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Identifier: electricautomobi00wood (find matches)
Title: Electric automobile its construction care and operation
Year: 1900 (1900s)
Authors: Woods, C. E. (Clinton Edgar)
Subjects: Automobiles
Publisher: Chicago New York, H. S. Stone & co.
Contributing Library: Rutgers University Libraries
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among the editorials of the April,1898, number of the Horseless Age, whichsays: The anti-noise society organized sometime ago in New York ought to espouse thecause of the motor vehicle and good roads.Horses and the cobble-stone pavementsthey require for a foothold are two of themost prolific sources of noise in the me-tropolis. We now come to the question of the rightsand the speed of the automobile on thestreets. The first point is the necessity ofgood judgment and moderation of speed.High speed is perfectly safe under certainconditions, and it is assuredly very exhilara-ting to ride in an automobile at a swift pacewhen the place and conditions of the streetpermit. But we must not forget that westill have the horse with his vehicle attachedto him, and his defenders with us onthe streets, and that, to a certain extent, wemust conform to the general laws govern-ing these vehicles. The automobile is aroad vehicle, and where roads are good andfew vehicles are encountered, high speeds 44
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40 BATTERIES IN TRAYS OF 10 EACH. plate viiBattery Ckll. 40 Hattkkiks in Ikavs CARRIAGE CONSTRUCTION are permissible; but where there are manyvehicles to share the common rights of theroad, majority always rules and the operatorof an automobile must invariably conformto this rule, both for his own safety and forthe safety of those who are not so well ableto take care of themselves as he is. The natural inquiry is: What is the lim-itation of speed that can safely be used oncity boulevards and streets? As motorvehicles invariably have power applied toonly two wheels, the limit of safety in speeddepends largely upon the weight of the vehi-cle, always granting that perfect brakes areused; so that the practical or safe limit ofspeed of a motor vehicle depends upon itsweight, as the amount of momentum storedup in a given weight on any vehicle can-not be brought under control by brakeapplication beyond the point of locking thewheels, any more than that of a car can. Invehicles weighing three

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