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Swinehart Tires for Apparatus.

Issue 6 and Volume 46.

Swinehart Tires for Apparatus. That rubber tires are necessary to secure maximum efficiency of fire apparatus is an axiom. So much granted, the question of highest speed —especially with motor apparatus—naturally arises. One very satisfactory solution has been found by the. Swinehart Clincher Tire and Rubber Company, of Akron, O. For their governing principles the company took economy, safety, and speed, and lived up to these principles by bringing out a firmly-locked, durable tire, in the construction of which resiliency had been carefully looked after. The Swinehart tire is applied by means of bolted-on clincher side flanges, and can he taken off by removing fourteen nuts and one flange. The wheel is then ready for the application of a new tire and need not he removed from the car, the latter being out of commission not over thirty minutes. When the tire is bolted on the flanges represent a solid…

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