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HOW TO RUN AN
AUTOMOBILE

A concise, practical treatise written in simple language
explaining the functions of modern Gasoline Automobile
Parts with complete instructions for driving and care.

Includes
the most thorough and easily understood
illustrated instructions on 1917 automobile

control systems ever published.

By VICTOR W. PAGÉ, M.E.

Member Society of Automobile Engineers
Author of “The Modern Gasoline Automobile," "Automobile Repairing

Made Easy,” etc.

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Illustrated with seventy-two specially made diagrams and
authoritative photographs furnished by leading automobile
manufacturers showing actual parts, all in correct proportion.

NEW YORK
THE NORMAN W. HENLEY PUBLISHING CO.

132 NASSAU STREET

1917

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PREFACE

TN PRESENTING this little treatise to the reading 1 public the writer wishes to emphasize that it is not intended as an instruction book on the construction or repair of automobiles. It has been prepared in answer to numerous requests for a concise exposition of the operating principles of modern gasoline automobiles. It has been thought desirable to incorporate a chapter outlining automobile construction very briefly in order that the novice may obtain some appreciation of the functions of the various parts before he learns the care and operation of the car. This book is intended as an absolutely non-technical compilation of the operating instructions of leading automobile manufacturers with which the car owner should be familiar. If a more detailed study of automobile construction or repair is desirable the reader may obtain very complete treatises and text books from the publisher of this little volume. The basic principles of gasoline motor car operation are practically the same in all types of cars though various forms of speed changing mechanism demand distinctive methods of control in each specific case. It is not possible to give definite information applying to every make of automobile but the types that are illustrated are representative of standard practice and the general advice given can be applied to all cars, especially the instructions relating to motor speed control and gear shifting. A careful study of the illustrations will serve to make clear many points that may not be fully explained in the text.

Victor W. Pagé. March, 1917.

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