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26th December 1922
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Which of the following most accurately describes the problem?

As the latest mystery : " The Disappearing Horse."

That orders by wireless are already being given to some drivers.

And that it has proved not such a tall order, after all.

That inventors mission. are still fond of hydraulic trans And that the favourite. swash-plate is also another old Of a salesman who never overpraised the vehicle he was selling.

That he may be likened to the man who never caught a fish bigger than it was.

Of a new starting device which . is extremely economical.

That the char-bebancs driver is more than made often bored do with the That the thief shocker had nothing to penny dreadful.

Of an increase in the number of small pneumatic Or cushion-tyred buses.

That the farmer who uses a good agrimotor reaps both corn and benefits.

Of a speaker at a certain club dinner recounting Commercial Motor jokes.

That Santa Claus had some difficulty in getting lorries down the chimneys.

Favourable comments on the design and construction of the new Saunderson tractor.

That the Llandarcy chemists haven't yet acquired the B.P. man's brazen way of facing the camera.

That Euclid would be astonished if he could hear ten feet quoted as the necessary width of road to accommodate a " line " of traffic.

That many users are discovering the merits of the new D-shape tanks which give a lower centre of gravity for the same overall height.

Of a new method of charging accumulators for electric vehicles which is claimed to reduce the initial expenditure and diminish power losses.

That, in a collision between a Leyland and a tram standard, the latter was twisted almost out of recognition, hut the buffer bar saved the radiator and headlamps from any damage.

That Lord Long. in his letter to The Times dealing with grants from the Road Fund, overlooked the fact that. the Ministry of Transport cannot imoose upon local authorities any new work upon roads.

Of the need for a finish to this promising start— Said a driver who hailed from Kilmarnock : " Now, what in the wor-r-rld makes this car knock ? " That lorry cranes seldom jib.

Of fishy chassis.

That fish and cheese used to walk, but are now driven.

Of the use of lorries in processions.

That even charity cannot do without the help of commercial vehicles.

That at least one performer in the said procession thought the bonnet a suitable throne on which to ride.

That -rail-less trolley-buses are well patronized.

That traffic regulations are a very secondary consideration where charity is concerned.

That higher bus fares are bringing in the competition of opposition services.

That exceeding the speed limit is a very profitable occupation, but not to every party concerned.

That much heavier traffic will probably have to go over the bridges before much more water flows under them.

Of slight but definite improvement in the commercial motor industry from a growieg numbzr of sources.

From many a reader asking for advice upon the best means to reduce the total payments in respect of motor taxes in 1923.

That taking the driver forward beside the engine has, in the experience of one large organization, resulted in a diminution of mishaps.

That we have often wished that tramcar drivers' were perched on small platforms, with no protecting screen, and with the controller to one side and the brake handle to the other.

That the passengers would then not be so liable to be jerked out of their seats when the tramcars were stopped or re-started.

That, after fleets of Generals and Admirals on London's streets, one may not unreasonably ant:oipate the production of a fleet of Air-Marshals. —0—

Congratulations to the Sussex Council on the elimination of the high bank and hedge dangers at Awbrook corner on the Haywards Heath-Lewes road.


Locations: London

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