The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 12, July 1908 - April, 1909 Page: 97
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Ra erb lefurisheus.Our ride and exhibit
sample Latest Model "Ranger" bicycle furnished by us. Our agents everywhere are
making money fast. Writefor fill particulars and secial offer at once.
NO MONEY REQUIRED until you receive and approve of your bicycle. We ship
to anyone, anywhere in the U. S. without a cent deosit in advance, preay freight, and
allow TEN DAYS' FREE TRIAL during which time you may ride the bicycle and
put it to any test you wish. If you are then not perfectly satisfied or do not wish to
keep the bicycle ship it back to us at our expense andyou will not be out one cent.
FACTORY PRICE We furnish the highest grade bicycles it is possible to make
i a lr at one small profit above actual factory cost. You save $to
to $25 middlemen's profits by buying direct of us and have the manufacturer's guar-
antee behind your bicycle. DO NOT BUY a bicycle or a pairof tires from anyone
at any rice until you receive our catalogues and learn our unheard of factory
S rices and remarkable special offers to rider agents.
YOU WILL BE ASTONISHED when you receive our beautiful catalogue and
study our superb models at the wonderfully
low przces we can make you this year. We sell the highest grade bicycles for less money
than any other factory. We are satisfied with $s.oo profit above factory cost.
L BICYCLE DEALERS. you can sell our bicycles under your own name plate at
double our prices. Orders filled the day received.
SECOND RAND BICYCLES. We do not regularly handle second hand bicycles, but
usually have a number on hand taken in trade by our Chicago retail stores. These we clear out
promptly at prices ranging from $3 to $8 or $10. Descriptive bargain lists mailed free.
SATERo - RAKES single wheels, imported roller chains and pedals, parts, repairs and
U IR n equipment of all kinds at half the usual retail prices.
S 50 HEDGETHORN P NT U -PROOF $ 4
SELF-HEALING TI A SA PLE PAIR
The regular retail price of these tires is
$8.50 per pair, but to introduce we will
NO MORE TROUBLE FROM PUNCTURES
NAILS, Tacks or Glass will not let the
air out. Sixty thousand pairs sold last year.
Over two hundred thousand pairs now in use.
DESCRIPTION: Made in all sizes. It is lively
and easyriding,verydurableand linedinsidewit
a special quality of rubber, which never beconwy:m
porous and which closes up small punctures without alloy, ii n e thii. ck rubber tread
Ing the air to escape. We have hundreds of letters from satis- "A and puncture strips "B"
fiedcustomersstating that their tireshaveonlybeen pumped and "D," also rimn strip "I"
up once or twice in a whole season. They weigh no more than to prevent rim cutting. This
an ordinary tire, the uiuncture resisting qualities being given tire will outlast any other
by several layers of thin, specially prepared fabric on the _ make--SOFT, ELASTIO and
tread. The regular price of these tires is$8.$o per pair, but for EASY RIDING.
advertising purposes we are making special factory price to
the rider of only $4.80 per pair. All orders shipped same day letter is received. We ship C. O. D. on
approval. You do not pay a cent until you have examined and found them strictly as represented
We will allow a cash discount of 5 per cent (thereby making the price 86.55 per pair) if you
send FULL CASH WITI ORDEI and enclose this advertisement. We will also send one
nickel plated brass hand pump. Tires to be returned at OUR expense if for any reason they are
not satisfactory on examination. We are perfectly reliable and money sent to us is as safe as in a
bank. If you order a pair of these tires, you will find that they will ride easier, run faster,
wear better, last longer and look finer than any tire you have ever used or seen at any price. We
know that you will be so well pleased that when you want a bicycle you will give us your order.
We want you to send us a trial order at once, hence this remarkable tire offer.
IF lifou Ng EED IRES don't buy any kind at any price until you send for a pair of
F Y E R Hedgethorn Puncture-Proof tires on approval and trial at
the special introductory price quoted above; or write for our big Tire and Sundry Catalogue which
describes and quotes all makes and kinds of tires at about half the usual prices.
DO NT W I T but write us a postal today. DO NOT THINK OF BUYING a bicycle
S T or a pair of tires from anyone until you know the new and wonderful
offers we are making. It only costs a postal to learn everything. Write it NOW.
J. L. MEAD CYCLE COMPANY, CHIC O, ILL
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