Re: [CR] Tire repair history


Example: Framebuilding:Norris Lockley

Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2010 18:40:43 +0200
From: M-gineering <info@m-gineering.nl>
CC: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
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Subject: Re: [CR] Tire repair history


John Hurley wrote:
> Does anyone know when tire patch kits began to use metal tubes for glue?
> The pneumatic bicycle tire was patented in 1888 by Dunlop. Metal tubes
> for artist's oil paints were first used in 1841, and toothpaste was
> first packaged that way in 1892, so the technology was available from
> the time the pneumatic tire first appeared. Specifically, were tubes of
> glue common in the 1930's?
>

Patchkits with tubes of glue are mentioned in the Michelin guide (1st ed 1900) -- mvg

Marten Gerritsen
Kiel Windeweer
Netherlands