers and the trade press are 
now cooperating and to the widespread 
desire on the part of dealers and riders 
for education concerning the apparatus 
they sell or use. 

Getting dope for the trade press 

The tendencies predicted in our fore- 
cast have been verified. The general 
downward revision of prices, made possi- 
ble by the marked improvement in facili- 
ties and organizations, accompanies an 
even more general increase in values. 

The innovation of the three-speed gear, 
the wider adoption of starters and mech- 
anical oilers, the attention given to in- 
creased reinforcements, the alterations in 
methods of control, the tendency toward 
the use of larger tires and the care be- 
stowed in the employment of highest 

quality parts and accessories, are all in 
accord with the constant refinement in 
detail which the manufacturers are mak- 
ing and of which the riders are getting 
the benefit in spite of the lower prices 
they are asked to pay. 

Motorcycle designers have borne con- 
stantly in mind the growing popularity 
of the sidecar and have provided intelli- 
gently for its attachment and its trac- 
tion. Sidecar makers have in response 
produced luxurious designs that are com- 
pelling in their attractiveness. 

Lighting systems combining conveni- 
ence and effectiveness are among the ex- 
tras obtainable, and great ingenuity has 
been displayed by the saddle makers in 
"ironing out the road" for the rider. 

Although the fine orchestra might play 
the music of the dance, the minds of the 
visitors were on their business and the' 
display of the manufacturers was of a 
character to engage the attention and to 
compel the admiration of the constantly 
changing crowds. 

May the promise of the show be real- 
ized in the sales of the opening year. 

The space available this year was, of 
course, limited, and a larger building is 
necessary, so that all may have a chance 
to show their full line and have room to 
accommodate the crowds. 

The early date did not work the hard- 
ships feared by the manufacturers and 
probably was influeneial in drawing rid- 
ing dealers who saw an opportunity to 
combine business with a delightful 
autumn tour. 

Manufacturers in the vicinity of Chi- 
cago entertained many of their dealers 
and in this way secured double benefit 
from the event. 

Satisfying the thirst for knowle 

October 20, 1914 



Getting Close to the 1915 Motorcycles 

Trade Tendencies That Close Inspection of the New 
Machines Reveals — Three-Speeds, Light Weight Twin, 
Black Finish, Low Prices the Most Important. 

What, in point of fact, was the most 
noticeable tendency on the part of mo- 
torcycle manufacturers at the Chicago 
show? What, in other words, was the 
real hit of the exhibit? Three-speed 
gearing, light v^eight twin, all weather 
enamel finish, reduced price, general 
adoption of the two-speed, universal use 
of the foot starter: any one of these. 
,Scan the list. Pretty hard to tell, after 
all, which is the most important, isn't 
it? They are all so vital that it were 
folly to say that one, more than the 
others, was in the limelight. 

There's not the slightest doubt, how- 
ever, that the year 1915 will go down in 
motorcycle history as the year of the 
three-speed. Had there been but the 
single three-speed model that was an- 
nounced previously to the opening of the 

show on the floor, perhaps this state- 
ment might have left room for argument, 
but with the three-speed machine having 
actually appeared in the booths of three 
of the largest manufacturers, the real 
leaders of the trade, and models of the 
same sort having been announced as in 
the works of a smaller plant, there is 
scant room for doubt that the coming- 
year is to be in motorcycle history the 
"three-speed year." 

And a noticeable feature of the two- 
speeds, that is, those which made their 
appearance in person, so to speak. The 
gearsets of all three — Harley-Davidson, 
Indian and Excelsior — are of the coun- 
tershaft sliding gear type, while on two 
of them at least a very simple and at 
the same time extremely efficient lock is 
provided to prevent shifting of the gears 

without releasing the clutch, so that op- 
ponents of the sliding gear are robbed 
of their chief if not their only argument 
against the type — the danger of stripped 
teeth which has always been the buga- 
boo of the automobile industry. 

The three-speed, of course, is the re- 
sult of the ever increasing use of the 
sidecar and the realization that, after all, 
increasing the load without a correspond- 
ing power increase makes necessary the 
employment of a reducing gear of one 
sort or another if quick getaway and 
ability to climb hills are to be retained 
as outstanding qualities of the vehicle. 

But again to gloat on the appearance 
of the lightweight twin. And, perhaps, 
the chief reason for gloating comes of 
the fact that the type has been produced 
by our largest manufacturer, whose ma- 



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chines, of course, are best known 
throughout the country. After all is 
said and done, however, it is but fitting 
that the maker with the largest output — 
the largest circulation, so to speak— 
should first get wind of the call for 
lighter machines, little dependable twins 

that can be easily handled by anyone 
vyithout special training in athletic 
branches, but with all, sufficiently pow- 
ered and suitably geared to negotiate, 
with one man up, anything that can be 
taken by its larger brother. Produced in 
either one-, two- or three-speed form, it 
cannot be gainsaid that the Indian light- 
weight five-and-a-half horsepower twin 
will answer the needs of the most par- 
ticular, the calls of the hardest to suit. 
And who can say that the lighter weight 
machine will not attract many to the 
sport who have hesitated on the very 
brink, fearing that they had not suffi- 
cient muscular strength properly to mas- 
ter the operation of the heavy machines? 
Oh, yes, and here's the black enamel 
finish, the all weather finish, which can- 
not tarnish and, what is more, needs but 
the touch of a rag to restore it to its 
pristine polish. And now here it is, on 
these Indian singles, these service mod- 
els, as they are termed. .Just as if the 
man who uses his machine in business is 
the only fellow who ever rides in the 
rain or in the mud; just as if the fellow 
who has to ride dislikes applying the 
polishing rag and the elbow grease any 
more than the greater number who ride 
from choice, from the real joy they get 
out of being astride the flying two- 
wheeler. Patience, there, fellow! Can't 
you see that the finish on this machine is 
but the entering wedge? A year hence 
and doubtless its application will be 
more general and its labor-saving sur- 
face will also cover our pleasure giving 

mounts, that is, the metal parts of them. 
But here indeed is good news. Glance 
at the price cards. See what you can 
buy with $275 in 1915 machines. Any 
one of the three-speeds fitted with foot- 
boards and starter, double brakes and 
all. My, my, but that's $25 less than the 
average price for two-speed machines 
last year. And through the whole range 
of motorcycle models, the same propor- 
tionate reduction in price holds true. 
The tv/o-speeds, for the most part, con- 
sidering twins, of course, are priced at 
about $250 in the seven-horsepower mod- 
els, while for machines of larger cylin- 
der capacity, the price may be a little in 
advance of that average figure. And 
the usual price of the 1915 single-speed 
twin is $225, while the single-geared sin- 
gles are priced all the way from the 
baby Pope at $150 up to $200. And the 

Reading-Standard two-speed linking 

singles with two-speed gearing are sell- 
ing for around the $225 mark. A dollar 
certainly will go very much further in 
purchasing 1915 models than a corres- 
ponding sum would towards buying 1914 
machines, for it must be remembered 
that with all the price reduction there 
have been added a host of improvements, 
in all cases by no means minor in char- 
acter, which represent an increase in 
value as surely as the fitment of the 

three-speed gear. And while on the sub- 
ject of price, it would be quite a shame 
to pass by a new low record price which 
has been unmistakably set by the Motor 
Products Co., of Detroit, for the Flan- 
ders ten-horsepower single-geared twin. 
Only $210, and the machine is fully up 
to, if not far in advance in some respects, 
such as the enclosure of every moving 
part, for instance, the minute in details 
of construction. 

But let us revert to gearing again. 
With but a single exception there is not 
a machine on the floor which is not made 
with a two-speed gearing in one or more 
models; the exception is the new Cy- 
clone, which, however, it is stated, has a 
two-speed in the works. Anent the Cy- 
clone and the two-speed, by' the way, it 
might be well to add that the machine is 
produced by one of the first, if not the 
verj' first, motorcycle makers to adopt 
the two-speed device. The Cyclone is 
made in St. Paul bj' the Joerns Motor- 
cycle Co., which is to all intents and pur- 




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The Thor kick starter 

Flanders rear hand hold 

poses the Joerns-Thiem Co., which for- 
merly made the Thiem motorcycle, one 
of the leading features of that particu- 
lar make being the fitment of a two-speed 
of the hub type embracing the use of a 
starting handle for turning over the mo- 

But to get back again to the subject.- 
The almost universal use of the device, 
of course, tells the story of its real 
worth. Undoubtedly it has proved it- 
self in past service and without doubt in 
universal application it will do much 
to make motorcycling more safe and 
withal more enjoyable by greatly facili- 
tating the control of even the highest 
powered and the weightiest machines 
and by adding to the scope of useful- 
ness of the lower powered ones. 

As for the types of two-speed that 
have met with greatest favor, that is 
hard to say. All three types — the coun- 
tershaft dog clutch, the countershaft 
planetary and the rear hub planetary or 



October 20, 1914 

modified planetary — have gained adher- 
ents. The countershaft type, for instance, 
has gained the Excelsior and the Harley- 
Davidson — the latter is three-speed, how- 
ever, while the rear hub planetary has 
gained the Flanders, Henderson, Read- 
ing-Standard, Schickel, De Luxe, Pope 
(one model), Eagle, the applications for 
the most part representing the adoption 
of the now famous Eclipse two-speed 
gearing. On the other hand, there is the 
Merkel with a brand new planetary type 
of gearset on the countershaft and ap- 
plied in a new and distinctive manner, 
so that the low speed clutch — and the 
high one, too, for the matter of that — is 
relieved of all strain incidental to start- 
ing the vehicle. This happy state is 
brought about in the very simple manner 
of fitting an Eclipse clutch to the en- 
gine shaft for the purpose of doing, as 
the street boy would say, the "dirty 
work," or taking the slip and the heat 
and the wear that must needs accompany 
the starting of a motorcycle. Thus is 
eliminated one of the chief drawbacks 
of the countershaft planetary, or any 
planetary, for that matter, embracing the 
use of friction clutches. That is the 
rapid wear and frequent need for adjust- 
iTient of the low speed band or clutch. 
'The fitment of the Eclipse device pro- 
vides a clutching surface ample to do the 
work without overheating and wearing 
too quickly, which it is hard to get in 
a planetary two-speed. 

My, but the starters have made pro- 
gress, too. In all there were not over 
half a dozen machines on the floor with 
starters of any sort on them last year, 
and here we are with every machine, 
again excepting the Cyclone, fitted with 
a starter of one sort or another. Seems 
just as if every one had grown tired of 
getting off, lifting the rear end of the 
machine onto the stand, getting on, kick- 
ing the pedals around, declutching, get- 
ting of?, raising the stand, getting on 
and starting every time the motor should 
take it into its head to stall. We seem 

Left and 

to have put up with the long routine in- 
cidental upon starting for a long time, 
and now just as we are getting it down 
perfect, so to speak, along comes the 
starters in great numbers so that we 
can sit right in the saddle, in most cases. 

Indian three-speed locking device 

and simply give a kick and get the old 
boy going. And the starters which the 
Chicago show revealed are so much 
more in advance of the starters which 
have appeared. Two general types are 
used. Ihe toothed sector with a foot 
lever to bring it into engagement with 
a suitably positioned pinion whereby 

Cyclone spring fr; 

of Excelsior kick starter 

power is transmitted to the motor, and 
the pedal type with a runover clutch 
which disengages when the motor starts 
firing. All told, the latter type is the 
more generally used, being applied on 
the Harley-Davidson, Pope, Reading- 
Standard, Flanders, Dayton, Schickel, 
De Luxe, Yale, Eagle and Thor. The 
Indian, Merkel and Excelsior adhere to 
the sector and pinion type, in the for- 
mer and the latter the pinion being car- 
ried on the countershaft, while on the 
Merkel the pinion is fitted directly on 
the engine shaft. The Emblem has an 
original starter of the kick variety of its 
own, in which a pawl engages with a 
ratchet placed on the Eclipse clutch 
which is fitted. And of course the Hen- 
derson still adheres to the starting 
crank which it has made famous. 

Such are the major tendencies which 
the Chicago show made evident, but they 
are by no means the only ones. Motors, 
for instance, have undergone some 
changes, outstanding among which is the 
decided leaning toward the use of the 
mechanical oiler which the adoption of 
that mechanism on the Excelsior, Har- 
ley-Davidson and Cyclone indicates. On 
the former the mechanism itself shows a 
decided step in the right direction by the 
elimination of the spring for the return 
of the plunger, the piston being posi- 
tively operated on both pumping and 
suction strokes by a crank and cam 
wheel. The Harley-Davidson device, 
too, is quite unorthodox in that ball 
checks are done away with and a degree 
of positiveness in the pump operation 
that is uncommon, obtained by the use 
of a rotary valve for the control of the 
lubricant into and out of the pump cyl- 
inder. Other lubrication improvements 
are not few and far between, by any 
means, the Indian having directed the 
full flow of oil from its pump to the wall 
of the forward cylinder, whereby it is 
said better distribution of the lubricant 
is attained, also on the Pope some- 

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thing on the same order has been accom- 
plished, while at the same time the oper- 
ation of the oil pump has been made 
more nearly positive by the provision 
of a vent to eliminate all chance of air 
binding and consequent stoppage of the 
oil flow. A detail on the Pope, too, 
which is well worth comment, is the 
fitment of a baffle in the rear cylinder 
to protect the spark plug from the spat- 
ter of the oil and tending to keep the 
ignition device from fouling. 

One of the most evident changes in 
the motors has to do with the valves, 
the mechanisms of the Harley-Davidson, 
Emblem and Excelsior having undergone 
alterations whereby, their operating speed 
is quickened and the motor given more 
"snap," if not increased power, while on 
the Excelsior and the Thor the valve 
tappets or the rocker arms^he former 

'mi . ^" 

Indian automatic twin jet carburetter 

on the "EX" and the latter on the Thor 
— have been enclosed, making for more 
nearly silent operation, cleanliness and 
better lubrication. All of which, of 
course, spells decreased wear. .How- 
ever, for the most part, the motor 
changes represent a general tendency on 
the part of the makers to fit larger and 
freer gas passages, providing, in the in- 
stance of the inlet system, greater vol- 
umes of explosive charge, and making 
for freedom from back pressure on the 
exhaust stroke. And right in line -yvith 
this is the general tendency toward the 
fitment of straight through mufflers and 
tail pipes free from "kihks" which aire 
liable to delay the progress of the gases. 
Instances of this are the Yale, Indian, 
Excelsior, Harley-Davidson and the 
Reading-Standard, the latter of which is 
devoid of muffler as the name is gener- 
ally used, bul is fitted, with a straight, 
long tail pipe which serves the same 
purpose. Mufflers have been made gen- 
erally more accessible and "getatable." 

Harley-Davidson "Floteing" saddle 

But auent the motors, there is one very 
prominent tendency that we cannot help 
but feel cannot redound other than to 
the harm of the trade in the long run. 
That is the all too general practice of 
quoting power according to what the 
motors are alleged to have done on 
brake test. In some cases the powers 
quoted are so high as to be identical with 

Harley-Davidson 3-speed lever, model 11-F 

the powers of some automobiles, and to 
the man in the street, the knowledge that 
a motorcycle motor is just as powertui 
as those used in a car, doubtless will 
leave other than a good impression. 
High power implies both great weight 
and exceptional speed. While there is 
no end of those to whom these quali- 
ties appeal, are thej' not really represen- 
tatives of the class that blackens the eye 
of motorcycling? And is it not the man 
of sober thoughts, who cares more for 
less speed and weight, and greater de- 
pendability, really the motorcycle 
"booster"? But it must be instantly evi- 

dent that quoting high powers, and im- 
plying great weight and speed, whether 
the latter qualities are there or not, 
must needs do rnore real harm than good. 
In some few instances, as was before 
said, slight redesigning of the valve sys- 
tems or the gas passages, or both, have 
resulted in power increases, but for the 
most part the power boosts are "in the 
air," to put it plainly. 

The influence of the sidecar on motor- 
cycle design is everywhere felt, and is 
confined by no means to simply the in- 
stallation of two-and three-speed gears. 
Clutches, notably on the Indian Big 
twin, the Excelsior and the Pope, have 
been very much enlarged, the better to 
fit them for the heavier service they seie 
in sidecar work, while where frames have 
not been reinforced with the same end 
in view, they have been constructed 

wholly or in part of special alloy steels, 
heat treated after manufacture, to im- 
part the requisite sertngth and tough- 
ness. In some cases, to be sure, the add- 
ed strength has been acquired by neither 
of these methods, for heavier gauge and 
larger diameter tubing has been used. 
The same is true of brakes and braking. 
The real need for heavier and more de- 
pendable brakes for sidecar service is not 
for solo use, has at last been felt, with 
the result that brakes of the automobile 
type, with wide, flat bands operating on 
large diameter drums are almost uni- 
versally used. And in not a few in- 
stances, the Indian, Harley-Davidson 
and the Excelsior, for instances, the 
brakes are of the combined type, with an 
internal expanding brake and an exter- 
nal contracting band, both operating on 
the same brake drum. The tendency to- 
ward making the brakes double-acting, 
so as to hold the vehicle in either direc- 
tion, is exhibited notably in the Harley- 
Davidson construction. And while on 

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the subject of sidecar effects on the mo- 
torcycle design, perhaps it were well to 
point out that none is more evident than 
the adoption of wider chains for the 
transmission of power from the motor 
to the rear wheel, while a transmission 
refinement that is worthy of note is the 
fitting of larger sprockets, making for 
decreased wear on the power transmit- 
ting medium. 

Cleanliness and comfort have not been 
altogether overlooked on the models 
bearing the 1915 nameplate. Glance for 
instance at the photographs of the Yale, 
Indian, Harley-Davidson, Excelsior, 
Dayton and a few others, and note the 
wide, deep flanges on the mudguards and 
the extra shields at the sides of the 
front guards. And note also the enclos- 
ure of the transmission chain on the 
Thor and the fitment of long rear chain 
guards to the Dayton models, and the 
enclosure of the valve mechanisms on 
several machines. All features making 
for the really cleanly motorcycle are seen 
to be included. 

And for the evidence of attention to 
comfort-providing details, look at the 
Excelsior or the Harley-Davidson, in 
which the saddle position has been still 
further lowered, at the Cyclone, which 
has embraced the use of a spring frame 
with exceptionally large and flexible leaf 
spring, and at any of the models shown, 
and note the large, adjustable folding 
footboards, rubber covered in a great 
many cases, and in nearly all provided 
with a heel hold. The use of the foot- 
board, it will be noted, has also become 
universal, for, save the Cyclone, which 
is without them, and the Schickel, which 
adheres to spring mounted foot rests, 
there is not a machine that was shown 
at Chicago that is minus the comfort- 
providing fitment. 

About the use of special steels, which 
was touched upon in connection with 
frame design, it might be added that it 
is not alone in the frame fitments that 
such attention to detail is exhibited. In- 
deed, most of the motors embrace the 
use of special steels and special heat 
treatment for some of the parts, but per- 
haps the most noteworthy manufacturer 
to go in heavily for this commendable 
practice is the Pope Mfg. Co., as might 
be logically expected from the fact that 
Pope made automobiles and is applying 
the knowledge thus garnered to its mo- 
torcycle and bicycle designs. 

There is really nothing about the new 
models which holds out any' hope that 
we' are very much nearer the day of 
standardized controls, unless it is the 
quite general adoption of foot levers on 
the footboards for the application of the 

adjustable footboard 

The Merkel tool bo 

Excelsior grease cup on fork rocker arms 

Harley-Davidson cutout 

stand : folded position 

Harley-Davidson pump 

brakes, and the fitment by both Harley- 
Davidson and Excelsior of pedals which 
serve at once to declutch and apply the 
brake, a system that will at once appeal 
to the fellow who drives very much in 
traffic. There is, however, exhibited a 
marked tendency to simplify elements of 
the clutch control system, made evident 
first in the Harley-Davidson, where the 
foot and hand clutch controls have been 
combined in one unit eliminating links, 
and on the R-S, where the side lever is 
connected directly to the clutch actuat- 
ing lever by means of rivets. As for 
gear shift controls, they are made much 
larger and more easily reached than 
heretofore, and especially is this so on 
the three-speed models. 

Due, perhaps, to the development of a 
dependable electric lighting system of 
the generator and battery type, which is 
built into the machines instead of being 
attached to them, the electrically lighted 
motorcycle has made marked headway. 
The systems used are the Splitdorf and 
the Remy where generator systems are 
used, and where straight battery tj'pe? 
are preferred, the Hawthorne system 
reigns supreme. The Splitdorf and the 
Remy are alike in the means of attach- 
ment, and the fact that both supply also 
the ignition current. At that point their 
points of similarity end. Both are fit- 
ted on the magneto bracket, that con- 
venience being done away with, and are 
driven through the orthodox magneto 
gearing. The Splitdorf instrument em- 
braces the use of two armatures for the 
generation of the low tension current 
for the lights and for the liigh tension 
current for the ignition, respectively, 
while in the Remy system a single arma- 
ture is used, the current necessary for 
the ignition being "steppeu up" to the 
requisite tension in a coil enclosed with- 
in the instrument itself. The Splitdorf 
is fitted to the Dayton and the Excel- 
sior, and is optional on several others, 
while the Remy system is used on the 
Harley-Davidson with a few slight mod- 
ifications v/hich have been deemed ad- 
visable by the Harley-Davidson engin- 
eers, the better to fit it for their needs. 

The fully-equipped motorcycle has not 
made marked progress. The tendency 
seems to be rather to sell the equipment 
separate, though comprising devices that 
are eminently adaptable to the special 
makes of machines, than to catalog the 
machine with equipment as a whole. In 
some few instances the latter is done, to 
be sure, but the practice is by no means 
as general as the last show promised. 

Just a word about tanks. There is a 
marked move toward improvement of oil 
tanks, as exhibited on the Pope and the 

October 20, 1914 



Dayton, while as for gasolene tanks, the 
moulded pattern seems to be coming into 
more general use. Fillers are made 
larger than heretofore, and in not a few • 
instances, priming syringes are fitted in 
lieu of caps. 

Withal, the year just closed has been 
a year of progress. Such can be gath- 
ered from the many and varied improve- 
ments that are embodied in the 1915 

Endurance Ride to Exposition 

Great interest was manifested last 
week at the show in what promises to 
be an important event in the history of 
motorcycling. An endurance run is to 
held from New York to San Francisco 
in May, 1915, if present plans are carried 
out. The run is to be held under the 
auspices of the Panama-Pacific Exposi- 
tion and other national enterprises in- 
terested in it are the Lincoln Highway 
Association and the F. A. M. 

The long ride, which is to be the long- 
est contest of any nature ever attempted, 
will start from New York, progress 
westward over the Lincoln Highway at 
an ayerage speed of 175 miles per day 
until the Exposition grounds are reached, 
thus requiring about 20 days to negoti- 
ate the distance. 

O. N. Kelly, who is attending the show 
in the interests of the project, advises 
that at least eight factories will enter 

teams in addition to three individual 
riders from each state in the Union. The 
contestants will not ride on Sundays, 
but will rest up and clean their machines. 

Arrangements will be made to permit 
riders to join the contest at any point 
along the route, but no.:.pri-zes will be 
awarded except to those who become 
eligible by completing the entire dis- 

The run has been sanctioned by the 
F. A. M., under whose directions the 
details of the special rules governing the 
contest will be worked out. 

Sectional view of Indian big twin, with : 

Sayer Leads Chappie in Handicap 

Two laps handicap in the nine-mile 
race at Brighton Beach on the 11th inst., 
proved too great an allowance for Ar- 
thur Chappie to overcome, and Bert 
Sayer romped over the line in first place. 
Chappie made up the handicap on George 
Mercier (two laps) and John Ungerland 
(three laps), taking second place, with 
Mercier third. 

It was "motor day" at the track, and 
in addition to the regular program there 
was an interesting attempt by Chappie 
to break the five-mile record in a ligh4 
cyclecar. But the attempt failed, the 
time for the five miles being 4:05. 

George Sperl accounted for the open 
nine-mile event, which was run in three 
heats, when he took two firsts. 

Chappie captured the three-mile handi- 
cap from scratch in the excellent time 
of 2:01J/5. The summaries: 

Australian Pursuit Race — Won by B. 
Sayer; second, M. Costello; third, G. 
Mercier. Time, 5:28. Distance, 7 miles. 

Nine-mile open race — Won by G. 
Sperl, 13 points; second, P. Cronin, 11 
points; third, J. Ungerland, 6 points. 
Time for best heat (3 miles), 2:30. 

Three-mile handicap — Won by A.- 
Chappie, scratch; second, G. Sperl, 1 
lap; third, M. Costello, 1 lap. 

Nine-mile handicap — Won by B. Sayer, 
2 laps; second, A. Chappie, scratch; 
third, G. Mercier, 2 laps. 



October 20, 1914 

Accessories Disclosed Mucli That is New 

Lighting Outfits, Saddles and Horns in New Designs Predominated 
Among tiie New Comers — Ignition Devices Also Were Prom- 
inent in the Booths of the Fitment Exhibits. 

What's new in accessories? Well, to 
tell the truth, there are lots that is new, 
but for the most part the newness can- 
not be classified by any stretch of the 
irhagination to a point where the dis- 
tinct and individual trade tendencies can 
be distinguished. 

For instance, with but a single carbu- 
retter maker exhibiting, the Schebler, 
and but a single motor maker displaying 
his product, it cannot truthfully be said 
tljat the improvements noted in their 
especial wares denotes collectively the 
tendencies of the manufacturers of car- 
buretters and motors. And so with the 
balance of the accessory show, there are 
no distinct trade tendencies to be noted 
among the products of those who spe- 
cialize in parts and fitments. 

For all of that, however, there were 
four new horns that made their appear- 
ance. Perhaps the most interesting is 
the Stewart, made by the Stewart-War- 
ner Speedometer Corp. of Chicago, and 
which is of the hand-operated type. Fin- 
ished in black and nickel, and furnished 
with a clamp which serves to attach it 
firmly to the handlebars, or if desired to 
the top tube, the new noise maker lists 
at $4.7S. The Garford Mfg. Co., maker 
of Maxo horns, had a new type employ- 
ing a small electric motor to actuate the 
diaphragm in place of the "buzzer" de- 
vice, which is used in the Maxo horns. 
The device is very well worked out and 
consumes a minimum of current. It will 
be sold to manufacturers only. 


Stevens' Matchless speedometer lamp 

The thir-d of the newcomers also is of 
the diaphragm type, the diaphragm be- 
ing actuated, however, by means, of a 
cam wheel which is driven by friction 
contact with the tire of the front wheel. 
A suitably pivoted bracket attaches to 
the forkside and brings the horn in prop- 
er relation to the wheel, so that the fric- 
tion wheel is brought in contact with the 
tire when a handlebar lever is depressed; 
the lever connects with the bracket 
through the intermediary of Bowden 
wire. The horn, which quite fittingly is 
known as the "Screamer," lists at $5. 

Then, there is the Schwarze horn, 
made by the Schwarze Electric Co., Ad- 
rian, Mich., which has been changed but 
slightly from the design that was offered 
last year. It is intended to operate on 
a couple of dry cells, and sells for $4.50. 

Three new and unheralded saddles 
made their appearance. First and fore- 
most is the Flexo, which came to light 

at the booth of the Reading Saddle & 
Mfg. Co., of Reading, Pa. It is distin- 
guished by the fact that although it is 
a padded saddle, there is no metal under 
frame to add rigidity. In other words, 
it is a suspension type of saddle, with all 
the comfort features of that type inher- 
ent, while at the same time it has the 
additional feature of being also padded. 
The regular Reading "Top Notch" spring- 
suspension is used. 

Quite as interesting is the saddle which 
appeared at the booth of the H. & 
F. Mesinger Mfg., Co., of New York City. 

Sidecar designed and made by Harley-Davidson 

Hearsey's bicycle tire with motorcycle fabric 

Its claim to newness results from the use 
of a very simple underframe made of 
just a couple of rectangular bars of steel 
in the shape of a "T" in place of the 
strip metal underframe that usually is 
used. The Mesinger combined enclosed 
spring and pneumatic suspension is used 
on this model, which is distinguished by 
its extreme simplicity and fewness of 
parts, making it clean cut in appearance. 
But the most unusual saddle appeared 
at the booth of the Stoll Mfg. Co., of 
Denver, Colo., ma;ker, it will be remem- 
bered of the famous "Dream" tandems. 
The saddle which is now featured is 
somewhat on the same order and also 
gives the comfort implied in the appella- 
tion. The saddle, which is well padded 
with soft hair, is mounted on four ex- 
ceptionally long enclosed helical springs 
in telescoping tubes and is provided with 
a back rest of the "all the comforts of 
home variety. The attachment, which is 
finely finished, lists at $20. 

October 20, 1914 


Electric lighting systems, which were 
exhibited in large numbers at last year's 
show, were not so numerous at the pres- 
ent exhibit, only four being showin at 
the booths of the various accessory ex- 
hibitors. The Splitdorf Mag-dynamo, of 
course, was on view, and having been de- 
scribed in full in a previous issue, needs 
no further comment. Suffice it to say 
that it is a combination instrument with 
separate armatures for the production of 
the lighting and the ignition currents, 
with an electro magnetic field in place 
of a permanent field, and that it is de- 
signed to be driven in the same manner 
as the magneto which it displaces. It 
is used in conjunction with a set of stor- 
age batteries, and as a dynamo, develops 
six volts. The Rex system, made by the 
Rex Battery Co., of Chicago, and which 
was one af the number that were shown 
last year, appears in refined form. So 
well has the system stood the gafif, so to 
speak, that the only changes found ad- 

tion grip tire 

visable are the fitting of a special non- 
spillable vent to the batteries, effective- 
ly preventing slopping in case of a spill, 
and some slight alterations in the outer 
casing of the dynamo. The principle of 
the affair has not been altered in the 
least nor have the main features of the 
simple construction been changed. 

In the A. B. C. device, which is the 
product of the A. B. C. Generator Co., 
of Los Angeles, Cal., and which in con- 
junction with S. & M. lamps, was dis- 
played by C. Will Risden, the Southern 
California Indian distributer, we have a 
newcomer. It is of the straight dynamo 
type, the batteries having been dispensed 
with, it being deemed better to dispense 
with the light at periods when the mo- 
tor is inoperative than to increase the 
complexity and cost of the attachment 
by their addition. The generator is a 
series wound instrument and is designed 
to be driven by either belt or chain from 
any convenient part of the mechanism, 
preferably from some shaft on the motor. 

Regulation of the output despite the va- 
rying motor speeds, is effected by means 
of a third brush working in conjunction 
with a split field piece and a very short 
hot wire coil. The mechanism can con- 
veniently be attached to any make of 
motorcycle that permits of the means of 
obtaining the drive. It operates on six 
volts and gives a maximum of 4J4 am- 
peres at a speed corresponding to 25 
miles an hour. The fourth system was 

the well known straight battery system 
put out by the Hawthorne Mfg. Co. 

Lamps were very plentifully displayed. 
And there is a little bit of newness em- 
braced in their design and construction, 
notably the use of a separable plug that 
serves as a switch on the Solar combi- 
nation headlight and the new tail light, 
which serves also as a trouble light, and 
which made its appearance at the same 
booth. New tail light designs, as well 
as other new products, were shown at 
the booths of the Hawthorne Mfg. Co., 
Motor Car Supply Co., S & M Lamp Co., 
B & L Auto Lamp Co., Badger Brass 
Co., and others. 

In the way of tandem attachments, 
there was quite a bit of newness that 
came to the surface, though the show 
served to introduce nothing that was 

' pedal wrench 

really radical in this line. So also with 
sidecars, save in the case of the Harley- 
Davidson and the Dunham sidecars, both 
of which are fully covered elsewhere. 

In tires, the leaning seemed to be de- 
cidedly toward tires with colored treads, 
considering the bicycle pneumatics. This 
might be expected, considering the fact 
that bicycles generally are even more 
inclined "motorcycle wise" than hereto- 
fore, toward the use of motorcycle tire 
fabrics in the construction of the bicycle 

With the introduction of a new type of 
magneto — the inductor type, represented 
by the Splitdorf Magneto Co.'s Dixie — 
there is a bit of radicality that may be 
significant. One other new tendency 
cropped out at the booth of the Ericsson 
Mfg. Co. in the shape of the Berling 
locking type of magneto, in which a lock 
on the breaker case serves to ground the 
current within the instrument itself, ef- 
fectively preventing theft of the machine. 
The Berling has also been improved to 
the extent that the cams serving to oper- 
ate the breaker arms are formed integral 
with breaker casing, making for clean 
cut design and fewness of parts. 

The husky Dayton chemical fire-fighte 



October 20, 191s 

Who and What Were Found in the Booths 

Being An Outline Description of the Principal Exhibits in the Many 

Spaces and Telling Who Was There to Explain the Product, 

Book Orders and Plan Lively Selling Campaigns. 

Cabinet Spring Seat Co., Paterson, 
N. J.— President F. E. Parker, and \\ al- 
ter Schwass. The booth contained a dis- 
play of the combination spring seat and 
cabinet for motorcycles, which in its new 
model is supplied with a nickel plated 
handlebar. The cabinet is made in two 
sizes and with two tensions; one is ad- 
justed for 130 pounds weight, wliile the 
other is adjusted for 30 pounds more 
than that. It is made only in the one 
color, natural leather, and is easily at- 
tached to any luggage carrier through 
the. agency of a clamp with spring 
washers and wing nuts. It serves the 
purpose of a comfortalile tandem seat 
and offers space for tools, tubes, etc. 
When compressed to its limit there still 
is two inches of space between the top 
and bottom, wliile the other dimensions 
remain 14 inches long by 7 inches wide. 
The price is $3.50. 

The Cycle Mfg. & Supply Co.— Natur- 
ally the booth was in charge of .A.. J. 
Musselman, who was assisted by a stafi 
comprised of R. C. Wagner, Harry 
Fisher, M. Fisher and Louis H. Kuelil. 

While of course the Musselman combi- 
nation bicycle carrier and tandem seat 
formed a large and interesting part of 
the exhibit, the real feature was a 
Sturmey - Archer three - speed coaster 
brake, which this company is going to 
introduce in America. For demonstrat- 
ing purposes a bicycle fitted with the 
device was mounted on a stand, where 
its operation could be observed, and for 
those who really wanted to try how the 
"wheels go 'round," a home training set 
was installed in the booth, where the 
speed men and road pluggers tried their 
skill and at the same time learned more 
of the three-speed gear. 

Chicago Cycle Supply Co., Chicago, 
111. — A complete line of motorcycle ac- 
cessories and a number of bicycles com- 
prised the exhibit. In the row of two- 
wheelers were one-half dozen Perfection 
diamond frame machines, one Perfection 
sidecar and one Perfection motor bike 
with truss frame and motorcycle type 
handlebar. A large line of Bevin balls 
also was exhibited. The exhibit was in 
charge of H. P. Hanson and C. I. Mc- 

Cormick. who received the assistance of 
12 members of the company's regular 
selling staff. 

Ericsson Mfg. Co., Buffalo, N. Y.— 
Various types of Berling magnetos, in- 
cluding the one- and two-cylinder type 
M, one-, two- and four-cylinder type N, 
and the type N dual magneto, the latest 
addition to the Berling line. The locking 
magneto was also shown. The exhibit 
was in charge of T. S. Hemenway, treas- 
urer of the company, who was assisted 
by H. R. Dilks and W. C. Berling. Two 
panel frames displayed respectively the 
component parts of the type M in detail 
and the type N. 

Angsten-Koch, Chicago, 111. — These 
manufacturers are showing an extensive 
line of accessories and had among their 
features a combination lamp bracket and 
Prest-O-Lite holder and a new combina- 
tion tandem attachment. At the booth 
were H. W. and J. P. Angsten, D. F. 
I-Coch and Fred Pierce, the latter for- 
merly being with F. A. Baker & Co., 
New York. 

f Continued on page 301 

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Over in England, where the war has hit them hard, 
the two-wheeler dealers keep a stiff upper lip. Pa- 
triotism is the watchword over there, and the dealer 
shoulders his loss in sales knowing that times are go- 
ing to be better shortly, that they are not as bad now 
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AS USUAL," and makes the best of things generally. 

There is no denying that the war is being felt in 
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to their normal size, following the first panic. Last 
month $20,000,000 worth of goods were exported from 
New York, as against $8,500,000 in August, and the 
figures are growing. During the bad month of Au- 
gust motorcycles to the value of $40,000 were ex- 
ported, only $6,000 less than in July, before the war 
scare. Incidentally the motorcycle exports for the last 
eight months in 1914 have totalled $1,104,599, as 
against $625,494 in 1913 for the same months. 

The worst of the war depression is over now. A 
bigger market than ever lies before the two-wheeler 

dealer. This is the time to be patriotic. This is the 
time to boost, not to draw back. Hang out this motto 


The show is over and the lessons that it teaches 
are brought home to every visitor, whether dealer, 
rider, or prospect. Under able management it has 
been successful in every detail, from the decorations 
to the staging of the exhibits. 

Every man who came to see it was interested in 
the single-tracker, and most of them knew motorcycle 
values from A to Z. It was an intelligent crowd that 
knew what it wanted to see and why. And it repre- 
sented solid purchasing power. 

You dealers who attended the show — are you 
stocked with the new models, the improved accesso- 
ries, the better lighting systems, the novelties which 
the crowd saw at the show, and will demand during 
the coming season? If not, now is the time to replen- 
ish your line of goods. 

; The show is an augury of the vast commercial field 
through which the two-wheeler is making its way, and 
which is increasing year by year. Those at the head 
of the advance are not moneyed men, or especially for- 
tunate men. They have gained their position by fore- 
thought and the ability to make the most of every 
change. They are the men who go to a show and 
study it, then take advantage of every good thing in 
it, and go home and work for next season. They do 
not sit down and wait for business to pick up. They 
go out after it and make the public realize how much 
better their goods are than ever before. Are you one 
of these? 


The use of the motorcycle van has not in all cases 
met with the success that it should. Merchants, after 
a brief experience, have discarded the machine, feeling 
that the}"- had made a costly experiment. Is it the 
fault of the motorcycle? 

Where a storekeeper has formerly employed five 
or six errand boys, the opinion seems to prevail that 
the three-wheeler can competently replace them all. 
One youngster is then retained at about the same 
wage to run the machine and take over all deliveries. 
A period of "joy riding" usually follows, with its in- 
evitable result — a big bill for the boss "to foot." 

Would it not have been wiser to hire a man, giv- 
ing him, say, a compensation of $15 weekly? The mo- 
torcycle would then be handled as it should, and, con- 
sidering its ability to give better service and its adver- 
tising value, would come up to every expectation. 
Every dealer should impress live merchants with these 
facts, for success in the use of the motorcycle for 
deliveries means the increased sale of the machine in a 
fertile field. 



October 20, 1914 


Early Show So Complete a Success As- 
sociation Decide to Hold October 
Show in 1915 — Will Participate in New 
York Automobile Show in January 

The regular quarterly meeting of the 
Motorcycle Manufacturers Association 
was held on Wednesday last, 14th inst., 
in the new Southern Hotel, Chicago. 
President T. W. Henderson presided and 
after calling the meeting to order F. W. 
Starr was appointed secretary pro tern, 
in the absence of L. D. Hardin, who was 
unable to get to Chicago until later in 
the week. 

While no business of importance was 
transacted, not the least interesting of 
the proceedings was the informal discus- 
sion of the motorcycle show which was 
then in progress. The members present 
at the meeting agreed that the opening 
days of the show justified the experiment 
of holding the exhibition at this early 
date and that the attendance and en- 
thusiasm were unmistakable signs of the 
popularity of the innovation and that the 
two days' attendance were an evidence 
of what could be expected during the 
balance of the week. 

The number of exhibitors who had 
rented space showed that the trade en- 
dorsed the "early show" and this, cou- 
pled with the interest shown by all con- 
cerned, prompted the unofificial deter- 
mination to hold another "early show" 
next year. While the question was not 
definitely settled the probabilities are 
strong that October will again be show 

Two addresses were listened to by the 
manufacturers. Mr. Elliot, of New York, 
spoke at some length on the "safety 
first" movement and made a plea that 
his hearers should take an active inter- 
est in the movement and assist in fur- 
thering its progress in every way. 

Chairman Johnson of the Legal Ac- 
tion Committee of the F. A. M. discussed 
the subject of "bad laws," and empha- 
sized the injury which the trade and 
riders would experience if the present 
trend of legislators toward proposed per- 
nicious legislation to govern motorcy- 
clists was not curbed. He spoke spe- 
cifically of the unjust legislation which 
is proposed in Massachusetts and sug- 
gested that some steps be taken by the 
M. M. A. to protect the interests of 

Acting on the suggestion the chair ap- 


October 21 and 22, Norton, Kan. — 
Series of motorcycle racemeets on the 
half-mile dirt track under the auspices 
of the Northwestern Kansas Motorcy- 
cle Club. 

October 25, Grant City Park, Chicago 
— Ten-mile race of Chicago Cycling Club. 

October 25, Macon, Ga. — Motorcycle 
races in connection with the State Fair, 
which commences on that date. 

November Z-7, San Angelo, Tex. — 
.Series of motorcycle races in connec- 
tion with the Fall Fair, under the aus- 
pices of the motorcycle club of that 

November 7 and 8, Phoenix, Ariz. — 
Second annual Coast — Phoenix road race 
for 470 miles, staged under the auspices 
of the motorcycle club of Phoenix in 
cooperation with the Arizona State Fair 
Commission and the San Diego Motor- 
cycle Club. 

November 26, Savannah, Ga. — Profes- 
sional 300-mile road race over Grand 
Prize automobile course. 

January 2-9, New York City — -Motor- 
cycle exhibit in connection with the 
Automobile Show in the Grand Central 

pointed F. J. Weschler and J. P. Fogarty 
a committee to confer with manufactur- 
ers and secure from them an expression 
of their views, which then would be 
brought to the attention of the High- 
way Commission of the State. 

It was decided to support the motor- 
cycle exhibition which will be held in 
New York in connection with the auto- 
mobile show in the Grand Central Palace, 
January 2-9, and to participate in the 

The next meeting of the association 
has been called for January 4th at 11 
A. M. in the Hotel Astor, New York. 

Tlie following were in attendance: T. 
W. Henderson, Henderson Motorcycle 
Co.; Arthur Davidson, Harley-Davidson 
Motor Co.; F. J. Weschler, Hendee Mfg. 
Co.; J. P. Fogarty, F. W. Starr, Pope 
Mfg. Co.; Horace Huffman, Davis Sew- 
ing Machine Co.; F. B. Mathis, Excelsior 
Motor Mfg. & Supply Co.; H. B. Kirk, 
Aurora Automatic Machinery Co.; W. G. 
Schack, Emblem Mfg. Co.; F. Joerns, D. 

A. Kendall, Joerns Motor Mfg. Co.; A. 

B. Coffman. 


Chairman Donovan Names Rochester 
Excelsior Agent to Succeed Will R. 
Pitman — Appoints "Jimmy" Walker to 
Like Position in Connecticut 

An appointment which will be of in- 
tense interest to racing men in New 
York state was made last week by 
Chairman Donovan of the F. A. M. com- 
petition committee, who named George 
J. Wagner as state referee in the Empire 
state, succeeding Will R. ("Happy- 
Days") Pitman. Wagner is well known 
to the trade and in racing circles, where 
he has been a prominent figure for sev- 
eral years. 

Wagner is the senior member of the 
firm of Wagner & Dolph, Excelsior 
agents in Rochester, N. Y., and made his 
debut as a big meet referee last July, 
when he ofliciated in that capacity at the 
New York State F. A. M. meet in Sara- 
toga. Wagner is a man of strong indi- 
viduality, keen witted and in all things 
a hustler. H he wants to enforce the 
rules he will, despite any and all kinds 
of opposition, and it is probable he will 
make a good name for himself in the 

Another appointment made by Chair- 
man Donovan was announced last week 
when he named "Safety First Jimmy" 
Walker, of the Weed Chain Tire Grip 
Co.. as referee for the state of Connec- 
ticut. Walker's career as a track offi- 
cial will be watched with interest. He's 
a genial fellow who has a host of iriends 
and as an old racing man he knows the 
ins and outs of the sport from" gun to 
finish line. He will be well known to all 
the riders. 

New Departure Wins Appeal 

The Circuit Court of Appeals for the 
Southern District of Ohio, on Saturday 
last. 17th inst., handed down a decision 
at Cincinnati in the case of the New 
Departure Mfg. Co. versus the Davis 
Sewing Machine Co., for the infringe- 
ment of their patent on coaster brakes. 
The decision affirms the decree of the 
lower court, which was favorable to the 
New Departure Mfg. Co., on the validity 
of the New Departure patent. On all 
claims at issue, the Davis Sewing Ma- 
chine Co. is perpetually enjoined from 
manufacturing an infringing device and 
is ordered to make a payment of dam- 
ages to the New Departure Co. and to 
pay all costs of suits. 

October 20, 1914 



Excelsior Also Offers a Three-Speed 

New Motor, Kick Starter and Countershaft Gearsets in New Multi-Geared 

Models — Three-Speed Lists at $275 and Two-Speed 

at $250— Other Changes 

Yes, there's a three-speed in the Ex- 
celsior line, just by way of breaking the 
news to the fellows who are still in the 
dark on the subject. And it is priced at 
$275. And there's a two-speed with a 
countershaft type of gearset — the three- 
speed is all of that — which lists at $250. 


the slightest attention on the part of the 
rider. The device is of the plunger pump 
type, the plunger being driven at com- 
paratively slow speed by means of gear- 
ing from the timing gear case. The 
pump itself is mounted on the outside 
of the timing gear Case. A feature of the 

Three-speed Excelsior twin, model 15-3, with power plant re-designed. Price, $275 

And — well, there are five other models 
in the Excelsior line, but save with im- 
provements very minor in character, they 
are perpetuations of the same models 
which were included under the 1914 

The two really new models are known 
as lS-2 and 15-3, respectively, the first 
denoting the two-speed and the second 
the three-speed model. They are new 
from stem to stern, so to speak, even the 
motor having been re-designed, though a 
great many of the exceptional features 
of the older Excelsior motor are retained 
in the new product. Bore and stroke are 
the same, and overhead inlet valves and 
direct thrust exhaust valves are used. A 
noticeable feature is that the tappets of 
both exhaust and inlet valves are fully 
enclosed, making for silence in opera- 
tion, for cleanliness, and, above all, for 
decreased wear, for the lubricant is re- 
tained while the road grit is kept out 
and cutting prevented. 

Perhaps, however, the most noticeable 
feature in the design of the new power 
plant, if not the most notable, is the in- 
corporation of an automatic mechanical 
oiler which takes care of the lubrication 
of the entire motor without the need for 

system is that there is no spring to push 
the plunger down on its return stroke, 
the motion being made positive by con- 
necting the device directly to the driving 
mechanism through the intermediary of 
a pin and cam wheel, so that there is no 
chance for the plunger to stick, owing 
to the viscosity of the oil or the weak- 
ness of the spring. The slow moving- 
feature also is brought forward as an 
important point in that it gives the oil 
plenty of time to flow into and out of 
the pump cylinder. The control of the 
lubricant is by no means of a ball check 
on the outlet pipe and a cylinder post 
uncovered by the piston during its stroke 
for the incoming charge. The oil is 
forced by this pump to the forward cyl- 
inder in part, while some of it makes its 
way to the left main bearing and thence 
to the crankcase, where it is distributed 
to the various surfaces in need of lubri- 
cation by means of the splash system. A 
small reservoir on the pump insures that 
the full quantity of lubricant enters the 
device at each stroke of the piston. 

The two-speed device, as was before 
said, is of the countershaft dog clutch 
type, in which the main shaft is mounted 
on roller bearings with .>-^-inch balls. 

while the lay shaft is carried on excep- 
tionally long bronze bushings. The dog 
is mounted on the main shaft and is fit- 
ted with teeth of special design, which 
are intended to enable the clutch to slip 
in and out of engagement with the teeth 
on the sides of the gear wheels with the 
least possible trouble, and ensuring 
smooth operation with a minimum of 
wear and tear on the driving dogs. At 
the same time the teeth hold fast when 
in engagement. The gears, which are 
always in mesh, as a matter of course, 
have ^-inch face and are of 9 pitch, 
making them ample to do work very 
much in excess of that imposed upon 
them in the service, providing an ample 
factor of safety. 

The three-speed is not unlike the two- 
speed in general appearance, and is in- 
terchangeable with it on the same frame. 
It differs, however, in that instead of 
having a simple dog clutch, a sliding 
gear with dog clutch teeth on either side 
is mounted on the main shaft and de- 
signed to engage with the gears at either 
end of the shaft, just as with the two- 
speed, and also with a gear mounted at 
the center of the lay shaft providing in- 
termediate ratio. In other particulars, 
the three-speed is similar to the two. 

The clutch is formed integral with the 
gearset in both cases and is of the plate 
clutch type, with sufficient surface to 
ensure smooth and steady gripping with- 
out undue heating. A feature of the 
drive system is that the drive sprocket 
jointing the gearset with the rear wheel 
is mounted on the right side of the gear- 
set, so that, like the two-speed Pope, the 
driving chain is on the right side from 
the countershaft back, providing a short- 
er chain line and thereby eliminating 
quite a bit of strain on the frame, espe- 
cially at the rear fork ends. 

The starter used is of the "kick" type, 
the starting lever being mounted on the 
left side of the machine, while a shaft 
to which it is connected runs through 
to the right side and carries a toothed 
segment. This segment is designed to 
engage, when the pedal is depressed, 
with a pinion mounted on the end of the 
countershaft, so that the power is trans- 
mitted through the countershaft and 



October 20, 1914 

.through the short chain to the motor. 
Th« lever is hejd, normally, out of en- 
gagement with the pinion by means of 
a coiled spring, and the pinion is mount- 
ed in turn on a ratchet device which al- 
lows it to turn in the wrong direction 
without carrying the countershaft with 
it. The pedal is hinged so that it can 
be folded over in an out of the way 
position when not in use, and by way of 
inducing silence and preventing at the 
same time slipping of the foot, the pedal 
is sheathed with rubber. The gear ratio 
is such that the motor is given several 
rapid whirls at each depression of the 
starting pedal, making its start almost 

The frame of the new machine differs 
quite a bit from that employed on the 
other models. The top tube slopes down 
from a point well in advance of the sad- 
dle, so that an exceptionally low riding- 
position is attained, making for greater 
comfort. A specially heavy fishtail rein- 
forcement is fitted directly behind the 
head, and the rear stays have been made 
considerably heavier than on the other 
models, providing additional strength 
necessary for the use of the machine in 
connection with a sidecar. 

The front fork has been made consid- 
erably heavier, and an added leaf fitted 
to the spring. The rocker plates are 
heavier, slightly different in shape, and 
are provided with compression grease 
cups which ensure proper lubrication and 
reduce wear. The rear hub, of course, 
is of entirely new design and embodies 
a pair of band brakes, both internal ex- 
panding and e.xternal contracting, oper- 
ating on the same six-inch drum. 

A neat feature is that by means of a 
lever positioned on the left footboard, 
the clutch first is released and upon fur- 
ther depression, the brake is applied. 
This, of course, makes for safety in the 
manipulation of the machine, which will 
be appreciated by the rider who travels 
much in traffic. The tank now is of the 
molded type and is substantial, with 
large filler openings and with a syringe 
for priming purposes fitted in the gas- 
olene opening. 

Members of the Atlanta Motorcycle 
Club are planning to hold a number of 
endurance runs during the fall. They 
are going to tour to Macon for the an- 
nual fair, covering the distance of 103 
miles at an easy rate. 

New Locking Device from Berling Co. 

One of the recent additions to the Ber- 
ling magneto line, manufactured by the 
Ericsson Mfg. Co., of Buffalo, N. Y., is 
the type N-21 motorcycle magneto equp- 
ped with a lock for cutting out the igni- 
tion. Motorcycle riders have long felt 
the need for a magneto of this kind to 
guard against the theft of their mounts, 
the same as the automobile owner is pro- 

The accessibility of the magneto on 
the motorcycle permits the lock to be 
made a part of the magneto, thus mak- 
ing the lock absolutely positive. The 
ground connection is made inside the 
magneto so that there is no possible 
chance to start the motor after the key 
is removed. 

The substantial manner in which the 
lock has been built into the magneto is 
in keeping with the sturdy construction 
of the balance of the Berling Type N 


Berling locking 

magneto. The one-piece frame elimi- 
nates a number of parts and thereby re- 
duces the chances for loose screws and 
consequent trouble. The entire magneto 
is protected from dust, oil and water in 
the most effective manner. 

On the latest types of Berling mag- 
netos the cams which operate the inter- 
rupter are an integral part of the inter- 
rupter housing. This housing is formed 
from a single piece of steel and the cams 
pressed into it. After hardening, the 
housing is ground to fit its bearing on 
the magneto and the cams are of course 
accuratel}' ground to insure perfect tim- 
ing. This construction eliminates any 
possibility of loose cams. 

Noted Experts from the Factory Te.ims 
Scheduled to Appear on the Famous 
Course Thanksgiving Day — Perry, 
Winner in 1913, Will Try to Repeat 

Ed. Heinsch, president and manager of 
the Motorcycle Accessories Co., of St. 
Paul, Minn., visited the show. He was 
greatly interested in the exhibits of the 
latest models. 

Phoenix, Ariz., reports that a new mo- 
torcycle club with 30 charter members 
has been formed, with Raymond Smith 
as promoter. It will be the successor 
to the Phoenix MotorCvcle Club. 

The Savannah papers herald the ap- 
proach of the annual classic for Thanks- 
giving Day with an announcement of the 
probable make-up of the factory teams. 
The noted speedsters of the country are 
expected to start in this event, where 
the riders will receive large cash prizes. 

To show the activity that the factories 
as well as the local club have displayed 
the Excelsior factory has already an- 
nounced its riders in a letter to the club. 
Of course, Robert Perry, of Joliet, 111., 
who won the contest last year, will 
again head the team, while Carl Goudy, 
of Fairbury, 111., who made the fastest 
lap here, will be second man. A new 
one among the riders will be Joe Wol- 
ters, of Los Angeles, Cal., but this same 
Joe recently won a 2S0-mile race at 
Sioux City, la., and holds many record.^. 
The fourth man on the team will be 
Bert Catnplejohn, of Jacksonville, Fla., 
who will be remembered as winning third 
place here last year. 

Just how many riders the Hendee Mfg. 
Co., makers of the Indian, will send is 
not known, but Edwin G. Baker, of 
Phoenix, Ariz., who now holds the cross- 
country record and winner of many 
world's records, will lead the team. 
Creviston, of Chicago, 111.; Rex D. Ed- 
monds, of Salem, S. D.; Slivers Boyd, of 
Colorado, and about six others are also 
expected to ride Indians. 

The Harley-Davidson Motor Co., which 
has recently entered the racing game, 
will rely upon Al, Stratton, of Rock- 
ford, III.; Cunningham, of Illinois; Gust, 
of the same place; Brier, of Chicago; 
Rowe, of Chicago; Spetch, of Birming^ 
ham, and Gray Sloop, of Moresville, 
N. C. 

The Merkel will have Maldwyn Jones, 
who won second place last year, from 
Lebanon, 111.; Pineau, from Williams- 
port, Pa., and Taylor, from Middle- 
town, O. 

The Thor and Pope companies have 
not yet written the club just what they 
will do in regard to entries, but from 
their representatives who have been in 
Savannah recently they will each have 
about four riders. This combination of 
speed merchants should produce a con- 
test to delight the fans. Every two- 
wlieel owner who can. will attend. 

October 20, 1914 



Harley-Davidson Offers Electrical Models 

Fitted With Combined Electric Lighting and Ignition System of the Dynamo 

and Battery Type — Dynamo Is Also a Magneto and Is Located 

in the Same Place — Details of System 

That electricity for lighting the mo- 
torcycle is not to be thrown into the 
discard, is shown by the fact that the 
Harley-Davidson Motor Co., of Milwau- 
kee, Wis., quite unexpectedly has an- 
nounced a pair of models augmenting 
their line of five already announced, 
which are equipped with a complete and 
combined electric lighting and ignition 
set, embracing the use of both a motor- 
driven dynamo and a storage battery. 
The announcement also marks one more 
step in the advance of the fully equipped 
machine, for the Harley-Davidson sys- 
tem includes both head and tail lights 
and an electric warning signal. The 
jnodels which are offered with this equip- 
ment both are twins, one a single speed, 
known as Model 11-H and which sells 
for $275, and the other a three-speed, 
designated as Model 11-J and which lists 
at $310. 

The electric lighting system is built 
right into the machines and is by no 
means an attachment. It therefore is not 
subjected to the ailments of the attached 
systems, which are principally due to 
the inability to provide a dependable 
drive system or a real good position for 
the dynamo. The Harley-Davidson dyna- 
mo, which by the way is also a magneto, 
is positioned on the magneto bed plate 
and driven by the magneto gear train, 
the magneto being dispensed with. The 

gearing is such that the dynamo is 
driven at its most efficient speed when 
the motorcycle is traveling at the or- 
dinary rate of speed, which eliminate? 
drive troubles for good. The dynamo. 

Lighting set. battery 

ntrol bo 

while it combines the dual functions of 
dynamo and magneto, is hardly larger 
and but slightly heavier than the or- 
dinary magneto. 

In principle the dynamo is very sim- 
ple. Current — direct current — is gener- 
ated at the comparative!}'- low voltage 
necessarv for the lights in the armature 

ght and horn equipment 

and is conducted to the head and tail 
lights by means of well protected cables. 
The storage battery is "floated across the 
line," which is to say that it is con- 
nected in shunt with the lamp circuit 
so that it is constantly being charged 
by the dj'namo when that device is in 
operation, but when the motor stops it 
is in a position to furnish current for 
the lamps. The dynamo is automatically 
brought into and out of circuit when it 
is revolving fast enough to supply cur- 
rent at the proper voltage by means of 
a very simple switch which is operated 
by means of the suction of the motor. 
This suction which, of course, varies 
according to the speed of the motor, is 
caused to operate a diaphragm stretched 
across a chamber and it is the movement 
of this diaphragm that is utilized to oper- 
ate the automatic cutout. The device 
effectively prevents the battery from dis- 
charging itself through the windings of 
the dynamo when the motor has stopped 
while at the same time it cuts out the 
signal so that it cannot be operated when 
the machine is not in use. 

For ignition, part of this current is 
stepped up in a transformer coil to the 
requisite high tension necessary for ig- 
nition .purposes. The coil is contained 
right in the instrument, where it takes 
up little room and is well protected 
against dust, dirt, water and oil. The 
arrangement is such that the motor can 
be easily started without recourse to the 
Ijattery current, provided that device is 
depleted for any cause whatsoever, or 
with the current from this source pro- 
vided the battery is in a charged condi- 

The lamp provided is of the torpedo 
type, with a perfect parabolic mirror, 
and embraces the use of two bulbs, a 
large one mounted directly in the focus 
of the mirror for providing the bright 
light necessary for touring on dark coun- 
try roads, and a small bulb located out- 
side of the focus which provides a light 
that is not blinding but which at the same 
time is wholly adequate for use on the 
streets of the city. The tail light is so 
arranged that it not only casts aii illum- 
inating .glow on the license bracket and 
tag, but also can be detached from the 



October 20, 1914 

Model n-J three-speed twin, fitted with Ilarley-Davids 

stem of lighting. Piice, $310 

bracket, reflector and all, and used for 
a trouble lamp. The storage battery is 
claimed to be indestructable, compara- 
tively light in weight, and capable of 
being turned over on its side without 
incurring the possibility of leakage of 
the acid solution. All of which makes 
for a very dependable and efificient light- 
ing system. 

In connection with the device, it is 
pointed out that it was developed by the 
engineers of the Remy Electric Co., the 
well-known dynamo and magneto mak- 
ers, of Anderson, Indiana, working in 
conjunction with the designer of the 
Harley-Davidson, which is not only a 
guarantee of its electrical and mechanical 
perfection and perfect adaption to the 
motorcycle in question, but is also a 
guarantee of unlimited service possibil- 
ities at any of the very many Remy sta- 
tions distributed liberally throughout 

Minneapolis was not without its rep- 
resentation at the show. The follow- 
ing dealers saw the exhibits: A. R. 
Horn and H. N. Baird, Yale dealers; 
Ira Enmark, Excelsior dealer; Harminer 
& Bissett, Indian dealer; Nels Rosen- 
dahl. Thor dealer; Guy Webb, Harley- 
Davidson dealer, and two jobbers, E. 
A. Williams and Chas. A. Hall. 

Sturmey-Archer 3-Speed Hub for Bicycle 

The introduction of the Sturmey- 
Archer 3-speed coaster hub for bicycles 
should fill a long-felt want. This was 
the first practical 3-speed gear and has 
been in use on the majority of high- 
grade bicycles in England for the past 
ten years. 

The Sturmey-Archer hub has been 
placed upon the American market by the 
Cycle Mfg. & Supply Co., 180 North 
Dearborn street, Chicago. Prominent 
manufacturers in this country have been 
quick to appreciate the many advantages 
of this innovation and are equipping 
their best bicycles with it. 

tail light with braclie 

Sturmey-Archer 3-speed coaster hub 

The Sturmey-Archer hub contains two 
sets of sun and planet gears of excep- 
tional strength always in mesh, allow- 
ing instant changing of speed without 
danger of stripping or otherwise damag- 
ing gears. The gears can be changed 
instantly by moving a lever, whether 
rider is pedaling, coasting or standing 
still. There is absolutely no jerking or 
slipping of pedals. 

The hub is absolutely dust-proof, the 
entire mechanism running in oil, giving 
a perfectly smooth running device. The 
working parts are extremely few in num- 
ber, indicating' great simplicity. It 
weighs complete w-ith controls about 3 
pounds 10 ounces, but little over one 
pound more than the average coaster 

Almost any combination of gears can 

be had, according to size of sprockets. 
For example, a 26-tooth front and 9-tooth 
rear will give a low gear of 61, a normal 
of 81 and a high of 106. The braking 
mechanism is of the usual coaster brake 

The gear changes are controlled by 
means of a quadrant with lever, permit- 
ting three positions, attached to the top 
tube near the head. From the quadrant 
a Bowden wire cable leads to the chain 
lever connecting with the gears through 
the hollow hub axle. 

C. Hansen, manager of the motorcy- 
cle department of the Kelly Co., of Du- 
luth, Minn., dealers in Excelsior motor- 
cycles, was a visitor to the show and re- 
ported that the 1914 sales aggregated 
103 machines, as against 68 in 1913. They 
sold a motorcycle to the Duluth Po- 
lice Department and another to the Fire 
Department for emergency calls. Gen- 
eral Manager W. N. Hard, of the same 
company, also was a Chicago visitor. 

V. B. Carter, of Carter & Turner, In- 
dian dealers at Huntington, W. Va., was 
an interested spectator at the show. He 
made the announcement that they are 
moving to larger quarters at 1040 4th 
avenue, where a salesroom, 60 x 20, will 
be fixed up with a balcony in the rear. 
A modern repair-shop will be at the 
command of riders at all times. 

Topeka, Kan., was well represented at 
the show. There were present M. E. 
Harding, Yale agent; F. M. Welton, In- 
dian agent; Edwin Kellar, Aubrey Fra- 
zier and Frank Stephens, of the Harley- 
Davidson agency, and G. L. Brummitt, 
of the I^xcelsior agency. 

Harry McNeer, who had the Harley- 
Davidson agency at Jackson, O., has re- 
moved to Portsmouth, O., where he will 
sell Harley-Davidson motorcycles dur- 
ing 1915. He will add to this store a 
first-class repair-shop. 

Gear changing 

■October 20, 1914 



Five persons rode in comfort fr 



111 Dunham sidecar. Tl 

ed bv A. Strogonoff 

Riders To The Show 

The throngs that filled the exhibition 
hall from early in the morning until 
10:30 at night came from all over the 
country. Some luxury-loving kept to the 
sleepers, others pinned their faith to 
their two-wheelers. From New Orleans 
to Providence, from Zanesville to New 
New York came the dealers on their 
two-wheelers. Some encountered bad 
going, others made a small journey of 
their trip. Two became "tar-babies" and 
one slept in his army blanket. Here are 
some of the stories: 

A. J. Gillette and Harry Newburney, 
of Chagrin Falls, O. Their vehicle was 
a Pope motorcycle with Majestic Wind- 
splitter sidecar. 

Gillette and his companion must have 
been anxious to reach the good things 
of the show, for they covered 435 miles 
in 18 hours, leaving Chagrin Falls 7 
A. M. Monday and arriving in Chicago 
at 1 A. M. Tuesday. Neither of the two 
is a light weight, Gillette weighing 170 
and Newburney 165, and they carried two 
grips, which must have added about 100 
pounds to the weight of the outfit. 

The fuel necessary to carry them over 
the distance amounted to 12 gallons of 
gasolene, and they used 2 quarts of oil 
For 100 miles of the long route they 
encountered rain, and the roads weri 
very bad. They had no trouble at all 
during the trip. 

J. L. Miller, inventor of the Miller 
Triplex Side Seat, accompanied by Jo- 
seph Kayser, of Paulsboro, N. J., ar- 
rived at the show Sunday, after covering 
1.940 miles from their starting point, 
Philadelphia. Three weeks ago they be- 
gan their trip, covering New England 
and calling on the prominent dealers. 
Then they followed the New York State 
Highway, calling on dealers at Syracuse. 
Rochester and Buffalo. Excellent roads 
were the rule, they say, on this por- 
tion of the trip. 

But later, when going through Erie, 
Cleveland, Toledo, South Bend and La 
Porte, they ran into heavy going, where 
8 miles of road were being rebuilt. They 
traversed the plowed-up roads in good 
time, and arrived in the Windy City in 
fit condition. 

They left Sundaj' for St. Louis and the 
Santa Fe Trail to California. 



At least one rider had to fight mud in 
order to make his way to Chicago. G. 
M. Beckett, Indian dealer in New Or- 
leans,; was the dealer to ride from fur- 
thest south. He says that he plugged 
through mud until he became so tired 
that he would let the machine fall over 
and lie in the road to rest up. 

His schedule was a hard one. This is 
how he covered the long route. First 
day, 145 miles to Denham Springs, 32 
miles in rain and bad roads. Second 
day, 81 miles to Magnolia, Miss., which 
was sure bad going, as he was on the 
machine from 7 A. M. to 6 o'clock that 
night with nothing to eat, and rain and 

mud to fight all day long. Third day, 
reached Pickens, Miss., after reeling off 
147 miles through mud. Fourth day, 130 
miles, covered from Pickens to Cortland 
in the usual mud. By this time Beckett 
was getting the mud habit. Fifth day, 
reached Brighton, Tenn., after 109 miles 
of roads as bad as ever. Fulton, Ky., was 
the goal of the sixth day's jaunt over 
111 miles of roads in the condition which 
he was fated to meet everywhere. Sev- 
enth day, a cloudburst, and Cairo, on the 
Mississippi, with 63 miles to his credit. 
Eighth day, on Illinois dirt roads, 183 
miles to Centralia, and on the last day 
233 miles to Chicago, of which the last 
60 were the best of the trip. 

He made the miost of the road and 
burned up the ground in his delight at 
gaining some good roads where his ma- 
chine could be let out. 

At the show he said that the trip 
demonstrated what punishment a motor- 
cycle could stand, as practically all of 
the 1,200 miles he covered was a mud 
ride, and in many places a steady down- 
pour of rain hindered this persevering 
rider from making quick time. 

Milkr and companion, and the Miller Triplex side seat on' which they traveled 



October 20, 19U 



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Reading Saddle & Mfg. Co., Reading, 

Pa. — An especially attractive method of 
exhibiting saddles was conceived by this 
concern, who had a large panel box faced 
with red plush, on which were brackets 
mounting the many types of saddles 
which it makes. All in all, about 48 
were shown, which permitted an exposi- 
tion of every style and type fitted with 
the different types of springs. The ex- 
hibition was in charge of H. E. Printz, 
sales and advertising manager, and John 
L. Ennis, superintendent of the factory. 
There were also many diiiferen't types of 
spring construction. New in. this booth 
were the Apache and Mohawk suspen- 
sion type. The "Flexo," which was first 
put on public A'iew during the show, is 
a large padded type saddle, which is en- 
tirely flexible, as it has no underplate 
or understrapping of any kind to inter- 
fere with the flexibility. It is made of 
heavy leather and the heavily padded 
seat will adjust itself to the rider with- 
out destroying its true shape. 

The Majestic Mfg. Co., Worcester, 
Mass. — O. A. Jones and Thomas Crab- 
tree. In this booth was shown several 
of the "Windsplitter" and "Gunboat" 
models of sidecars, delivery vans car- 
rier tandem for 1913-14-15 Indian motor- 
cycles, the new cantilever spring tan- 
dem, commercial bike sidecars and sev- 
eral specialties. The most interesting of 
the newcomers was a "one-man'" top, 
with side curtains and shields, foi" side- 

Herbert F. L. Funke Co., New York 
City. — Naturally the line of Coventry 

chains comprised the major part of this 
exhibit, and in addition to the complete 
line of these for motorcycle use. includ- 

Flcto saddle, padded, with "Top-Notch" spring 

ing extra heavy chains for "big twin" 
and sidecar use, the exhibit contained 
XLAll saddles and many imported ac- 

cessories. Considerable interest was 
aroused by the single-cylinder Triumph 
motorcycle, the only foreigner in the 
show, which this concern was using to 
exhibit the application of their line of 
imported accessories. The booth was in 
charge of H. F. L. Funke, assisted by 
L. II. Cornish and George Levene. 

Johnson & Meyer Co., Memphis, Tenn. 
— This concern had planned to exhibit 
a new German automatic gas lamp, which 
showed in combination the red rear light, 
front white light and green side lights, 
but owing to too much war the shipment 
is tied up in Bremen; as a result not 
even a sample of the new line could be 
obtained for the show. The firm, how- 
ever, displayed its general accessory 
lines. It might be worth while calling 
attention to the fact that this was the 
first concern of Southerners who ever 
had courage enough to come to a North- 
ern show to exhibit. The booth was in 
charge of Jake H. Mej'er, who confided 
to everyone that he was glad he came, 
that he would come again, and that he 
proposed getting in touch with a lot of 
Central West buyers and dealers who 
would appreciate the advantages of deal- 
ing with his house. The firm issues a 
142 -page accessory catalog which covers 
their entire line. 

Hawthorne Mfg. Co., Bridgeport, Conn. 
— Directing this display were President 
Ellsworth A. Hawthorns, from the home 
of the Old Sol product. Floyd C. West, 
who is traveling in the mid-west; Henry 
S. Bien, who covers the New England 
Coast, while the Pacific Coast was rep- 
resented by Don E. Bailey and E. Drake. 
It was intended to have E. Horace Haw- 
thorne on hand, but he has not yet 

October 20, 1914 



SLifficienth- recovered from his recent at- 
tack of typhoid fever. 

The exhibit contained a full line of 
1915 models of the Old Sol product, in- 
cluding among the devices which are en- 
tirely new, a No. 57, an aluminum tail 
light with a steel bracket to be fastened 
to the mudguard. No. 40, a bullet-shaped 
headlight for sidecar use; Nos. 50 and 
51, bicycle electric lighting outfits using 
dry cells, which are carried in specially 
designed containers, and No. 30, a bicy- 
cle light with combination handlebar and 
forkside bracket. 

Garford Mfg. Co., Elyria, O.— Full line 
of Maxo horns and Elyria-Dean speedo- 
meters and battery carrying cases. The 
speedometer is entirely new and is a 
centrifugal with about one-third the usual 
number of parts generally found in de- 
vices used for the same purpose. No 
springs are used in its mechanical con- 
struction and a direct up and down action 
instead of the usual concentric action is 
obtained, all of which makes towards an 
absolutely steady hand, and that is what 
is desired in speed indicating instruments 
The driving shaft is a mono-coil, which 
ill case of breakage can be replaced for 
approximately 50 cents. The booth was 
in charge of A. G. Bean, vice-president 
and general manager of the concern, who 
was assisted by Ray Manson, Carl 
Nearacher, R. M. Allen. A. B. Smith and 
I. E. Loewenberg. 

There was also exhibited at this booth 
a new type of Maxo horn which will be 
sold onl}^ to motorcycle manufacturers to 
be used in conjunction with lighting and 
starting outfits. It is of the high fre- 
quency oscillating motor type with sin- 
gle winding of the field and two-way 
return. Exceptional tome volume is ob- 
tained through the medium of a free 
diaphragm in contradistinction to the 

pierced form of diaphragm 
sealed with a longer stud. 





Hendee Mfg. Co., Springfield, Mass. — 

Attendant at the exhibition from the fac- 
tory was President George M. Hendee, 

Treasurer F. J. Weschler, E. M. Jackson, 
R. W. Ellingham, George W. Sherman 
and J. H. O'Brien, and the traveling 
men from the western branch houses. 
The machines on view were the Model 
B, known as the "Little Twin," which 
on a dynamometer test develops 10 
horsepower. This was shown in the sin- 
gle-speed, two-speed and three-speed 
models. The Model C, known as . the 
"Big Twin," which develops 16 horse- 
power on a dynamometer test, was shown 
in the single-speed, two-speed and three- 
speed, and one of these machines was 
also exhibited with the full electrical 
equipment. The Model E, the single- 
cylinder service model, with its black 
weatherproof finish, excited a great deal 
of interest. There was also a speed- 
way model of the "Big Twin" type, mak- 
ing a total of eight machines. But the 
most startling feature of the exhibit, 
however, was the new Indian dual mag- 
neto and generator, actually two instru- 
ments in one, giving ignition to the mo- 
tor from a high-tension, magneto, and 
light from a generator contained in the 
same housing, which, however, contained 
no coils. 

The particularly interesting feature of 
this device was found in the fact that 
when the lighting system was interrupted 
or if it should break down in actual use, it 
would in no way afifect the ignition. The 
instrument at the show was delivering a 
steady non-flickering light direct from 
the instrument at a motor speed of 18 
miles per hour. A small battery will 
be floated between it and the lights. The 
cost of the equipment including battery, 
lamps, tail light, electric horn, will be 
$30 additional on any of the Hendee 


October 20, 1914 

Henes Sales Corporation, Chicago, 111, 

— Exhibitors in this booth were H. W. 
Henes, W. A. James, J. M. Young and 
A. J. L. Dueth, who were icept busy 
showing the "Speed Nut" wrench, manu- 
factured by the Cochran Pipe Wrench 
Mfg. Co., of Chicago, 111., which grips 
any nut from J4 inch to M inches. 
This wrench has no thumb screw, but 
the jaws are actuated by the movement 
of the handle, when the nut is being- 
tightened and fastened. "The harder it 
pulls, the tighter it grips" is the slogan 
of the booth. 

Jones & Noyes, Chicago, 111. — The booth 
contained several types of the Jones 
& Noyes commercial bicycle in which 
there have been no radical changes. 
The baskets have been strengthened 
somewhat and a better finish is now used 
on them. In the booth were H. B. Jones, 
p. L. Harris, Norman Fyffe and A. J. 
Dewey. In addition to the carriers the 



The "Speednut" wrench 

company exhibited for the first time the 
Jones tire pump, which is a complete 
tire repair outfit, consisting of a high- 
pressure air pump, tire tool and con- 
tainer for the tire repair kit. The 
plunger instead of being a solid rod, as 
is customary, practically is a hollow 
piece of tubing, the interior of which is 
large enough to contain the necessary 
articles to repair punctures or blowouts. 
A few turns of the knob on the top of 
the pump permits the operator access to 
the storage space. The handle serves 
a three-fold purpose, namely, tire iron, 
pump handle and as a protector for the 
hose when the outfit is stowed "away. 
Two special clamps containing sockets 
are attached to the frame of the motor- 
cycle. These clamps are prominently 
placed in positions which are near front 
and rear tires. The bottom of the pump 
is a ball made to fit in these sockets. 
The ball and socket connection permits 
the operator to pump from any angle, 
the motorcycle forming a rigid base for 
the operation. 

When not operating, the pump meas- 
v^res 11 inches over all, and can be car- 
ried in the tool box or on the frame of 
the machine. 

The Wald Mfg. Co., Sheboygan, Wis. 
-^E. F. Pawsat. Full line of Wald tan- 
dems. Mudguard braces'- luggage car- 
rjers, bicycle and motoi'cycle parts and 
a'cce^ories. '"' 

Kokomo Rubber Co., Kokomo, Ind. — 

D* F. Spraker-'.and R. R. Bowen dis- 
played an extensive line of motorcycle 
and bicycle tires and inner tubes in a 
variety of treads. The variety was in 
both design and color. New is a tire 
called No. 13 special, which has a large 
red studded tread with gray sides. The 
shield white tread also is new and has 
red sides. The white Everlaster still is 
the leader of the Kokomo brand and is 
absolutely unchanged. The multitude of 
treads and colors were shown in re- 
sponse to the demand of the public who 
are seeking attractive non-skid designs 
of unusual form and conception. The 
red motorcycle tubes, of course, are con- 

Wald carriers 

Louis Rastetter & Sons, Fort Wayne, 
Ind. — An effective display of wood rims 
for bicycles in all sizes, was shown in the 
booth by R. W. Dick and E. W. Scott. 
The product was shown in the cement 
section, G and G, and steel lined rims. 

The Diamond Chain & Mfg. Co., In- 
dianapolis, Ind. — This concern had on 
the counter of its booth a very interest- 
ing model consisting of two standard 
sprockets, over which ran one of the 


NO 118 




HO '21 





Types of Wald folding footrests 

Diamond chains. The handle on the 
larger . sprocket enabled the visitor to 
turn the same, affording a perfect dem- 
onstration of the manner in which the 
gear teeth were engaged and released. 
This model was mounted in a handsome 
diamond shaped wooden frame, lined 
with green velvet. Among the novelties 
sliown in this exhibition were the new 
chain with -J^-inch width and §-^-inch 
pitch, and the heavy duty style of 54- 
inch width and j-^-inch pitch. The space 
was in charge of Judd W. Spray, assist- 
ed by J. H. Wilson. 

Autocrat Mfg. Co., Buffalo, N. Y.— In 

this booth Wm. Chadeayne exhibited two- 
Autocrat sidecars in which was notice- 
able the refinement of body design giv- 
ing a stream-line effect and reducing 
wind resistance. While the spring which 
was formerly used with the Autocrat 
cars has been retained it has been ex- 
tended and experimentation has devel- 
oped a very much more efficient spring 
which serves to balance the load irre- 
spective of the weight and is so con- 
structed that bottoming- is impossible. A 
foot rest has been added and three-inch 
tires adopted as standard equipment, tak- 
ing place of the 2j/>-inch formerly used. 

October 20, 1914 


Hudson bicycle, model No. 500 

Miami bic\ cle, model No 304 

The price has been reduced from $85 to 
$75 and the car is enameled according 
to specification. Tops with side curtains 
and windshields are made on order, and 
children's folding seats for use in the 
cars are supplied. 

Miami Cycle & Mfg. Co., Middletown, 
Ohio — With President K. R. Jacoby in 
an advisory capacity and G. W. Ash in 
direct charge of the exhibit, the Merkel 
manufacturers displayed three solo mo- 
torcycles and one with sidecar attached 
and 11 bicycles. Two demonstrating 
stands were in constant use illustrating 
the mechanism of the new Musselman 
positive drive coaster brake, which prov- 
ed to be one of the sensations of the 
show. Tn the bicycle division, the vari- 
ous lines of the Miami company were 
shown, most of them in diamond frames, 
but there was one drop frame model ex- 
hibited. Also there was one diamond 
equipped with the Musselman carrier. Of 
the motorcycles, two appeared in the 
famous Merkel yellow, while one was 
enameled in blue. Assisting those at 
the booth already names was Assistant 
Sales Manager H. C. Forster, R. D. 
Webster, William Sheets and F. P. Lee. 

Kelm & Burback, Milwaukee, Wis. — 
One single garage of the usual galvan- 
ized iron construction, which is guaran- 
teed not to rust, and which will take 
paint if the owner wants to decorate it 

to match other buildings, was the offer- 
ing at this booth. R. E. Kelm and F. K. 
Kops explained the merit of the product, 
calling attention to the slot or track 
which guided the wheels, and the con- 
venient shelf placed on the rear wall of 
the garage. 

Crerar, Adams & Co., Chicago, 111. — 
Represented by A. A. Kaiser, A. P. Bal- 
son and A. F. Ischinger, exhibited an 
extensive display of Shelby cold drawn 

The Miami carry all 

seamless steel tubing. Tn the rear of the 
booth was an easel on which a framed 
photograph of a table top constructed of 
about 850 different sections of steel tub- 
ing of various shapes, forming a lace-like 
effect of wondrous design, attracted a 
great deal of attention. The exhibit was 
merely suggestive of the stock which is 
in Chicago, consisting of 740 different 
sizes and shapes of Shelby tubing. An 
interesting fact heard at the booth was 

Flying Merliel, model No. 400, 

that the supply of tubing on hand in Chi- 
cago at this tiine equalled 471,595 lineal 

Persons Mfg. Co., Worcester, Mass. — 

While a full line of Persons saddles was 
shown in both motorcycle and bicycle 
types, the feature of the booth was the 
display of the Red Wing brand, which 
included the Eclipse, Queen, Olympia, 
Seneca and Defiance. Of special interest 
was one of the new creations, the Olym- 
pia, which embodies with the metal 
trusses. Persons patented three-point 
support connecting the trusses to the 
front spring, thus supporting the spring 
and compelling the retention of align- 
ment and mold both of cantel and pom- 
mel. The exhibit was, of course, in 
charge of D. W. Donley, from the fac- 

Hine, Watt Mfg. Co., Chicago, III— 
E. R. Monroe and J. Tennenbaum exhib- 
ited motorcycle and bicycle lamps in va- 
rious shapes and finishes. 

Schwarze Electric Co., Adrian, Mich. — 
In this booth K. F. Wagner, manager of 
the company, and G. R. Kramer were 
showing motorcycle horns in nickel- 
plated and in black with nickel trim- 
mings. There were also a line of bat- 
tery cases. Particular attention was 
called by the exhibitors to the new 
Schwarze horn, known as No. 7, a dis- 
tinctive 19! S product weighing only 25 
ounces. This instrument will emit a 
loud, clear, penetrating signal, which is 
insistent without being startling in its 
warning. The current consumed is 
slight and the horn operates on two dry 
cells, or as many as four may be used. 
Supplied with a nickel-plated lever type 
push button and three feet of nickel- 
plated armored cable, it lists at $4.50. 

F. B. Parks Company, Grand Rapids, 
Mich. — F. B. Parks in person was at the 
show explaining Parks's patent repair 
outfit, the distinctive feature of which is 
an original tool permitting the use of 
flat stem rubber plugs. Of course, the 


October 20, 191i 

exhibit contained Parks's Secret Process 
rubber cement. 

St. Louis Rubber Cement Co., St. 
Louis, Mo. — Paul Acton displayed tire 
repair material consisting of rubber ce- 
ment, tire tubing and repair gums. 

Pierce Cycle Co., Buffalo, N. Y.— Fred 
L. Brown, H. G. Pauer. A complete line 
of Pierce one- and two-piece hanger ser- 
vice models, the new Pierce racer, which 
is strictly a racing bicycle of very light 
weight, with the cushion frame and 
chainless models, comprised the main 
features of the exhibit, there was also a 
comprehensive display of the parts 
which go to make up the Pierce product. 
Despite the attractiveness of the rest of 
the booth, the Pierce racer was in a class 
by itself as a drawing feature. Weighing 
ready for the track, only 20 pounds, and 
backed by the Pierce reputation, it was 
a magnet which drew the crowd and 
compelled sales. Fred Brown explained 
to all the construction of the machine, 
laying particular emphasis on the spe- 
cial Fierce non-friction bearings in the 
crankhanger and showing how the 
weight reduction had been obtained 
without sacrificing in any way the rigid- 
ity and structural strength of the frame. 
Two Pierce service models also were 
shown, with one- and two-piece hangers, 
respectively. The arrangement of the 
Pierce booth was noticeably effective. 
The artistic setting of the machines, and 
the avoidance of crowding and the ease 
with which the models could be inspect- 
ed and closely examined made the dis- 
play instructive. 

Pope Mfg. Co., Westfield, Mass.— The 
motorcycles exhibited consisted of the 

R-15 ,a two-speed twin, and L-IS, a sin- 
gle-speed twin. M-15, which is a five- 
horsepower, single-cylinder, single-speed 
and M-IS, a five-horsepower, two-speed, 
single-cylinder. The model H-15 also 
was shown, a single-cylinder, single- 
speed. To emphasize and to make more 
clear the mechanical construction of the 
machines, a cutaway model of the twin- 
cylinder and five-horsepower singlt, 
were mounted on special stands and 
permitted a close, critical view of the 
valve action and actuating mechanism, 
giving an opportunity for study of al- 
most every moving member. There was 
also a cutaway model of the Pope two- 
speed gear, which on the 1915 models 
will be unchanged from that in use on 
the 1914 product. The step starting 
mechanism and the mechanical oiler also 
are shown in section, as in fact was all 
the interior mechanism of the Pope prod- 
uct. There was also a model PI motor- 
cycle with a commercial van attached, 
and the new R-1,S with a Majestic side- 
car. Among the dozen bicycles exhibited 
were the Defiance, Seminole, and an ex- 
ample of the Pope motorbike. The Sem- 
inole is a modernized type of delivery 
bicycle with frame of IVs-incli tubing 

Seminole delivery bicycle, with baskets 

and with substantial wire baskets sus- 
pended on either side of the rear wheel. 
These baskets are deep and without a 
top, and permit the transportation of 
long bundles which could not be con- 
tained in the usual type of covered car- 
rier; they have exceptional carrying ca- 
pacity. The exhibit was in charge of 
F. W. Starr, who had associated with 
him O. J. Oberwegner, M. G. Littlefield, 
Edward Rischel, Frank R. Swayne, B. A. 
Edgar. J .P. Fogarty was there for a 
part of the time, and L. D. Hardin man- 
aged to give the show the "once over" 
as an interruption to his trip to the west- 
ern coast. 

National Screw & Tack Co., Cleveland, 
Ohio — Representing the company were 
W. S. Quinlan, H. G. Alexander and H. 
W. Moulder. The exhibit comprised 
specimens of the entire line of spokes 
and nipples and was well displayed on a 
panel board, where were shown the 
various steel wire spokes manufactured 
by the concern for use in bicycles, mo- 
torcycles and automobile wheels. 

New York Lubricating Oil Co., Chica- 
go, 111. — Containers showing the samples 
of all the Monogram brand of oils and 
greases that are produced for use in con- 
nection with the lubrication of motor- 
cycles. The booth was in charge of W. 
M. Crotty, assisted by Thomas C. James 
and Rudolph Janze. 

Standard Welding Co., Cleveland, O. — 
A comprehensive display of frame parts, 
front forks, rear forks, rear stays, mud- 
guards, seat posts, loop tubes and many 
samples of reinforced tubing was the 
showing made of the p'roducts which this 
company makes for the cycling trade. It 

October 20, 1914 



was a comprL'hensive display which in- 
terested those who cared to learn what 
was under the enamel and plate of mo- 
torcycles and bicycles. The exhibit was 
in charge of H. A. Flagg, W. Voss and 
R. A. Quale. 

B & L Auto Lamp Co., New York City 
— Secretary-treasurer A. Backer repre- 
sented the company, which exhibited a 
variety of motorcycle lamps for either 
gas or electric illumination, finished in 
all nickel, or in black trimmed with nick- 
el. In addition to the lamps were dis- 
played lamp brackets for attachment to 
the handlebars. 

Harley-Davidson Motor Co., Milwau- 
kee, Wis. — Seven motorcycles and the 
new Harley-Davidson sidecar, designed 
and manufactured by the company, were 
the big visible features of the booth, but 
of even more interest to the mechanic- 
ally intelligent were the sectional views 
of working models, illustrating the 
mechanism, exterior and interior, of the 
new mechanical features. The exhibit 
was in charge of Arthur Davidson, vice- 
president and sales manager, assisted by 
W. E. Kleimenhagen, supervisor of Har- 
ley-Davidson affairs west of the Missis- 
sippi; T. A. Miller, looking after matters 
east of that stream; Assistant Sales Man- 
ager Albert E. Becker, Export Manager 
Homer G. Garner. H. W. Hascall and 
Joseph Kilbert. These representatives 
alternated between the factory and the 
show, as did President Walter Davidson, 
Works Manager William A. Davidson, 
Chief Engineer Willaim S. Harley; his 
assistant, William Ottoway; Superin- 
tendent George Nortman, Master Me- 
chanic William N. John, Advertising 
Manager Lacy Crolius, F. B. Rodgers 
and M. Sharp. 

Arranged alphabetically, the other 
Harley-Davidson representatives at the 
show were: A. W. Bruges; Manager 
Gus Castle, of the Southern branch at 
Atlanta; Jes Campbell, O. P. T. Daenitz, 
E. R. Durkee, W, E. Holley, W. N. 
Koch, E. J. Megow, 1.. H. MacDonald, 
Frank Ollerman, W. J. Ruhe, H. C. 
Scherer, H. L, Schwind, A. C. Schleiger, 
R. W. Sayre, of the Appeal Mfg. & Job. 
Co., Los Angeles; J. S. Tunno, A. L. 
Voelz, Manager W. J. Walker, of the 
New England branch at Boston, and 
George Williams. 

One of the striking novelties of the 
exhibit were the white silk badges worn 
by the men. Each badge carried in 
large letters the name of its wearer and 
made easy the approach of an interested 

Ero Manufacturing Co., Chicago, 111. — 
In addition to a general line of leggins, 
puttees, cushions, waterproof wheel cov- 

ers, tandem attachments, tail lights and 
utility parcel carriers with unbelievable 
capacities, H. T. Roberts, assisted by his 
associates, Messrs. Tisdale, Flum and 
Leopold, exhibited a number of special- 
ties, including the Security stand and the 
folding foot pedal, which has already 
met with general favor. Keeping 
abreast of the times by catering to those 
whose desire is for a free wheel bicycle, 
this concern has developed a band brake 
which readily may be attached to the 
real wheel of any bicycle. The brake is 
operated through the medium of a lever 
and quadrant, with Bowden wire con- 
trol, which is placed on the top frame 
bar in a convenient position. The "Ero 
Husky Pedal" is another newcomer and 
is an all rubber pedal for motorcycle 
use. Instead of the usual rubber treads 

compact a display as could be arranged. 
The foreground of the booth was oc- 
cupied by bicycles and tires. The ma- 
chines selected for the exhibition were in 
various colors and combinations of col- 
ors that permitted of a wide range of 
personal preferences, and made easy the 
task of the buyer seeking to stock up 
willi goods which would prove, attract- 
ive in his territory. For the company 
the following salesmen were in attend- 
ance: John Nicoll, G. M. Roosevelt, W. 
A. Kirk, M. Warner, O. Wende and C. 
E. Mearns, of the Illinois territory; N. 
E. Horton, who travels in Wisconsin, 
Minnesota, North Dakota and South Da- 
kota; C. E. Wilson, Iowa; W. P. Miller, 
Ohio; H. P. Barnhart, Indiana; H. K. 
Ford, Michigan, and H. .S. Hale, Colo- 

the entire body is solid rubber with three 
steel supports running through it. 

Excelsior General Supplies Co., Chi- 
cago, 111. — This firm of manufacturers, 
importers and jobbers, which does only 
a wholesale business, had an elaborate 
display of bicycles, and of motorcycle 
and bicycle accessories. The background 
of the booth was composed of an un- 
broken row of panels on each of which 
was displayed an accessory group. Next 
to a panel of goggles came a panel con- 
taining tire cements, plug cements and 
other articles of like nature; then fol- 
lowed a group of accessories made up of 
cyclometers, cycle mirrors and other 
nickeled articles; then a panel of 
wrenches followed by gas and electric 
tail lights with a display of extra lenses, 
gas bags, etc. And so it went through 
the entire list, and offered' the dealer 
every opportunity for inspection and 
comparison before placing his order. 
Taken all in all, it was as effective and 

Aurora Automatic Machinery Co., Chi- 
cago, 111. — Sales Manager H. N. Kirk, 
with H. G. Pruett and F. D. Freeman 
represented the company, which exhib- 
ited four Thors, two of which were 
shown with full electrical equipment, 
which, however, is optional to buyers. 
The Thor product will continue to be 
marketed enameled in the popular two- 
color blue. 

Weed Chain Tire Grip Co., Bridgeport, 
Conn. — Obviously the exhibit was in- 
tended for the exposition of the single 
device the company manufactures for 
use on motorcycles — the anti-skid chain, 
but despite the fact it is so well known 
and so thoroughly standardized that 
there was little or no possibility of its 
having any new features, the booth was 
ever the center of a lively group who had 
stopped for a "day-day" with "Safety 
First Jimmy" Walker, who dispensed 
good humor and selling arguments in 
about equal proportions. He, and F. E. 



October 20, 1914 

Sparks represented the company during 
the week. 

Reading Cycle Mfg. Co., Reading, Pa, 
— Three newcomers have been added to 
the Reading-Standard line and were first 
offered to general view when the show 
opened on Monday. They have been 
listed as the Atlas service, Courier road 
racer and the Pyramid. They differ from 
the others of the line in frame construc- 
tion, which in these models shows orig- 
inal designs of reinforcement. While 
the Atlas and Courier will be stock mod- 
els in the future, the Pyramid will attain 
a certain exclusiveness owing to the de. 
cision of the manufacturers to produce 
this model only when specifically or- 
dered. At least that is the present inten- 
tion of Wm. Remppis, who looked after 
his affairs in Chicago. 

Motor Products Co., Detroit, Mich. — 
Represented by President B. F. Falter, 

Reading model showing pyramid frame 

Sales Manager B. F. Howard and Assist- 
ant Sales Manager T. J. Houlihan, the 
company exhibited two models of the 
Flanders motorcycle — both twins — one 
a single-speed, while the other was 
equipped with a two-speed gear. The 
Flanders-Dunham sidecar also was 

Eclipse Machine Co., Elmira, N. Y. — 
Showing its long and well known prod- 
uct, consisting of coaster brakes, hubs, 
free engine clutches, two-speeds and 
other lines, the com.pany made its booth 
more than ever attractive and equally 
effective by having a host of representa- 
tives who met old friends and made new 
ones while signing up for the 1915 out- 
put. The Eclipse people in attendance 
were: President E. J. Dunn, General 
Manager J. C. Ferguson, Engineer F. T. 
Ellett, A. C. Rice, T. N. Biddle, E. R. 
Compton, who is President Coffman's 
F. A. M. legate, and W. M. Ingalls. 

International Stamping Co., Chicago, 
111. — Walter E. Green, the junior mem- 
ber of the company, made the show the 
occasion of his "coming out" in the mo- 
torcycle field. The exhibit consisted of 
drop side mudguards and steel tool 
boxes for motorcycles, various types of 
mudguards and attachments for bicycles. 
The feature of the exhibit was found in 

Reading Atlas bicycle for heavy service 

the new special drop side mudguards for 
bicycles. The booth was a perfect ka- 
leidoscope of color, as the product was 
highly enameled in a multitude of shades 
and tints in accordance with the preva- 
lent demand. 

Thomas Dunham Co., Aurora, 111. — 
Three cars representative of the line 
were shown, named, respectively, "Car 
Beautiful," "Duplex Sociable" and "Car 
Serviceable." The newcomer in the trio 
was the Duplex, which is extra wide and 
has a seat 30 inches in width instead of 
the usual 21 inches. This car is fitted 
with three-quarter-elliptic springs and 
the tread is 4S inches instead of 41. The 
extra width of the body — permitting the 
double seat, is secured by building the 
body nearer to the motorcycle and to 
the sidecar wheel. The cars shown in 
the booth were attached to Excelsior, 
Indian and Yale motorcycles and were 
finished to match the standard colors of 
these machines. The "Car Beautiful" 
was constructed with a device which 
permitted the easy adjustment of the 
springs to various weights. It was 
equipped with a convenient step and 
folding top. The latter, however, may 
be had on all models. 

Motor Car Supply Co., Chicago, 111. — 
Explaining the product and taking or- 
ders for the wares was a sales force com- 
prised of Burt Springer, Carl Ragnitt, 
Perry Ronschke, Richard Wilier and M. 
O. Bates. The lines exhibited were made 
up of motorcycle supplies, bicycles, bi- 
cycle supplies, equipment and accesso- 
ries, also an extensive array of tires. 

Hearsey-Willis Co., Indianapolis, Ind. 
— General Manager F. I. Willis and Sales 
Manager C. A. Oldham, with E. H. Wil- 
mer, W. R. Catlett and H. M. Woodside, 

exhibited a full line of Hearsey and Al- 
ladin bicycle tires and Hearsey motor- 
cycle inner tubes. One of the special 
tires displayed was the Hearsey No. 339 
autocycle tire, which, despite the sug- 
gestion contained in the name, is for 
bicycles. It is made of motorcycle fab- 
rics and rubber, and though it has the 
resiliency of a light tire, its basic con- 
struction gives it unusual strength and 
permits of its recommendation for heavy 
duty work. The method of construction 
makes it as nearly puncture proof as a 
resilient tire can be made, and addition- 
al wearing surface is obtained in the 
studded tread, which also acts as a pre- 
ventative of skidding. The tire is made 
in gray rubber, insuring consistent vul- 
canizing, while the specially treated red 
center tread places it in the class of oil 
resisting types. 

Another of the Hearsey product which 
brought in many riders, was the Ruby 



motorcycle tube, a tough, elastic tube 
made in butt end and endless types. It 
is made only of red rubber and such 
other ingredients, properly proportioned, 
as to insure perfect vulcanization. In 
addition to the tire lines, the exhibit 
contained practically all of the Hearsey- 
Willis specialties, most of which are 
made of rubber or have to do with tires. 
Kelly Handle Bar Dept. — American 
Stove Co., Cleveland, O. — The complete 
line of Kelly handlebars was explained 
and glorified by Charles Weaver, who 
was assisted by G. j. Gifford. The bars 
were arranged on an upright stand which 
not only made possible but encouraged 
a close and easy inspection of the many 
shapes and widths which the line con- 
sists of. There were two newcomers in 
the assortment, listed as No. 6 and R. 
177. The former is a divided "motor- 
bike" bar and, as the name implies, has 
been designed for use on this popular 
type of engineless two-wheelers. It has 
the adjustment principle of the other 
Kelly bars and is especially rigid and 
permanent when set. R. 177 is a new 
type racing bar, which offers a positive 
non-slipping adjustment. Ita serves the 
combined purpose of road or track bar, 
as it easily is lowered for track work or 

October 2C, 1914 



raised when road condidtions or dis- 
tances compel a more easy riding posi- 
tion. Like all the Kelly line, the adjust- 
ment is positive and changes only when 
it is intentionally changed. 

Great Western Mfg. Co., La Porte, 
Ind. — Vice-President and General Sales 
Manager C. A. Lonn headed the list of 
representatives from this house, which 
sent also H. A. Shafter, A. E. Lonn, 
George E. Spring, E. J. Lonn and R. E. 
St. John. The space contained speci- 
mens of the complete line of Crown, 
America and Adlake bicycles. Distinctly 
noticeable was the fact that every model 
was equipped with a conventional light 
weight stand, even the Juvenile possess- 
ing this useful device, and of course, too, 
the motorbike. All the machines had 
large saddles and they, like the stands, 
will be standard equipment in 1915. Sev- 
eral of the bicycles had special brand 
frame designs, all of which are patented. 

Excelsior Motor Mfg. & Supply Co., 
Chicago, 111. — Headed by the new model 
15-2 Excelsior Auto-Cycle, the exhibit 
contained five other models of Excelsior 
motorcycles and the line of Arnold 
Schwinn bicycles. The new model with 
its innovations, refinements, mechanical 
features and equipment was a magnet 
which drew to the space all the old Ex- 
celsior dealers and a host of agents who 
hoped to contract for the line for next 
season. The mechanical features of the 
machines are described in other columns 
of this paper. The Excelsior represen- 
tatives at the show were: Ignaz Schwinn, 
Frank Schwinn, F. B. Mathis, A. J. Ro- 
chow, G. L. Evans, Harry Svensgaard, 
F. W. Sullivan, P. E. Zimmerman, M. E. 
Erskine and G. Haynes. 

Champion Spark Plug, Toledo, O. — 
Because of its absorption of the Jeffery- 
Dewitt Co., of Detroit, Mich., the Cham- 

g step and adjustable spring 

pion company exhibited the line formerly 
manufactured by that concern as well as 
the product of its own works. The 
whole range of plugs, terminals, etc., 
were shown, and to these were added the 
Champion motorcycle plugs, wrenches. 
Champion Becco terminals and Cham- 
pion priming plugs for use on motor- 
cycles. The company was represented 
by General Sales Manager F. B. Caswell, 
assisted by W. B. Canis and Henry Con- 

The New Departure Mfg. Co., Bristol, 
Conn. — Coaster brakes for motorcycles 
and bicycles, cyclometers and bells were 
the New Departure offering in the show. 
Of these, possibly the most interesting, 
any way the newest, was the cyclometer 
which just has made its bow to the 
bicycle public. The improvements in 
this device are so many and varied that 
to all intents and purposes the instru- 
ment is entirely different from its prede- 
cessor rather than a modification of it. 
To begin with, the stationary internal 

gear immediately behind the tenths disk 
has been made about seven times thicker 
than in the old model, resulting in a 
broader barrel bearing and compelling 
absolute accuracy of register. The plan- 
er pinions are mounted between disks 
which hold them in mesh with the sta- 
tionary gear and the tenths disk, one of 
the dividing disks serving as a retaining 
nut on the star wheel shaft and locks 
the internal mechanism permanently in 
shape. The thickness of the star wheel 
is double what it was in the former mod- 
el, giving a broader bearing surface for 
the tripping finger. The wheel has been 
extended a greater distance from the 
barrel, giving a wide range of adjust- 
ment and insuring the registering ' of 
every revolution of the bicycle wheel. 
For the purpose of securing greater legi- 
bility, the reading disks are now silver 
with black numbers, where formerly they 
were black with white numerals. The 
numbers are absolutely permanent and 
can never become dimmed by time or 
exposure to the weather. 

The plate on the closed end of the bar- 
rel has been made heavier, giving greater 
strength and a firmer fastening to the 
barrel without a possibility of its work- 
ing loose. While the instrument is 
somewhat larger than the old model it 
remains the smallest cyclometer on the 
market. It records up to 10,000 miles, 
kilos or versts, and repeats. Each is 
checked by tenths. It is furnished for 26, 
28 and 30-inch wheels and is finished in 
non-rusting nickel. 

The exhibit contained also the Auto- 
type motorcycle coaster brake, with an 
improved lever for pedalless machines 
which gives much greater leverage and 
consequent efficient braking power than 
the former models. General Manager 
De Witt Page, M. J. Horton and L. G. 



October 20, 1914 

Sigourney looked after the company's 

Emblem Mfg. Co., Angola, N. Y.— 

Three Emblem motorcycles, two of them 
fitted with Eclipse two-speed gears, and 
all equipped with step starters, were the 
power-driven offering at the booth, and 
to this were added a sidecar and six 
models of Emblem bicycles, making in 
all a comprehensive display of the prod- 
uct of the Angola manufacturers. On 
Tuesday morning there was an extra at- 
traction incorporated in the display when 
Strogonofif's mud-covered Emblem and 
sidecar, with dirt-spattered top, side cur- 
tains and windshield, arrived from Sche- 
nectady, N. Y., from which city it had 
been ridden by its owner, accompanied 
by his family of three and a friend. The 
exhibition proved a wonderful drawing- 
card and many wondered that the little 
power plant could take five people over 
the roads, some of which were not of 
the best. Strogonofif assisted in the 
booth wh^re, in addition to W. G. 
Schaak, were Fred P. Ames and M. E. 

. Perfection Side Seat Co., Utica, N. Y. 

— W. S. Murray brought to the Windy 
City his tandem seat attachment and his 
Sociable seat, which readily is attached 
to the seat post of any motorcycle, with 
simple reinforcements going to the rear 
forks of the machine. These, or rather 
this, seat has across the back a full oval 
nickel-plated hand rail, which serves also 
as a robe or coat rail for the riders. 

Peter A. Frasse & Co., New York City 
— Peter A. Frasse & Co-, esihibited a line 
of Renold motorcycle chains, including 
y/<-inch pitch, i^-inch wide special, such 
as used on the Hendee starter; the^- 
inch pitch, '^-inch standard motorcycle 

chain; ^-inch pitch, ^^-inch standard as 
used on the Harley-Davidson for 191S; 
the 5^-inch pitch, J4-inch special, which 
is said to be the strongest chain on the 
market; the j4-inch pitch, 5/16-inch, such 
as used on the Pope model "R," and nu- 
merous other chains for such purposes 
as lighting dynamos, and a line of bicy- 
cle chains. An additional feature was 
several English bicycle chains at popu- 
lar prices, and English motorcycle sad- 
dles of the padded type, and the formed 
steel pan type. Manager John R. Caut- 
ley represented the company. 

Buffalo Specialty Co., Buffalo, N. Y.— 
An extensive line of specialties was ex- 
hibited in the space where a sales force 
consisting of G. A. Hosmer, M. J. Ca- 
banna, G. T. Austin and E. T. Brown ex- 
plained the principles, purpose and price 
of the products. The display consisted 
of Neverleak tire fluid; liquid veneer; 

Home oil, for polishing and cleaning en- 
amel; Holdfast liquid shellac, long 
known to the bicycle trade as a cement 
for tires and grips; Success emery grind- 
er and drill, a foot-power tool for quick, 
efficient grinding and accurate drilling; 
and Hosmer's bicycle specialties, includ- 
ing XXX patching cement. King plug- 
ging cement. King liquid rim cement, 
Wonder hand cleaner. Quick Cure cem- 
ent. Ball Bearing Compound, and Belt 

Reading-Standard Co., Reading, Pa.— 
Three motorcycles and the new delivery 
van, the latter equipped with all lights, 
speedometer and horn, comprised the 
exhibit, which was in charge of E. E. 
Hinsman, G. E. Atkins, C. R. Jones, 
V\'illiam Randall and W. E. Dewey. All 
the machines were finished in the stand- 
ard R-S brown. 

Joerns Motor Mfg. Co., Milwaukee, 
Wis. — F. Joerns and D. A. Kendall were 
kept busy explaining the new speed won- 
der Cyclone motorcycle, one of which 
machines was the sole exhibition in the 
booth. Little has been disclosed about 
the mechanism of this recent addition to 
the motorcycle field, but its exhibitors 
were loud in their assertions that after 
they had built the most perfect motor- 
cycle they could design they found it was 
a racing marvel in addition to being an 
ideal touring machine of wonderful speed 
flexibility. The Cyclone was dressed in 
its own cyclonic yellow and the air of 
mystery which seemed to surround it 
was not dispelled by its sponsors, who 
merely stood "pat" and advised all to 
"watch us." 

Vim Cycle Hardware Co., Buffalo, 
N. Y. — In the line of bicycles displayed 
by the company, which was represented 
by John W. Henry and Howard W. 

October 20, 1914 



Georger, several noticeable features were 
in evidence. The most radical change 
is in the hanger, the construction of 
which is very similar to the annular ball 
bearing of the automobile. In place of 
the usual 30-degree bearing, a two-point 
bearing is used which, it is said, gives 
the rider all the advantages of a two- 
piece hanger but obviates the possibility 
of end nuts loosening and lost play in the 
cranks. With this construction it is said 
to be impossible to so tighten the ad- 
justing cone as to make it bend. In- 
cluded in the line of bicycles is one with 
pressed steel luggage carrier, the Vim 
motorbike with camel back frame, mo- 
torcycle type of braced handlebar, mo- 
torcycle type of mudguards with drop 
sides and leather flap, the guards braced 
in true motorcycle style, equipped with 
motorcycle type grips, spokes, pedals 
and a miniature Troxel Truform saddle. 
On this model, complete electric equip- 
ment, consisting of lights and battery 
carrier, is optional. The Vim racer is 
shown, of course, but it is unchanged 
from last year. All the Vim bicycles 
have a five-coat, hand-rubbed finish, 
which is guaranteed to hold its finish 
for years. While many tires are shown, 
the leader in this line is a newcomer 
listed, as the Vim Suction Grip. The 
tread of this tire is, a copyrighted design 
of unusual pattern, -which may be had in 
a great variety of colors. The outside, 
top center of the tread is the service 
strip, while the hollow rectangles on 
either side of the strip tend to prevent 
skidding when turning corners. For 
show purposes several of the Suction 
Grip tires were displayed in all black 
rubber, some with black tread and oth- 
ers in blue, red, white and pink. 

Haverford Cycle Co., Philadelphia, Pa. 
— None other than Max Sladkin himself 
headed the representatives of this con- 
concern, which latter were; L. J. Kellner, 
Cleveland branch manager; E. C. Kirch- 
erer, Detroit branch manager, and 
Messrs. Miller and Keyser, who rode 
the Miller Triplex side seat from Phila- 
delphia to Chicago by way of Massachu- 
setts, Connecticut, New York, etc., a 
total distance of 1,940 miles. The exhibit 
was restricted to the Miller side seat, 
which met with prompt endorsement 
from many buyers. Though a recent ad- 
dition to the ranks, it has been thor- 
oughly described and illustrated in this 
paper and is already well known. 

Splitdorf Electrical Co., Newark, N. J. 
— The leading features of the exhibit 
consisted of the new Dixie magneto — a 
radical departure from the accepted style 
of construction, its extreme simplicity 
and hot spark at high and low speeds. 

being only a few of its advantages — the 
Splitdorf ignition-lighting unit easily was 
one of the most interesting electrical fea- 
tures of the show. Electrical experts 
who watched it working away, silent, 
delivering a hot spark at extremely low 
speed, not a flicker in the lights at any 
speed or rapid fluctuation, entirely self- 
contained and with a small storage bat- 
tery to carry the lights when the motor 
is at rest, pronounced it ideal for motor- 
cycle use. Besides this feature the ex- 
hibit contained the standard types of 
Splitdorf magnetos such as E. U. 4 for 
four-cylinder machines, E. V. for twins 
and E. U. for singles. A line of Split- 
dorf motorcycle plugs with both mica 
and porcelain insulators and improved 
sparking points also was shown. The 
representatives at the booth were Gen- 
eral Manager C. W. Curtiss, Assistant 
General Manager W. J. Murray, Adver- 
tising Manager D. R. Walls, G. Lang and 
j. M. Wilson from the engineering de- 
partment; M. E. Toepel and F. S. Per- 
rin, of the service department, and C. O. 
Dail, of the selling force. 

Excelsior Cycle Co., Chicago, 111. — 
Naturally the 1915 model of the De Luxe 
motorcycle was the big feature of this 
exhibit and the description of this new- 
comer will be found in another column. 
The balance of the booth was occupied 
by nine bicycles in different colored en- 
amel and showing extensive diversity of 
frame design. The representatives were 
James Baine, James Morrow, Peter 
O'Horo. Joseph Di Salvo, C. Cuddy and 
C. C. Cone, the last named being a very 
recent addition to the Excelsior Cycle's 
selling force. 

Van Cleef Bros., Chicago, 111.— The 
four brothers, Noah, Maxime, Felix and 
Paul Van Cleef, assisted by their selling 
force, L. C. Davis, J. G. Littlefield and 



October 20. 1914 

B. P. McAlees, displayed their complete 
line of Dutch Brand products, which in- 
cluded several new articles such as valve 
grinding compound packed in small 
tubes for those who haven't enough 
work to warrant the purchase of the 
large, in which it has formerly been 
packed. There was exhibited also the 
"Fire Fly" motorcycle tail light, a tiny, 
efficient lamp, constructed to throw a 
white light on the license, while the red 
lens serves its purpose of showing the 
warning signal for a great distance. The 
lamp is light in weight, strong and prac- 
tically indestructible. 

Badger Brass Mfg. Co., Kenosha, Wis. 
—Represented by L. J. Keck, W. A. Bell, 
iiarry G. Halt and Charles E. Crawford. 

Before a background of bright solar 
gas cycle lamps which blinked inviting- 
ly at the visitor to the Chicago show, 
the Badger Brass Mfg. Co. displayed its 
strikingly arranged exhibit of latest 

There were pyramids of yellow and 

Cabinet spring seat 

green cartons containing the Solar gas 
cycle lamps. Models S and 3-DS were 
distinguished by their neat design water 
back and quick-acting locking device for 
carbide pot, which has a rounded edge 
that prevents the cutting of the heavier 
and more elastic rubber washer and in- 
sures a gas-tight joint. Another improve- 
ment is the adjustable locking device 
for holding the lamps securely in any 
desired position. A large special design 
ratchet was included and bracket clamp- 
ing bolts with wing nuts strong enough 
to tighten up with a wrench. 

It was found that the double convex 
front lens and large IJ/^-inch diameter 
ruby and emerald jewels on the side of 
the cycle lamps — these have formed a 
distinctive feature of the Solars for the 
past 20 years — are retained. The lamps 
were separately packed in handsome car- 
tons of orange color with red lettering 
and blue illustrations. 

For the first time was shown an elec- 
tric headlight, Model E.M.-8, fitted with 
single or double bulbs, for either one 
or two wire lighting systems. The dou- 
ble bulb style is so arranged with the 

wiring plug which incorporates the 
switch that when operated it gives the 
large central bulb in focus lighted for 
country driving, or the small, low candle- 
power bulb, in upper part of reflector, 
lighted for city use. With the switch in 

Rear view of Harley-Davidson sidecar 

another position both bulbs are extin- 
guished. The prices for these lamps 
range from $4.25 to $5.50 each. 

The new model Solar electric tail lamp, 
termed E-T-5, and also displayed for 
the first time, is a one-piece die casting 
showing a ruby rear light, and has a plate 
for attaching the license number, the 
under part of the lamp, fitted with trans- 
parent mica, giving splendid illumination. 
The bracket, riveted to the lamp, is 
provided with bolts and nuts for attach- 
ing it firmljr to the mudguard of the 
machine. The price is $1.50 each. 

In the gas headlights, besides the fam- 
ous Grandad Model 1236, an entirely new 
model, 156, was shown, having a 6-inch 
short focus lens mirror, detachable door, 
new style heat hood and a 7-inch dis- 
tance between prop centers. It is fin- 
ished in full nickel or black and nickel, 
and retails at $6 each. 

Henderson Motorcycle Co., Detroit, 
Mich. — Two solo machines and one with 
sidecar attached were the main features 


of the exhibit, which was in charge of 
T. W. Henderson and Hugh A. Fargo. 
In addition to the motorcycles which had 
come straight from the factory were two 
machines which ha'd been ridden to vic- 

tory by Harvey Bernard and Charles 
Drude in the Chicago-Kokomo endur- 
ance run, October 10-11, a distance of 
406 miles, through continuous rain and 
mud. Near by was the large loving cup 
which rewarded the efforts in making the 
best team score. One of the most in- 
structive exhibits in the show was the 
"Henderson show trunk," a heavy built 
carrier with the usual trunk top but with 
a folding front. To the inside of this 
trunk, on the bottom, sides, top and in 
every available space were permanently 
fastened the parts of a dissembled Hen- 
derson motor, showing every detail of 
manufacture. The trunk is to be ship- 
ped throughout the country to Hender- 
son agents for their instruction and as 
an advertising feature which is sure to 
attract attention. 

F. W. Spacke Machine Co., Indianap- 
olis, Ind. — 

Owing to the fact that De Luxe mo- 
torcycle motors have become thoroughly 
standardized, the F. W. Spacke Machine 

The Indian dual 

neto generator 

Co. did not offer anj'thing radical in 
their otherwise complete exhibit. 

The exhibit this year displayed four 
motorcycle motors, two of which were 
the plain type in sectional or cut away 
style, arranged for ready inspection. A 
standard plain motor was shown, also a 
standard two-speed motor in the twin 

As illustrating the development of De 
Luxe motors for lines distinct from the 
motorcycle, a complete showing of De 
Luxe power motors was made, consist- 
ing of two standard twin-cylinder air- 
cooled motors, and one standard twin- 
cylinder water-cooled motor in two 
forms of ignition, battery and dual mag- 

In addition to these items and to fur- 
ther facilitate the inspection of De Luxe 
construction, a full line of motor parts 
was shown, consisting of crank shaft 
and cam shaft assembly, roller bearing 
assemblies, and miscellaneous parts. 

The 1915 refinements in the De Luxe 
line consist of the new style carburetter 
manifold, which permits of a more direct 

October 20, 1914 



flow of gas into the valve chamber, since 
the rib valve cage heretofore in use has 
been dispensed with, and the new mani- 
fold may also be removed with little or 
no trouble by simply releasing the hook 
bolts which hold the manifold into place. 

In addition to this, each end of the 
manifold is provided with priming valves, 
which may also be used as auxiliary air 
valves, should occasion for this arise. 
These parts are fitted together with a 
ground joint and are perfectly tight. 

Further, a small hole for J/s-inch pipe 
tube is drilled into the center of the car- 
buretter "T" on top of the manifold, to 
which a copper priming tube with a pet 
cock may be attached, and which repre- 
sents a very convenient method for prim- 
ing should such be desired. 

De Luxe motor pistons are now of the 
two-ring tj^pe, and are very much lighter 
than heretofore. 

The rear cam shaft bearing on De 
Luxe motors has been improved, as a 
phosphor bronze .bearing- is supplied, 
which screws into the case from the out- 
side, and may be readily removed with- 
out taking down the motor. 

As formerly, the Spacke exhibit was 
in charge of Sales Manager F. S. Lawrie, 
assisted by Chief Engineer D. B. Brown- 

Stewart-Warner Speedometer Corpo- 
ration, Chicago, 111.— The exhibit con- 

sisted of an Excelsior motorcycle mount- 
ed on an electrically operated demon- 
strating stand, and equipped with both 
the Stewart rigid tube front-drive model 
and also the rear-drive model, also the 
new Stewart motorcycle horn. This 
stand was so arranged with bumps as to 
produce as near as possible the efifect of 
bumps and rough spots in roadways, and 
showed how all of this jar and vibration 
does not whip the front wheel drive 
shaft, as formerly when this was a flex- 
ible shaft. The present model has its 
drive shaft inside of the rigid tube and 
all the jar and vibration is taken up, due 
to the pinion being held by a swivel joint 
which allows it to ride up and down on 
the sprocket. 

There was also in the exhibit a Flying 
Merkel, a Henderson, a Thor, a Yale, an 

with back rest 

Indian and a Harley-Davidson, each of 
them equipped with both the Stewart 
rigid tube front-drive model and also the 
rear-drive model, together with one of 
the new Stewart motorcycle horns. 

A large display stand was mounted 
with these various exhibits and parts, 
showing the product in detail. The ex- 
hibit was in charge of Samuel Kraus, 
H. E. Weber, J. B. Suess. 

Fentress-Newton Mfg. Co., Detroit, 
Mich. — W. E. Newton was in charge of 
the exhibit and had as assistants F. P. 
Fentress and Irving Beck, all of whom 
found plenty -to do in showing the full 
line of F-N specialties. Included in the 
line were the new metal tool box, Prest- 
O-Lite tank holder for Harley-Davidson 
and Excelsior luggage carriers, a new 
spring cushion with hand hold and a new 
line of extension and shoulder nuts. 

Corbin Screw Corporation, New Brit- 
ain, Conn. — The line of bicycle and mo- 
torcycle Ijrakes, Corbin-Brown speedom- 
eters and automatic screw machine parts 
were shown by representatives A. F. 
Breither, R. A. Sundvahl, H. A. Harrop 
and S. W. Ford. The leader, of course, 
was the Corbin Duplex coaster brake, 
which for more than 14 years has proved 
its worth. It was first launched in prac- 
tically its present form, being made 
somewhat larger than other brakes, to 
obtain the maximum of power. The 



October 20, 1914 

larger ball-bearings which result are a 
factor in greater strength and low cost 
of upkeep. The free pedal action of 
this brake is one of its most attractive 

Stevens & Co., New York City — An 

elaborate display of the Stevens line was 
shown in the booth which was in charge 
of Louis Schwab, assisted by J. G. Mc- 
Guckin, E. C. Huntington and P. L. 
Rinck. In the foreground of the booth 
was a bicycle to which was attached a 
service sidecar. There were a number of 
new .motorcycle accessories , including 
the stream-line sidecar windshield, Ste- 
vens hand vise, speedometer lamp, han- 
dlebar crossrod, and a new pedal wrench. 
The windshield was made of a Bessemer 
steel frame supporting a transparent cel- 
luloid panel. The device is attached to 
hinges which permit of it being folded 
forward when not in use. A mahogany 
finished filled board is provided for cars 
having a curved dash. One of the handi- 
est little tools is the hand vise, which is 
equally useful either on the road or in 

the shop. It can be utilized for a chain 
tool, spoke wrench or socket wrench, 
and has an exceptional gripping power 
which makes it useful in a host of ways. 
It is invaluable when repairing a broken 
leaf spring. The exhibit contained also 
a new line of motorcycle parts, includ- 
ing motorcycle pistons, piston rings, etc. 

Beckley-Ralston Co., Chicago, 111. — 

Assistant Sales Manager H. W. Dietz 
was assisted by the following niembers 
of the sales force in handling the prod- 
ucts of the firm which were exhibited: 
James M. Carroll, T. C. Ryan, V. C. Ful- 
ler. E. C. Price, B. Callahan, Harry Rem- 
pel, I. Jacobson, Arthur McKee and 
Plenry Hartkoph. The display was com- 
posed of a full line of Beckley-Ralston 
bicycles, which included Dayton, Thistle, 
Autocrat, Ariel, Colonial and Thistle ma- 
chines, and a complete line of motorcy- 
cle and bicycle sundries and tires for the 
power-driven and foot-propelled cycles. 
Visitors to the booth were invited to 
make an inspection of the store and 
stock of the concern, which was located 
only a block away from the Armory. 

Davis Sewing Machine Co., Dayton, p. 

— Four motorcycles, two with the new 
Dayton power plant and two fitted with 
De Luxe motors, shared the attention 
with the new sensational Dayton Fire 
Fighter, which was given its first public 
appearance at the show. The balance of 
the exhibit consisted of Dayton parts. 

display of L( 

pedals and forgings. The company was 
represented by Col. F. F. Huffman, presi- 
dent; G. H. Gorman, J. M. Huffman, 
Horace M. Huffman, manager cycle de- 
partment; C. F. Budroe, superintendent; 
C. W. Waughop, F. H. Gibson, of the 
selling force; D. W. Gould and L. B. 
Gould, of the Chica,go sales office. 

American Wood Rim Co., Onaway, 
Mich. — In addition to Lobdell rims, A. B. 
Coffman, who looked after the interests 
of this booth when his duties in connec- 
tion with the management of the show 
permitted, displayed also the Bean Chain 

A. B. C. Generator Co., Los Angeles, 
Cal. — C. Will Risden, who, when in his 
own country in Los Angeles is the In- 
dian distributer for' Southern California, 
exhibited A. B. C. generators and .S and 
M. lamps. 

The Continental Rubber Works, Erie, 
Pa., occupied an advantageous space 
with frontage on three sides, and were 
thus able to make a most interesting dis- 
play. They showed a complete line of 
tires, among them being some with vari- 
ous colored treads so that the tire might 
harmonize with whatever color the mo- 
torcycle was enameled. 

The most attractive feature of the dis- 
play, however, was a demonstration of 
the actual manner in which tires are 
manufactured. A large crowd was con- 
tinually watching the process of build- 
ing up the tire with alternate layers of 
rubber and fabric and the molding of the 
same over a mandrel. By watching this 

manufacture of these tires it was easy to 
see wherein lay their puncture resisting 
qualities. The gentlemen in attendance 
at this booth included the president of 
the company, Theron R. Palmer, and 
Messrs. W. J. Surre, sales manager; W. 
S. Tullis, coast representative; E. H. 
Strickland, eastern representative; F. W. 
Fee, Chicago manager, and G. K. Carl- 
son, of the Chicago branch. 

Bosch Magneto Co., New York City — 
Al Bartsch, from headquarters, with F. 
D. Norman, Chicago branch manager, 
and A. Zeigler represented the company, 
which exhibited its well known water- 
proof magnetos, 2 E I and 2 E V; also 
the D U 4 and N U 4 types for four-cyl- 
inder motorcycles. The feature of the 
exhibit was the demonstration stand 
which showed the waterproofness of the 
motorcycle magneto by keeping a con- 
stafit stream of water pouring over the 
entire instrument all day and evening. 
The Bosch plugs were exhibited in sec- 
tion so that the design could be inspect- 
ed. The motorcycle lighting system did 
not make its expected appearance, the 

Wald tire repair tools 

company not being entirely satisfied that 
the new product was sufficiently fool- 
proof and rugged to withstand the strain 
that motorcycling imposes. The instru- 
ment is being thoroughly tested and 
probably will be offered to the public 
within a month or two. 

Consolidated Mfg. Co., Toledo, O.— 
Two solo Yales, another with sidecar 
attached, and a sidecar only, were part 
of the Yale exhibit, the balance of which 
consisted of three models of bicycles, 
one of them of the motorcycle type. 
During the week the company was rep- 
resented by D. J. Welsh, Harry Capron, 
F. W. StierhofI, Arthur Ketcham, Louis 
Goldsmith, Frank Cornish, Shorty Mat- 
thews, Robert Gilbertson and Henry 

Victor Auto Parts Co.', Cincinnati, O. — 
President John L. Corcoran and Sales 
Manager W. R. Hughes exhibited motor- 
cycle electric and gas lamps and brack- 
ets. The product was shown in various 
finishes, including nickel, black and nick- 
el, Indian red, Harley-Davidson gray and 
Dayton carmine. In addition to these 

October 20, 1914 



colors may be obtained any to match the 
machines on which the product is to be 
used. The display is in various shapes 
and sizes. Entirely new is an electric 
light for commercial sidecar use, show- 
ing the rear red light and the usual white 
glow in front. 

H. & T. Mesinger Mfg. Co., New York 
City — Among the saddles exhibits no- 
ticeably new features are the two lead- 
ing- saddles of the Mesinger exhibit. 
"Center compression" is the magic word 
on these saddles, as the spring action in 
both types is produced by direct even 
compression centrally transmitted to the 
coil springs used. This prevents broken 
springs which might and do result 
from side twist in the models of previous 
years. The center posts on which the 
springs are mounted are guided by outer 
casings of steel, at the ends of which 
are leather washers preventing all metal 
to metal contact. 

In addition to the above new feature> 
there are two distinctive t}'pes of the 
new Mesinger motorcycle saddles. The 
long compression coil type and the air 
cushion spring model. Both these mod- 
els are entirely new and embody all the 
above described features. The coil 
spring used is of a new type, being dou- 
ble the length of the usual coil and con- 
ical in shape. The action of this saddle 
in use is to absorb all shocks without 
transmitting same to the rider. 

The leading saddle of the Mesinger ex- 
hibit, however, is the new Air Cushion. 
This saddle has all the above described 
features, with the additional advantage 
that springs and guides are encased in a 
steel cylinder with closed dust-proof 

ends. On the lower end of the center 
post is a piston formed of a steel washer 
between which are clamped leather cup- 
ped washers, which operate to form an 
air cushion and entirely check the re- 
turn shock. The action is properly re- 
tarded by an air vent through the piston. 
The shock absorbing qualities of this 
saddle are remarkable, as actual use is 
daily demonstrating, and this saddle will 
unquestionably find much favor during 
the coming season. The concern was 
represented by H. Mesinger and Perrin 

Wheeler & Schebler, Indianapolis, Ind. 
— B. E. Okey, G. T. Briggs. C. K. Alex- 
ander and V/. H. McDonald. While 
fully assembled models of the Schebler 
product were shown, the most instruct- 
ive part of the exhibit was found in the 
panel board display of the component 

parti of the various models. Few people 
except those who have to do with car- 
buretters imagine that there are about 
65 separate pieces in the makeup of this 
seemingly non-intricate device, yet such 
is the fact, as was taught by the demon- 

Hagerstown Shoe and Leggin Co., Ha- 
gerstown, Md. — h. V, Hershey repre- 
sented the company, which had on ex- 
hibition samples of its full line of leather 
and canvas leggings, including Halco 
quick detachable puttees. 

Roller Saddle Attachment Co., Boston, 
Mass. — "Aero" roller saddle attachments 
were shown by A. Leo Brett, Joseph P. 
Cryan and Raymond Swanberg, repre- 
senting the company. This saddle at- 
tachment has been designed upon entire- 
ly new principles, giving a cradle-like 
movement that effectively absorbs both 
the forward as well as the downward 
shocks. "Aero" is adjustable to the in- 
dividual rider, has no side play and no 
rebound, and although the seat post is 
removed, the motorcycle can be lifted 
and moved about by the saddle as be- 

The Silvex Co., New York City— Evi- 
dence of live sales work was always to 
be seen at the Silvex Company booth, 
where Sales Manager J. W. Fischer had 
with him three of his best men — Messrs. 
Heffley, Staff and Kaiser — who all re- 
port business as .good. 

Fischer is a confirmed believer in 
proper display for goods — and the hand- 
some displaj^ case which the Silvex com- 
pany is giving to dealers looks like a 
business getter for any retailer who han- 
dles the Bethlehem Five Point plug. 

Chas. M. Schwab, the steel magnate, is 
president and owner of this company, 
and any dealer may be assured that the 
fame of the name and trademark "Beth- 



October 20, 1914 

lehem" and the quality it represents will 
be most zealously guarded — and the 
Bethlehem plug guarantee, "For the Life 
of the Motor" — stands for a quality test 

R. J. Leacock Sporting Goods Co., St. 
Louis, Mo. — President R. J. Leacock, 
Vice-President R. B. Leacock and M. J. 
O'Reilly represented the only St. Louis 
concern in the show, and exhibited the 
line of Jupiter, Saturn and Eureka bicy- 
cles and Leacock tires and inner tubes, 
in addition was shown a large and com- 
plete line of motorcycle and bicycle sup- 
plies of all descriptions. 

Rex Battery Co., Chicago, 111.— Two 
motorcycles showing the Rex full light- 
ing equipment and a demonstrating 
board with generator, battery, head and 
tail lights, speedometer and electric me- 
ter lights with switch control, made clear 
to all the completeness of the equipment 
and its simple effectiveness. The new 
feature of the line was the non-leakable 
battery. The booth was in charge of 
P. H. Gilleland and W. E. Poole. 

Stoll Mfg. Co., Denver, Colo.— Frank 
M. and Walter M. Stoll exhibited tan- 
dems, foot rests and carriers of their 
own design and manufacture, also the 
Dream saddle. No. 5, which met with in- 
stant favor. 

Prest-O-Lite Co., Indianapolis, Ind. — 
A. G. Rundle showed the full line of 
Prest-O-Lite products, including the new 
automatic reducing valve for motorcycle 
use, which maintains the light at an even 
and fixed flame. There was shown also 
the Prest-O tire tube which contains 
sufficient air pressure to blow up 15 tires. 
The dimensions of the tube are 15 x 2 
inches and it is made with a clamp for 
attaching to the machine. In making 
the photographs of the show the pho- 
tographers obtained excellent results, as 
these columns show, by using Prest-O- 
Lite flare lamps. 

Amana Society, High, la. — This con- 
cern showed the line of jobbing bicy- 
cles it recently has acquired and exhib- 
ited also oils and accessories. 

Rogers Mfg. Co. — R. F. Rogers and 
William H. Fox displayed an Excelsior 
motorcycle with Rogers sidecar attached. 
The sidecars also were shown in Harley- 
Davidson gray, Indian red and Thor 
blue. A commercial van of Rogers de- 
sign was also exhibited. 

A. Schrader's Son, Inc., Brooklyn, 
N. Y. — Schrader valves, Schrader and 
Twitchell tire gauges, dust caps and, in 
fact, everything in connection with tires 
or valves was shown by Max T. Bendel 
and J. O'Rourke, representing the com- 

Schickel Motor Co., Stamford, Conn. — 

W. H. Schickel, assisted by M. Westover 
and Whipple, "the motorcycle man," of 
Chicago, were in charge of the booth in 
which were displayed two Big 6 motor- 
cycles, one with belt and one with chain 
drive. The three-speed Schickel was not 

Atlas Specialty Co., Chicago, 111. — 
Tandem attachments, windshields, hip 
leggins and , leather-made accessories 
were shown. The exhibit was in charge 
of C. J. Wollheim and E. A. Weinand. 

Feilbach Motor Co., Milwaukee, Wis. 
— Although an eleventh hour arrival as 
an exhibitor and obliged to take a very 
inferior space in the corner of the gal- 



The Jones motorcycle pump 

lery, the Feilbach Motor Co., of Milwau- 
kee, made a very interesting display. 
Messrs. Meyers and Rosencranz were 
both on hand with specimens of their 
shaft drive and chain drive models. 
These have been developed for 1915 
along prevalent lines and are bound to 
achieve a wide popularity. Complete de- 
tails of these improvements are not ac- 
cessible at this writing, but are promised 
later, when certain features have been 
granted the protection of government 

The Canal Zone Motorcycle Club has 
been organized with headquarters at 
Ancon, Canal Zone. Quite a number of 
people have joined and considerable in- 
terest is being displayed in making it a 
success. The number of motorcycles in 
use by employes qf the Canal Zone 
seems to have notably increased, recently. 

Has Novelties, Including 42-Degree 
Cylinders, New Valve Mechanism — 
Motor-Driven Oil Pump — Leaf Spring 
Frame — Said to Be Speed Marvel 

From St. Paul, Minn., comes a new 
motorcycle. The only thing about the 
Cyclone — for that is it — that is not new, 
is the company that makes it. The 
Joerns Motor Co., which is responsible 
for this addition to the ranks of power- 
driven two-wheelers, is as old, motor- 
cyclically speaking, as the proverbial 
hills, having produced the Thiem motor- 
cycle for years and having made it one 
of the first motorcycles in America to 
be fitted with two-speed gearing. How- 
ever, when the Thiem was made, which 
was well up into the middle of the pres- 
ent year, the name of the company was 
the Joerns-Thiem Motor Co., it having 
been changed to its new form only with- 
in the last few weeks, which change has 
not been generally known. 

There are two chief claims which the 
new Cyclone has to distinction. First 
and foremost is the very novel motor. 
It is a twin with 42 degree cylinders and 
bore and stroke dimensions are such 
that the cylinder capacity approaches 
very closely to the 6l-cubic inch limit 
set by the F. A. M. contest rules. The 
valve mechanism, however, is very un- 
usual and far from orthodox. In fact it 
might be said, without prejudicing the 
device, that the valve mechanism verges 
on the freakish. In place of the ortho- 
dox cams and tappets for actuating the 
poppet valves which are used to control 
the flow of gases into and out of the 
cylinders, vertical rotary shafts reach up 
alongside the cylinders and actuate the 
valves by means of specially designed 
cams at their upper ends. The valve 
mechanism is fully enclosed and the 
mechanism is said to result in valve tim- 
ing that is more nearly perfect and faster 
in action than can be possibly attained 
with the ordinary mechanism. The mo- 
tor is lubricated through the intermedi- 
ary of a motor-driven oil pump, making 
for positive feed of the lubricant at all 
times, distribution being effected by the 
splash system. Drive is through the in- 
termediary of a countershaft disk clutch 
and ordinary drive chains. 

In other ways the Cyclone, which, as 
the name would imply, is said to be pos- 
sessed of great speed, is orthodox. It 
sells for $250 and is built at the present 
-moment in one model only. -'" 

October 20, 1914 




Aim at Power Reliability — New Mani- 
fold Has Been Added and Other Im- 
provements to Motor — Front Wheel 
Stand Fills Great Need 

A year ago, when manufacturers be- 
gan equipping their motorcycles with 
every convenience, many of which were 
luxuries far more than accessories, the 
Excelsior Cycle Co., manufacturers of 
the De Luxe motorcycle, decided to pro- 
duce a plain motorcycle, leaving the se- 
lection of special equipment to the buyer 
and putting every dollar of the produc- 
tive cost in power, reliability and road 
qualities. So successful have they been 
working along these lines that they have 
decided to continue the same policy for 
1915 and have added to their machine 
only such items of equipment as they 
believe to be really necessary for satis- 
factory service. 

In general, the machine is identical 
with the 1914 model. The same frame 
construction and controls, with the De 
Luxe motor as the power plant. 

The improvements in the De Luxe 
motor comprise a new style manifold, 
which permits more direct flow of gas 
into the valve chamber by the elimination 
of ribs in the valve cage. Quick and 
easy removal of this manifold, together 
with the carburetter, is attained by sim- 
ply releasing the hook bolts that hold the 
manifold in place. In addition to the 
above features, each end of the manifold 
is provided with priming valves of such 
design that they may be readily used as 
auxiliary air valves should occasion arise. 
All parts of the manifold are fitted with 
ground joints and are therefore abso- 
lutely tight. 

Another convenience is a small hole 
tapped with ^-inch pipe thread on top 
of the manifold in the center of the car- 
buretter "T," to which a priming tube 
with a pet cock may be attached should 
it be desired to use a permanently con- 
nected priming pump. 

The pistons are lighter and of the two 
ring type. 

The bearing for the rear end of the 
camshaft is now a phosphor bronze 
bushing, which screws into the case from 
the outside and therefore may be remov- 
ed and replaced without the necessity 
of taking down the motor. Other fea- 
tures, such as inclosed intake rocker 
arms packed in hard lubricant, the one- 
piece camshaft with balanced and thrust 

cams, worm gear driven and other De 
Luxe features, have been retained with- 
out change. 

The new equipment comprises a front 
wheel stand, an almost invaluable con- 
venience in working on the front wheel 
or tire. Heretofore it has been usual 
for the motorcyclist to hunt up a stone 
or some suitable object to support the 
frame under the motor in order to take 
out the front wheel, a very precarious 
arrangement at best and one which often 
resulted in the machine falling over with 
disastrous results to the motorcycle, ajnd 
sometimes to the rider, if it happened 
to fall on him. 

The new stand is pivoted to the end 
of the main fork and when not in use 
swings to the rear and is clamped to the 
end of the front mudguard practically 
the same as the rear stand. It is, how- 
ever, narrower, as it is intended simply 
as a support to raise the front wheel 
clear of the ground and not to prevent 
the machine from falling sideways, it 
being always used in connection with the 
regular stand attached to the rear axle. 

The De Luxe footrests are the result 
of a thorough endeavor to eliminate the 
possibility of breakage. The foot plates 
are large with a high guard rail that 
prevents the foot from slipping off and 
a cross brace for the heel. The sup- 
ports comprise hinge clamps, secured to 
the frame tube. A feature of this clamp- 
ing mechanism is the combination of 
binding bolt and hinge, the lateral ex- 
tension forming a part of the hinge sup- 
port being internally threaded screws 
which screw on the binding bolt and are 
locked in position before the hinge is 
assembled. Consequently, after assem- 
bly there is no possibility of the clamp 
loosening in service and at the same time 
a neat clamp is provided with no pro- 
jections or cavities to catch and hold 
the dirt. 

Another convenience is a priming gun, 
built in the gasolene filler cap, thereby 
providing an instantly accessible means 
of injecting gasolene in the cylinders 
when weather conditions make priming 

The transmission comprises a stand- 
ard Eclipse clutch located on the sec- 
ondary shaft and operated by a lever at 
the left of the machine. This lever is 
provided with friction clutch on the seg- 
ment, by which it is retained in any posi- 
tion without dogs or siinilar parts which 
are liable to loosen and ravel. The brake 
is the Corbin dual action type, operated 
either by back pedaling or by a foot 
lever at the left side, so located that it 
may be reached without raising the foot 
from the rest. 

The two-speed model is identical with 
the regular, except that it is equipped 
with an Eclipse two-speed gear in the 
rear wheel. The gear change is attained 
through a lever at the right of the tank, 
which is provided with an automatic 
locking device which locks the gear in 
either high or low position by simply 
shifting the lever to either end of its 
travel without the necessity of any en- 
gagement or disengagement of locking 
devices on the part of tlie rider. 

Hendee Closes Denver Branch 

Announcement has been made that the 
Denver branch of the Hendee Mfg. Co. 
has been discontinued and that an 
agency in that city for Indian machines 
has been taken by the Williams & Boyd 
Co., who will open up in the automobile 
retail section. Boyd of the firm is 
"Slivers" Boyd, the well known racing 

Those Indian distributing agencies 
which formerly have done business 
through the Denver branch now will be 
taken care of by the Kansas City branch 
of the Hendee company, which will look 
after all the territory of the two 

Races Well Patronized in Illinois 

E. E. Goldsberry, manager of the 
Twentieth Century Motorcycle Racing 
Co., of Quincy, 111., which promotes mo- 
torcycle races at county fairs through- 
out the Central States and has just 
closed their season at Trenton, Mo., 
states that the company has been very 
successful in motor racing this year, hav- 
ing had no accidents. The Twentieth 
Century Motorcycle Racing Co. will start 
out next year with four new short-cou- 
pled racing machines, of four different 
makes, and expects to do a fine business, 
as they draw no lines for the different 
kinds of weather. In Trenton they raced 
in mud six inches deep before the grand- 
stand. The boys have lots to put up 
with, all tracks being half-mile, and some 
in very poor condition, but they did re- 
markably well. Ray Boyce, the star rid- 
er, on his Excelsior clipped half miles in 
from 30 to 33 seconds. 

Capron Becomes Sales Manager 

Harry D. Capron, manager of the To- 
ledo Store, under which name the Toledo 
agency of Yale motorcycles operates, 
has become traveling sales manager of 
the Consolidated Mfg. Co., succeeding 
Robert D. Hines, who will manage the 
office end of the selling department. 
Capron will continue in his activities 
with the Toledo store, exercising a gen- 
eral supervision over its affairs 



October 20, 1914 

Two-speed Models Adopted by Sterling 

Two Twins Embracing Use of Hub Type of Gearing Offered by the Eagle Maker 

— Four Twin Models in the Line — Step Starter, Automobile Type 

Brakes and Double Brake Control Among Improvements 

Eagle 16-horsepower two-speed, which sells for $285 

Three new models have been added to 
the Eagle line of motorcycles to be pro- 
duced during the coming year by the 
Sterling Motor Co., of Brockton, Mass. 
The big singly-geared twin of last year 
is retained with some minor improve- 
ments, while a two-speed model to match 
it, together with a medium weight model 
made in both singly-geared and two- 
speed types are offered. The power 
plants are the well-known De Luxe, and 
are conservatively rated at eight and at 
nine horsepower, the brake tests show- 
ing as much as 12 and 16 for the re- 
spective models. 

The motors have been somewhat im- 
proved over those of last year, though 
all of the improvements come under the 
general heading of refinement, it not 
having been found necessary or even de- 
sirable greatly to alter the design. For 
instance, a primer has been added, and 
the manifold is attached by means of a 
two stud arrangement, while a tension 
spring has been fitted to retain the grease 
cup cap over the enclosed rocker arm 
of the inlet valve. The camshaft bear- 
ings also have been altered somewhat 
and a double bearing has been provided 
on the starter side of the motor. 
' The starter, of course, is something 
new to the Eagle, and is of the pedal 
type with a runover clutch on the engine 
shaft which grips and turns the shaft 
when the pedals are revolved, but re- 
leases the shaft the moment the motor 
fires. The runover clutch is of the ball 
ratchet type and the countershaft is 

geared to tlie crankshaft 3 to 1, making 
starting an easy matter. The two-speed, 
which is also new to the Eagle, is of the 
rear hub type and is operated by means 
of a small lever positioned on the top 
tube of the frame, which accessible loca- 
tion makes its use decidedly convenient 
for the rider. 

The direct drive system, which first 
was applied to the Eagle last year, has 
proven so efficacious that it has been 
retained, the Eclipse clutch being posi- 
tioned on the engine shaft and actuated 
by means of the left grip, the right grip 

controlling the throttle and the compres- 
sion release. 

One of the main features of the new 
models is the rear liub construction, in 
which half-inch balls are used, together 
with removal hub caps, and the autom i- 
bile type of band brakes operating un 
a drum of ample size to ensure posi- 
tive gripping, and the rapid dififusion of 
the heat generated, thus making for re- 
lief from burned brakes. The double 
brake control is unique in that the con- 
trol is effected by means of toe levers 
positioned on either footboard. Foot- 
boards are regularly supplied on all 

The prices of the new Eagle models, 
which are finished in a most thorough 
manner, are as follows; 16-horsepower 
two-speed, $285; 16-horsepower regular, 
$260; 12-horsepower two-speed, .$275; 12- 
horsepower regular, $250. 

New Departure Adds Distributers 

The New Departure Mfg. Co., Bristol, 
Conn., has added the following new dis- 
tributers: Ahlberg Bearing Co., 325 
West Pico street, Los Angeles, Cal.; 
the Chapin Co., Calgary. Alta.; Western 
Rubber & Supply Co.. 149 New Mont- 
gomery street. San Francisco. 

Right side view of Eagle power plant, a De Luxe motor with kick starter 

October 20, 1914 



Three-speed Model Coming From Schickel 

Device Will Disclose Radical Construction, But Details Are Not Yet Announced 

—Two-speed Model With Eclipse Gearing Ready — Few Other 

Changes in Construction of Two-stroke Machine 

Somewhat after the fashion of a bolt motors, one chain driven, and the other 

out of a clear sky comes the announce- by means of flat belt, and a correspond- 

ment that the Schickel Motor Co., of ing pair of six-horsepower machines. A 

Stamford, Conn., maker of two-stroke six-horsepower machine with Eclipse 

motors has been increased slightly by a 
slight change in the timing of the ports, 
which, of course, are uncovered by the 
piston, and with the result that the six- 
horsepower motor develops fully eight 
guaranteed horsepower while in several 
cases the power plants have been known, 
to deliver nine horsepower. Since this 
horsepower is developed at the compara- 
tively low speed of 1,800 revolutions a 
minute, it clearly demonstrates the pull- 
ing powers of the motors when they are 
speeded up. 

As heretofore, the grip control of the 
clutch, spring mounted footrests, tank in 
the frame construction, enclosed tipping 
magneto, and unique way of lubricating 
the motor by mixing the oil with the 
gasolene, will be retained. 

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for 1915 — a two-stroke single-cylinde 

Schickel motorcycles, is to launch a 
three-speed model, embracing unique 
features. Just what form the machine 
will take, that is, as to the gearset, for 
the power plant is to be the large 
Schickel six-horsepower motor, single, of 
course, is not yet announced, for the 
design is not yet fully protected and to 
announce it would be folly. It is said, 
however, that the three-speed device used 
on this model will be located between 
the motor and the countershaft and that 
the design is such as to greatly simplify 
the mechanism over the various types of 
gearsets ordinarily used. 

The model will also be equipped with 
a pedal starter, eliminating the orthodox 
pedal chain, and with a double braking 
system, one brake acting on the rear 
hub as is common practice, and the other 
hub operating on the countershaft, prac- 
tice which is yet untried in motorcycle 
construction but which has been found 
to give admirable results in motor truck 
service. Deliveries on this machine will 
not be made until December. 

As in the past, the efforts of the 
Schickel company will be confined to the 
production of two-stroke motorcycles, 
which will be made in four models but 
in only two sizes. There will be two 
machines powered with five-horsepower 

two-speed and the three-speed machine 
complete the line. The prices are for 
the smaller belt model, $190; chain, $195; 
for the larger belt model, $200; chain, 
$210; two-speed, $235: three-speed, $250. 
All of the original features which have 
characterized the Schickel in the past are 
retained in the new models, as their 
worth has been conclusively proven. By 
way of permitting the use of a skid chain 
over the front as well as over the rear 
tire, the fork design has been altered 
slightly to provide one-half an inch 
greater clearance between the tire and 
the front mudguard. The power of the 

Uses Motorcycle for Hurry-Up Calls 

The Wetmore-Quinn Co., Detroit, 
which sells Paige and Saxon cars, has 
recently installed a motorcycle service 
that enables the proprietors to give their 
C. Q. D. calls an immediate response 
day or night. 

"We find that it costs considerably 
less than sending out a car and enables 
us to give our customers quicker action," 
remarked Hughie Quinn. 

As a matter of fact the motorcycle is 
featuring pretty strong in the service 
departments of many up-to-date con- 
cerns. Its economy no less than its 
celerity commends it — and it has the 
appearance of dispatch and action that 
always proves a good advertisement. 

Schickel belt-driven model, 

horsepower, single cylinde 



October 20, 1914 


Ten-Horsepower Twin Has Fully En- 
closed Drive System — Two-Speed De- 
vice Model Also — Foot Lever Control 
of Brakes a Feature in New Models 

A ten-horsepower twin at $210! A 
two-speed ten-horsepower twin at $250! 
That, in effect, is the sum and substance 
of the Flanders announcement of its 
plans for the coming year. 

The motor and the drive, in fact, just 
about the whole of the simpler machine, 
is a perpetuation of the Flanders twin 
of last year, the fully enclosed drive 
system and the fully enclosed valve tap- 
pet on the side by side valves, as well as 
the special shock absorbing sprocket on 
the rear hub being retained. 

The two-speed model, however, em- 
braces many new features together with 
these that characterize the single-speed 
model. The two-speed device, for in- 
stance, is mounted on the rear hub, and 
owing to the fact that the machine is 
geared direct to the engine, ample room 
is given to make the device large enough 
properly to perform its functions. It is 
of the planetary type, the whole mech- 
anism being enclosed in an aluminum 
case for the sake of decreasing the 
weight to a point where it is next to 
negligible, the clutching for providing 
low and high gear, respectively, being 
accomplished by means of a double-act- 
ing disk clutch. This clutch, by the way, 
is something new under the sun, that is, 
in motorcycle application. The con- 
struction is such that it permits of am- 
ple clutching surface so as to adequately 
provide for the dispersion of heat which 

is naturally generated when the clutches 
slip, and to provide ample wearing sur- 
face so that frequent adjustment of the 
clutch is unnecessary. 

Another new Flanders feature is the 
very wide band brake which is fitted to 
the right side of the hub and which is 
novel in that when tightened the slip of 
the drum tends to loosen the band rather 
than tighten it, so that chattering of the 
brake band and locking of the wheel are 
next to impossible. The brake is actu- 

when conditions are not just what they 
should be for quick starting. 

It is pointed out that when the Flan- 
ders is under way, there are but two 
moving parts that are visible, and they 
are the wheels. The remainder of the 
moving parts is fully enclosed. The ma- 
chines are equipped with Mesinger sad- 

With a charter membership of 41. a 
new motorcycle club was organized last 

twin, two-speed, fitted with kicli starter, $250 

ated by a foot lever on the right foot- 
board through the intermediary of steel 

Fully adjustable footboards, folding, of 
course, are fitted to the model and are 
provided with a neat heel hold to pre- 
vent slipping of the foot. Tanks have 
been improved by the fitting of larger 
filler openings with chained caps. 

A very neat conception of a pedal 
starter is fitted. It acts through a roller 
ratchet of the silent type on the engine 
shaft, and permits of the motor being 
"whirled," if need be, to effect starting 

week in Rockland, 111. The title of the 
organization is the Forest City Motor- 
cycle Club. 

Club rooms will be furnished over 
Bean's confectionery store on West State 
street. The organization will cooperate 
in everyway possible with the Rockford 
Motorcycle Club. Speeding and open 
mufflers were denounced by the club, and 
its members are pledged to cooperate 
with the authorities in enforcing this 
phase of the law. 

The following officers were elected: 
President, Joe Bick; vice-president, El- 
mer Lee; secretary and treasurer, S. J. 

Board of directors — Ed Munson, chair- 
man; Oscar Brown, John Hammer. 

Club room committee — Walter Skog- 
lund, chairman; B. Benjamin and Harry 

Phvsician — Dr. Ward Burdick. 

W. F. Hawkins and Walter Holmberg, 
of the Holmberg Indian agency at Du- 
luth, Minn., rode back from the show 
via Dubuque, Mason City and St. Paul. 
They left Friday and ran into plenty of 
mud. The Holmberg agency is now in 
its new quarters at 109 East 1st street. 

hub, and adjustable footboards 

The Lancaster, O., riders have arrang- 
ed for the organization of a motorcycle 
club. Harry Coss was enthusiastically 
chosen president of the new organization. 

October 20, 1914 




Four Models in 1915 Line, all Power- 
ful — Simplified Two-Speed Gear of 
Planetary Type Appears — Also Novel 
Peda! Starter — Lower Saddle is Fitted 

All the Thor models, save a new 
"speedster," are to be two-speed ma- 
chines. There are in the 1915 line four 
models altogether, including a 12-horse- 
power twin, an eight-horsepower twin, a 
six-horsepower single and the eight- 
horsepower short coupled model. The 
prices are $275, $265, $230 and $250 for 
the respective models. 

One of the most noticeable features of 
the new Thor machines is that the two- 
speed which is fitted, while of the plan- 
etary rear hub type, is new throughout 
and is on the whole very much simpler 
than the modified planetary gearing 
which formerly was adhered to. Simply 
described, the gearing resembles more 
than anything else a large roller bearing, 
there being six small pinions inter- 
meshed between a large internal gear 
and a central external gear, the pinions 
being carried on a yoke which is fast to 
the hub. The driving sprocket is inte- 
gral with the large internal gear, and a 
double-acting cone clutch serves to lock 
the central gear against rotation, provid- 
ing high gear or direct drive when in the 

other position. This is a great conveni- 

As to the general proportions and the 
design,, the Thor motor remains practi- 
cally unchanged. New cylinder castings, 
however, provide for the complete en- 
closure of the valve mechanism, that is 
the inlet rocker arms, within a chamber 
formed in the cylinder itself, effectively 
protecting the mechanism against the in- 
gress of dirt or the egress of lubricant, 
while the design also results in a more 
nearly silent mechanism. 

The undergeared drive which is re- 
tained, has been perfected by the fitment 
of larger balls and stronger ball races 
and better support for the center studs, 
effectively taking care of the power in- 
crease. The manifolds are straight and 
slightly larger in diameter than here- 
tofore, permitting freer passage of the 
gases. A new cross-bar has been added 
to connect the ends of the connecting 
rods, eliminating any tendency of the 
rods to work loose. 

One of the most novel starters that 
has yet been offered is adapted to the 
new Thors. It is of the pedal type and 
operates directly through the under- 
geared chain drive. 

Loosely mounted on the pedal shaft, is 
a sprocket which engages with the links 
of the long drive chain, the latter being 
held firmly in engagement with the lower 
portion of the chain by means of an idler 
sprocket. The sprocket on the pedal 
shaft is provided with ratchet teeth on 

its outside surface, and a pawl mounted 
on the crank designed to engage with 
these teeth and provide for turning the 
wheel when the pedals are rotated in a 
forward direction. When the motor 
takes up its own cycle of operations, the 
pawl is thrown clear of the ratchet and 
is held clear by a spring. When it is 
necessary to use the starter again the 
dog is brought into play simply by kick- 
ing the button on the end of it, which 
forces it again into engagement with the 
ratchet teeth. 

Control of the two-speed and clutch 
is vested in a single side lever in accord- 
ance with the usual practice when a plan- 
etary gearset is used. The brake is op- 
erated either by back pedaling, or by 
means of a -foot lever positioned on the 
right footboard. The brake, by the way, 
has been made considerably larger than 
heretofore, in order to provide for the 
increased power of the motors, though 
in general design it is the same as the 
one that has been used in the past. 

The frame lines have been altered so 
that there is a pronounced drop to the 
top tube, providing a saddle position that 
is lYi inches lower than on the last 
year's models, making, of course, for 
greatly increased comfort. The spring 
seat post also has been improved in de- 
sign, thus making for easier riding. 

Among the host of detail refinements 
that characterize the models is a brace 
that has been added to stiffen the handle- 
bar, and neat heel holds. 





Badger Brass Mfg. Co.. The 62 

Baker & Co., F. A 70 

Buffalo Metal Goods Co 2 

Buffalo Specialty Co 66 


Chicago Cycle Supply Co 56 

Classified Advertising 71 

Consolidated Mfg. Co 68 

Corbin-Brown Speedometer 8 

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Dealers' Directory 70 

Diamond Chain & Mfg. Co 6 

Duckworth Chain & Mfg. Co 70 


Emblem Mfg. Co 65 

Excelsior Cycle Co 54, 55 


Feilbach Motor Co 69 

Fentress-Newton Mfg. Co 60 

Firestone Tire & Rubber Co 72 

Fisk Rubber Co 7 

Fulton Co., The 71 


Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co 3 


Harley-Davidson Motor Co., 

4, 5 and 58, 59 

Harris Hardware Co., D. P 68 

Haverford Cycle Co 71 

Hawthorne Mfg. Co S3 

Hearsey-Willis Co 65 

Hendee Mfg. Co Front cover 

Henderson Motorcycle Co.... 2nd cover 


Johnson's Arms & Cycle Works, Iver 62 
Jones & Noyes 52 


Kelm & Burbach 71 

Kendall Co., M. S 66 

Kokomo Rubber Co 1 


Majestic Mfg. Co 67 

Mesinger Co., H. & F : 64 

Miami Cycle & Mfg. Co 68 

Morse Chain Co 70 

Mossberg Company, Frank 63 

Motor Products Co 61 

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New Departure Mfg. Co 57 

New York Sporting Goods Co 70 


Parish & Bingham Co 69' 

Pennsylvania Rubber Co 50, 51 

Pierce Cycle Co 69 

Pope Mfg. Co 64 

Prest-O-Lite Co., The 3rd cover 


Reading Cycle Mfg. Co 68 


Schrader's Son. Inc., A 69 

Seiss Mfg. Co 67 

Shipp. Watt 69 

Splitdorf Electrical Co 68 

Standard Co 64 

Star Ball Retainer Co 70 

Stevens & Co 71 

Supplee-Biddle Hardware Co 71 


Twitchell Gauge Co dl 


United States Tire Co Back cover 



October 20, 1914 

Why the Number of V. C. 
Motorcyclists have 
Quadrupled in 
Twelve Months 

Live motorcyclists by thousands 
are joining the Society for the 
Prevention of Tire Trouble — by 



They want the never faiUng suction grip that reduces side 
sUpping of the machine shod with V. C.'s. The Vacuum Cup 
Tread holds firmly on wet asphalt, through mud holes and 
over car tracks. 

They can depend upon the 5,000 mile guarantee — that will al- 
ways average in excess under ordinary conditions of wear. 

They like the dilproof feature. It means something to know 
that your tire can't be hurt by oil or grease. This is a guarantee. 

You progressive dealers who keep in touch with trends of the 
trade know that V. C. Motorcycle Tire sales are on the up- 
grade — and going SOME. For 1915 we anticipate the biggest 
year yet. Send us your probable requirements and we'll help 
you buy to best advantage. 

Pennsylvania Rubber Co., Jeannette, Pa. 



Kansas City, Mo 
Los Angeles 

New York 

St. Paul 
San Francisco 

An Independent Company with an Independent selling policy 

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All 1915 V. C. Bicycle Tires 
will have a double layer of 
Sea Island Fabric— 15 J^ oz. 
weight guaranteed. 

To the tire user — 
this announce- 
ment carries still 
further the sense 
of V. C. safety, 

; liability 

[ strength. 

makes these 


puncture proof, and is in addition — note — to 
those other V. C. guaranteed features so well 
known today. 

To the dealer — this important advance means 
a stronger position than ever, and an in- 
creased flow of V. C. business. 

• * • 



A new line of tires, of a quality 
proportionate to V. C. known 
quality — at more available 

The Three Star Line is advanced to meet the 
demand of the bicycle rider who wants V. C. 
service and safety at a lower cost. 

Tripletread Sturdy Stud 


— factory built tires of uttermost value, that 
will round out and balance the dealer's stock 
and give him a bigger, better field for tire 

In addition to our regular V. C. proposition, we are now offer- 
ing dealers a distinctively new and liberal sales plan for Three 
Star Tires. Either separately, or in conjunction with the V. C. 
representation, this Three Star idea is extremely desirable. 
Progressive tire dealers will figure on these proposals for their 
next year's business. NOW is the time to write for full partic- 
ulars. We will respond promptly. 


Pennsylvania Rubber Co., Jeannette, Pa, 




Kansas City, Mo. 

Los Angeles 

New York 

St. Paul 
San Francisco 

An Independent Company with an Independent selling policy 



October 20, 1914 




Commercial Bicycles 


= Prompt delivery means increased satisfaction to your customers, and creates more = 

= business. The Commercial Bicycle is the most economical of all methods, replacing = 

= a horse and wagon at a tremendous reduction in cost, and gives greater efficiency by = 

= covering larger territory in less time. = 

= Tradesmen of all classes are beginning to realize the economy found in delivery with the Commer- ^ 

= cial Bicycle. The large basket placed below the center of gravity maintains the proper balance, = 

= the weight being on the front and rear wheels equally. The long wheel base promotes easy riding — 

= and absolutely eliminates interference of the basket with the rider. = 

^E The heavy woven vv^ire basket, reinforced and surrounded by steel tubing, will carry more than 250 pounds, ^5 

sss and accommodates bulky packages. A waterproof lining protects packages in stormy weather, and studded SS 

^^ tires prevent skidding. ^— 

= A year-round market that yields generous profits. = 

= Every merchant a prospect. Write us for particulars. = 

I JONES & NOYES, 153-157 Austin Street, Chicago, 111. | 


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Hit of the Show. With 2- 
cell battery case. Price, 
without batteries, $3.00. 
No. 6 type batteries used, 
obtainable anywhere. 

Side Car Headlight. Pre 
vents accidents. P ri c e 
$3.00. Bracket, 50c extra. 


Complete with Handlebar 
and Forkside Bracket. Stays 
lit under any condition of 
wind, jar or speed. Price 
complete, $1.50. 


Bicycle Tool Case. Extra 

strong and durable. Weight 

6 oz. Price, 50c complete 

with 3 straps. 

Carriage Oil Lamp, 
red rear jewel and remov 
able reflector. Price, com 
plete with bracket, $2.25. 

The Sensation of the 
Chicago Show 

No exhibit at the Chicago Show at- 
tracted wider attention or excited more 
enthusiastic comment than that of the 
Hawthorne Mfg. Company. 

Lighting specialists to the industry for 
years, this company stands today pre- 
eminent in its line. 

"Old Sol" Lighting Systems for bicy- 
cles and motorcycles are considered 
the standard by which all other similar 
lighting systems are measured. The 
product is right, the prices are right, 
the organization is right. 

We have an unusually interesting deal- 
ers' proposition. Write for it. 

Fully illustrated catalog containing de- 
tailed information sent on request* 

The Hawthorne Mfg. Company 

Manufacturers of "Old Sol" Lighting System for Motor- 
cycles, Bicycles, Carriages, Motor Boats, Automobiles, 
Light Cars, Cycle 


Powerful Light, 
cell battery 
'ithout battery, $3.00. No. 
battery used, obtain- 
ble everywhere. 

Motorcycle Tail Light. 
Fastens to mudguard. Illu- 
minates license tag. Com- 
plete with connections, 

A Fast Seller. Burns 14 
hours on one filling of kero- 
sene. Shows red rear light 
which conforms with laws 
of various states. Price, 
complete with handle bar 
and forkside bracket, $1.50. 


Bicycle Tool or Lu 
Very roomy. Price, 
plete with 3 straps, 60c. 

Midget Hand Flashlight. 
With bail and side handles. 
Very useful. Complete with 
electric bulb and battery, 

No. 45 C. E. Carriage Elec- 
tric Outfit. Price, $7.50. 
Includes two lamps, battery, 
wiring and bracket complete. 


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October 20, 1914 

= BICYCLES =!-• 

The Quality Line 

IN the EXCELSIOR Bicycles for 1915, we offer a line tliat is complete in every 
respect, with models to meet the varied tastes and rec[uirements of the public. 
For the man wlio wants a bicycle as a means of personal transportation, a machine 
that is absolutely dependable, we ofifer the double bar models, and for still heavier work, 
the EXCELSIOR LTEAVY SERVICE. While the latter machine is specially designed 
for commercial use, it is ecjually applicable to the personal uses of riders traveling- to and 
from their daily work over rough roads or hard pavements. 

For the large class of riders who want a l)icycle in which is included such details of motorcycle 
construction as are really beneficial to a manually propelled machine, we offer the EXCELSIOR 

A new and most attractive model is our new curvilinear truss, a frame that combines excessive 
strength with attractive lines. 

For the riders whose requirement is speed and light weight, we offer our Standard Single Bar 
machines. A¥e also offer a choice line of medium and low price models in sufficient variation to meet 
any requirements in price or equipment. 

We are the sole builders of the genuine EXCELSIOR BICYCLES and in these machines we 
have upheld in every way the high standard of material and workmanship that years ago made the 
name EXCELSIOR BICYCLE a mark of C|uality. 

Our DE LUXE models are the same high quality and our general lines sold to the trade without 
name plates are readily recogiuze.d by experienced buyers a.s the best quality on the market. We in- 
vite the most critical inspection of the man who knows and is able to recognize the outward evidence 
of perfect workmanship, correct design and good material. 

The De Luxe Auto Bike — Model A 

a rationally designed bicycle, not a 
freak, built only to look like a mo- 
torcycle. In this machine we have 
Utilized in every way such details of 
motorcycle construction as are actu- 
ally beneficial, v/ith the result that 
this machine is beyond question the 
strongest and most durable bicycle 
ever built. 

The tool box is not merely an or- 
nament, but is a substantially made 
metal case with heavy hinged door 
and ample capacit}' for an extra 
inner tube and all the tools that 
will ever be required for ordinary 


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A Model for 
Every Man 

De Luxe Auto Bike — Model B 

This machine is identical with the 
preceding model except that it is 
without the tool box and differs 
somewhat in equipment. The qual- 
ity in material and workmanship is 
the same. 

Excelsior Heavy Service 

This machine is primarily design- 
ed to meet the special requirements 
of commercial, delivery and similar 
heavy duty service. The front fork 
and head construction is extra heavy 
to meet the requirements of carry- 
ing a load suspended from the han- 
dlebars or over the front wheel. The 
rear forks are specially reinforced to 
stand the strains of a luggage car- 
rier and heavy load. Tt is a business 
machine throughout and built to 
withstand the hard service and mis- 
use to which a commercial machine 
is invariably subjected. 



De Luxe Curvilinear Truss 

The last word in bicycle strength and 
beauty. The highest possible quality in 
bicycle construction comprising the best in 
material, workmanship and equipment. 

Excelsior Double Bar 

This model particularly meets the requirements of 
the hard rider on country roads or over granite and 
similar city pavements, it is at the same time com- 
paratively light in weight and easy running. 

Excelsior Standard Diamond Frame 

A machine specially designed for high class trade 
and the requirement of the critical buyer who de- 
mands durability and service combined with the 
lightest weiglit commensurate with strength. 

Excelsior Dealers' Models 

These machines are specially designed for the 
dealer who desires a strictly high grade bicycle at a 
price lower than that of the Standard EXCELSIOR 
Models. We furnish these with or without the 
EXCELSIOR name plate. 




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If the Service You Received Last Season Was Not 

Fortify Your Business With 


and Make Sure of Success Next Season 

Send Us Your Orders and 




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After the Show — Better Business 

THE Chicago Show is the biggest kind of boost 
for the motorcycle and bicycle* Everybody who 
was there felt the uplift^ the certainty of a big future, 
and went home determined to get a generous slice of 
trade prosperity. Everybody who wasn^t there will feel 
the pulling force of the enthusiasm of his competitor 
who was in attendance and will straightway get in line* 

The New Departure Will Help — Can Help 

FIRST, with coaster brakes for either motorcycles or bicycles that 
constitute sure, safe, and superior speed control devices— the ideal equip- 
ment of the ideal single track vehicle. 

SECOND, with plans, plots and printed matter that cannot fail to bring 
new trade to the stores of New Departure dealers. Every dollar of the 
New Departure advertising appropriation for the next twelve months 
will be spent in boosting bicycle and motorcycle business. 

THIRD, with guarantees that mean business — not mere printing and 
paper. We absolutely stand back of every sale of a New Departure 
that you make with guarantees that your customers will appreciate. 

New Literature Just out. Write for it today. No dealer can 
afford to miss our 1915 proposition. 

The New Departure Manufacturing Company 

Coaster Brake Licensors 

Bristol; Connecticut 

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Red Parkhurst won the F. A. M. On( 
Championship at Birmingham, 
covering 64/2 miles. 

Parkhurst rode a Harley-Davidsor 
UK (without ports of course 
chine defeated the fastest 
machines in the country, eight 

Parkhurst in action. Taken at Madison, Wis., Sept. 20. Parkhurst averaged 50% sec. per mile for 22 consecutive 

laps at Birmingham, Oct. 5. 

Harley-Davidson Motor Co., 

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October 20, 1914 


Vational Championship 

Hour National 
Via., October 5, 

Stock Model 

and his ma- 

)orted racing 

calves included. 

Here's Another — 

At Boston Alvin 

Stratton broke the 

Boston track record 

October 12, by 2 

seconds. His time for the mile was 49 4-5 


Leslie "Red" Parkhurst, Winner of National F. A. M. Hour Cham- 
pionship. Parkhurst is the most feared dirt track rider in America. 
His mount is a stock Harlev-Davidson Model UK. 

Milwaukee, Wis., U. S. A 

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October 20, 1914 







The kind the 
Riders demand. 


Write for 1915 
catalog and 

A better propo- 
sition than ever. 

Mfg. Company 

Detroit, Michigan 





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The 1915 Flanders 
A True Motorcycle 

The perfected 1915 Flanders models combine only such features as are required by THE MAN 

These features are incorporated in such a manner as to make the 

Most Simple, Compact, Powerful, Reliable, Efficient 
and Just So Different 

from other motorcycles as to put it into a class considerably in advance, for' CLEANLINESS: — 
DEPENDABILITY:— and SERVICE; over the recognized standards of today and AT A PRICE 
that is bound to convince you that the FLANDERS is the motorcycle for the man who realizes the 

The COMPLETENESS of DETAIL on the 1915 models are unsurpassed. YOU must see 
these for yourself at the shows. 

Price, Quality, Simplicity, Compactness and Distinctiveness 

make the new Flanders a motorcycle and an AGENCY for same worth having. 

DEALERS will profit by getting in touch with us early. The NEW POLICY will appeal to 


OUR OWN DESIGN TWO SPEED and FREE ENGINE which is installed in the rear liub. 

NO GEARS TO STRIP:— NO JERK when changing speeds:— NOTHING TO WEAR and become noisy: 

—POSITIVE. Built for the same SERVICE the rest of the Flanders motorcycle gives. A child can change 
gear without fear of damage. ONE LEVER controls all. No makeshift. We have proven to our satisfaction 
that there are NONE BETTER, hence WE LEAD in this. You will be tickled when you see this splendid 
Two-Speed perform. 

FOOT BAND BRAKE:— mounted just off left of foot board on the right side. Accessible. Different from 
other band brakes because of its size, style and application. 

FOOT BOARDS: — As a regular part of the equipment. Adjustable to any position. 

KICK STARTER:— Of our own design, making it possible to spin the motor sufficiently to start immedi- 
ately under general favorable conditions. Engine can be started while both wheels remain on the ground. 
Absolutely no possible chance for damage to rider by back firing of engine as centrifugal force releases the en- 
gaging teeth. 

All these important improvements are neatly enclosed in OUR SUCCESSFUL CHAIN and DIRT PROOF 
HOUSING. THIS feature alone being distinctive and EXCLUSIVE on FLANDERS motorcycles. Its value 
for the preservation of the drive chain, sprockets and riders clothes is inestimable. 

STANDARD and EXCLUSIVE FEATURES on all 1915 models. 

OUR CUSHION SPROCKET has made us a leader, and popular as manufacturers of a flexible and smooth 
direct chain drive and of course we will retain this feature for 191S. 

In all, THE MAN WHO KNOWS will recognize in the new Flanders a motorcycle of the 

Visit us at our booth, Nos. 46-47 in the .\rmory, Chicago, Oct. 12-17th. We will have some- 
thing else of interest for you. 

We are ready to book your 1915 requirements NOW, so don't allow some one to beat you to a 
truly remarkable and valuable motorcycle agency for 1915. 


Please mention this publication when writing to advertisers 



New Model S 
Price $3 Each 

Model S, No. 5 Handle 
Price $3 Each 

1915 -SEASON-1915 
The World Famous 


Show the Way to 

Increased Sales 
and More Profits 

Packed in Cartons ready for ship- 
ment to Dealers via Parcel Post 

Write for catalogue 
and new prices 




New Model 3-D-S 
Price $3.25 Each 

New Model 68-S 
Price $4 Each 

How About an Iver Johnson Agency ? 

Is your town without an Iver Johnson representative ? Then it is Your Opportunity. 
Our agency offer includes — a complete line of up-to-the-minute motorcycles — a direct fac- 
tory connection, not a sub-agency — a scientifically advertised line— exclusive sales rights, with co-operation and 
absolute protection by the factory. Do you need additional argument ? Send for our 1915 book — 84 pages. It 
tells the story from start to finish. 

Iver Johnson's Arms & Cycle Works, 360 River St., Fitchburg, Mass. 

NEW YORK OFFICE, 99 Chambers St. ST. PAUL OFFICE, 2080 Grand Ave. SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE, 717 Market St. 

this publication when writing to advertisers 

October 2C, 1914 



Motorcycle Necessities 

for Wise Riders 



A tool which will effect- 
ually reach the hard-to- 
get-at places. 

With the Mossberg 
Socket Wrench Set 

you get at every remote 
or "inaccessible" bolt or 
nut on your machine 
with a powerful wrench.