Tuesday, April 6, 2021

About That Huge Tire In Today's M&M Post

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 A friend of mine found the original text that accompanied the photo. Here's the information:

"This largest of all tires WAS manufactured by The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company at Akron. Ohio in line with the company's progressive steps as the pioneer in the rubber industry. A prominent airplane manufacturer has said the day will come when giant airplanes will be used requiring a tire of this size. 

Height—Twelve feet 

Width—Four feet 

Trend—Weighs 600 pounds 

Fabric—Weighs 150 pounds 

Inner Tube—Weighs 125 pounds 

Non-Skid Diamonds 16 inches long, 10 inches wide 

Load-Carrying Capacity—40.000 to 50.000 pounds 

Wheel—Weighs 600 pounds 

Rim—Four feet in diameter, 30 inches wide 

Total Weight—1800 pounds 

Value—$5,000

The currently tallest tire actually used in construction measures nearly 14 feet tall and almost 6 feet wide, and weighs approximately 12,500 pounds."

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