Tag "tires"

This is actually a really cool idea. I doubt it would be practical with the variety of modern body and wheel types, not to mention the fact that modern tires need air far less frequently, but it’s still nifty.


Putting air in the tires of your car should be a pleasure instead of a nuisance,according to Ellis E. White, of Los Angeles, who has just perfected an automatic tire inflator. To get air in the tires of his car, the driver need not get out from behind the wheel.

When his tires need air, he drives up a runway at the service station. He passes a box with a lever and a graduated scale, and with a touch of his hand he sets the lever to the number of pounds pressure he wishes in his tires.

At a certain point on the runway his wheels drop into a groove and close an electric contact, setting the intlator in action. Air nozzles advance from each side and press against special connections on the wheel’s hubs. Air flows into the tires. When the tire is full a bell rings and the air is shut off. To use the novel service, a car must have special air nipples that fit over the hub of his car’s wheels and have a pipe connection to the tire valve to complete the operation.

Rubber Spokes Give Bounce to Airless Safety Tires (May, 1938)

These look an aweful lot like the new Tweels introduced by Michelin last year. Although I doubt the Tweels are made of wood…

Rubber Spokes Give Bounce to Airless Safety Tires

Hard wood, embedded in rubber, forms the rim of a new safety tire invented by J. V. Martin of Garden City, N. Y. Said to be more resilient and lighter than pneumatic types, the safety tire has hoops of hickory incased in rubber and fitted with crisscross spokes of ribbed rubber. Punctureproof and blowout-proof, the airless tires absorbed practically all vertical movement when a springless test car drove over four-inch blocks strung along a concrete road in a recent trial, it is claimed.

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.

Latest in Travel—Two-Wheeled Cart With Auto Tires (Oct, 1932)

Latest in Travel—Two-Wheeled Cart With Auto Tires
MARTIN SOADACK, combination farmer and general handyman of Baldwins-ville, New York, likes comfort when he rides, and the rocky and rutty road between his home and town had none of these conveniences to offer.

But was Mr. Soadack downhearted? He was not. A little mechanical ingenuity was brought into action and now Mr. Soadack suffers from the “jounces” no more. What conquered the situation is shown in the accompanying photo. When Mr. Soadack had decided that he had been bumped about for the last time, he descended upon a junkyard and there procured two old auto wheels. Next he procured a two-wheeled cart, and then assembled his acquisitions.

Now Mr. Soadack rides to town in comfort and is said to give his friends the laugh when he passes them on the road.