Who wouldn’t want to drive a roadster of great merit? This ad for A. S. Cordell’s automobile franchise for The Metz in Quitman, Missouri ran in the June 12, 1913 Skidmore New Era, page 8:
Ad reads: I take great pleasure in saying to the people of this community that I have the agency for the Metz automobile, a roadster of great merit. The Metz is the simplest car ever constructed, easiest of operations, economical of upkeep running from 28 to 32 miles on one gallon of gasoline and rides like a touring car. The Metz is a friction drive, the strongest and most dependable drive known, no cogs to tear out or batteries to give way, running on high tension magneto with set spark. A form cylinder fully equipped 22 h.p. car weighing 1100 lbs, speed 5 to 50 miles per hour and say boys with all respect to our brother dealers in high priced cars. I positively and with emphasis say if you drive a Metz you take none of their dust. Think of it, a car costing less than $500.00, performing as well and in instances better than cars costing from three to five times the cost of the Metz. If you are in the market for a roadster car and will give me a chance, I will sell you a car with a guarantee as strong as that of any other car and at the same time save you in cash from $300 to $500. Now if I fail to prove the truth of any of the above statement it is the cigars to the whole crowd. Before you buy find out the Metz and I will thank you. A. S. Cordell, Quitman, Mo.