AUTO BODIES MADE OF FABRIC END SQUEAKS AND RATTLES (Mar, 1924)
AUTO BODIES MADE OF FABRIC END SQUEAKS AND RATTLES
Fabric, which holds its shape, is durable and is washed or dusted easily, is being employed successfully in place of metal in the bodies of a French automobile, celebrated for its silent-running qualities. With the car windows, held in rubber grooves, and the panels manufactured of the leatherlike material, squeaks and rattling common to bodies of steel construction are said to be entirely removed. Limousines and landaulettes of this construction can be built for little more than ten per cent above the cost of the open or touring-type cars, it is said. Though heat and severe blows may blister the covering, its composition is such that in a short time the swellings disappear. It is not scratched or marred by ordinary dusting or washing and saves time necessary in polishing enameled surfaces.