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“IN making these comments,” Mr. Chase says, “I am well aware that engineers are rarely given an opportunity to design a car incorporating even a large proportion of the improvements they would like to see included.
“Unless some more or less ‘ideal’ types of construction are visualized, however, there may be no well-considered objective.”
Visualizing these “more or less ideal types of construction,” Mr. Chase, in the following paper, throws a blanket indictment at the car designers, says what he thinks about current automobiles in no uncertain terms, and states specifically what he thinks ought to be done about it.
Bodies, frames, springs, headlights, seats, engines-no unit of the modern car escapes Mr. Chase's stimulating criticism.

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