Car Replaces Broncho, Tiny Prayer (Oct, 1923)

AUTO DISPLACES BRONCHO IN RIDING TEST

In the one-time wild and woolly West, riding the bucking automobile may give way to the honored test of skill in horsemanship— riding the bucking broncho. For it has been found that a seat on the radiator of a small auto with the wheels off center gives all the thrills of a broncho-busting contest, with an element of novelty. In a recent performance of this sort in California, a saddle was placed on the hood, and a prize of $25 offered for riding two blocks. At 10 miles an hour, the rider had difficulty; at 15 miles, he went off. With the hub of each of the wheels of the car removed and reset 2 inches off center, it gives a realistic imitation of the bucking broncho, though, having no reins, the rider is, perhaps, even more helpless than on the “orneriest” animal.

LORD’S PRAYER SET ON PICA FACE WITH MONOTYPE
The Lord’s Prayer has been set on a piece of pica type in a box one-sixth of an inch square with a monotype machine in a Philadelphia shop. The inscription consists of 225 capitals, four commas, four periods, one semicolon, and two dashes. The letters are .006 of an inch high. Duplicates were made and distributed by the company, but because of the delicacy of the type no attempt was made to print the inscription.

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