Engine Parts Ads

These are just a small portion of the ads that we have for sale. None of these are reproductions, all are original. Most of these are large ads, larger than our scanner bed. Therefore the view shown on the page may not completely show the ad. They are placed in a plastic bag with a cardboard backboard for protection. Please e-mail us with your specific interests.

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Atwater Kent
Black and white 8 1/4" x 11 1/2" ad for their Ignition System with Automatic Spark Control. This unit offers "The Charm of Perfect Control" and mentions being able to drive as slowly as one pleases, being able to throttle down without the fear of one's engine stalling, being able to stop the engine and restart it with "a hot starting spark on the first turn", absence of worry about the system being over-taxed and elimination of the usual spark lever manipulation for starting and running. The ad gives a list of 16 different manufacturers that were using this system on their cars and mentions that it was available on Ford too.
March 25, 1915
The Automobile
1
$9.00
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Engine 6

Eisemann
Black and white 8 1/4" x 11 1/2" ad for their GN6 Magneto. The ad shows a picture of one of these units and the text indicates that the GN6 has continued the improvements begun by the GN4. They claim that with this unit, "Jumping or short circuiting of the current in its passage from collector to the distributor is practically eliminated" and talks about a few changes in construction that make this claim possible. The ad soothes the anxiety by assuring that "Deliveries of the Eisemann GN6 are being made promptly".
March 25, 1915
The Automobile
1
$9.00
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Engine 7

Hastings
Three color 5 3/4" x 9" ad for their Steel-Vent Piston Rings. There is a picture of the crook with the red and white striped shirt kneeling behind a car changing the license plate. The headline assures you tht "Piston Rings need replacing too!" and the text tells you that "Oil pumping in your car glashes a warning that your piston rings are worn and should be replaced immediately". It goes on by saying that, at that time, "replacing piston rings is a comparatively simple and inexpensive job". It also talks about how changing to the Hastings Steel-Vent Piston Rings will cure several engine wear issues.
February 1949
Popular Science
1
$8.00
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Engine 5

Hastings
Three color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for their Steel-Vent Piston Rings. There is a VIP cartoon of a man who has burst his head through his running car and is looking back at the smoke filled with oil containers. As he sees that expensive mess he decides "So that's where my money goes!" and the headline says that "Every extra quart is a warning!". The text explains that "Your piston rings warn you when they need to be replaced" and goes on to discuss engine theory. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
February 14, 1953
Saturday Evening Post
1
$8.00
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Engine 3

Perfect Circle
Three color 10" x 14" ad for their Piston Rings. The ad has a large picture of a giant piston ring that is circling the mountains and a roadway that is filled with all types of cars, trucks and heavy equipment driving from right to left. The ad headline calls Perfect Circle "The Most Honored Name in Piston Rings" and most of the rest of the ad is a listing of some of the many people and groups that have "Honored" this product. There is a picture of the sign that graced any shop that used this product and the sign called the people that worked there as being "The Doctor of Motors". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
April 1950
Country Gentleman
0
$8.00
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Engine 1

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Rayfield
Black and white 8" x 11 1/2" ad for their Carburetors. There is a picture of a Model G carburetor and the headline claims that "If it's Rayfield equipped it's a good car to buy". The text reasons that if an auto manugacturer is willing to install a Rayfield on the car when they build it, they will do right on the other features too. It also mentions that most Service Stations will be willing and able to put a Rayfield carburetor on you car if it doesn't already have one.
March 25, 1915
The Automobile
1
$9.00
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Engine 8

Sealed Power
Three color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for their Piston Rings. There is a frightening picture of a man in a car frantically trying to drive his car up an incline while a creature with a human head, human hands with long fingernails and a body made from smoke reaches out, grabs the rear of the car and slows it to a stop. The headline has this creature saying "'Slow Up' says Smoke 'I'm one backseat driver you'll obey'". The ad encourages you to "Repower with Sealed Power and go" and mentions their Piston Rings, the Pistons and their lapped finish Piston Pins. This ad, from the days when engine overhauls were often monthly, urges you to act fast at the first sign of smoke coming from your exhaust. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
January 7, 1933
Saturday Evening Post
0
$8.00
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Engine 2

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Sealed Power
Black and white 10" x 13" ad for Sealed Power Piston Rings. At the top there is a drawing of some-kind of engine on two wheels is chasing after a ladies pocketbook. The engine is saying "Come here Pocketbook. I need more oil!" and the pocketbook responds "You Brute! You really need Sealed Power Piston Rings". The ad headline tells you that "If your car whimpers for oil 'between meals', install Sealed Power Piston Rings". "They've restored "drain-to-drain" oil mileage to thousands of cars! Thousands of car owners report drain-to-drain oil mileage since installing Sealed Power Piston Rings in their cars. And many of these cars formerly used 10 to 13 quarts "between meals"! Think of the savings. Ace mechanics will tell you why these new-type Sealed Power Rings give such stellar performance. An inner spring of Swedish Steel expands the outer ring so that it conforms to the distorted shape of the cylinder wall. Thus gas is kept in the combustion chamber. Oil is kept out. Power is completely sealed. New car pep, speed plus oil economy are restored". Get this ad to see what else they have said and see about the other comic strip.
June 21, 1937
Life magazine
1
$8.50
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Engine 9

Sealed Power
Three color 5" x 13 1/2" ad for their Piston Rings. The ad pictures the three Bad Guys: Oil Waste, Gas Waste and Engine Failure and claims that installing these rings can reduce or prevent these disasters from happening in your car. The text calls this "The best ring for Oil Control even in Badly Tapered and Out-of-Round Cylinders.". It then says that the Sealed Power MD-50 Steel Oil Ring is "the only ring with FULL-FLOW SPRING" and issues the challenge that "No other ring equale the Sealed Power MD-50 Steel Oil Ring when it comes to controlling oil consumption in badly tapered and out-of-round cylinders".
May 22, 1950
Life magazine
1
$8.00
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Engine 4