I’ve seen this design come up in early bicycle designs around 1918 when the dwarf safety was popular and again in Germany in WWII as a substitute for rubber.
(Source: feebly, via shabits)
Nothing to explode!
I scanned this from a copy given to me by a member of the Chicago Wheelmen, from some early Chicago bicycle literature. At one point in the late 1800s one third of the nation’s 300 bicycle shops were located on Lake street alone.
Adolf’s Rat Brigade- an early 1900’s Chicago chopper bicycle gang- hastily changed its name to “The Rat Patrol” following Pearl Harbor.