Balloon Tired Wagons Stop the Clatter of Milk Delivery (Aug, 1932)
This would be great. My milk man always wakes me up at five in the morning.
Balloon Tired Wagons Stop the Clatter of Milk Delivery
“NOISELESS milk” is now to be had in Boston. This does not mean that the milk makes no noise, but that no racket is created in the delivery of the liquid in the early hours of the morning.
What makes possible the soundless delivery are the new rubber tires with which Boston dairy concerns are equipping their specially-built wagons, one of which is shown in the photo at the left.
No clatter whatever is thus heard in the morning, when Bostonians are trying to grab their extra wink of sleep before rising time. The wagons weigh something like 200 lbs. less than regular wagons, and the tires are 550-200 balloons, carrying about 50 lbs. pressure. Horses wear rubber foot pads, which complete the muffling job.