Old Tires Rolled Into Lump Make Odorless Fuel (Jan, 1932)

This seems like a bad idea to me.

Old Tires Rolled Into Lump Make Odorless Fuel
HEREAFTER you need not worry about the disposition of all your old auto tires, for believe it or not you can make use of them as fuel. After you have gathered up a number of discarded tires proceed as follows: Take a sharp knife and cut a slash in the side wall just about an inch above the bead, which should then be removed. Then cut the tire crosswise and roll it up as if it were a carpet or rug and tie it securely around the center with a heavy piece of wire. Place this roll in an open fireplace and you will have an intense heat for about four hours, and there will not be the slightest smell of burning rubber. Two or three rolls at a time will easily keep a fair-sized room comfortably warm.— Edward Sievers.

7 comments
  1. Stannous says: August 22, 20067:41 pm

    Nothing like the aroma of freshly-vulcanized flavored smoke on a cold winter night…

  2. Clem says: August 23, 20067:55 am

    Uh, you say “there will not be the slightest smell of burning rubber” and I’ll “have an intense heat for about four hours?”
    Sounds like a good deal to me…uh, one more question…does this leave any deposits in my fireplace or in the chimney?

  3. Mark says: March 29, 20094:38 pm

    lmao, this is the best one yet. I’m sure the neighbors would have loved it too.

  4. jayessell says: March 29, 20094:57 pm

    Dang! Hours too late for Earth-Hour!

  5. SouthAfrica says: May 15, 20103:09 am

    Did it work or not and did was there a smell of rubber or not?

    Cheers

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