National Geographic : 1913 Feb
No-Rim-Cut Tires One Glance Tells You _T hat This Tire Can't Rim-Cut There are no hooks on the base, as with clincher tires. The tire is held on by our patented feature - by six flat bands of 126 braided wires, vulcanized into the tire base. That makes the tire base un stretchable. So your removable rim flanges are set to curve outward, not inward, as with old-type tires. And the tire, when wholly or partly deflated, rests on a rounded edge. 2 That This Tire Can't Skid These deep-cut, sharp-cut blocks pre sent to the road surface countless edges and angles, facing every direction. They give a bulldog grip. The tread is double thick, and the extra tread is of very tough rubber, so the non-skid feature lasts. The blocks meet at the base, so the strains are distributed over the fabric the same as with smooth-tread tires. That Goodyear feature immensely in creases the life of a non-skid tire. 3 That This Tire Is Oversize We say io per cent oversize. But careful comparison with six makes of clinchers shows the actual oversize, in air capacity, to be 16.7 per cent. Even Io per cent oversize, under average conditions, adds 25 per cent to the tire mileage. It takes care of your extras. It saves the blow-outs due to overloading. No need to take any one's word for these things. One glance at these tires at any Goodyear shop will prove them in a moment. "Geographic readers may depend upon the character of our advertisers."