National Geographic : 1936 Apr
ET your glance feast a moment upon this strikingly handsome tire - you ire seeing literally the finest tire upon which the human eye has ever gazed. This, the new Goodyear Double Eagle Airwheel,* is to the average tire what towering Mt. Everest is to its foothills - it is the peak product of the largest rubber manufacturer in the world. Compressed into this road-gripping, tough-treaded, far-traveling, utterly bal inced circlet, is the cream of all we have learned in building 250,000,000 other tires which long have led the field. This tire will cost somewhat more than other famous Goodyear tires, but to the man who can afford the very best it gives advantages he cannot afford to do without. We are building this tire at Goodyear to be beyond doubt the safest, most luxurious tire money can command designed, tested, fitted to the new needs of the modern fast maneuverable cars. We combed the earth for superior mate rials and even developed new ones of special strength and temper, then proved these by terrible weeks of test runs on the Bonneville Salt Flats under blister ing heat at continuous speeds of 96 miles an hour. We perfected, not a thick, heavy, lum bering tire-but a supple, flexible, cool running, easy-riding carrier that would yoke lavish comfort to matchless beauty and endurance. It will deliver far longer, far safer mileage than any tire we have ever built, even in cluding the famous "G-3" All-Weather. As companion to the Double Eagle Airwheel, and to make safe surety doubly sure, we recommend that infallible pro tection against all blowout hazards, the new Goodyear LifeGuard* Tube. These better-than-necessary products bid for the favor of those who can afford them on grounds of peerless quality only - their mission being not to save money but to save life. * Registered MORE PEOPLE RIDE ON GOODYEAR TIRES THAN ON ANY OTHER KIND ;portrt o0 EIGHT STANDOUT FEATURES which lift the new Double Eagle Airwheel* above any tirewe have ever built 1 The finest, safest, handsomest, long est mileage tire that we have ever built. 2 The best-proved non-skid tread pat tern in the world, made more efficient. 3 Tougher rubber in this tread, slotted 15% deeper to give longer non-skid life than even the famed Goodyear "G-3." 4 Built throughout of special new Sheat-fighting compound that frees high-speed travel from tread-throw ing risk. 5 Extra rubber "float" for every ply, new "rubber-rivet" breaker-strip anchorage, stronger bead. 6 Supertwist cord in every ply to guard against bruises, fatigue, shoulder breaks. 7 Flexible easy-rolling casing without the tread stiffness common to heavy tires. 8 Built to strictest specifications in industry, in materials, workmanship, balance and inspection.