December 20, 2004

Today In Automotive History 1892

Today In Automotive History

1892 Inflatable Wheels

Alexander Brown and George Stillman of Syracuse, New York, patented an inflatable automobile tire. Before the pneumatic tire, wheels were often made of solid rubber. This made travel a bumpy experience. After all, the streets of 1892 were made of dirt or cobblestone. Some horse-drawn carriages had been made with inflatable tires, but Brown and Stillman got the first patent for pneumatic automobile tires.

Posted by Quality Weenie at December 20, 2004 08:23 AM