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Posted 3 years ago


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Early 26" 23 lb wire spoke rims

Axle hole 1 5/8"

Rim width 2 1/4"

On the lip of the axle on the grease cap side the numbers 2
3 are stamped

Rims have a hole for valve stem

Where they for a car, horseless carriage?

Hard rubber wheels from Durham rubber Co. Bowmanville Ontario

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  1. walksoftly walksoftly, 3 years ago
    What is the width?
  2. walksoftly walksoftly, 3 years ago
    Could we see a picture from the axle side & what the diameter of the axle would be?
    I'm thinking they are to light for a car.
  3. walksoftly walksoftly, 3 years ago
    Found a catalogue online for the company.
    "January 1907."
    Catalogue of belting, hose, packing, mechanical rubber goods, pneumatic, cycle and solid rubber carriage tires

  4. jar-head, 3 years ago
    Once again thank you walksoftly.

    I updated the site with more detail
  5. walksoftly walksoftly, 3 years ago
    You're most welcome j-h.
    In the catalogue from the above link, the largest solid rubber tire they made in 1907 was 2" & the rim would be a bit wider so that fits your 2.25" width.
    These must have been off of a two wheeled cart, they would be to light for an automobile.
    Where did you find them?
  6. jar-head, 3 years ago
    I found these in a salvage store hear in Ontario.
    Which the owner of the store acquired them off a guy that said they might be off a white's auto and also he worked with a lot of steam driven machines.
  7. walksoftly walksoftly, 3 years ago
    I didn't even know White made a car let alone a steam car, always learning something new on here.
    I think I'll have to give up the search on this, I've been unable to find an image of a car with this light of a wheel.
    The ones on the White cars are not the same on the few pictures that I saw.
  8. jar-head, 3 years ago
    Again many thanks W-S

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