The Madison Square Automobile Show.
Illustrative of the stride made by the motor industry in the past ten years is the remarkable display at the recent automobile show in Madison Square Garden, New York. This was the tenth national show, and surpassed its predecessors in every way. Among the exhibitors of cars were the Knox Automobile Company, of Springfield, Mass., and the Pope Manufacturing Company, of Hartford, Conn. Each company presented types of the latest development in pleasure cars, while the latter concern had also on exhibition a combination chemical and hose wagon with capacity for 1,000 feet of hose and a dozen men besides the chemical tank and tools. The H. H. Franklin Manufacturing Company, of Syracuse, N. Y„ displayed a chief’s car, typical of the fire service in its red paint and brass trimmings.
Among the 246 exhibits of accessories and parts, the oil storage systems made by S. F. Bowser Co., of Tort Wayne, lnd., the gongs produced by the New Departure Manufacturing Company, of Bristol, Conn., and Firestone, Swinehart and Morgan & Wright tires were prominently repre sented. From the interest shown in the Pope combination wagon it is augured that more manufacturers of motor apparatus will take advantage of the opportunity to display their product at next year’s show.