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Orr Rear Light.

11th March 1915, Page 17
11th March 1915
Page 17
Page 17, 11th March 1915 — Orr Rear Light.
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Keywords : Tire, Hi-riser, Tires, Car Safety

An occasional cause of trouble to the motorist arises from his rear lamp. Under ordinary circumstances this, in order adequately to illuminate the rear number plate, bas to be hung at an awkward angle at the rear of the vehicle ; it furthermore projects in such a manner that it is liable to suffer damage occasionally from impact with a following vehicle.

The Car Rear Light, which is being marketed by the Car Rear Light Syndicate, Ltd., St. Stephen's Chambers, Telegraph Street, London, E.C., is so designed that it eliminates these troubles.

It is in appearance a rectangular box, long enough to accommodate the number plate and a red glass, and about 14in. deep from back to front, and is arranged so that it can be fastened to the rear of a ear in such a manner that it is shielded by other projecting parts, and is not likely to suffer damage from .collision. The one burner, which is situated inside the box, illuminates both number plate and rear light, as well as throwing a white light to the right-hand side of the vehicle. The number plate is so arranged that it can be readily withdrawn and interchangeable plates can be supplied at a cheap Tate.

Complete with number plate and -finished in black japan, the price is only Et ; it can also be had either nickel plated or in solid brass. If required, it can be. so arranged as to be electrically illuminated, in which case the oil lamp fittings are retained in ease of failure of the -supply of current.

This ingenious invention is due to Ma Ernest A. Orr, a Well-known stockbroker.

ol2 One of the latest novelties in pneumatic tires is reported from U.S.A. The Goodyear Co. are now marketing three extra large sizes for use on heavy commercial vehicles, these being 38 in. by 7 in., 42 in. by 9 in., and 48 in. by 12 in. The smallest size is recommended for 1 and 2-ton lorries, the medium for 3 and 3k-ton, and the largest for 5-tonners.

These unusual-sized tires are particularly recommended for pa,ssinger work, and for use on vehicles intended for the carriage of fragile goods, which may suffer from vibration ordinarily met with on those shod with solids. The advantage to be derived from the use of such tires instead of twin pneumatics is, that,. whereas with the twins it is possible for one of the tires to become deflated without the driver's knowledge, and as a consequence the other to be left to carry a considerable overload sometimes for many miles, with a single tire, deflation is at once obeervable.

Another point of interest in connection with these tires is that relating to economy of upkeep.


People: Ernest A. Orr
Locations: London

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