Title: American homes and gardens
Year: 1905 (1900s)
Subjects: Architecture, Domestic Landscape gardening
Publisher: New York : Munn and Co
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library
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orthe rear wheels, but not for thefront, as they make steeringrather difficult. Extra tires shouldbe covered with waterproof and light-proof casings, as rubber deteriorateswhen exposed to the light. It is ad-visable to carry at least tworear inner tubes and one fronttube; when touring myself Iinvariably carry four reartubes and two front tubes,having experienced as manyas five punctures in a singleday. Tire troubles are due tovarious causes, and it is wellto be prepared for them. Apigskin repair cover will befound valuable in tempo-rarily fixing a blown-out cas-ing. In the event of a punc-ture it is advisable to insert anew inner tube rather than to October, 1907 AMERICAN HOMES AND GARDENS 393 repair an old one, as it is almost impossible to make a satis-factory repair job on the road. Inner tubes for use in rearshoes should never be repaired with rubber patches cementedon. The heat caused by road friction melts these patches off.The only sure way is to have the tube vulcanized. Inner
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A Cape Top andWaterproofProtector areIndispensable tubes should not be carriedloose in a storage box, butshould be put up in separatebags liberally sprinkled withFrench chalk, in order thatthey may not become chafedand so be rendered unfit foruse. An experienced tourist isnot ready to start until thecar is equipped with a fullset of tools, extra valves,valve springs, spark plugs,and such small moving partsof the engine as are likely towear quickly or break easily.Of course, this list will dif-fer with each make of car. In machines that are chain drivenextra links of chain are carried in the toolbox. A jack, tiretools, and full tire repair kit are, of course, essential. In mountain touring it is necessary to have non-skid chains, which mustbe used when coming down long hills slippery with mudafter a heavy rain. The car, unless equipped with these,may skid and become unmanageable. In the early daysrope was tied around the rear wheels to give them trac-tion, but the newer and more servic
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