ACCESSORY OF THE DAY 03/01/10 ATLAS STEEL WHEELS

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2010: ACCESSORY OF THE DAY 03/01/10 ATLAS STEEL WHEELS
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern Ca. on Monday, March 01, 2010 - 03:46 pm:

These are on our 1915 Touring car. People in this neck of the woods call them PG&E wheels probably because Pacific Gas & Electric Co. used them on their field vehicles way back when.



Here's what the lugs look like for these wheels.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Michael Deichmann on Monday, March 01, 2010 - 04:35 pm:

Typical that when new materials are introduced you make the item look as the old design, just another material.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By A,J, Bell on Tuesday, March 02, 2010 - 12:49 pm:

Hi All

The following patent only covers the method of
attaching the outer end of the spokes to the rim,
and may or may not be correct for the method
used on the Atlas wheels. It is however very similar
in appearance to the wheels in Jay’s photos.

L.S. Lachman
Assignor to Structural Pressed Steel Wheel Co.
New York, N.Y.
Patent number: 1317198
Filing date: Feb 8, 1918
Issue date: Sep 30, 1919

http://tinyurl.com/ylcy9f2

http://preview.tinyurl.com/ylcy9f2

Regards
Art


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Les Schubert on Tuesday, March 02, 2010 - 01:01 pm:

Jay
Do you think they originally came with "Atlas" hub caps?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern Ca. on Tuesday, March 02, 2010 - 03:19 pm:

Les, I believe they did but I haven't come across any.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Thunder on Tuesday, March 02, 2010 - 03:35 pm:

Now THATS a marketable product...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ricks - Surf City on Tuesday, March 02, 2010 - 04:35 pm:

Except ... Dykes gave examples of steel wheels that would bend and not return to original shape. Chevy and some others had disc wheels in the mid-late twenties, but they were not that popular compared to artillery wheels, or later, wire wheels.

rdr


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