The long stroke engine must economize in the use of gasoline, and we will try to make it plain--very plain--just why. You know whether you would prefer to fill a gallon crock or a quart measure (if you. had to pay for it). The gallon crock is the large bore, short-stroke motor--the tall quart .measure represents the medium bore, with the long stroke--both must be filled with gasoline in automobile work.
Of course, the gallon crock has a greater capacity than the quart measure, but the greater capacity does not produce proportionately greater power. For example, you know that your revolver will not shoot so far nor penetrate so deeply as your rifle, using the same cartridge. In firearms we call it the length of barrel, and explain it by saying we get the benefit of the whole expansion of the gas. In automobiles it is the same thing, but we call it the length of stroke. In a rifle we get results because there is but one direction for the gas to expand--the length of the barrel--in automobiles, if there is but one direction in which to expand, and that dimension is sufficiently long, we get the full power.
The above tells the whole story of the remarkable performance of White gasoline cars and trucks, from a standpoint both in power and fuel consumption.
The four cylinders of the White motor are more nearly rifle barrels than any others, consequently less of the explosive medium is required to produce the high power rifle results. One other advantage follows: because White motors are not large and unwieldy. White cars are of moderate size and weight, consequently go over the roads more easily and are easier upon the tires and other items of maintenance.
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THE WHITE COMPANY
Market Street at Van Ness Avenue