Blind Make Junk Auto Tires Into Useful Articles (Mar, 1936)

Blind Make Junk Auto Tires Into Useful Articles

THE Minneapolis Society for the Blind in seeking ways of keeping the minds of its blind occupied struck upon a novel method of manufacturing rubber door mats from old automobile tires. Since the materials required cost practically nothing the workei receives a fair profit and produces a product that is bought not out of pity, but because it is useful.

The tires are cut into strips thirty-six inches long and three-quarters of an inch wide. They are then punched with holes spaced two and one-half inches apart and woven on a wire frame. Three-quarter inch washers, punched also from scrap rubber, form spacers for forming the design.

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