When SPRING-SLAP throws a party… (Jun, 1930)
When SPRING-SLAP throws a party…
AUNT HESTER lets out a quick and exclamatory “Gracious!”â€”Jane voices a subdued but emphatic “Ouch!”â€”Bill winces as though someone had shot him. And you… well, outwardly you’re apologetic, but inwardly you’re as mad as a roughed-up hornet. And, we’ll add, for a very good reason.
We’ll grant that rough roads and unexpected hummocks can weave a frown on the face of the most placid driver. We’ll admit that those sudden jolts and jars are as racking on your car as they are on you. But do you know the cause of this commotion?
It’s Spring-Slapâ€”there’s the culprit. It’s that slap of your springs as they refuse to flex under impact. It’s that bucking and rebellious flare-up of cramped and tyrannized springs â€”springs that are shackle-bound.
Ordinary spring shackles don’t let your springs flex as freely as they should. Often your shackle bolts will be too tight or they bind â€”and your springs can’t do their level best. Nor can your shock-absorbers do their most soothing work, for the wear on ordinary shackle bolts gives them a different job to do every day in the yearâ€”and you can’t adjust them that often! Naturally, your springs complain â€” and so do you! But the remedy is simple, easy to apply and inexpensiveâ€”a set of Fafnir Ball Bearing Spring Shackles.
On these frictionless, free-acting ball bearings your springs take every bump with rocking-chair easiness, without that objectionable slap-back. Savage jolts are tamed to gentleness. Sudden bumps are shunted aside. You ride the roughest roads with incredible ease, with a new and delightful sense of comfort.
Fafnir Ball Bearing Spring Shackles completely banish shackle squeaks and rattlesâ€”yet you never have to grease them. You never have to adjust them. They prolong the life of your car. They enable your shock-absorbers to do their full duty. And they are saferâ€”no shackle bolts to wear and let you down. They are standard equipment on many cars. They can be put on yours for a cost so little that it will surprise you. Ask your garage mechanic about them.
FAFNIR BALL-BEARING SPRING SHACKLES THE FAFNIR BEARING COMPANY NEW BRITAIN, CONN.