Cork tyre inserts? help needed please

Discussion in 'Antique Bicycles Pre-1933' started by dnc1, Nov 13, 2017.

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  1. #21 Posted Nov 25, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Thanks for posting everything. This isxa great thread.
     
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    I live for the CABE

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    You're welcome @nycet3.
    It's a very niche subject I know, but of historical interest I guess.
    Hopefully some light may be shed on the subject one day.
     
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    Just found this US patent, number 676562A, granted on 18th. June, 1901, to a Mr Jens Henri Langgaard of Liverpool, England..... C__Data_Users_DefApps_AppData_INTERNETEXPLORER_Temp_Saved Images_US676562-0.png
    Sadly, close but no cigar!
    The patent is for a segmented cork insert, but without the metal internal rod.
     
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    I've found another US patent, number 578134, granted on US578134-0.png March 2nd. 1897, to a Mr. J.A. Burton of Skaneatles, New York.
    Again with segmented cork, but this time with a spring running through the segments.
    This makes sense, as at least have a fighting chance of fitting them!
     
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  6. #26 Posted Nov 30, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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