100 years ago in COUN­TRY LIFE

Country Life Every Week - - Town & Country Notebook -

SIR,—I en­close a pho­to­graph of a Daim­ler 15 h.p. car be­ing put to use­ful work on the farm. The cost of mow­ing the hay by this method was con­sid­er­ably less than if horses had been used, the petrol con­sumed be­ing about one and a quar­ter gal­lons per acre. This un­usual work is nat­u­rally a se­vere test of the cool­ing ca­pac­ity and de­sign of the en­gine, as it ne­ces­si­tates run­ning on low gear for a pro­longed pe­riod; but the Daim­ler rose to the oc­ca­sion and did the job in a thor­oughly work­man­like man­ner with­out the least sign of over­heat­ing.—m

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