HERE AND THERE, October 1932

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HERE AND THERE

For Rough Weather.

AM firmly convinced that the joy of an open car will never cease to attract I those to whom motoring is more than a mere means of transport. But open car motoring needs special equipment during the winter, and quite one of the most useful accessories I have seen lately is the new ” Extrarmlet ” marketed by C. & H. Accessories, 82, Mortimer Street, London, W.1.

This armlet will come as a boon to owners of cars with a cutaway by the driver’s side, who will have experienced the discomfort of rain thoroughly drenching their -right arm, and finding its their sleeve.

its way up their sleeve. Made of rubberfaced leatheret, the armlet is guaranteed to be water proof and is held in place by strong elastic. It can be adjusted to fit tightly round the wrist. The “Extrarmlet” being white and fitted with a red reflector should also be very useful at night, as it would be visible to following cars.

The price is 5/9, and there is a special model for ladies.

A Correction. In our September issue there appeared on page 532, an advertisement for Massa Sparking Plugs. By a printer’s error the

name of the firm was given as the Massas Parking Plug Company, instead of the Massa Sparking Plug Co.

A New Bulb Horn—with a difference. Visitors to Paris always bring away with them a memory of the piercing bulb horns which are compulsory in the French capital, but lately there has come into use a new horn of a much sweeter tone, which is surprisingly sustained. This new

horn, the Ciccaphone, is the only reedless bulb horn in the world, the reed having been supplanted by a metal diaphragm. Anyone who has had experience of a reed horn giving trouble in wet weather will realise what a step forward this design is, and at the reasonable price of El is. 6d., the new Ciccaphone should be very popular. Incidentally a model embodying a flex 39 inches long can also be obtained for the sum of El 14s. 6d. The address of the people who sell this

horn is C. 8c H. Accessories, 82, Mortimer Street, W.1.

” Air-mindedness.”

NO, this expression does not necessarily mean that state of mind which regards air-travel as the normal form of transport. In this case it is what my friend Mr. Yokes, the pioneer of air-filtration, describes as being conscious of the importance of the purity of the air drawn into the combustion spaces and crankcase of a motor car engine..

And this state of ” air-mindedness ” is increasing. I was down at his factory at 95/97 Lower Richmond Road, Putney, the other day, and I was amazed at the number of models produced, for practically every type of car. Most people are rather apt to think that a ” standard ” filter or cleaner can be attached to any car, no matter what the size and shape may be of the carburettor, inlet pipe, inlet valves and combustion chambers involved. In actual fact, of course, all these points have to be carefully accounted for in the design of a filter, and it is all the more remarkable that the price of these vital accessories should be so cheap.

An indication of the way in which individual requirements can be satisfied is provided by the fact that R. G. J. Nash fitted a” Protectomotor ” air filter to the Frazer Nash “Terror.”